Yearly Archives: 2017

Article Review and Commentary: The Incorporation of Traditional Knowledge into Alaska Federal Fisheries Management

In their 2017 article entitled “The Incorporation of Traditional Knowledge into Alaska Federal Fisheries Management,” Julie Raymond-Yakoubian, Brenden Raymond-Yakoubian, and Catherine Moncrieff consider a proposed Bering Sea Fisheries Ecosystem Plan and provide substantive recommendations for improving fisheries management in the Bering Sea. These recommendations include: increasing tribal representation in decision making bodies, capacity building for…
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Bison Conservation Efforts a (Small) Step in the Right Direction With Respect to Reconciliation

Canada’s new federal government has stressed reconciliation with Indigenous peoples as a major theme of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations. Yet the federal government’s approach to this commitment has left some Indigenous communities feeling frustrated. A recent example is the re-introduction of Plains Bison into Banff National Park by Parks Canada. While the reintroduction of bison…
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Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Expert Panel for the Review of Environmental Assessment Processes Consider the Role of ITK in Environmental Assessments

In September 2016, the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change established an Expert Panel for the Review of Environmental Assessment Processes to re-evaluate Canada’s environmental assessment framework. One of the Panel’s Terms of Reference states that “the Government of Canada fully supports the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous…
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Indigenous Knowledge and the Forest Herbicide Controversy in Northern Ontario

The Use of Herbicides in Northern Ontario In Northern Ontario, on Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation’s traditional territory, the provincial Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests (MNRF) has been airdropping herbicides made of glyphosate to eliminate unwanted plants that stifle tree growth. The community, however, argues that the herbicide is poisoning and killing plants that are…
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