Co-management Commons Podcast
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Co-management Commons PodcastNov 27, 2023
Episode 8: Learning about co-management from Nunavik, and a Makivvik perspective with guest Gregor Gilbert.
In this episode of the Co-management Commons podcast I am talking with Gregor Gilbert. Fresh off retirement with Makivvik Corporation. Gregor was involved with the Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Board in its earliest set up days, and would later be involved in co-management through Makivvik Corporation. Throughout its history Makivvik has spoken on behalf of the Inuit of Nunavik in order to uphold the constitutionally protected rights of all Nunavimmiut.Enjoy the podcast. Timestamps 06:10 - The early days of the Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Board 13:10 - Optimism about the board set up 15:30 - First day at Makivik Corporation, caribou crisis, and the courts 25:30 - South Hudson Bay polar bear court case 32:00 - Thoughts behind a legal challenge 40:50 - Reflections on the Davis Strait polar bear management options 52:50 - Thoughts on the future co-management https://www.makivvik.ca/
https://www.canlii.org/en/ca/fca/doc/2021/2021fca184/2021fca184.html - SHB PB
https://www.canlii.org/en/qc/qcca/doc/2014/2014qcca1455/2014qcca1455.html?resultIndex=4#document Caribou case
Episode 7: Cultural competence and ocean equity with Dr. Cinda Scott
In this podcast it was a please to speak with Dr. Cinda Scott who I met this fall a Sustainable Oceans Conference hosted by the Dalhousie University Marine Affairs Program. I was excited to see Dr. Scott's keynote and hear her articulate cultural competence. The concept is highly applicable to people working in the field of Indigenous Co-management. See: https://www.cindaseas.world
https://fieldstudies.org/about/team/c... Dr. Cinda Scott's Professional Background: Dr. Scott is an accomplished professional in genetics and marine biology, with a strong focus on STEM education, particularly for women. She has conducted numerous workshops, presented globally, and is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of scientists. Her work emphasizes ocean equity and addressing social inequities in marine spaces. Cultural Competence in Science and Co-Management: The podcast highlights the importance of cultural competence in scientific fields and co-management. Dr. Scott discusses the need for understanding and integrating diverse cultural perspectives in policy-making, governance, and scientific research, particularly in the context of ocean conservation and management. Challenges in Academia and Science: Dr. Scott touches on the difficulties faced by those who deviate from the 'norm' in academic and scientific communities, emphasizing the need for greater inclusivity and representation. Personal Mission and Advocacy for Equity: Dr. Scott is on a mission to address social injustices and inequities, particularly in ocean spaces. She advocates for cultural competence and understanding as essential tools in creating equitable and inclusive scientific and policy-making processes. Timecodes: 02:30 - Cinda's mission 06:30 - Discussing positionality 11:25 - Finding your voice 17:45 - Intellectual humility 22:50 - Reference to "tropical majority" paper. See reference below 25:45 - Making connections with people 31:50 - Lessons in chemistry 43:00 - Citation bias 48:27 - Doing the work Spalding, A.K., Grorud-Colvert, K., Allison, E.H. et al. Engaging the tropical majority to make ocean governance and science more equitable and effective. npj Ocean Sustain 2, 8 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s44183-023-00...
Episode 6: In conversation with Dr. Rachael Cadman about helping to envision a future fishery.
In this episode of the Co-management Commons Podcast, I am talking to Dr. Rachael Cadman. She is a new PhD graduate from Dalhousie University, and her research happened within a co-management context. Together with fisheries stakeholders, she helped everyone involved articulate what they would like to see as the future for these fisheries. The links below are to the various research papers that were published from this work. Timecodes 03:20 - Day two of PhD 03:48 - Positionality 06:30 - A liberal arts background 11:36 - Methods 14:46 - Future vision for the fishery 19:30 - Workshop explanation 22:15 - Values for the future 27:00 - Including visual art Publications Cadman, R., Snook, J., Broomfield, T., Goudie, J., Johnson, R., Watts, K., Dale, A., & Bailey, M. (2023). Articulating Indigenous Futures: Using Target Seeking Scenario Planning in Support of Inuit-led Fisheries Governance. Journal of Participatory Research Methods, 4(2). https://doi.org/10.35844/001c.77450 Cadman, R., J. Snook, J. Gilbride, J. Goudie, K. Watts, A. Dale, M. Zurba, and M. Bailey. 2023. Labrador Inuit resilience and resurgence: embedding Indigenous values in commercial fisheries governance. Ecology and Society 28(2):11. https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-14110-280211 Cadman, R., Snook, J. & Bailey, M. Ten years of Inuit co-management: advancing research, resilience, and capacity in Nunatsiavut through fishery governance. Reg Environ Change 22, 127 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-022-01983-3 Ocean Back: Inuit-led Governance for the Future of Fisheries in Nunatsiavut https://dalspace.library.dal.ca/handle/10222/82708
Episode 5: Discussing gender in co-management, and co-governance with Dr. Kiri Staples
This episode delves into the intriguing topic of co-management, with guest Dr. Kiri Staples discussing gender roles and decision-making in the co-management landscape. They explore concepts like co-governance, intersectionality, and the impacts of climate change on co-management initiatives. The conversation also includes personal anecdotes from their research experiences in the Yukon, providing insightful context about the practical applications of academic theories in the field. Addressing cumulative effects in the context of sustainability and co-governance in Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in traditional territory, Yukon https://uwspace.uwaterloo.ca/handle/10012/18330 Gender and decision-making in natural resource co-management in Yukon territory https://harvest.usask.ca/handle/10388/ETD-2014-05-1602
Episode 4: Talking with guest Ernie Cooper about CITES, and polar bear trade.
