The Realm of the Sky - An Indigenous Perspective on Birds as Valuable Coastal Indicators
Session Leader: Midori Nicolson
Midori will give us a unique presentation on the significance of birds in Kwakwakawakw culture of British Columbia, Canada, and specifically how they utilize birds in their field work in fisheries as indicators of species abundance and overall ecosystem health.
Midori is Musgamagw Dzawada̱ʼenux̱w from Gwayi, Kingcome Inlet, a small coastal village in British Columbia, Canada. She is a biologist and fisheries manager for the Musgamagw Dzawada̱ʼenux̱w Fisheries Group and sits on her nation’s governance body. She has worked as a consulting biologist, land and marine resources director, and a Fisheries and Oceans Canada Coastal Planner. The focus of her work is to increase indigenous capacity & stewardship regarding lands and aquatic resources, while recognizing the essential voice of women in stewardship.
Wednesday, June 10
11 AM EST
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Zoom Link: https://msu.zoom.us/j/265618773