Next week marks a significant moment in the calendar for those engaged in Indigenous fisheries, oceans, and infrastructure. The National Indigenous Fisheries & Aquaculture Forum (NAFF IV) is taking place from October 16 to 19, 2023, in Nanaimo, BC and will bring together leaders, organizations, and professionals committed to shaping the future of Indigenous fisheries.
NAFF IV: A Gathering of Minds
NAFF IV will build off the successes of the first three conferences and will focus on shaping the future of Indigenous fisheries. Influential leaders across Indigenous fisheries and aquaculture industry and government will be present across this three-day event designed to highlight innovation in industry, emerging markets, government programming, the evolution of aquaculture, and more. Delegates will also be able to take advantage of opportunities to network and build national and international relationships.
A Spotlight on Training and Capacity Development
Among the diverse range of topics and panel discussions, the “Indigenous Training and Capacity Development” panel promises to be one of the highlights. We are thrilled to announce that ITSD Hub Director, Torrye Wheaton, will be participating in this session on October 19 from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m.
Wheaton joins a national panel, sharing the stage with representatives from the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (CMM), Skeena Fisheries Commission (SFC), and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). Panel discussions will focus on culturally based training programs, with insights shared on common challenges and problem-solving approaches.
The ITSD Hub hopes to contribute a unique perspective to the discussion, highlighting the training resources we currently offer and the new mentorship program we are developing for launch in 2024.
Join the Conversation!
NAFF IV provides an opportunity to engage with the people and ideas shaping the future of Indigenous fisheries, oceans, and infrastructure. Virtual participation in the conference is available, so don’t miss out on this chance to be part of a transformative dialogue! We look forward to connecting with folks next week.
Last-Minute Registration: It’s Not Too Late!
Good news for those who haven’t registered yet: registration is still open! Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of this influential dialogue.