Events

Wednesday April 23, 2008
Start: 04/23/2008 9:00 am

Traditional use studies have been underway in many British Columbia aboriginal communities for over a decade. These studies have been applied in a wide range of contexts, from the more common referral response support, to the establishment of boundaries and working overlap agreements between neighbouring First Nations, to their use in proactive land use planning (at local and strategic levels), to demonstrating use and occupancy in the context of aboriginal title litigation and specific claims. The papers in this session will draw on specific cases of how these studies have been conducted and how they have been used, to critically examine the power of traditional use studies in the dynamic of aboriginal relations with the state, and between and within individual aboriginal communities.

Northwest Anthropological Conference
Victoria, BC (Marriott Hotel, downtown)
23th-26th April, 2008

http://nwac.2008.googlepages.com/

NWAC includes anthropological research in northwestern North America, and the research of Pacific Northwest anthropologists working elsewhere in the world. Presentations are usually scheduled as 20 minute presentations (including questions).

Registration costs

Regular: $85.00 Canadian
Student: $45.00 Canadian

Thursday April 24, 2008

Traditional use studies have been underway in many British Columbia aboriginal communities for over a decade. These studies have been applied in a wide range of contexts, from the more common referral response support, to the establishment of boundaries and working overlap agreements between neighbouring First Nations, to their use in proactive land use planning (at local and strategic levels), to demonstrating use and occupancy in the context of aboriginal title litigation and specific claims. The papers in this session will draw on specific cases of how these studies have been conducted and how they have been used, to critically examine the power of traditional use studies in the dynamic of aboriginal relations with the state, and between and within individual aboriginal communities.

Northwest Anthropological Conference
Victoria, BC (Marriott Hotel, downtown)
23th-26th April, 2008

http://nwac.2008.googlepages.com/

NWAC includes anthropological research in northwestern North America, and the research of Pacific Northwest anthropologists working elsewhere in the world. Presentations are usually scheduled as 20 minute presentations (including questions).

Registration costs

Regular: $85.00 Canadian
Student: $45.00 Canadian

Friday April 25, 2008

Traditional use studies have been underway in many British Columbia aboriginal communities for over a decade. These studies have been applied in a wide range of contexts, from the more common referral response support, to the establishment of boundaries and working overlap agreements between neighbouring First Nations, to their use in proactive land use planning (at local and strategic levels), to demonstrating use and occupancy in the context of aboriginal title litigation and specific claims. The papers in this session will draw on specific cases of how these studies have been conducted and how they have been used, to critically examine the power of traditional use studies in the dynamic of aboriginal relations with the state, and between and within individual aboriginal communities.

Northwest Anthropological Conference
Victoria, BC (Marriott Hotel, downtown)
23th-26th April, 2008

http://nwac.2008.googlepages.com/

NWAC includes anthropological research in northwestern North America, and the research of Pacific Northwest anthropologists working elsewhere in the world. Presentations are usually scheduled as 20 minute presentations (including questions).

Registration costs

Regular: $85.00 Canadian
Student: $45.00 Canadian

Saturday April 26, 2008
Start: 04/23/2008 9:00 am
End: 04/26/2008 5:00 pm

Traditional use studies have been underway in many British Columbia aboriginal communities for over a decade. These studies have been applied in a wide range of contexts, from the more common referral response support, to the establishment of boundaries and working overlap agreements between neighbouring First Nations, to their use in proactive land use planning (at local and strategic levels), to demonstrating use and occupancy in the context of aboriginal title litigation and specific claims. The papers in this session will draw on specific cases of how these studies have been conducted and how they have been used, to critically examine the power of traditional use studies in the dynamic of aboriginal relations with the state, and between and within individual aboriginal communities.

Northwest Anthropological Conference
Victoria, BC (Marriott Hotel, downtown)
23th-26th April, 2008

http://nwac.2008.googlepages.com/

NWAC includes anthropological research in northwestern North America, and the research of Pacific Northwest anthropologists working elsewhere in the world. Presentations are usually scheduled as 20 minute presentations (including questions).

Registration costs

Regular: $85.00 Canadian
Student: $45.00 Canadian

Monday May 12, 2008
Start: 05/12/2008 8:00 am

The University College of the North is pleased to announce the call for papers for KISKISIWIN: REMEMBERING STORIES AND HISTORIES, its 3rd annual Aboriginal and Northern Studies Research Conference. The conference will be held in Thompson, Manitoba from Monday, May 12 to Wednesday, May 14, 2008. The goals of this conference are: (1) to provide an opportunity for a community of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars and researchers to share and advance knowledge of the history and development of the North; (2) to explore the historical background and context for current issues in the North; and (3) to inform and strengthen our collective incentive to promote positive change in areas affecting northern communities and peoples in Canada and throughout the world.

The organising committee invites proposals for presentations on all topics of relevance to the history of the North. It is anticipated that selected papers will be published as a compilation of conference proceedings. Proposals for both individual and panel presentations are welcome. We especially encourage presentations which express and discuss critical approaches and which demonstrate active participation in, and collaboration with, northern and Aboriginal communities and peoples. Presentations may take the form of a 20-minute paper and 10-minute question period; performance pieces, videos and other non-traditional approaches are also encouraged.

