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Thursday, November 8 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
(90 min) Bridging Science and Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Best Practices / Établir un lien entre les systèmes de connaissances scientifiques et de connaissances autochtones : pratiques exemplaires

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Organized by: Natural Resources Canada’s Office of the Chief Scientist 

Today’s issues are multi-facetted and complex. Drawing on various sources of evidence can enhance our ability to identify sensible and practical solutions.  Success stories that draw on both science and Indigenous Knowledge systems are often undocumented. Much remains to be done, and discussions of experiences and examples are important for sharing experiential knowledge of the panelists such as lessons learned and best practices.

Moderated by Natural Resources Canada’s Chief Scientist and for the benefit of the Government of Canada’s Science and Policy Integration community, this panel will provide an opportunity for practitioners in various disciplines to present their experiences including both challenges and enablers. Panelists will discuss the results of their work in bridging science and Indigenous knowledge systems for a common purpose such as sustainable environmental and natural resource management. Case studies presented by the panelists will provide participants with examples of successful integration and partnership practices established between governmental organizations and local/regional and Indigenous groups.

This "Case Study" panel would follow the Short Talk-type panel on the same subject, delving deeper by providing ‘grassroots’ perspectives.

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Dr. Donna Kirkwood

Chief Scientist, Natural Resources Canada
As Chief Scientist for Natural Resources Canada, Donna plays a leadership role on developing, advancing and promoting the department’s overarching S&T priorities as aligned with the Government’s Science and Innovation agenda. To this end, Donna Kirkwood works closely with NRCan’s... Read More →

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Leah Braithwaite

Executive Director, Arctic Net Inc.
Leah is the Executive Director of Arctic Net Inc. She holds an MSc in Environmental Physiology and worked for several federal government Departments including Agriculture Canada, Canadian Space Agency, NSERC, DFO and most recently Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Canadian... Read More →
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Dr. Solange Nadeau

Senior Forest Sociologist, Canadian Forest Services at Natural Resources Canada
Dr. Solange Nadeau is a Senior Forest Sociologist with the Canadian Forest Services at Natural Resources Canada.With a Ph.D. in Forest Resources from Oregon State University, Dr. Nadeau’s research interests relate to the human dimensions of forestry. Her research focuses on sustainability... Read More →
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Scot Nickels

Director, Inuit Qaujisarvingat: The Inuit Knowledge Centre,
Scot is the current Director of the Inuit Qaujisarvingat: The Inuit Knowledge Centre, which focuses on research issues within Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK). He is responsible for advising the Centre and ITK executive on research and science-related environmental and human health issues... Read More →
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Rachel Olson

President and one of the Founding Directors, The Firelight Group
Dr. Rachel Olson is citizen of the Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation from the Yukon Territory. Rachel has a PhD in Social Anthropology, and she is currently the President and one of the founding directors of The Firelight Group, a research consultancy that works with Indigenous communities... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
Delta Hotel - Richelieu