January 19, 2021 – Events

Exploring Ways to Bring Together Indigenous and Western Knowledge Systems for Coastal & Ocean Observing

About this Event

You are Invited to CIOOS Atlantic’s Three-Part Discussion Series

Exploring Ways to Bring Together Indigenous and Western Knowledge Systems for Coastal & Ocean Observing

CIOOS is a national, online data platform that supports coastal and ocean stewardship, economic innovation, and marine safety and navigation by providing access to high quality coastal and ocean information and data. Three Regional Associations located in the Pacific, the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and the Atlantic are working together to increase discovery and access to coastal and ocean data and information.

The Atlantic Regional Association of the Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System or CIOOS Atlantic is committed to engaging meaningfully and respectfully with Indigenous Peoples and organizations in the development of this system.

CIOOS Atlantic is hosting a three-part Discussion Series to learn where our goals may align with Indigenous organizations and how we could collaborate to advance our shared ocean observing goals. This Series will bring together individuals who are stewards of Indigenous data and work with coastal and ocean observations to strengthen existing networks, create new connections, and discuss opportunities for collaboratively developing approaches to exchange coastal and ocean data and information.

We will strive to create a space for these discussions where people with different Knowledge Systems feel comfortable sharing and discussing openly with one another. As part of our commitment to educating ourselves, CIOOS Atlantic has produced a Literature Review, summary and presentation that look at case studies where Indigenous knowledge was digitized, what factors enabled successful outcomes, and the inherent risks and limitations involved in the digitization of Indigenous knowledge. These documents can be accessed here: https://cioosatlantic.ca/resources/

Discussion 1. Elders Gathering, Observing Coasts and Oceans

Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 / Time: 1:00-3:00 PM (AST)

Join us to hear from Indigenous Elders about ways of observing the coasts and oceans. A group discussion will follow for questions, comments and reflections.

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