Several Indigenous leaders will be on an online discussion next week, talking about how the involvement of their communities in stewardship of special places in the ocean — like marine sanctuaries — benefits both people and place.
During the Tuesday, September 21st discussion, Indigenous leaders will discuss how the inclusion of native Hawaiian cultural and conservation principles in the co-management of Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument has inspired other proposed national marine sanctuaries that celebrate and preserve cultural heritage, such as the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary, along California’s central coast.
Next week’s speakers will include:
- Kalani Quiocho, Cultural Resources Coordinator, Pacific Islands Region, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
- Brad Ka’aleleo Wong, Kukulu Papahanaumokuakea Program Specialist, Office of Hawaiian Affairs
- Violet Sage Walker, Vice Chairwoman, Northern Chumash Tribal Council
The virtual event will take place Tuesday at 7:00pm ET through the National Marine Sanctuaries Foundation’s Blue Beacon Series on “Embracing Collaborative Conservation in Future Sanctuaries” via the Facebook event page and will also be streamed on the NMSF website.
You can learn more about the event here.