First-Ever Indigenous IJC Commissioner Henry Lickers

Henry Lickers is the first indigenous person to be named a Commissioner to the International Joint Commission. The IJC is responsible for the transboundary waters between Canada and the United States and has been successfully resolving water issues for over 100 years. Commissioner Lickers believes the IJC is committed to include the traditional knowledge of both indigenous nations and shoreline communities, and to apply science to inform precautionary measures, as the IJC fulfils their mission of informing Canada and the U.S. on issues such as resilience in the face of climate change.

IJC Commissioner Henry Lickers share his perspectives on the precautionary approach and traditional knowledge with LawrenceGunther on this episode of Blue Fish Radio: