2022 ICCE Virtual Conference – Day 2 Program
Cumulative Effects: A Health and Well-Being Perspective
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
10am to 1pm Pacific / 1pm to 4pm Eastern / 2pm to 5pm Atlantic
Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Effects of Climate Change to the Culture, Health and Well-Being of Saami in Finland
Dr. Klemetti Näkkäläjärvi, Saami Researcher from Enontekiö, North Finland, Postdoctoral Researcher, Cultural Anthropology, University of Oulu
Break and Musical Interlude
Red Shadow Singers: Eagle Song
YOUTH PANEL DISCUSSION
Come hear and learn from knowledgeable and motivated Indigenous youth who are concerned about the environment and seeking to make a difference in addressing cumulative effects. They will explore topics and examples of how cumulative effects are impacting their own lives, traditional land use, and community health and well-being from the youth perspective.
Cumulative Effects on the Different Dimensions of Indigenous Health
One of the challenges in cumulative impact assessments is the disconnect between the actual Indigenous health effects and western scientific health narratives, as well as western thinking of impact causalities. Translating cumulative cultural, social & ecological impacts of environmental change on Indigenous health to western medical understanding requires a fundamental reframing of stories related to health.
Indigenous determinants of health and Indigenous health indicators are excellent approaches that were developed to help address the challenge. In this talk, Paivi Abernethy invites participants on a journey that will help take the translations of their own health stories to the next level, on their own terms – and help Indigenous communities make a stronger case when needed.
Paivi Abernethy, Research Fellow, Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria and Member of the ICCE Technical Advisory Committee
#TeamSku7pecen Intern Program: Cumulative Effects and Well-Being
Qwelmínte Secwépemc (QS) is a collective of seven Secwépemc communities, working with four provincial ministries in British Columbia, across a spectrum of topics related to their nation’s rights and title, striving for equal decision-making and recognized jurisdiction over their territories.
The QS office has developed a #TeamSku7pecen model and Intern Program based on the concept of Walks on Two Legs and includes cumulative effects project work. In 2021, Qwelmínte Secwépemc partnered with Barry Wilson of CE Analytic to support three post-secondary interns through a 16-week Cumulative Effects Modelling and Scenario Planning training program. They will be running the CFX Program again in our 2022 Summer Intern Program.
By training and preparing these future guardians with the necessary technical knowledge, Qwelmínte Secwépemc hopes to reduce conflict over their lands and resources by gaining support for Secwépemc land management capacity, with the goal of enabling self-determined governance of our territories. For the Qwelmínte Secwépemc, building capacity and knowledge within the area of cumulative effects is critical to moving reconciliation forward. They understand, as Indigenous people, that cumulative effects, holistic land management and wellbeing are intrinsically connected.
Tamara Archie, Coordinator, Communications, Community Engagement, Education and Outreach, Qwelminte Secwépemc Secretariat
Kate Wale, Intern Program Coordinator, Communications, Community Engagement, Education and Outreach, Qwelminte Secwépemc
Break and Musical Interlude
Morgan Toney, Mi’kmaq Fiddler, We’koma’q First Nation: Ko’Jua
Pulling Up the Roots: A Dialogue on Grounding Cumulative Impacts in Indigenous Rights and Nation-Based Knowledge
In this dialogue, we will explore the limits and risks of conventional cumulative impacts science through a call to re-center impact assessment in nation-based knowledge systems. The presenters will do this by drawing on a collaboration that aims to progress methods that address the cumulative impacts of resource development in the context of climate change and state recognized and affirmed Indigenous rights and laws.
In British Columbia, there are several examples of Indigenous approaches to health and wellness indicators that contest the overlapping physical burden of resource development on lands, waters, animals, and health. The speakers’ analysis aims to uproot cumulative impacts science and ground it in Indigenous nation-based principles and laws and the development of health indicators indigenous to the land and waters, that necessarily connect healthy lands and waters to healthy people.
Dawn Hoogeveen, Senior Research Fellow, First Nations Health Authority, University Research Associate, Simon Fraser University, and Member of the ICCE Technical Advisory Committee
Namaste Marsden Masemtxosw, Director of Indigenous Engagement, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, and Adjunct Faculty Member, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, and Co-Chair, Research Ethics Advisory Council, BC Academic Health Science Network
Registration is complimentary and is now open.
Please note, registration is required to attend the conference and only registered participants will receive the link required to join the event.
ICCE Conference Secretariat