The session, “Indigenous Fisheries Gathering – Transboundary Waters, Fish, Peoples, and Governance”, will bring together knowledge holders and rights holders from waterways and water bodies that intersect Indigenous territories and imaginary geo-political borders, in North America and beyond. Through a facilitated discussion, those convened will share their experiences working at such an interface while championing Indigenous rights and sovereignty. Their reflections will provide insight into how transboundary fisheries can thrive and/or be protected amidst mounting ecological and social challenges. Attending to the importance of relationships and connection, this facilitated discussion will be followed by an open networking session for all attendees. Our goal is to centre Indigenous voices and experiences in an interactive way to allow for cross-jurisdictional knowledge exchange and to foster an atmosphere of co-learning.
Andrea Reid, UBC, [email protected]