In this Co-management Commons podcast, I am talking with guest Ernie Cooper, a distinguished wildlife trade expert with a rich and varied career in the field. Ernie's journey in international wildlife conservation spans over 30 years, and his expertise is second to none. He's held roles ranging from a Canadian Federal Game Officer to being the Director of the TRAFFIC and Wildlife Trade Program of WWF-Canada, not to mention serving as the National Representative of the TRAFFIC Network. Before that, he made history as Environment Canada's first wildlife inspector. With an unwavering commitment to preserving our planet's precious biodiversity, Ernie has focused on critical issues like international trade, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), and the enforcement of Canada's wildlife trade legislation (WAPPRIITA). Ernie's influence extends beyond his roles in government and NGOs; he's also an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University's School of Criminology and an active member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, specializing in Sustainable Use and Livelihoods (SULi) and the Spiders and Scorpions Specialist Group. To illustrate Ernie's broad knowledge, this podcast will actually share some of the latest polar bear trade data from Canada. This data and discussion are critical to successful polar bear co-management in Canada. You can visit Ernie's consulting website at: http://www.ecooper.ca For the most recent report on polar bear trade referred to in the podcast you may access it here: Polar Bear Range States - Review and Analysis of Canadian Trade in Polar Bears from 2012–2021 (polarbearagreement.org) Time Codes 02:20: CITES Stands for . . . 03:05: 183 countries have agreed . . . 03:30: What CITES does . . . 10:30: Two student questions . . . 14:30: Ernie's introduction to polar bear trade politics 15:10: Expectations 20:56: Updated polar bear trade report 46:50: Conclusions 48:47: Questions
Episode 3: Reflections on a polar bears, Inuit knowledge, and a journey with Dr. Dominique Henri
In this Co-management Commons podcast, I am talking with guest Dr. Dominique Henri. Dominique is an expert in the fields of environmental conservation and the social sciences and has extensive experience working with various stakeholders to develop sustainable management strategies. She is known for her innovative approaches and collaborative mindset, making her a valuable guest for this co-management conversation. Dominique's dissertation, titled "Managing Nature, Producing Cultures: Inuit Participation, Science, and Policy in Wildlife Governance in the Nunavut Territory, Canada," focused on how Inuit knowledge and experiences are used in environmental governance, especially in Polar Bear co-management, and how it compares to knowledge produced by biologists and natural scientists. Dominique's journey has shifted from being an academic to working within the federal government's Wildlife Research division, where she aims to produce the best available knowledge in partnership with Inuit communities. She believes that incorporating Inuit knowledge and experiences is crucial for effective wildlife governance, as it provides a unique and timeless perspective of the local ecosystem. The conversation highlights the importance of building relationships between different sources of knowledge and fostering mutual respect and trust to make progress in wildlife co-management. The podcast also discusses the significance of including female perspectives and youth involvement in research and co-management efforts and the evolving role of social sciences in promoting inclusive decision-making processes. Timecodes 00:44 Discussion about PhD perspectives 03:50 Career transition to the Federal Government 06:30 Developing expertise in creating spaces 08:04 The line between researching and advocating 10:45 Picking a network 13:10 Transformative polar bear hunt 20:35 Discussion about recent Inuit knowledge study about Nanuk 27:48 Dialogue about female contributions to the Inuit knowledge report 32:22 Topics of transmitting Inuit knowledge and public safety 35:00 Engagement with youth 38:00 UN biodiversity conference in Montreal 40:44 Upcoming Range States Meeting 41:33 What are you excited about in the year ahead? Environment and Climate Change Canada Website. https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change.html Polar Bears in Canada https://www.polarbearscanada.ca For some academic and open-access content that Henri has led or collaborated on enjoy these publications. Tomaselli, M., Henri, D., Pangnirtung HTO, Mayukalik HTO, Akavak, N., Kanayuk, D., Kanayuk, R., Pitsiulak, P., Wong, P., Richardson, E., & Dyck, M. (2022). Nunavut Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit on the health of the Davis Strait polar bear population. [Final project report]. URL: https://www.zotero.org/groups/4821299/co-management_commons/ Dominique A. Henri, Natalie A. Carter, Aupaa Irkok, Shelton Nipisar, Lenny Emiktaut, Bobbie Saviakjuk, Salliq Project Management Committee, Arviat Project Management Committee, Gita J. Ljubicic, Paul A.Smith, and Vicky Johnston. 