Integrative Conservation Conference

Integrative Conservation Conference
February 3-5, 2022

ICC 2022 will focus on decolonizing conservation research and practice. This theme recognizes the importance of engaging with how conservation historically and presently contributes to the disruption and erasure of Indigenous histories, livelihoods, wellbeing, and ways of being on and with the land.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sherry Pictou

Dr. Sherry Pictou is a Mi’kmaw woman from L’sɨtkuk (water cuts through high rocks) known as Bear River First Nation, Nova Scotia. She is an Assistant Professor and the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Governance at the Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law and the School of Public Administration. She is also a former Chief for her community and the former Co-Chair of the World Forum of Fisher Peoples. More recently, she became the first woman Honorary District Chief for the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq. She is a member of the IPBES Task Force on Indigenous and Local Knowledge. Her research interests include decolonizing treaty relations, Social Justice for Indigenous Women, Indigenous women’s role in food and lifeways, and Indigenous knowledge and food systems.

Film screening and discussion supported in part by Ideas for Creative Exploration.