An Indigenous Feminist Perspective: Gender and Indigenous Governance (lessons for marine related social science and policy directions),

Authors: Sherry Pictou*, Dalhousie University
Topics: Marine and Coastal Resources, Gender, Marine and Coastal Resources
Keywords: Indigenous, Feminism, Governance, natural resources, marine social science
Session Type: Virtual Paper
Day: 4/8/2021
Start / End Time: 1:30 PM / 2:45 PM
Room: Virtual 30
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Increasingly national and international research regarding Indigenous societies indicate how the imposition of colonial patriarchal structures and governance processes continue to impact generations of Indigenous Peoples in general, and Indigenous women and gender diverse persons in particular. Further, there is now emerging evidence on how resource extraction is a contributing factor to gender violence and even death. Using an Indigenous Feminist lens, I examine how the exclusion of gender in Indigenous governance relating to resource extraction, intersects with marine governance. This includes a review of how gendering Indigenous governance can contribute to marine related social science research and policy directives toward the well-being of human and non-human ecologies and the relations between them.

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