Category Archive: Project – General

Fish-WIKS Supporting Students

The Fish-WIKS project has played an integral role in supporting Masters and PhD students while advancing research in Indigenous Knowledge research. Three Masters students, Amber Gillis (NS), Erin Keenan (NU) and Alisha Gauvreau (BC), have graduated from their respective programs and are currently working in their areas of expertise.  A fourth Masters student, Lisa Blenkinsop, …

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Welcome to Fish-WIKS’ newest Community Liaison Coordinators

The Fish-WIKS Project is very pleased to welcome two new Community Liaison Coordinators.  Dwayne Nashkawa will help coordinate project activities for the Inland Region and Jade Owen will act as the community coordinator for the Arctic Region. Dwayne has been the Chief Executive Officer of Nipissing First Nation, located on the shores of Lake Nipissing in …

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Recommendations for marine herring policy change in Canada: Aligning with Indigenous legal and inherent rights

Fish-WIKS partners, Dana Lepofsky of Simon Fraser University and Deborah McGregor of York University along with Suzanne von der Porten, SFU, have recently published their research on marine herring policy change in Canada. The time of Indigenous “inclusion” into state-led marine policy making is ending. Indigenous peoples are increasingly asserting their rights to primary roles …

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Fish-WIKS at Oceana Forum

On October 26, 2016, Oceana Canada held its first scientific forum, Rebuilding Abundance – Restoring Canada’s fisheries for long-term prosperity.  Fish-WIKS was well represented by Principal Investigator, Dr. Lucia Fanning, and Steering Committee members Shelley Denny, Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources and Audrey Mayes, Assembly of First Nations. Dr. Lucia Fanning’s Presentation at Oceana During …

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Mi’kmaq History Month at Dalhousie

Dalhousie is set to celebrate Mi’kmaq History Month with flag raising, campus Mawio’mi and other events.  Dal’s Mawio’mi — or “gathering” — is a highlight of the fall events calendar on campus, and an exciting way to celebrate Mi’kmaq History Month. But this year’s seventh-annual edition of the event is particularly special.   Full event …

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