About the AAROM Hub
Upcoming AAROM events
Did you know that there are 33 Indigenous led technical fisheries, aquatic resources and oceans management organizations located throughout the Atlantic provinces, south-eastern Quebec, British Columbia, and the Northwest Territories?
The AAROM Hub is a platform to promote and showcase the skills and expertise within these Indigenous led organizations (referred to as ‘Aboriginal aquatic resource and ocean management (AAROM) departments’) throughout Canada.
To learn more about the unique skills and services each AAROM department please see their individual page on our AAROM department profiles page.
WHAT WILL YOU FIND
This AAROM Hub is a resource for both AAROM departments as well as for potential partners (i.e. Indigenous communities and organizations, Federal, provincial, municipal governments, not-for-profits and charitable organizations, academe, and industry).
For partners, learn about each individual AAROM departments and their initiatives, receive guidance to help you partner or enter into agreements with AAROM departments and find other helpful links.
For AAROM departments, learn more about other AAROM departments and their initiatives, share resources, learn about best practices and find helpful links.
The Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management (AAROM) program supports Indigenous groups as they develop, grow and maintain aquatic resource and oceans management departments that can provide fisheries, habitat, science, and oceans related services along a watershed and/or support participation in advisory and co-management processes and decision-making tied to aquatic resources and oceans management.
AAROM sought to directly support collaboration and increase scientific, technical and advisory capacity within Indigenous organizations to help facilitate the move towards greater co-management of aquatic resources and the ocean environment. AAROM is unique among Government of Canada Indigenous programming in that it provides core and relatively secure funding for science and technical activities. The AAROM program however only provides funding for a core platform, which means that accessing other sources of funding is important for AAROM departments in order to conduct studies, projects and activities related to aquatic resource and oceans management to meet the needs of their member communities.
The Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management (AAROM) program is a Fisheries and Oceans program that supports these AAROM departments build and maintain scientific and technical capacity in fisheries, aquatic resources, and oceans management.
Check out these various regional and national funding resources available for AAROM departments as well as Indigenous communities and organizations.
Please note, this list will be periodically updated as funding sources change over time.
Check out the helpful links for both AAROM departments and partners, including funding sources, best practices, and Frequently Asked Questions.
- World Intellectual Property Organization
- Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights and the Protection of Indigenous Knowledge and Cultural Expressions in Canada
- Circle of Expertise – Indigenous and Public Engagement (Ethical Space)
- First Nation Information Governance Centre – OCAP
- Indigenous Training and Skills Development project – National Indigenous Fisheries Institute
- Indigenous procurement project – National Indigenous Fisheries Institute
- Indigenous Guardians Toolkit