Year 2 -Three Regional Dialogues (March 2022) on
Species at risk (SAR) and cultural Keystone species (CKS)
Goals of the sessions
The sessions were an opportunity to learn and share experiences about protecting species and places in an environmentally and culturally meaningful way, planning for abundance, and transforming existing Crown policies and processes around species management.
As with the 2021 SAR Introductory Dialogues (see more below), we were committed to creating a space for dialogue that builds community, develops a network of practitioners, and increases knowledge sharing amongst First Nations persons.
As we prepare a public-facing report on the 2022 Dialogues, we invite you to read the summary report on the 2021 Introductory Dialogues as well as the Cultural Keystone Species Blog Series we co-authored on the Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership’s website.
Graphic Recordings of the Sessions
Michelle Buchholz, an Indigenous graphic recorder and owner of of Cassyex Consulting, attended the three regional dialogues and presented the following visual reports, which will soon be accompanied by a written report.
Year 1 - Two national INTRODUCTORY DIALOGUEs (March 2021)
About the 2021 introductory dialogues
In March 2021, the IISAAK OLAM Foundation and the AFN co-hosted two national virtual sessions for First Nations to share stories, approaches, and perspectives on SAR protection, conservation, management, and recovery. We learned a lot from those who attended the 2021 dialogues. Key themes are captured in the visual summary below.
The IISAAK OLAM Foundation and the Assembly of First Nations co-lead this project.
Curtis Scurr, Assembly of First Nations
Monica Shore, IISAAK OLAM Foundation