Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
Speaker: Shelley Denny
Director, Aquatic Research & Stewardship, Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources
Title: Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources: Science & 2-Eyed Seeing to Address Aquatic Issues in Cape Breton
From enhancing the Bras d’Or Lakes with artificial lobster habitat to developing a management plan for Mi’kmaq traditional use of lobster, and using traditional Mi’kmaq knowledge and scientific approaches in studying eels, Shelley Denny supports UINR in the use of science and two-eyed seeing to address marine and aquatic issues in the Bras d’Or Lakes. Her current work focuses on the integration of western and traditional knowledge systems to take a holistic approach to management of this important ecosystem.