2008 is the 100th anniversary of several milestones in the history of northern Manitoba, including adhesions to Treaty Five by several First Nations; completion of a rail line to The Pas; and construction of lighthouses at Warren’s Landing, near Norway House. Topics related to treaties and land use and to developments in northern transportation are therefore especially encouraged. Other possible areas include, but are not restricted to, indigenous research perspectives; oral histories and methodologies; social, political and cultural developments; economic and community development; indigenous knowledge; northern and Aboriginal identity; gender and queer issues; justice and conflict resolution; and health and wellness.

To be considered, an abstract or paper must be received no later than February 12, 2008.

The abstract or title page must include the name, affiliation, email address and telephone number of the principal presenter and names of co-presenters/co-authors. A brief biography of each author/presenter should be attached.

Electronic submissions, in PDF file format, should be sent as an attachment to an email to sbarber@ucn.ca . Fax submissions should be sent to (204) 677-6589, attn. S. Barber.

Submissions by mail should be sent to:

S. Barber, University College of the North
504 Princeton Drive
Thompson, MB R8N 0A5

Further details and on-line registration for the conference will be available at http://www.ucn.ca (2008 conference link).

Tuesday May 13, 2008

The University College of the North is pleased to announce the call for papers for KISKISIWIN: REMEMBERING STORIES AND HISTORIES, its 3rd annual Aboriginal and Northern Studies Research Conference. The conference will be held in Thompson, Manitoba from Monday, May 12 to Wednesday, May 14, 2008. The goals of this conference are: (1) to provide an opportunity for a community of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars and researchers to share and advance knowledge of the history and development of the North; (2) to explore the historical background and context for current issues in the North; and (3) to inform and strengthen our collective incentive to promote positive change in areas affecting northern communities and peoples in Canada and throughout the world.

The organising committee invites proposals for presentations on all topics of relevance to the history of the North. It is anticipated that selected papers will be published as a compilation of conference proceedings. Proposals for both individual and panel presentations are welcome. We especially encourage presentations which express and discuss critical approaches and which demonstrate active participation in, and collaboration with, northern and Aboriginal communities and peoples. Presentations may take the form of a 20-minute paper and 10-minute question period; performance pieces, videos and other non-traditional approaches are also encouraged.

2008 is the 100th anniversary of several milestones in the history of northern Manitoba, including adhesions to Treaty Five by several First Nations; completion of a rail line to The Pas; and construction of lighthouses at Warren’s Landing, near Norway House. Topics related to treaties and land use and to developments in northern transportation are therefore especially encouraged. Other possible areas include, but are not restricted to, indigenous research perspectives; oral histories and methodologies; social, political and cultural developments; economic and community development; indigenous knowledge; northern and Aboriginal identity; gender and queer issues; justice and conflict resolution; and health and wellness.

To be considered, an abstract or paper must be received no later than February 12, 2008.

The abstract or title page must include the name, affiliation, email address and telephone number of the principal presenter and names of co-presenters/co-authors. A brief biography of each author/presenter should be attached.

Electronic submissions, in PDF file format, should be sent as an attachment to an email to sbarber@ucn.ca . Fax submissions should be sent to (204) 677-6589, attn. S. Barber.

Submissions by mail should be sent to:

S. Barber, University College of the North
504 Princeton Drive
Thompson, MB R8N 0A5

Further details and on-line registration for the conference will be available at http://www.ucn.ca (2008 conference link).

Wednesday May 14, 2008
Start: 05/12/2008 8:00 am
End: 05/14/2008 5:00 pm

The University College of the North is pleased to announce the call for papers for KISKISIWIN: REMEMBERING STORIES AND HISTORIES, its 3rd annual Aboriginal and Northern Studies Research Conference. The conference will be held in Thompson, Manitoba from Monday, May 12 to Wednesday, May 14, 2008. The goals of this conference are: (1) to provide an opportunity for a community of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars and researchers to share and advance knowledge of the history and development of the North; (2) to explore the historical background and context for current issues in the North; and (3) to inform and strengthen our collective incentive to promote positive change in areas affecting northern communities and peoples in Canada and throughout the world.

The organising committee invites proposals for presentations on all topics of relevance to the history of the North. It is anticipated that selected papers will be published as a compilation of conference proceedings. Proposals for both individual and panel presentations are welcome. We especially encourage presentations which express and discuss critical approaches and which demonstrate active participation in, and collaboration with, northern and Aboriginal communities and peoples. Presentations may take the form of a 20-minute paper and 10-minute question period; performance pieces, videos and other non-traditional approaches are also encouraged.

2008 is the 100th anniversary of several milestones in the history of northern Manitoba, including adhesions to Treaty Five by several First Nations; completion of a rail line to The Pas; and construction of lighthouses at Warren’s Landing, near Norway House. Topics related to treaties and land use and to developments in northern transportation are therefore especially encouraged. Other possible areas include, but are not restricted to, indigenous research perspectives; oral histories and methodologies; social, political and cultural developments; economic and community development; indigenous knowledge; northern and Aboriginal identity; gender and queer issues; justice and conflict resolution; and health and wellness.

To be considered, an abstract or paper must be received no later than February 12, 2008.

The abstract or title page must include the name, affiliation, email address and telephone number of the principal presenter and names of co-presenters/co-authors. A brief biography of each author/presenter should be attached.

