Blue Box Seminar

Nov 27th, 2023

Geography Blue Box Seminar

Maro Adjemian-Baskerville
PhD candidate, Department of Geography
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Atikamekw Nehirowisiw Indigenous Protected Area Creation: Conservation for Self-Determination

The research is focused on supporting the elaboration of a management plan for an Atikamekw Nehirowisiw IPCA in Quebec, in collaboration with the Atikamekw Nation Council (CNA).

The IPCA, Masko Cimakanic Aski - a protected area project initiated by an Atikamekw Nehirowisiw extended family who have been working for over 20 years to have their ancestral territory recognized by the Quebec government as a protected area.

This Seminar will bring in focus the research methods that include the archival research, interviews with Atikamekw Nehirowisiw participants and with government and conservation professionals involved in protected area establishment in Quebec.

This research examines the capacity of IPCAs to transcend the colonial power structures and systems within which conservation policy is embedded, and to protect space for Indigenous self-determination and resurgence.

When: Friday, December 1, 2023, 3 - 4 pm

Where: Fully virtual seminar
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