2020. Qanuq ukua kanguit sunialiqpitigu? (What should we do with all of these geese?) Collaborative research to support wildlife co-management and Inuit self-determination. Arctic Science. 6(3): 173-207. URL: https://cdnsciencepub.com/doi/10.1139/as-2019-0015 Henri, D. (2012). Managing nature, producing cultures: Inuit participation, science and policy in wildlife governance in the Nunavut Territory, Canada [PhD thesis]. Oxford University, UK. Managing nature, producing cultures: Inuit participation, science and policy in wildlife governance in the Nunavut Territory, Canada - ORA - Oxford University Research Archive. URL: https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:2cde7bcb-4818-4f61-9562-179b4ee74fee
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Episode 2: Dialogue with Tommy Palliser of the Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Board
In this co-management conversation I am talking with Guest, Tommy Palliser. Tommy is an inspirational leader in Inukjuak, Nunavik, Quebec. Tommy is the Executive Director of the Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Board. 1. Tommy Palliser discusses his background, born in Moose Factory and raised in Inukjuak, and his shift from business management and economic development to wildlife management. 2. He highlights the challenges in transitioning from business projects to wildlife management, particularly Beluga management, and working with hunters, government officials, and researchers. 3. Tommy mentions a new management plan with a five-year timeline, aimed at addressing quota systems across the region and balancing hunting needs with conservation. 4. He describes the unique challenges posed by overlapping jurisdictions, DFO management styles, and community disputes arising from quota allocations in the Hudson Bay area. 5. Emphasis on the importance of community collaboration, reflecting a supportive environment and shift from previous tensions. For more information on the Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Board in Inuktitut please visit:
• Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Board The NMRWB website is at: https://nmrwb.ca For some academic and open-access content that Tommy Palliser has collaborated on enjoy these two publications. Little, M., Winters, N., Achouba, A., Magesky, A., Ayotte, P., Palliser, T., Naylor, A., Jararuse, W., & Lemire, M. (2023). Weaving together Inuit knowledge and western science: a mixed-methods case study of qilalugaq (beluga whale) in Quaqtaq, Nunavik. Arctic Science, 9(3), 616–634. https://doi.org/10.1139/as-2022-0039 Breton-Honeyman, K., Huntington, H. P., Basterfield, M., Campbell, K., Dicker, J., Gray, T., Jakobsen, A. E. R., Jean-Gagnon, F., Lee, D., Laing, R., Loseto, L., McCarney, P., Noksana Jr, J., Palliser, T., Ruben, L., Tartak, C., Townley, J., & Zdor, E. (2021). Beluga whale stewardship and collaborative research practices among Indigenous peoples in the Arctic. Polar Research, 40. https://doi.org/10.33265/polar.v40.5522
Episode 1: Chatting with Dr. David Borish about audio-visual research methodologies
In this co-management conversation I am talking with Guest, Dr. David Borish. I first met David as a PhD student showed up in subarctic Labrador at the start of his academic journey. He ended up doing a very complex project that required an incredible amount of community collaboration and leadership. The process is still ongoing and evolving and David is creating a new methodology in the social sciences and an incredible opportunity for amplifying Indigenous voices. After enjoying this podcast, you can learn more from this true behind the scenes look at this work: • Behind-the-Scenes of HERD: Inuit Voic... If you are wanting to go even deeper, David has published the following paper: Borish, D., Cunsolo, A., Mauro, I., Dewey, C., & Harper, S. L. (2021). Moving images, Moving Methods: Advancing Documentary Film for Qualitative Research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 20. https://doi.org/10.1177/1609406921101... David's PhD thesis is available here: "Caribou was the reason, and everything else happened after": Exploring Inuit-caribou relationships through community-based documentary film in Labrador, Canada. https://hdl.handle.net/10214/25664