Electronic submissions, in PDF file format, should be sent as an attachment to an email to sbarber@ucn.ca . Fax submissions should be sent to (204) 677-6589, attn. S. Barber.

Submissions by mail should be sent to:

S. Barber, University College of the North
504 Princeton Drive
Thompson, MB R8N 0A5

Further details and on-line registration for the conference will be available at http://www.ucn.ca (2008 conference link).

Thursday May 29, 2008
Start: 05/29/2008 7:30 pm
End: 05/29/2008 9:00 pm

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA - PUBLIC LECTURES  2008

Friday May 30, 2008
Start: 05/30/2008 10:00 am
End: 05/30/2008 12:00 pm

Join web cast hosts Clayton Crawford and Lindsay MacDonald from the 3D Development team at ESRI this Friday, May 30th at 10:00am for a detailed presentation and demonstration on how to put Lidar to work in ArcGIS.

Wednesday June 04, 2008
Start: 06/04/2008 9:00 am

EARSeL and GISDECO Joint Workshop on integrating GIS and remote sensing in a dynamic world - call for abstracts.

Istanbul, Turkey

Note:

Register and submit abstracts (max. 750 words) at the EARSeL Conference Management System by January 11, 2008:

http://www.conferences.earsel.org/

Thursday June 05, 2008

EARSeL and GISDECO Joint Workshop on integrating GIS and remote sensing in a dynamic world - call for abstracts.

Istanbul, Turkey

Note:

Register and submit abstracts (max. 750 words) at the EARSeL Conference Management System by January 11, 2008:

http://www.conferences.earsel.org/

Start: 06/05/2008 9:00 am

The Global Mapping Forum 2008 is organized by the International Steering Committee for Global Mapping (ISCGM) and the Geographical Survey Institute (GSI). The forum will be held on the occasion of the release of Global Map Version 1, with the global coverage of all land area, with the objective of exchanging ideas and information among data users and providers for the application of Global Map data to surveys and research concerning global environment and other relevant fields.

 

United Nations University

5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN

http://www.iscgm.org/cgi-bin/fswiki/wiki.cgi?action=ATTACH&page=Schedule&file=GMF2008_1st_en.pdf

Friday June 06, 2008

EARSeL and GISDECO Joint Workshop on integrating GIS and remote sensing in a dynamic world - call for abstracts.

Istanbul, Turkey

Note:

Register and submit abstracts (max. 750 words) at the EARSeL Conference Management System by January 11, 2008:

http://www.conferences.earsel.org/

The Global Mapping Forum 2008 is organized by the International Steering Committee for Global Mapping (ISCGM) and the Geographical Survey Institute (GSI). The forum will be held on the occasion of the release of Global Map Version 1, with the global coverage of all land area, with the objective of exchanging ideas and information among data users and providers for the application of Global Map data to surveys and research concerning global environment and other relevant fields.

 

United Nations University

5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN

http://www.iscgm.org/cgi-bin/fswiki/wiki.cgi?action=ATTACH&page=Schedule&file=GMF2008_1st_en.pdf

Saturday June 07, 2008
Start: 06/04/2008 9:00 am
End: 06/07/2008 5:00 pm

EARSeL and GISDECO Joint Workshop on integrating GIS and remote sensing in a dynamic world - call for abstracts.

Istanbul, Turkey

Note:

Register and submit abstracts (max. 750 words) at the EARSeL Conference Management System by January 11, 2008:

http://www.conferences.earsel.org/

Start: 06/05/2008 9:00 am
End: 06/07/2008 5:00 pm

The Global Mapping Forum 2008 is organized by the International Steering Committee for Global Mapping (ISCGM) and the Geographical Survey Institute (GSI). The forum will be held on the occasion of the release of Global Map Version 1, with the global coverage of all land area, with the objective of exchanging ideas and information among data users and providers for the application of Global Map data to surveys and research concerning global environment and other relevant fields.

 

United Nations University

5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN

http://www.iscgm.org/cgi-bin/fswiki/wiki.cgi?action=ATTACH&page=Schedule&file=GMF2008_1st_en.pdf

Wednesday June 11, 2008
Start: 06/11/2008 7:00 am

The Center for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) Presents:
A Climate Change Workshop for First Nations 

June 11-12, 2008

Many predict that First Nations will be among the first to experience the effects of a changing climate because of their close relationship with the land and water. However, First Nations are often the people who have the least access to information about climate change or what they can do to adapt to climate change impacts.

It is important that all Canadians, especially First Nations, are aware of the climate change impacts they are likely to face, plan so they are prepared for these impacts, and develop adaptable and sustainable communities while also minimizing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced. It sounds like a great deal to accomplish but it all starts with the need. will to succeed and the right information.

This 2-day workshop will provide participants with an:

  • Overview of climate change issues
  • Opportunity to explore the impacts climate change on local, regional, and global scales
  • Opportunity to explore the responses, responsibilities and action taken by various groups and levels of government in terms of climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Overview on renewable energy and energy efficiency options
  • Opportunity to design a community action plan for climate change adaptation and mitigation

Workshop Benefits:

CIER believes that the best strategies and mechanisms for a First Nation to adapt to a changing climate are those developed by its members because they know fundamentally what will work in their First nation and what will not. To do this effectively requires knowledge of the issues, what alternatives other First Nations have tried and where to go to find additional information and support for climate change initiatives. CIER's Climate Change Workshop for First Nations is designed specifically to do this.

