conservation-du-saumon-datlantique-dans-sept-communautes-innues-2012-14Atlantic salmon holds a huge importance in terms of culture and food for the Innu of the North Shore. The main goal of the project was to promote Atlantic salmon conservation through the promotion of Traditional Indigenous Knowledge in seven in Innu Communities on the North Shore. Three target audiences in the community were identified, each representing one part of the project and the activities associated. They were:

  • Stakeholders and Fisheries Management
    • Performing interviews
    • Administrative meetings
    • Drafting seven diagnostic reports (including the identification, promotion of practical models and recommendations) and a global analysis of the Atlantic salmon population
  • Community Elders
    • Production of a 90 minute documentary
    • Collection of Traditional Indigenous Knowledge
    • Design and publication of a brochure
  • Innu elementary and secondary school students
    • Offer educational workshops to Grade 5 and 6 students, notably an in-class incubation of salmon eggs
    • Hold intergenerational knowledge sharing workshops in Secondary schools


Financial Partners: Fondation de la faune du Québec, Fondation pour la conservation du saumon atlantique, Aboriginal Fund for Species At Risk, Forum jeunesse Côte-Nord, Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement, de la Faune et des Parcs, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Programme de mise en valeur des habitats du saumon atlantique de la Côte-Nord, The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP)
Partners: lesAMIK’s seven member communities, Innu elementary schools (Johnny-Pilot, Olamen, Pakuashipish, Teueikan, Tshishteshinu, Uauitshitun), Innu high schools (Manikanetish, Olamen, Pakuashipish, Teueikan, Uashkaikan, Uauitshitun), David Suzuki Foundation, First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute (FNQLSDI), Musée régional de la Côte-Nord, Musée Shaputuan, Institut Tshakapesh
Project Managers: Claire Pédrot and Catherine Béland

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