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The 7R’s of Integrating Tribal and Indigenous Partnerships Into Aquaculture Literacy

September 2, 2021

A community gathered at a Hawaiian loko iʻa (fishpond) to learn about indigenous aquaculture practices and collaborative efforts.

Indigenous Aquaculture Collaborative gather at a Hawaiian loko iʻa (fishpond) to learn about Native fishpond aquaculture and participate in restoration. (Credit: Lindsey Pierce/Environmental Specialist at the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska)

On June 3, 2021, NOAA’s Community of Practice for Aquaculture Literacy (CoPAL), in collaboration with the eeBLUE partnership, facilitated a discussion highlighting the diversity of experiences and perspectives of Native communities and how to build meaningful partnerships with them. The panelists shared their experiences and insights organized around “7 Rs” for education, research, and engagement with Indigenous communities.

Among the panelists were our partner Ala̱g̱a̱mił Nicole Norris, knowledge holder and member of the XeáltxwHalalt Nation, a Hul’qumi’num First Nation and Melissa Poe, WSG Social Scientist and Coordinator of the Cross-Pacific Indigenous Aquaculture Collaborative Network.

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