Investment:

The cost to attend this 2-day workshop is $675. Please register before May 30, 2008. The workshop will be held at CIER's Winnipeg office.

For more information email lkroefer@cier.ca or call at (204)956-0660.

Registration forms are available below.

 

Thursday June 12, 2008
Start: 06/11/2008 7:00 am
End: 06/12/2008 7:00 pm

The Center for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) Presents:
A Climate Change Workshop for First Nations 

June 11-12, 2008

Many predict that First Nations will be among the first to experience the effects of a changing climate because of their close relationship with the land and water. However, First Nations are often the people who have the least access to information about climate change or what they can do to adapt to climate change impacts.

It is important that all Canadians, especially First Nations, are aware of the climate change impacts they are likely to face, plan so they are prepared for these impacts, and develop adaptable and sustainable communities while also minimizing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced. It sounds like a great deal to accomplish but it all starts with the need. will to succeed and the right information.

This 2-day workshop will provide participants with an:

  • Overview of climate change issues
  • Opportunity to explore the impacts climate change on local, regional, and global scales
  • Opportunity to explore the responses, responsibilities and action taken by various groups and levels of government in terms of climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Overview on renewable energy and energy efficiency options
  • Opportunity to design a community action plan for climate change adaptation and mitigation

Workshop Benefits:

CIER believes that the best strategies and mechanisms for a First Nation to adapt to a changing climate are those developed by its members because they know fundamentally what will work in their First nation and what will not. To do this effectively requires knowledge of the issues, what alternatives other First Nations have tried and where to go to find additional information and support for climate change initiatives. CIER's Climate Change Workshop for First Nations is designed specifically to do this.

Investment:

The cost to attend this 2-day workshop is $675. Please register before May 30, 2008. The workshop will be held at CIER's Winnipeg office.

For more information email lkroefer@cier.ca or call at (204)956-0660.

Registration forms are available below.

 

Start: 06/12/2008 6:00 am

The Healthy Communities Approach in Action
University of British Columbia

BC Healthy Communities invites community developers, health promotion practitioners, local government leaders, policy makers and engaged citizens to participate in our first provincial conference! We hope you’ll join this unique gathering of capacity building innovators, sparks and champions as we convene for two dynamic days of communities are breaking new ground! Community builders around the province are posing some important questions: Join this growing collaboration of community leaders and capacity building practitioners at BC Healthy Communities’ first conference, June 12 and 13, 2008.

Throughout the conference you’ll participate in leading-edge workshops, lively discussion, learning and reflection, thoughtful deliberation, interactive networking, practical asset-building, and collaborative future-shaping. With friends and colleagues from around the province, you’ll explore some pioneering and practical ways that communities are engaging in capacity building approaches that make a difference. Then, in dialogue and deliberation you’ll identify essential next steps along the path of health, well-being, and healthy development – in individuals, in organizations, and in communities.

To register visit http://www.bchealthycommunities.ca or contact us at 1-888-356-0892 x1

Start: 06/12/2008 10:00 am
End: 06/12/2008 12:00 pm

Geo-referenced Document Management System

 

MRF Geosystems Corp has developed an industry-leading web-based GIS editing solution called MRF GISNet. Using this solution, an enterprise can be enabled to allow each staff member to perform GIS tasks such as map viewing, GIS analysis, map plotting, and GIS editing.

 

With the financial support from GeoConnections under the Directed Innovations program, MRF developed a web-based Geo-referenced Document Management System and implemented this system at two collaborating organizations: Alberta SRD for Alberta Wildfire System, and Orange County, California for Cadastral Record Management.  Both organisations are using the MRF GISNet editing solution as their base platform.

 

GeoConnections will be hosting a presentation of the results from this project:

 

When: Thursday, June 12, 10:00-12:00 EDT

Web/Telephone Access:  Contact David Sampson at dsampson@NRCan.gc.ca

Link to company website: www.mrf.com

 

This presentation will provide an overview of the MRF GISNet system, as well as demonstration / discussion of both the Geo-referenced Document Management Systems for Alberta Sustainable Resource Development and for Orange County, California

 

Agenda:

 

1. MRF Introduction

2. MRF GISNet for web-based GIS editing

3. Geo-referenced Document Management System for Alberta Sustainable Resource Development

4. Geo-referenced Document Management System for Orange County, California

5. Q&A

Start: 06/12/2008 10:00 am
End: 06/12/2008 12:00 pm

Geo-referenced Document Management System

 

MRF Geosystems Corp has developed an industry-leading web-based GIS editing solution called MRF GISNet. Using this solution, an enterprise can be enabled to allow each staff member to perform GIS tasks such as map viewing, GIS analysis, map plotting, and GIS editing.

 

With the financial support from GeoConnections under the Directed Innovations program, MRF developed a web-based Geo-referenced Document Management System and implemented this system at two collaborating organizations: Alberta SRD for Alberta Wildfire System, and Orange County, California for Cadastral Record Management.  Both organisations are using the MRF GISNet editing solution as their base platform.

