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Customary Laws of the Sea and the Legacy of Colonisation
The interplay between law and the customs, fishing practices and collective rights of Indigenous peoples has shaped and continues to shape national and international approaches to the conservation and sustainable use of the ocean.

This webinar will explore three case studies across Australia, the Pacific Northwest (the US), and South Africa, examining the impacts and legacies of colonisation and decolonisation on the customs and rights of coastal communities, and the role that the law plays in the development and dismantling of colonial institutions that continue to have an impact on ocean governance.

The event will also discuss the importance of ensuring the inclusion, knowledge, perspectives, and rights of Indigenous peoples when approaching contemporary ocean challenges.

In advance of the discussion, the three presentations are now available to be viewed on One Ocean Hub’s YouTube channel:

• Dr Joshua L. Reid - From “Fishing Together” to “To Fish in Common With”: Makah Marine Waters and the Making of the Settler Commons in Washington Territory: https://youtu.be/QV3NiBdocHE

• Dr Jackie Sunde - Decolonizing Marine Governance and Law: Contributions from living customary law along the coast in South Africa: https://youtu.be/sDNbvXSvLDU

• Dr Saskia Vermeylen - The Saltwater Collection and Sea Rights: A Tapestry of Belonging, Memory and Relational Laws: https://youtu.be/zXhSIIB7-OM

Jun 11, 2020 04:00 PM in Universal Time UTC

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