Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Molecular Biology Side by Side

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Panelists and Mi’kmaw Knowledge Holders, Basque, Beresford, and Marshall have worked together on the restoration of the Bras d’Or Lake oyster industry for the past 15 years and will share their stories of their shared journey.

Last year, Basque, Beresford, and Marshall presented “The Mi’kmaq Calendar of the Seasons” at Cape Breton University, where Mi’kmaq Knowledge Holders and Biology Faculty explored topics of the Mi’kmaq Calendar.


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Lindsay Marshall Anita Basque Potlotek First Nation and Cape Breton University

Rod Beresford, Cape Breton University

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Founded in 1862, the Nova Scotian Institute of Science (NSIS) is one of the oldest learned societies in Canada. As a non-profit organization, the Institute:

  • Provides a forum to learn about and discuss scientific matters through public lectures and discussions, its peer-reviewed publication The Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science and its website.
  • Draws attention to issues of concern to the scientific community, such as education,government policies and ethical considerations.
  • Promotes research and education in science by running a Mentorship Program and an annual Science Writing Competition for university students, as well as by giving financial support to Regional Science Fairs.
  • Presents current and historical material on its website.

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