Early-bird registration is now open: Join us in Vancouver, Canada for IMPAC5!

Recognizing the important roles that Indigenous Peoples have always held in protecting and stewarding nature, IMPAC5 embraces the need to heed Indigenous perspectives, voices and knowledge from around the world;learn from the diverse cultural practices, knowledge and ways of knowing; and respect rights. As active members of the IMPAC5 planning committee, the Host First Nations and other Indigenous organizations play a key role in shaping the design, delivery and outcomes of the Congress.

Priority areas of discussion

  • Respecting the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) and reconciliation in ocean governance
  • Recognizing Indigenous People’s leadership in ocean conservation
  • Showcasing Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas
  • Incorporating Indigenous ways of knowing
  • Enhancing regional, national and international networking
  • Strengthening capacity of Indigenous communities
  • Understanding connections between art, culture and ocean

JOIN US IN VANCOUVER IN FEBRUARY 2023

EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN