Himalaya: Listen. Learn. Grow.
Story-telling / Story-listening
Dr. Melanie Zurba is an Assistant Professor with Dalhousie University where she holds a joint appointment with the School for Resource and Environmental Studies and the College of Sustainability. Melanie is originally from Treaty 1 territory; she has worked collaboratively with Indigenous and marginalized communities in Canada and abroad on issues of land use, food sovereignty, wellbeing and health promotion, and co-management of species and protected areas. Melanie also serves as Chair of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Theme for Governance, Equity and Rights (TGER) and is Co-Convener of the IUCN Intergenerational Partnership for Sustainability (IPS).
Dr. Sherry Pictou is a Mi’kmaw woman from L’sɨtkuk (the end of the flow, in Southwestern Nova Scotia). She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Women’s Studies Department at Mount Saint Vincent University with a focus on Indigenous Feminism, and transitioning to Dalhousie University as an Assistant Professor in the Faculties of Law and Management. Sherry is former Co-Chair of the World Forum of Fisher Peoples and also a former Chief for her community, Bear River First Nation.