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Mission and Purpose
The SETAC Interest Group focused on IK&V was established in 2017 to provide a mechanism for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to collaborate through new research, publication of papers, mentor new members and provide a platform for Indigenous cultural knowledge input into the SETAC community. The IK&V IG will contribute to scientific environmental knowledge by identifying natural alignments between Indigenous and non-Indigenous knowledge systems and encourages Indigenous peoples to access high quality environmental science that informs decision-makers, inspiring more positive action and social, environmental, economic and cultural outcomes for Indigenous communities around the world.
The immediate goals of this IG in its year of inception are:
- Grow the IG by publicizing it and recruiting members interested in IK&V.
- Actively propose, organize and chair annual meeting sessions related to the topic.
- Produce a publication for submittal to SETAC journals (e.g., focus articles, critical review and critical perspectives) within the first two years.
- Seek funding and sponsorships to allow for the participation of Indigenous delegates at SETAC meetings.
Founding Steering Committee
Bradley Moggridge, Academia/Student, Australia
Tracey Godfrey, Academia/Student, Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Waitangi Wood, Indigenous NGO, Aotearoa
Niladri Basu, Academia, Canada
Carlton Bidois, Indigenous NGO, Aotearoa
Larry Kapustka, Consultant, Canada
Howard Smith, Industry, Australia
Ross Smith, Consultant, Australia
Gerry Te Kapa Coates, Indigenous NGO, Aotearoa
The IK&V IG Steering Committee holds monthly conference calls to manage the business of the IG. The IK&V may hold a formal meeting at the upcoming SETAC North America Annual Meeting – stay tuned! Please contact members of the steering committee for further information.