Fostering Sustainability through Scientific and Traditional Knowledge

Organized by: Uapishka Station 5. September 2017

Co-founded and co-steered by an Aboriginal community – the Innu Council of Pessamit – and the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Manicouagan-Uapishka, Uapishka Station is a scientific and ecotouristic complex.

Saturday, October 14, 11:20 - 12:20
Location: Ríma B, Ground Level

Positioned north of the 51st parallel, within the Nitassinan – the traditional land – of Pessamit, it provides an innovative learning platform on climate change, ecological integrity of Nordic ecosystems, and Native land occupation and planning.
The aim of the conference is to share experience about this unique model, based on the integration of three complementary mission elements that support scientific and social objectives, with a view to protect and enhance both natural and cultural Nordic heritage and Indigenous identity:

  • Stimulate the acquisition, sharing and diffusion of scientific and traditional knowledge;
  • Develop human capital and promote the socio-professional integration of Indigenous people, especially youth, through internship, employment and research opportunities;
  • Promote modern occupation and preservation of the Nitassinan by enhancing its accessibility.

Speakers: 

  • Jean-Philippe L. Messier, Uapishka Station Executive Secretary, Baie-Comeau (Québec), Canada and Raymond Rousselot, Uapishka Station Treasurer, Pessamit (Québec), Canada Uapishka Station
  • Raymond Rousselot, Uapishka Station Treasurer, Pessamit (Québec), Canada Uapishka Station