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Tamamta - All of Us: Bridging Indigenous and Western Fisheries Science

Date and Time:

Schaible Auditorium, UAF
(Located in the Bunnell Building, 1764 Tanana Loop. Nearby parking: Bunnell Building, Bursar's Office, and Usibelli Building. Parking is always free after 5 p.m.)

Jessica Black (top) and Courtney Carothers (bottom)
Jessica Black, Associate Vice Chancellor, College of Rural and Community Development
Courtney Carothers, Professor, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Motivated by deep inequities in fisheries education, research, and governance, the Tamamta program seeks to transform fisheries systems in Alaska and beyond. We envision a future where Indigenous peoples and our/their knowledge and governance systems steward land, fish, and animal relations. Our program supports three cohorts of Alaska Native, Indigenous, and allied students to pursue their graduate degrees in Western and Indigenous fisheries and marine sciences. We are working to decolonize and Indigenize our curriculum, programs and institutions. We are hosting difficult dialogues, providing short courses and cultural exchanges for state and federal partner agencies to join this collective transformation. We center deep relational work based on reciprocity, respect, and redistribution. We will share our origin story, the work of our first year and some opportunities and challenges along the way.

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