Disrupting and diversifying the values, voices and governance principles that shape biodiversity science and management

dc.contributor.authorSalomon, Anne K.
dc.contributor.authorOkamoto, Daniel K.
dc.contributor.authorWilson Ḵii'iljuus, Barbara J.
dc.contributor.authorHappynook hiininaasim, Tommy
dc.contributor.authorMack wiicuckum, Anne
dc.contributor.authorDavidson Skil Hiilans, Allan
dc.contributor.authorGidansda Guujaaw
dc.contributor.authorHumchitt Wigvilhba Wakas, Harvey L.
dc.contributor.authorHappynook Mexsis, Tom
dc.contributor.authorCox weiwimtaeek, Christina
dc.contributor.authorGillette Hyuuštulth, Francis
dc.contributor.authorChristiansen n'yasim, Samantha
dc.contributor.authorDragon, Dianna
dc.contributor.authorKobluk, Hannah M.
dc.contributor.authorLee, Lynn C.
dc.contributor.authorTinker, M. Tim
dc.contributor.authorSilver, Jennifer J.
dc.contributor.authorArmitage, Derek
dc.contributor.authorMcKechnie, Iain
dc.contributor.authorMacNeil, Aaron
dc.contributor.authorHillis, Dylan
dc.contributor.authorMuhl, Ella-Kari
dc.contributor.authorGregr, Edward J.
dc.contributor.authorCommander, Christian J. C.
dc.contributor.authorAugustine, Arianna
dc.descriptionThis work is dedicated to the ancestors who, over thousands of years, developed these foundational governance principles and passed them on to the next generation of stewards. Kleco to Umeek Dr Richard Atleo Sr for sharing his knowledge of nuučaan̓uł governance principles through story and reviewing earlier drafts of this manuscript. Haawa to Taalgyaa’adad Dr Betty Richardson for sharing her knowledge of Xaayda Kil Yahdas in the Xaayda language. ʔatakšiƛ ʔaʔasmucy`ak Thank you to Marge Touchie, for sharing her knowledge of nuučaan̓uł and walas giáxsi xa to Káníɫkás Desiree Lawson for sharing her knowledge of Haíɫzaqv. Huy ch q’u to Hwsyun’yun Skye Augustine for hosting our first Listening Circle in 2021 and modelling these principles in all her work and relationships. Kleco to Dawn Foxcroft and Kelly Foxcroft-Poirier for their wisdom and insightful guidance of the Coastal Voices 2022 summer gathering, where the impetus to broadly share these governance principles originated.en_US
dc.description.abstractWith climate, biodiversity and inequity crises squarely upon us, never has there been a more pressing time to rethink how we conceptualize, understand and manage our relationship with Earth's biodiversity. Here, we describe governance principles of 17 Indigenous Nations from the Northwest Coast of North America used to understand and steward relationships among all components of nature, including humans. We then chart the colonial origins of biodiversity science and use the complex case of sea otter recovery to illuminate how ancestral governance principles can be mobilized to characterize, manage and restore biodiversity in more inclusive, integrative and equitable ways. To enhance environmental sustainability, resilience and social justice amid today's crises, we need to broaden who benefits from and participates in the sciences of biodiversity by expanding the values and methodologies that shape such initiatives. In practice, biodiversity conservation and natural resource management need to shift from centralized, siloed approaches to those that can accommodate plurality in values, objectives, governance systems, legal traditions and ways of knowing. In doing so, developing solutions to our planetary crises becomes a shared responsibility.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis collaboration was supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (grant no. NSERC NETGP 523374-18), the US National Science Foundation (grant no. NSF OCE grant 2023649), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation, Parks Canada Conservation and Restoration Program funding and Simon Fraser University’s Community Engagement Initiative.en_US
dc.identifier.citationSalomon, Anne K., Daniel K. Okamoto, Barbara J. Wilson (Kii7iljuus), Tommy Happynook (hiininaasim), Wickaninnish, Anne Mack (wiicuckum), Allan Davidson (Skil Hiilans), Guujaaw Gidansda, Harvey L. Humchitt (Wigvilhba Wakas), Tom Happynook (Mexsis), Christina Cox (Weiwimtaeek), Francis Gillette (Hyuuštulth), Samantha Christiansen (N’yasim), Dianna Dragon, Hannah M. Kobluk, Lynn Lee, M. Tim Tinker, Jennifer J. Silver, Derek Armitage, Iain McKechnie, Aaron MacNeil, Dylan Hillis, Ella-Kari Muhl, Edward J. Gregr, Christian J. C. Commander, and Arianna Augustine. (2023). Disrupting and diversifying the values, voices, and governance principles that shape biodiversity science and management. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 378(1881):20220196.en_US
dc.publisherPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Ben_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada*
dc.subjectenvironmental justiceen_US
dc.subjectsea ottersen_US
dc.subjectkelp foresten_US
dc.titleDisrupting and diversifying the values, voices and governance principles that shape biodiversity science and managementen_US


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