 

GeoConnections will be hosting a presentation of the results from this project:

 

When: Thursday, June 12, 10:00-12:00 EDT

Web/Telephone Access:  Contact David Sampson at dsampson@NRCan.gc.ca

Link to company website: www.mrf.com

 

This presentation will provide an overview of the MRF GISNet system, as well as demonstration / discussion of both the Geo-referenced Document Management Systems for Alberta Sustainable Resource Development and for Orange County, California

 

Agenda:

 

1. MRF Introduction

2. MRF GISNet for web-based GIS editing

3. Geo-referenced Document Management System for Alberta Sustainable Resource Development

4. Geo-referenced Document Management System for Orange County, California

5. Q&A

Friday June 13, 2008
Start: 06/12/2008 6:00 am
End: 06/13/2008 6:00 pm

The Healthy Communities Approach in Action
University of British Columbia

BC Healthy Communities invites community developers, health promotion practitioners, local government leaders, policy makers and engaged citizens to participate in our first provincial conference! We hope you’ll join this unique gathering of capacity building innovators, sparks and champions as we convene for two dynamic days of communities are breaking new ground! Community builders around the province are posing some important questions: Join this growing collaboration of community leaders and capacity building practitioners at BC Healthy Communities’ first conference, June 12 and 13, 2008.

Throughout the conference you’ll participate in leading-edge workshops, lively discussion, learning and reflection, thoughtful deliberation, interactive networking, practical asset-building, and collaborative future-shaping. With friends and colleagues from around the province, you’ll explore some pioneering and practical ways that communities are engaging in capacity building approaches that make a difference. Then, in dialogue and deliberation you’ll identify essential next steps along the path of health, well-being, and healthy development – in individuals, in organizations, and in communities.

To register visit http://www.bchealthycommunities.ca or contact us at 1-888-356-0892 x1

Tuesday June 17, 2008
Start: 06/17/2008 7:00 am

Center for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) Presents -
Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP): Getting Started Workshop

June 17-18, 2008

Comprehensive community planning is a community-based planning process that provides First Nations with an opportunity to set a path for the future of their community. It is holistic and integrated. It involves working with the leadership, administration, and the people to create a long-term vision, identify environmental, economic, social and cultural strengths, needs, and priorities and to plan the path to sustainability and achieving the vision.

This 2-day workshop introduces participants to comprehensive community planning (i.e. it is more than doing a site plan for your building!) including how to get started, and interesting and creative ways to involve youth, Elders, and community members in the process.

Contact CIER at www.cier.ca or by phone 204-956-0660

Registration forms and further information can be found below.

Wednesday June 18, 2008
Start: 06/17/2008 7:00 am
End: 06/18/2008 7:00 pm

Center for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) Presents -
Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP): Getting Started Workshop

June 17-18, 2008

Comprehensive community planning is a community-based planning process that provides First Nations with an opportunity to set a path for the future of their community. It is holistic and integrated. It involves working with the leadership, administration, and the people to create a long-term vision, identify environmental, economic, social and cultural strengths, needs, and priorities and to plan the path to sustainability and achieving the vision.

This 2-day workshop introduces participants to comprehensive community planning (i.e. it is more than doing a site plan for your building!) including how to get started, and interesting and creative ways to involve youth, Elders, and community members in the process.

Contact CIER at www.cier.ca or by phone 204-956-0660

Registration forms and further information can be found below.

Start: 06/18/2008 7:00 am

Center for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) Presents -
First Nations and the Environment Workshop

This 2-day workshop introduces participants to First Nations' environmental issues, First Nations' relationships with the environment and various aspects of Indigenous Knowledge.

Methods to increase and apply awareness of First Nations' environmental issues in a professional setting will be explored. Case study examples will be discussed. Methods for instruction and exploration include presentations, discussions, large and small group work and a field trip to a First Nation community. An Elder will join the teaching team during the field trip.

At the end of this workshop participants will:

  • Have a basic understanding of First Nation environmental issues in Canada
  • Have a basic understanding of various elements of Indigenous Knowledge
  • Have experienced learning about First Nation environmental issues in a First Nation community
  • Be familiar with ways in which an awareness of First Nation environmental issues can be applied professionally

Contact CIER www.cier.ca or by phone 204-956-0660

Registration and additional information can be found below.

 

Thursday June 19, 2008
Start: 06/18/2008 7:00 am
End: 06/19/2008 7:00 pm

Center for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) Presents -
First Nations and the Environment Workshop

This 2-day workshop introduces participants to First Nations' environmental issues, First Nations' relationships with the environment and various aspects of Indigenous Knowledge.

Methods to increase and apply awareness of First Nations' environmental issues in a professional setting will be explored. Case study examples will be discussed. Methods for instruction and exploration include presentations, discussions, large and small group work and a field trip to a First Nation community. An Elder will join the teaching team during the field trip.

At the end of this workshop participants will:

  • Have a basic understanding of First Nation environmental issues in Canada
  • Have a basic understanding of various elements of Indigenous Knowledge
  • Have experienced learning about First Nation environmental issues in a First Nation community
  • Be familiar with ways in which an awareness of First Nation environmental issues can be applied professionally

Contact CIER www.cier.ca or by phone 204-956-0660

Registration and additional information can be found below.

