North America and the Caribbean

CICADA Launches Four Policy Briefs on Biocultural Diversity

CICADA, ICCA Consortium Member, launched the first four policy briefs of its series on biocultural diversity in settler state contexts. They identify challenges, explore opportunities, and provide recommendations on: biocultural indicators and the nexus of nature, culture, and well-being; livelihoods, food sovereignty, health, and well-being; information and communications technologies; and territorial defense in extractive contexts. Read more ▸

Together We Rise! The Importance of Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas in the Time of COVID-19

In Canada, the Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership held a virtual dialogue on the importance of Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. With a message of great hope, Allison Bishop shares the group’s collective reflections about human relationships with nature and the opportunity that IPCAs represent to care for the natural world.  Read more ▸

Fostering Indigenous-led Conservation in Canada

Indigenous-led conservation is making waves in Canada, with autonomous declaration of and federal support for Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs) and the launching of the Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership website at the recent Canadian Parks Conference.  Read more ▸

We Adapt. We Restore. We Survive – Reviving Tahltan Knowledge, Governance and Territory

In June 2019, Tahltan elders and leaders, members of Snowchange, representatives from The Gaia Foundation, Land is Life, ICCA Consortium and the IUCN came together in the heart of Tahltan Territory to learn from the elders, discuss current challenges, and explore the possibility of establishing ICCAs. Discover the story of this extraordinary meeting through the multimedia presentation created by The Gaia Foundation. Read more ▸

The Potential of Indigenous Agricultural Food Production under Climate Change in Hawaiʻi

In this study, spatial distribution models of indigenous agroecosystems in Hawai‘i were developed to identify their potential past distribution, productive and carrying capacities, and future potential under current land-use and mild-to-severe future climate scenarios. The research highlights the food-producing potential of indigenous agriculture even under land-use and climate changes, and the value of their restoration into the future. Read more ▸

The ICCA Consortium stands with the Wet’suwet’en

In November 2018, TransCanada tried to enter Unist’ot’en territory to begin work on their fracked gas pipeline. They were respectfully turned away but the struggle had to be intensified in response to several further attacks, both legal and physical. The ICCA Consortium is joining the international wave of solidarity. Read more ▸

Eight Shells

The voices of the women of the sea from communities of Barbados, St Kitts, Grenada, Belize and Costa Rica were heard loud and clear at a learning exchange aimed at strengthening the capacities of fisherwomen in the backdrop of the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines. Read more ▸