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Thursday, November 14 • 3:30pm - 4:50pm
The Influence of Indigenous Knowledge on Policy and Practice / L’influence des connaissances autochtones sur les politiques et pratiques

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Panel Organized by: Genome BC | Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences / La Fédération des sciences humaines

Indigenous knowledge can have a large and meaningful impact on policy making, both at the societal level through public policy, as well as through the practices of organizations and individuals that interact with Indigenous populations.

In this session, panelists drawn from industry, academia, and the not-for-profit sectors will describe their experiences working with policy makers, or as policy makers themselves, to incorporate Indigenous knowledge into how organizations and individuals make decisions. Panelists and participants will discuss challenges, opportunities and successes in modifying policies and practices to accommodate Indigenous perspectives and address Indigenous concerns, especially when examining scientifically-based questions and technologies.


Moderators
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Kim TallBear

Associate Professor, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta; Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment
Kim TallBear is Associate Professor, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment. She is the author of Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science. She is a regular... Read More →

Speakers
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Vanessa Watts

Academic Director, Indigenous Studies Program, McMaster University
Vanessa Watts is Mohawk and Anishinaabe Bear Clan who lives with her partner and two children on Six Nations of the Grand River. She is an Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies and Sociology at McMaster University. Her research examines Indigenist epistemological and ontological... Read More →
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Stephen F. Cross

Director of Applied Research Chair at Conestoga College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning; Associate Professor at the University of Victoria; Adjunct Professor in Vancouver Island University’s Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture
Dr. Stephen Cross received his M.Sc. at the University of Victoria (Canada) in marine quantitative ecology/oceanography and his Ph.D. at the Aquaculture Institute, University of Stirling (Scotland). He is currently Director of Applied Research Chair at Conestoga College Institute... Read More →
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Gary Q Bull

Professor and Head of Forest Resources Management Department, University of British Columbia
Gary Bull is a Professor and Head of Forest Resources Management Department at the University of British Columbia in Canada. He teaches courses in the emerging bio economy and resource economics. He has worked with First Nations in Canada for nearly 20 years in order to bridge the... Read More →
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Manon Tremblay

Director, Indigenous Research, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Manon Tremblay is a member of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation.  She is the Director, Indigenous Research at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada where she leads the initiative to build Indigenous research capacity.  Prior to that, she was the Senior Project... Read More →
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Nadine Caron

Associate Professor, UBC Northern Medical Program; Co-Director, UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health
Nadine Caron is a Canadian surgeon. She is notable for being the first Canadian female general surgeon of First Nations descent (Ojibway) as well as the first female First Nations student to graduate from University of British Columbia's medical school.
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Pitseolak Pfeifer

Community Engagement Advisor & Owner, Inuit Solutions
Born and raised in Iqaluit, Pitseolak is building on over 25 years of Inuit advocacy and public policy experience in his consulting work in the area of governance and community engagement, following completion of his M.A. degree in Northern Studies at Carleton University (2018). His... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 3:30pm - 4:50pm
Confederation Ballroom

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