IDEAFEST POSTER March 7/13 Cultural Dimensions of Ecological Governance

POLIS' Kelly Bannister

Published: February 2013

Keywords: ecological governance, ecological values, culture values, norms, integrity, cultural identity, Hul'q'umi'num Elder Florence James, Linda Sheehan, Earth Law Centre, California, Professor Taiaiake Alfred, UVic, Indigenous Governance Program, Oliver Schmidtke, VIU, Institute for Coastal, Kelly Foxcroft-Poirier, Tseshaht First Nation, Uu-a-thluk - NTC Fisheries Department, Hupakwanum, Nuu-chah-nulth fishing rights, social movements, political mobilization, environment, culture, Kelly Bannister, POLIS, Multilateral Relations, Indigenous People, Global Health, Civil Society


Who we are in relation to the natural world is defined by our beliefs, values, actions and inactions. Ecological governance means embedding ecological values in all levels of decision-making and action, from the personal to the global. What is the relationship between ecological governance and culture values, norms, integrity, or even cultural identity? This panel presentation and facilitated discussion explores diverse understandings of cultural-ecological relationships and governance.

Disciplines: Environment, Governance, Sustainability

Publication: CFGS_POLIS_cultural-dimensions-of-ecological-governance_19Feb.pdf