 

Start: 06/19/2008 8:00 am

When: June 19 & 20, 2008
What:
The Shock Doctrine: Indigenous Peoples Experience in Canada Symposium of Indigenous Human Rights and Environmental Activists
Who
: With Naomi Klein as a Guest Speaker
Where: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Maritime Labour Center, 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver, BC

Well known Canadian author and activist Naomi Klein is a guest speaker at the 2008 "Indigenous Peoples Experience in Canada Symposium" in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC). In a supportive essay published in 2003 she wrote: "BC's First Nation peoples have already been robbed of so much. It is the duty of all Canadians living on stolen land to join in the struggle to defend what is left" The Olympics Land Grab.

Panel 1: Criminalization of Indigenous Human Rights and Environmental Activists

Panel 2: Impact of Commercial and Industrial Economics on Traditional Values, Knowledge and Activities

More information can be found here: http://www.firstnations.de/media/01-0-symposium.pdf

Friday June 20, 2008
Start: 06/19/2008 8:00 am
End: 06/20/2008 5:00 pm

When: June 19 & 20, 2008
What:
The Shock Doctrine: Indigenous Peoples Experience in Canada Symposium of Indigenous Human Rights and Environmental Activists
Who
: With Naomi Klein as a Guest Speaker
Where: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Maritime Labour Center, 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver, BC

Well known Canadian author and activist Naomi Klein is a guest speaker at the 2008 "Indigenous Peoples Experience in Canada Symposium" in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC). In a supportive essay published in 2003 she wrote: "BC's First Nation peoples have already been robbed of so much. It is the duty of all Canadians living on stolen land to join in the struggle to defend what is left" The Olympics Land Grab.

Panel 1: Criminalization of Indigenous Human Rights and Environmental Activists

Panel 2: Impact of Commercial and Industrial Economics on Traditional Values, Knowledge and Activities

More information can be found here: http://www.firstnations.de/media/01-0-symposium.pdf

Saturday June 21, 2008
Start: 06/21/2008 1:30 pm
End: 06/21/2008 7:00 pm

Ry Moran along with Ron Rice, President of the Victoria Native Friendship Center and
Shannon MacGillvary of MacGillvary and Associates are very pleased to announce a
wonderful and community minded National Aboriginal Day Celebration at Ship Point on
Saturday, June 21st.

The inclusive event will feature a number of prominent musicians and artists. Recent
Juno award nominee and Canadian Folk Music Award winner Sandy Scofield will
perform as will other top aboriginal talent such Niska, the LeLeLa Dancers, Auntie Kate
and Manik 1Derful. Well-known roots musician Art Napoleon will MC and perform at
the event. An artists market will also take place.

"Our goal is to create a great space where people can experience and enjoy some of the
top aboriginal talent on Vancouver Island and in British Columbia. Everyone is very
welcome to attend this free event" says Ry, also a noted aboriginal musician.

The artists market will commence at 1pm on the 21st with entertainment and cultural
presentations commencing at 1:30pm. The event will wrap up at 7pm.

Spectators are encouraged to arrive early to get a good seat!

Wednesday June 25, 2008
Start: 06/25/2008 8:00 am

Where: Cusco, Peru

When: June 25-30, 2008

Submission Deadlines: March 05, 2008

Conference Overview:

Thursday June 26, 2008

Where: Cusco, Peru

When: June 25-30, 2008

Submission Deadlines: March 05, 2008

Conference Overview:

Friday June 27, 2008

Where: Cusco, Peru

When: June 25-30, 2008

Submission Deadlines: March 05, 2008

Conference Overview:

Saturday June 28, 2008

Where: Cusco, Peru

When: June 25-30, 2008

Submission Deadlines: March 05, 2008

Conference Overview:

Sunday June 29, 2008

Where: Cusco, Peru

When: June 25-30, 2008

Submission Deadlines: March 05, 2008

Conference Overview:

Monday June 30, 2008
Start: 06/25/2008 8:00 am
End: 06/30/2008 5:00 pm

Where: Cusco, Peru

When: June 25-30, 2008

Submission Deadlines: March 05, 2008

Conference Overview:

Monday July 21, 2008
Start: 07/21/2008 8:00 am

The term "GeoWeb" or Geospatial Web refers to the ability to locally/globally integrate and share geospatial information via the Internet.  

The GeoWeb 2008 conference reflects the breadth, evolution and growing maturity of the GeoWeb and is one of the only conferences focusing exclusively on the convergence of GIS and the Internet, and the economic potential associated with the convergence of XML, web services and GIS.  This exciting annual conference will take place in Vancouver, Canada from July 21-25th, 2008 at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. The GeoWeb 2008 conference welcomes both public and private organizations to meet, discuss and learn about today’s most innovative geospatial technologies.

GeoWeb 2008 reflects a growing awareness of the need to interpret geospatial information in the broadest possible terms, especially in the context of the built environment, where information sharing and collaboration is key to the increased productivity, efficiency and vastly improved decision making.  We hi-light this in GeoWeb 2008 with the theme on CAD/BIM/GIS Integration as we build toward GeoWeb 2009 Cityscapes.

