Burrard Inlet Science Symposium & Yes Agenda Summit Videos and Slides

The Burrard Inlet Science Symposium was a day-long event that brought together First Nations, and scientists and resource managers from local, provincial, federal, academic, and environmental institutions. The objectives were to discuss Indigenous and western science, and work toward identification of strategies and tactics that will improve the overall health and integrity of the inlet, as well as to solicit and confirm commitment by interested parties to progress collaborative and coordinated action.

We  unveiled the updated Burrard Inlet Action Plan, provided a status report on action plan implementation, and examined the cumulative environmental, cultural, and human health effects of historic changes in the environment.

You can find video of all presentations as well as accompanying slide shows below.

Opening Prayer, Song & Remarks

Gabriel George Sr., Chief Maureen Thomas, Andrew Day

History of Bivalves at Barnet Marine Park

Carleen Thomas and Ginevra Toniello, Tsleil-Waututh Nation

Burrard Inlet Action Plan Update

Patrick Lilley, Kerr Wood Leidal

Water Quality Objectives Update

Anuradha Rao, Tsleil-Waututh Nation

Ocean Pollution Priorities in Burrard Inlet: Update from the Pollution Tracker

Peter S. Ross, Ocean Wise

Physical Oceanography: Indigenous and Western Science Perspectives

Ernest "Iggy" George Sr. (Tsleil-Waututh Nation) and Susan Allen (University of British Columbia)

Salish Sea Marine Survival Project: Implications for Burrard Inlet

Isobel Pearsall, Pacific Salmon Foundation

Slides

currently not available

Governance Models for Cumulative Effects in Burrard Inlet

Jessica Clogg, West Coast Environmental Law

Slides

slides coming soon!

Valued Components for Burrard Inlet

John Konovsky, Tsleil-Waututh Nation

Yes Agenda Summit

The Yes Agenda Summit focused on everything that we should be saying 'yes' to while saying 'no' to the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline and tanker project. 

0:00 Opening Prayer, Song, and Remarks
Charlene Aleck and Ben West, Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust Initiative

5:10 The Benefits of Clean Energy Mark Tizya (watch in HD)

27:18 The Yes Agenda: Global Trends and the Pace of Change Tzeporah Berman (watch in HD)

44:05 Keynote Speech David Suzuki (watch in HD)

1:40:00 Questions & Answers Session

The Benefits of Clean Energy

Mark Tizya

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The Yes Agenda: Global Trends and the Pace of Change

Tzeporah Berman

Keynote Speech

David Suzuki

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