, 2023-01-10 20:23:10,
A Wahnapitae First Nation member and Laurentian University graduate student is studying whether different species of fish caught in the region are safe to eat.
“This funded study, which my thesis is a part of, is an analysis of fish in our territory which can create a baseline for future projects,” Taylor Nicholls said in a release. “I love the fact that this research is about our Indigenous culture as well as marine studies.
“I want to use my degree and the research I conduct as a student to help advance my community,” said Nicholls.
Nicholls, a Wahnapitae First Nation member, began the pursuit of her master’s in science in biology at Laurentian University. She is a recipient of the Kurt Grinnell Aquaculture Scholarship Foundation’s first-ever aquaculture scholarship.
Established to honour the legacy of the late Kurt Grinnell, a Native American leader from the Jamestown S. Klallam Tribe in Washington State, who saw aquaculture as a solution to Tribal food security, the scholarship provides financial…
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