The theme for the 2008 conference is “Infrastructure:  Local to Global”, which implies the GeoWeb has a local community dimension as well as a global dimension.  The integration of global aggregators will drive the creation of local infrastructures and will give rise to a global infrastructure.  Additional points of discussion will include:

  • Global Aggregators and Data Communities
  • GeoWeb in Security and Defense
  • Real Time Emergency Response and Environmental Security
  • Neo-Geo, User Generated Data and the GI Professional
  • CAD-BIM-GIS-Games Integration – 3D Cityscapes (Worlds Real and Virtual)
  • Infrastructure for Information – Building Alongside Physical Infrastructure
  • Municipal SDI in the GeoWeb
  • Imaging, Coverages and Information Infrastructures

http://geowebconference.org/

Tuesday July 22, 2008

The term "GeoWeb" or Geospatial Web refers to the ability to locally/globally integrate and share geospatial information via the Internet.  

The GeoWeb 2008 conference reflects the breadth, evolution and growing maturity of the GeoWeb and is one of the only conferences focusing exclusively on the convergence of GIS and the Internet, and the economic potential associated with the convergence of XML, web services and GIS.  This exciting annual conference will take place in Vancouver, Canada from July 21-25th, 2008 at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. The GeoWeb 2008 conference welcomes both public and private organizations to meet, discuss and learn about today’s most innovative geospatial technologies.

GeoWeb 2008 reflects a growing awareness of the need to interpret geospatial information in the broadest possible terms, especially in the context of the built environment, where information sharing and collaboration is key to the increased productivity, efficiency and vastly improved decision making.  We hi-light this in GeoWeb 2008 with the theme on CAD/BIM/GIS Integration as we build toward GeoWeb 2009 Cityscapes.

The theme for the 2008 conference is “Infrastructure:  Local to Global”, which implies the GeoWeb has a local community dimension as well as a global dimension.  The integration of global aggregators will drive the creation of local infrastructures and will give rise to a global infrastructure.  Additional points of discussion will include:

  • Global Aggregators and Data Communities
  • GeoWeb in Security and Defense
  • Real Time Emergency Response and Environmental Security
  • Neo-Geo, User Generated Data and the GI Professional
  • CAD-BIM-GIS-Games Integration – 3D Cityscapes (Worlds Real and Virtual)
  • Infrastructure for Information – Building Alongside Physical Infrastructure
  • Municipal SDI in the GeoWeb
  • Imaging, Coverages and Information Infrastructures

http://geowebconference.org/

Wednesday July 23, 2008

The term "GeoWeb" or Geospatial Web refers to the ability to locally/globally integrate and share geospatial information via the Internet.  

The GeoWeb 2008 conference reflects the breadth, evolution and growing maturity of the GeoWeb and is one of the only conferences focusing exclusively on the convergence of GIS and the Internet, and the economic potential associated with the convergence of XML, web services and GIS.  This exciting annual conference will take place in Vancouver, Canada from July 21-25th, 2008 at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. The GeoWeb 2008 conference welcomes both public and private organizations to meet, discuss and learn about today’s most innovative geospatial technologies.

GeoWeb 2008 reflects a growing awareness of the need to interpret geospatial information in the broadest possible terms, especially in the context of the built environment, where information sharing and collaboration is key to the increased productivity, efficiency and vastly improved decision making.  We hi-light this in GeoWeb 2008 with the theme on CAD/BIM/GIS Integration as we build toward GeoWeb 2009 Cityscapes.

The theme for the 2008 conference is “Infrastructure:  Local to Global”, which implies the GeoWeb has a local community dimension as well as a global dimension.  The integration of global aggregators will drive the creation of local infrastructures and will give rise to a global infrastructure.  Additional points of discussion will include:

  • Global Aggregators and Data Communities
  • GeoWeb in Security and Defense
  • Real Time Emergency Response and Environmental Security
  • Neo-Geo, User Generated Data and the GI Professional
  • CAD-BIM-GIS-Games Integration – 3D Cityscapes (Worlds Real and Virtual)
  • Infrastructure for Information – Building Alongside Physical Infrastructure
  • Municipal SDI in the GeoWeb
  • Imaging, Coverages and Information Infrastructures

http://geowebconference.org/

Thursday July 24, 2008

The term "GeoWeb" or Geospatial Web refers to the ability to locally/globally integrate and share geospatial information via the Internet.  

The GeoWeb 2008 conference reflects the breadth, evolution and growing maturity of the GeoWeb and is one of the only conferences focusing exclusively on the convergence of GIS and the Internet, and the economic potential associated with the convergence of XML, web services and GIS.  This exciting annual conference will take place in Vancouver, Canada from July 21-25th, 2008 at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. The GeoWeb 2008 conference welcomes both public and private organizations to meet, discuss and learn about today’s most innovative geospatial technologies.

GeoWeb 2008 reflects a growing awareness of the need to interpret geospatial information in the broadest possible terms, especially in the context of the built environment, where information sharing and collaboration is key to the increased productivity, efficiency and vastly improved decision making.  We hi-light this in GeoWeb 2008 with the theme on CAD/BIM/GIS Integration as we build toward GeoWeb 2009 Cityscapes.

The theme for the 2008 conference is “Infrastructure:  Local to Global”, which implies the GeoWeb has a local community dimension as well as a global dimension.  The integration of global aggregators will drive the creation of local infrastructures and will give rise to a global infrastructure.  Additional points of discussion will include:

  • Global Aggregators and Data Communities
  • GeoWeb in Security and Defense
  • Real Time Emergency Response and Environmental Security
  • Neo-Geo, User Generated Data and the GI Professional
  • CAD-BIM-GIS-Games Integration – 3D Cityscapes (Worlds Real and Virtual)
  • Infrastructure for Information – Building Alongside Physical Infrastructure
  • Municipal SDI in the GeoWeb
  • Imaging, Coverages and Information Infrastructures

http://geowebconference.org/

Friday July 25, 2008
Start: 07/21/2008 8:00 am
End: 07/25/2008 8:00 pm

The term "GeoWeb" or Geospatial Web refers to the ability to locally/globally integrate and share geospatial information via the Internet.  

