Alanna Syliboy combines science with traditional knowledge in a race to save her favourite fish: the salmon.
With a never-ending supply of energy and positivity, Alanna Syliboy of Sipekne'katik First Nation is racing to save the endangered Bay of Fundy salmon. A traditional and staple food source for the Mi’kmaq, the salmon population in this part of Nova Scotia is dwindling. Alanna works with the Mi’kmaw Conservation Group, in alongside the Coldbrook Biodiversity Facility to study salmon, breed them, and release them back to the rivers, with the hope of one day being able to fish them again. The entire process combines traditional Indigenous knowledge with Western science, and it is the core practice that guides Alanna - the concept of Etuaptmumk, or “Two-eyed Seeing.”