Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Indigenous Leaders To Talk About Their Involvement With Marine Sanctuaries


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.

John Liang
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John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.