The GeoWeb 2008 conference reflects the breadth, evolution and growing maturity of the GeoWeb and is one of the only conferences focusing exclusively on the convergence of GIS and the Internet, and the economic potential associated with the convergence of XML, web services and GIS.  This exciting annual conference will take place in Vancouver, Canada from July 21-25th, 2008 at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. The GeoWeb 2008 conference welcomes both public and private organizations to meet, discuss and learn about today’s most innovative geospatial technologies.

GeoWeb 2008 reflects a growing awareness of the need to interpret geospatial information in the broadest possible terms, especially in the context of the built environment, where information sharing and collaboration is key to the increased productivity, efficiency and vastly improved decision making.  We hi-light this in GeoWeb 2008 with the theme on CAD/BIM/GIS Integration as we build toward GeoWeb 2009 Cityscapes.

The theme for the 2008 conference is “Infrastructure:  Local to Global”, which implies the GeoWeb has a local community dimension as well as a global dimension.  The integration of global aggregators will drive the creation of local infrastructures and will give rise to a global infrastructure.  Additional points of discussion will include:

  • Global Aggregators and Data Communities
  • GeoWeb in Security and Defense
  • Real Time Emergency Response and Environmental Security
  • Neo-Geo, User Generated Data and the GI Professional
  • CAD-BIM-GIS-Games Integration – 3D Cityscapes (Worlds Real and Virtual)
  • Infrastructure for Information – Building Alongside Physical Infrastructure
  • Municipal SDI in the GeoWeb
  • Imaging, Coverages and Information Infrastructures

http://geowebconference.org/

Wednesday July 30, 2008
Start: 07/30/2008 8:00 am
End: 07/30/2008 9:30 am

Hello CSIN Members,

I am happy to announce that the next CSIN Learning Event will take place on Wednesday July 30th 2008 from 10:00 to 11:30am Central time. The event will be hosted using Meeting Room technology. Meeting Room software is new to CSIN and its use has been generously donated to CSIN by Thompson Rivers University.

Tuesday August 12, 2008
Start: 08/12/2008 8:00 am

Join us August 12–15, 2008, in Monterey, California, for the 11th Annual Conference for the Society of Conservation GIS.

Wednesday August 13, 2008

Join us August 12–15, 2008, in Monterey, California, for the 11th Annual Conference for the Society of Conservation GIS.

Thursday August 14, 2008

Join us August 12–15, 2008, in Monterey, California, for the 11th Annual Conference for the Society of Conservation GIS.

Friday August 15, 2008
Start: 08/12/2008 8:00 am
End: 08/15/2008 8:00 am

Join us August 12–15, 2008, in Monterey, California, for the 11th Annual Conference for the Society of Conservation GIS.

Saturday August 16, 2008
Start: 08/16/2008 9:00 am

SFU’s Speaking for the Salmon Program and the Haig-Brown Centenary Committee are pleased to invite you to the upcoming Symposium on Sustaining Wild Salmon:  Moving from Words to Action.

Date and Location: August 16-17, 2008, Campbell River, BC

The symposium will address the challenges that we face in implementing the Wild Salmon Policy.

Dialogue Questions include:
What are the threats to wild salmon?
What are we doing to honour Haig-Brown's conservation legacy?
What solutions and tools are available to sustain wild salmon?
What is the role for communities in implementing the Wild Salmon Policy?
What will it take to move forward?

Associated events and Fieldtrips for you and your family:
- Key note addresses: the Honourable Iona Campagnolo, Terry Glavin and others
- An Evening at the Theatre with Haig-Brown
- Fieldtrips:  Campbell and Nimpkish Rivers - snorkeling with the salmon in the Campbell River, Alert Bay and Nimpkish River traditional cultural experience and more.

Download the program below.

Sunday August 17, 2008
Start: 08/16/2008 9:00 am
End: 08/17/2008 5:00 pm

SFU’s Speaking for the Salmon Program and the Haig-Brown Centenary Committee are pleased to invite you to the upcoming Symposium on Sustaining Wild Salmon:  Moving from Words to Action.

Date and Location: August 16-17, 2008, Campbell River, BC

The symposium will address the challenges that we face in implementing the Wild Salmon Policy.

Dialogue Questions include:
What are the threats to wild salmon?
What are we doing to honour Haig-Brown's conservation legacy?
What solutions and tools are available to sustain wild salmon?
What is the role for communities in implementing the Wild Salmon Policy?
What will it take to move forward?

Associated events and Fieldtrips for you and your family:
- Key note addresses: the Honourable Iona Campagnolo, Terry Glavin and others
- An Evening at the Theatre with Haig-Brown
- Fieldtrips:  Campbell and Nimpkish Rivers - snorkeling with the salmon in the Campbell River, Alert Bay and Nimpkish River traditional cultural experience and more.

Download the program below.