It started with a First Nations paddle, continued with an Indigenous ocean governance session, and ended with a coastal peoples’ declaration.
Ocean Networks Canada’s (ONC) nine-person Indigenous delegation from across Canada helped form a 53-person international delegation from countries around the Pacific Rim at the OceanObs’19 conference in Honolulu. This group called on the ocean observing community to formally recognize the traditional knowledge of Indigenous peoples worldwide, and to establish meaningful partnerships with Indigenous communities, organizations, and Nations.
Read more about ONC’s Indigenous ocean governance session here.
Read more about the Aha Honua Coastal Indigenous Peoples’ Declaration here.
Follow the OceanObs’19 Indigenous delegations at #IndigenousOceanObs.
Related: An Indigenous Ocean Governance Forum at OceanObs’19 in Hawaii