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Condolences on the Passing of Mi’kmaw Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy

Please find below the notice of Mi’kmaw Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy’s passing, sent from Dalhousie University. We send out condolences to all who knew him. MEMORANDUM To:             The Dalhousie University community From:        Ian Nason, Vice-President Finance and Administration Date:         December 4, 2017 …

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“Mi’kmaw IDPhD candidate seeking solutions on how inherent and treaty fisheries can be implemented in Nova Scotia. Clink link below to participate on informing Shelley’s research”

Mi’kmaw IDPhD Candidate, Shelley Denny, has recently received approval for her research project from Dalhousie University’s board of ethics. In helping complete her research she is looking for participants for insights on solutions on how inherent and treaty fisheries can be implemented in Nova Scotia.   If you’d like to contribute to Shelley’s research, please click here.

Over the summer Fish-WIKS PhD student Mirjam Held spent three months in Germany on a TOSST research exchange

Fish-WIKS’ PhD student Mirjam’s research is also part of the Transatlantic Ocean System Science and Technology (TOSST) Graduate Research School. TOSST is complemented by a similar program at the University of Kiel in northern Germany, namely the Helmholtz Ocean System Science and Technology (HOSST) Graduate Research School. Both programs require their students to complete a …

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Policy Brief and Paper on Coastal and Indigenous Communities Access to Marine Resources.

In June 2017, Fish-WIKS’ PI, Dr. Lucia Fanning took part in a meeting that discussed issues related to marine and ocean access for coastal and Indigenous communities. A variety of stakeholders were present including: fellow academics, Indigenous peoples, fishers and NGO representatives. At this meeting, a list of recommendations were created on how Canada should move forward …

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Co-op Student’s New Role

As of October 2017, former Fish-WIKS co-op student Jessica Hurtubise joined the Reconciliation Policy and Results team at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Ottawa as a Junior Policy Analyst. Her team drafts and reviews reconciliation policies to promote Indigenous rights in Canadian fisheries. Jessica will focus on incorporation of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge (ITK) …

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