Farming kelp provides a nutritious food source as well as habitat for sea creatures further up the food chain. It’s also a potentially profitable venture for some coastal tribes. That’s just one of the plants and animals that show promise for cultivation for economic development. And aquaculture connects to traditional Indigenous methods while also fitting in with efforts to offer long-term employment solutions that are environmentally sustainable.
Dune Lankard (Eyak Athabaskan) – president of the Native Conservancy
Lloyd Davis (Lingit and tribal member of the Organized Village of Kake) – housing and construction coordinator for the Organized Village of Kake, sea captain
Dr. Melissa Poe – social scientist at the University of Washington Sea Grant
Mentioned in the show: the Indigenous Aquaculture Collaborative
Break 1 music: Bring The Water (song) Digging Roots (artist) We Are (album)
Break 2 music: Bonus FOOTPRINTS (song) Randy Boogie (artist) THE BLESSINGWAY BOOGIE (Deluxe Edition) (album)