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Kahnawake to host Aquatic and Fisheries Experts Community Members Invited to Attend Virtual Conference


On Wednesday, February 22, 2023, the Kahnawake Environment Protection Office (KEPO), Kanienkehaka Onkwawenna Raotitiohkwa Language & Cultural Center (KOR), and the Kahnawake Longhouse on Route 207 (Longhouse) will be hosting a group of aquatic systems and fisheries experts from across Turtle Island, who will be in the area to attend the Society for Canadian Aquatic Sciences (SCAS) Conference in Tiohtiake this week.

The group of 35 Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals will visit KOR and the Longhouse, and be escorted on a tour of Kateri Tekakwitha Island between 10am and 1:30pm. Their visit will include talks on the history of Kahnawake, the River, and the Seaway to provide important context for the Conference. Furthermore, it will help foster relationships among Indigenous-led aquatic systems researchers from across Turtle Island. All guests will be accompanied by KEPO and/or KOR staff while on the Territory.  

The SCAS conference will be taking place from February 22nd through 25th in Montreal, and Kahnawakehronon are invited to virtually attend the session entitled: Indigenous Fisheries � Knowledge, Science, and Futures, on Saturday, February 25th from 8:30am - 5pm. The session is being led by Indigenous researchers at the forefront of fisheries research in Canada, and attendance is free for community members. Please contact KEPO if you are interested in virtually attending the session. More information on the special session can be found at (scroll to SS14).   

For more information about the SCAS and the upcoming conference, please visit For questions about the visit please contact KEPO at 450-635-0600 or

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