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Thursday, November 25 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
694: Biosecurity as Reconciliation

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This panel will explore the implications of biosecurity (defined here as effective control of zoonotic diseases, deliberately- or accidentally-imported pathogens, and invasive species) for Indigenous rights and livelihoods. Through a sharing circle format, panelists will compare and discuss Canadian and Aotearoa (New Zealand) case studies of biosecurity issues that affected Indigenous livelihoods and cultures. We will highlight policy responses to those situations, especially how those affected communities and peoples have responded themselves and how empowered biosecurity can be seen as a Treaty right. By functionally examining comparable situations we hope to identify elements for improving the inclusiveness and effectiveness of biosecurity policy processes, and ways those policy processes can contribute to Indigenous-State reconciliation.
Organized by University of Saskatchewan

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Melanie Mark-Shadbolt

Co-Founder and the CEO, Te Tira Whakamātaki
Melanie Mark-Shadbolt (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Ngāti Porou, Te Arawa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Te Atiawa), is an indigenous environmental advocate who is a co-founder and the CEO of Te Tira Whakamātaki, a Māori environmental not-for-profit and home of the Māori... Read More →
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Douglas Clark

Associate Professor and Assistant Director, Academic, University of Saskatchewan’s School of Environment and Sustainability
Dr. Clark is an Associate Professor and Assistant Director, Academic, at the University of Saskatchewan’s School of Environment and Sustainability, where he runs the Human-Wildlife Interactions Research Group. He has 29 years of northern research and environmental management experience... Read More →
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Simon Lambert

Associate Professor in Indigenous Studies, University of Saskatchewan
Dr Simon Lambert is an Indigenous researcher (Māori, from Aotearoa New Zealand) who is an Associate Professor in Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. His research focuses on disaster risk reduction strategies for Indigenous communities. Currently he is collaborating... Read More →

Thursday November 25, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm EST