[Sust-mar] Sustainable Oceans Conference News - April 11 & 12, 2014

Marine Affairs Program/Becky Field Becky.Field at Dal.Ca
Wed Mar 26 11:12:27 EDT 2014

Sustainable Oceans Conference 2014: Transforming a Sea of Knowledge into
Effective Management

    April 11-12th, 2014


The students of the Marine Affairs Program and Dalhousie University would
like to invite you to the Sustainable Oceans Conference 2014: Transforming a
Sea of Knowledge into Effective Management.


Friday April 11th, 2014 - 6 pm - Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building (Potter
Auditorium) 6100 University Ave. 


Documentary screening of "Seeking Netukulimk", followed by a panel


Seeking Netukulimk: By Martha Stiegman and Kerry Prosper. Kerry Prosper is a
passionate fisher and Mi'kmaq elder, who is teaching his grandchildren how
to exercise their treaty rights by fishing eels. But those rights come with
sacred responsibilities to care for the land and waters of Mi'kma'ki.
"Seeking Netukulimk" is a lyrical exploration of the traditional laws that
govern fishing in the Mi'kmaq world, and some of the political battles that
have been fought to defend them.


Panelists:  Kerry Prosper: Present Councilor of Paq'tnekek Mi'kmaq First
Nations community, research coordinator for the Paq'tnekek First Nation in
the Social Research for Sustainable Fisheries project.


Sherry Pictou: Dalhousie PhD student from Bear River First Nation, and a
coordinator of the World Forum of Fisher Peoples.


Dr. Fred Metallic: Works for the Listuguj Mi'gmaq Government as a senior
policy analyst. Fred is a resident of Listuguj and a lifetime citizen of
Gespe'gewa'gi, Mi'gma'gi.


Moderator: Dr. Claudio Aporta - Associate Professor, Marine Affairs Program,
Dalhousie University.



                              Saturday April 12th, 2014 - 8:30 am - Life
Sciences Centre (Room 236) & Dalhousie Ocean Sciences Building (Atrium),
1355 Oxford St.


Student oral and posters presentations with the following four themes will
be explored: 1) Sustainability & Knowledge Systems, 2) Marine Governance,
Policy & Law, 3) Communication Between/Among Stakeholders & Policy Makers,
4) Addressing Uncertainty in the Marine Environment


Interactive session featuring workshops on:


1) Exploring Knowledge through Language and Communication

2) Expressing Knowledge and Policy Concepts with a Visual Artist


It's going to be a great weekend. Hope to see you there!


Interested in giving an oral or poster presentation? Abstract submissions
are still being accepted!


The conference is free but registration is required. Further information
available at  <http://soceans.wiki.dal.ca> http://soceans.wiki.dal.ca or
contact  <mailto:OceansConf at dal.ca> OceansConf at dal.ca.


This conference is made possible by the Sobey Fund for Oceans (SFO), a
unique partnership between Dalhousie's Marine Affairs Program and WWF
Canada. The goal of this partnership is to inspire inventive
multi-disciplinary approaches for creating healthy oceans and sustainable
economics through scholarships, work placements and student-led events. 




Becky Field


Marine Affairs Program

Dalhousie University


 <mailto:marine.affairs at dal.ca> marine.affairs at dal.ca  



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