Click the Zotero button. Jamie Snook, PhD, maintains the database. Our goal is to make these valuable co-management resources accessible to Indigenous Peoples, who have traditionally had less access to research hidden behind paywalls.

By working together and sharing knowledge, we can unlock the promise of co-management and advance the important work of reconciliation. Ocean is here to assist you in your learning journey.


The AI world is opening up many possibilities for learning and collaboration. In that spirit, we have created Ocean - a friendly AI assistant who is a lifelong learner, constantly consuming open-access resources about co-management. Ocean is also starting to consume knowledge about co-management-related topics like Indigenous knowledge, knowledge co-production, court cases, and much more.

Powered by ChatGPT-4o, Ocean is ready to engage with you and support your co-management queries. If you want to integrate Ocean directly into your co-management website, please contact Jamie Snook, PhD. 
The Co-Management Commons (CMC) is a knowledge mobilization “project”, and a comprehensive resource dedicated to the concept and practice of fish and wildlife co-management, particularly in a Canadian context. The project provides a guide to open access resources, including research publications, reports, news, and educational materials related to co-management. The project was initiated by Jamie Snook, Ph.D. Jamie works in the field of co-management, and researches, and teaches the topic.

The project has three core components.

I - Open access database

There are drawbacks when research is behind a paywall, and like all other disciplines, the study of co-management has experienced this same evolution. Where co-management in the context of this project involved Indigenous Peoples, the drawbacks and harms are multiplied. This project aims to collate open access literature on the co-management topic and serve as a hub for those engaged in the practice of implementing co-management with Indigenous Peoples. Bringing awareness to these open access resources and privileging them is for the benefit of Indigenous societies.

II - Commons Chatbot

The CMC project is experimenting with a custom artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot so learners in this field can have access to the latest technology and not be left behind when there are technological advances. The technological advancements of AI present ethical challenges, therefore to be transparent about the data sources of the Commons Chatbot will be shared through open science principles, and the four core values from the UNESCO Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence.

III - Podcast

The CMC project includes a podcast produced by Cloudberry and is an open educational resource (OER). There is a scarcity of open access resources related to co-management research, and an even more scarce number of open educational resources. The podcast format has been chosen because of its growing popularity, its low bandwidth requirements, the flexibility it offers learners, and the ability to produce and disseminate with relatively low cost barriers for their creation, and the free access to learners.

Co-management Commons Podcast

Welcome to a podcast dedicated to co-management. This is another medium we use to share open access, open educational resources about Indigenous co-management. There is a wide array of guests ranging from people working in the co-management field, serving on co-management boards, researchers, civil servants, academics, knowledge holders, and many others. We hope you enjoy the conversations! The podcast is hosted by Jamie Snook, PhD, and produced by Cloudberry Connections.

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