Indigenous Systems of Management for Culturally and Ecologically Resistant Pacific Salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) Fisheries – Dr. Andrea Reid, Dr. Will Atlas & Spencer Greening

Indigenous Systems of Management for Culturally and Ecologically Resistant Pacific Salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) Fisheries – Dr. Andrea Reid, Dr. Will Atlas & Spencer Greening

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Date(s) - 08/Apr/2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Colonization disrupted Indigenous-led management of salmon, initiating changes in ecosystems and management that have driven the collapse of these iconic species. Amidst this crisis, time-tested Indigenous systems of management and local governance grounded in multi-generational relationships of reciprocity provide an example for transformation of salmon fisheries that can promote the recovery of salmon populations and the wellbeing of human communities.

Dr. Andrea Reid is a citizen of the Nisga’a Nation and a new Assistant Professor with the University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries. She is helping to launch and lead the Centre for Indigenous Fisheries, working to build a national and international hub for the study and protection of culturally important fish and fisheries.

Dr. Will Atlas is a Salmon Watershed Scientist with the Wild Salmon Centre. His work is focused on connecting communities and resource managers with scientific tools that bridge the gap between research and fisheries conservation, to support the long-term resilience of salmon social-ecological relationships.

Spencer Greening, La’goot, is a Tsimshian (Gitga’at) Scholar and Ph.D. candidate who’s primary research examines the relationship between traditional ecological knowledge, Indigenous legal systems, and Indigenous management of ecosystems. Outside of his academic life, he is actively engaged with cultural roles and work within the community of Hartley Bay and the greater Tsimshian nation, spending as much time as he can on his traditional territory learning from his elders.

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Photo: Washington State Historical Archives

 

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