Indigenous Conservation Agreements - Shared screen with speaker view
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Jay Van Oostdam
can you give a link to the report you are discussing?
Here’s the report in English: https://makeway.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Indigenous-Conservation-Agreements-in-Canada.pdf
Jay Van Oostdam
Ske:kon/Bonjour/Hello from Block 2 of the 1784 Haldimand Treaty Territory with the Onkwehonkwe of the Ose'kowahne (a.k.a. Grand River Country, SW Ontario)! Hanio ni:i wakatera swiio/Une grande plaisir/Happy to be here.
*Un grand plaisir ;-)
Just want to honor and say thanks for all the Indigenous knowledge being shared today - Hiy Hiy from Alberta
"So who feeds you?" Great clarifying question.
Wonderful discussion - wela'lioq from Mi'kmaki/NS. I am looking forward to reading the report. I have to leave now but have a good evening everyone!
I hope we can receive the recording have to leave to another meeting.
Certainty = Shared Responsibility, not federal government in control
Hi Tonya, the recording will be publicly available! Thank you coming today
Thank you for this sharing of knowledge. Thank you for your time and the report. I have to go, family obligations. Gracias...
thank you steven. you give me hope for BioDiversity and mother earth
Question for panelists: How can maps and timelines be used as tools to reconcile the juris dictional issues within a Watershed Treaty Territory framework?
"That's your problem, isn't it?" lol
Question for panelists: are there examples where conservation economy and resource-based economy are compatible within an Indigenous protected area?
"What's our narrative? What's our story? Just sticking with it." (KI)
Thank you for questions everyone! Feel free to post in chat when any questions come to mind, we are tracking questions asked to be answered in the last part of the webinar
I have to leave as well. Thank you for this wonderful discussion.
What advice would you give unceded Nations (no treaty/land claims) in working with governments to co-develop a conservation agreement that recognizes indigenous jurisdiction but comes from a place of partnership.
Thank you for these excellent presentations and the discussion and haven't read the report yet. I'm interested in the focus on the conservation economy. Why does this idea resonate with communities and does it look differently across the land? Do you think the agreements reflect the Indigenous perspectives on conservation economy and makes the link to healthy communities, land, and wildlife more explicit?
Thank you for this, very informative and good to hear! Mahsi,
I realize the report is about forging these agreements, but what might also be valuable would be some critical assessment of the challenges of implementation of these agreements. I suspect that this would be where the Gwaii Haanas case study would offer great insight and guidance. Is there any intent to conduct such an assessment?
Qikiqtani Inuit Association food sovereignty write up
Thank you for the presentation. Very informative. We have another meeting to attend so take care and thanks again
Turn their own mandate against them ;-)
Jay Van Oostdam
In southern BC local indigenous groups are buying an interest in the Tree Farms held by various logging companies. The $ may be coming from the government but this seems to be a model for First Nations having to buy back their land. Is this a reasonable way to give economic power to First Nations and how does this allow protection of remaining Old Growth forests where much of logging strategy is still set by the logging company as largest shareholder?
Overlapping maps as important tools for visual story-telling that are "difficult to argue with". (SM)
Question: Are there any general recommendations for early career conservation scientists who want to decolonize their work?
Brad, regarding critical assessment of implementation, while Firelight conducted some research on implementation of agreements and there is a limited review of this in the report, this is definitely an area for further work
"Really look(ing) at who you want to partner with." (SM)
"Celebrate the connection between People and the Land." (SM)
How has natural law been considered in the negotiation and agreement process?
Anna Maria Husband
Haawa for sharing! I have to go to another meeting but look forward to reading the report.
"From an Indigenous perspective,...the treaties define the Relationship within a geographic boundary." (SN)
"Hold the pen as long as you can." (SN)
We are a 100% Indigenous owned tour company doing cultural tours on the land, educating clients about our special relationships with the land. Is there a role for such Indigenous tour companies to play in the identification of lands for conservation and subsequent agreements? If so, how is this role recognized?
Legends, prophecies and stories that are place-based...and Medicine for a certain time.
"The Caribou will tell us when they don't need that area any more" (SN). Speaks to the importance of interspecies communication...which is not conveyed and understood through "scientific data".
Jay, regarding building economic power for First Nations, the report includes a section on the different funding models and approaches with conservation agreements, see page 15 for more information in the report (https://makeway.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Indigenous-Conservation-Agreements-in-Canada.pdf)
thank you for all you contribute to all life. looking forward to a deepening ethic.for all.
i have to leave.
Q. to Shana: "Carrying capacity of the Land" How can that be determined?
Sorry, wifi cut out when my question was being discussed. Can I get info on answers, comments that were discussed in response to my question? Much appreciated, masi cho :)
"Self-determining research" https://fernwoodpublishing.ca/book/research-is-ceremony-shawn-wilson
The National Inuit Strategy on Research is a powerful document https://www.itk.ca/national-strategy-on-research-launched/
"There's a lot of work you can do with your ears." (GG)
Decolonizing Decolonization by Sherry Pictou may interest: https://read.dukeupress.edu/south-atlantic-quarterly/article-abstract/119/2/371/164120/Decolonizing-Decolonization-An-Indigenous-Feminist?redirectedFrom=fulltext
"Comfort teachings" as a tool of colonization. Innnnnteresting...
This is helpful for natural scientists... DOI: 10.1139/facets-2020-0005
Sorry hit enter too fast... Towards reconciliation: 10 Calls to Action to natural scientists working in Canada
"Ask the communities", "Government doesn't need any outside support."
when is next awesome webinar?
@Cheryl Chetkiewicz agreed, that was our starting base
Thank you. Great session.
Thank you again!
this has been an amazing dialogue! thank you so much to the organizers, hosts, speakers. lots to reflect on!
Thank you to all the panelists and moderator. I learned a ton from this fabulous discussion!
Thank you all for sharing.
A wonderful, informative and productive way to spend 120 minutes, looking forward to the next gathering. masi cho from Treaty 8 & 11 lands in Denendeh :)
Thank you expert panelists and moderator for this very insightful discussion. Treaty 13 lands, Toronto/Tkaronto Ontario
Implementation resource 2.9 Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) system - https://indigenousfiresafety.ca/
Thank you very much Kunuk, Steven, Shanna, and Ginger - that was a great discussion. Really great questions as well!
Brilliant session: story-telling as such a smart way to deeply learn, and to witness such truth-telling and courageous leadership is so inspiring!
"Help government to let go of the reigns." (SM)
Closing thoughts do you Indigenous Governments also develop their own UNDRIP to recognize their obligation to recognize their members human rights
Climate Change + Biodiversity Loss = Pandemic, Treaty Implementation = Vaccine
Sorry Closing thoughts do you believe Indigenous Governments should also develop their own UNDRIP to recognize their obligation to recognize their members human rights
Will the reordered webinar be available for sharing?
Thank you so much Kunuk, Shanna, Steven, Ginger, and everyone else who supported the development of the report and this webinar. It has been such a wonderfully honest, inspiring conversation.
"Spirit of Reconciliation = Combining Knowledge Systems for the Best Outcomes" (SN)
Thank you all
Thanks for a great presentation!
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your knowledge and experience!
Thank you everyone!
Mussi cho/Nia:wenkowa/Chi miigwetch!
Thank you everyone! A great session
Thank you for sharing this! It was inspiring and I want to study further.