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Tuesday March 24, 2009

Call for Papers

 

Indigenous Peoples and Protected Areas: Conservation Through Self-Determination

 

Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers

Las Vegas, Nevada

March 22-27, 2009

 

Co-sponsored by the Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group, the Cultural and Political Ecology (CAPE) Specialty Group, and appropriate regional specialty groups

 

Session(s) organized and chaired by Stan Stevens, Associate Professor of Geography, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01003

 

Contact: sstevens@geo.umass.edu

Deadline to contact session chair with abstract: October 9, 2008

Conference registration and abstract deadline:  October 16, 2008

 

Papers are invited for an AAG session on the interwoven politics and political ecologies of Indigenous rights and protected area-based conservation. 

 

This is the sixth consecutive year that the Indigenous Specialty Group has sponsored and organized such sessions at the AAG annual meetings.

 

These sessions provide a continuing venue at the AAG for discussion of conservation, difference, and social justice and for analyses of the diverse political ecologies created by the establishment of protected areas by Indigenous peoples, states, and NGOs in Indigenous peoples' territories.

 

Participants in this year's session are invited to join previous participants in contributing theoretical and case study chapters to an edited book.

 

Both theoretical and case study contributions are welcome.  

 

I am particularly interested in papers on the following topics:

 

I.  New Paradigm Protected Areas. Establishment, operation, and effectiveness of inclusive, participatory, new paradigm protected areas.  These may include diverse types of protected areas in which Indigenous peoples' land use and participation in management is recognized. 

 

II. Critiques of Old Paradigm Protected Areas.  Analyses of coercively imposed exclusionary "wilderness" or Yellowstone-model protected areas and "fortress conservation" from the standpoints of violations of human/indigenous rights; displacement; loss of access to and/or management of natural resources, cultural resources, and cultural sites; accompanying changes in land/water use and management; and consequent ecological change.

 

III.  "Hand-backs," "Hand overs," and other Reconciliation and Restitution.  Case studies of redress, compensation, or restitution for past injustices against Indigenous peoples caused by the creation or management of protected areas.

 

IV.  False Representations of "Progressive" Protected Areas.  Analyses of protected areas which have inappropriately represented as participatory and community-based by states, intergovernmental agencies, or NGOs .

 

V.  Rights-Based Conservation.  Analyses of protected area governance and management in cases where this is explicitly based on recognition of constitutional, human, and/or Indigenous Rights.

 

Note on Protected Areas:  Under the term "protected areas" I include all forms of "conservation territories" managed or co-managed by states, communities, or private individuals and organizations.  Papers are welcome not only on inhabited national parks, wilderness areas, wildlife reserves and other forms of conservation areas which have been designated or recognized by states but also on all lands and waters which Indigenous peoples inhabit, use, and manage in ways which have conservation significance regardless of whether they have been formally declared protected areas by Indigenous peoples and other local communities or whether they have been recognized as protected areas by states or by international organizations.

Start: 03/24/2009 9:00 am




7éme Édition
FORUM AUTOCHTONE

 

 

 

Depuis 6 ans, ce forum offre des débats stimulants sur des sujets actuels qui touchent les communautés autochtones. Cette conférence d'Insight mettra en évidence trois grands thèmes d'actualités :

 

1) Les autochtones et les tribunaux 
 
2) L'autonomie gouvernementale : comment la financer ?
 
3) Commercialisation et développements des Ressources Naturelles - La voie vers l'autonomie économique ?
 
Ces thèmes permettront d'aborder des sujets importants tels que :

 

· Les enjeux autochtones avec le gouvernement québécois et canadiens - leurs répercussions sur l'avenir
· Les politiques autochtones sont-elles différentes selon la province où ils habitent?
· Quels sont les objectifs et conditions de la politique sur les revendications particulières?
· Est-ce qu'un gouvernement autochtone autonome lève des impôts et taxes ? et si oui, quelle est l'étendue de ce pouvoir? (quelles taxes ? où ? sur qui ? comment ?)

· Est-ce qu'un gouvernement autochtone autonome paie des impôts et taxes? et si non, dans quelles circonstances?
· Pourquoi négocier une entente de partenariat?
· Comment concilier les intérêts des autochtones et des développeurs
 
Nous avons mis sur pied cette année encore une conférence qui vous informera sur tous les enjeux actuels reliés à la communauté autochtone.

 

 

 

7ième Édition FORUM AUTOCHTONE

DATE: Les 24 et 25 mars 2009

LOCATION: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, QC
MORE: Téléchargez la brochure ici et imprimez la fiche.
Présenté par Insight - 7ième Édition FORUM AUTOCHTONE

 

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements
Rita Lwanga
Spécialiste en Marketing
416-777-2020 ext. 6117
Rita.Lwanga@incisivemedia.com

Wednesday March 25, 2009

Call for Papers

 

Indigenous Peoples and Protected Areas: Conservation Through Self-Determination

 

Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers

Las Vegas, Nevada

March 22-27, 2009

 

Co-sponsored by the Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group, the Cultural and Political Ecology (CAPE) Specialty Group, and appropriate regional specialty groups

 

Session(s) organized and chaired by Stan Stevens, Associate Professor of Geography, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01003

 

Contact: sstevens@geo.umass.edu

Deadline to contact session chair with abstract: October 9, 2008

Conference registration and abstract deadline:  October 16, 2008

 

Papers are invited for an AAG session on the interwoven politics and political ecologies of Indigenous rights and protected area-based conservation. 

 

This is the sixth consecutive year that the Indigenous Specialty Group has sponsored and organized such sessions at the AAG annual meetings.

 

These sessions provide a continuing venue at the AAG for discussion of conservation, difference, and social justice and for analyses of the diverse political ecologies created by the establishment of protected areas by Indigenous peoples, states, and NGOs in Indigenous peoples' territories.

 

Participants in this year's session are invited to join previous participants in contributing theoretical and case study chapters to an edited book.

 

Both theoretical and case study contributions are welcome.  

 

I am particularly interested in papers on the following topics:

 

I.  New Paradigm Protected Areas. Establishment, operation, and effectiveness of inclusive, participatory, new paradigm protected areas.  These may include diverse types of protected areas in which Indigenous peoples' land use and participation in management is recognized. 

 

II. Critiques of Old Paradigm Protected Areas.  Analyses of coercively imposed exclusionary "wilderness" or Yellowstone-model protected areas and "fortress conservation" from the standpoints of violations of human/indigenous rights; displacement; loss of access to and/or management of natural resources, cultural resources, and cultural sites; accompanying changes in land/water use and management; and consequent ecological change.

 

III.  "Hand-backs," "Hand overs," and other Reconciliation and Restitution.  Case studies of redress, compensation, or restitution for past injustices against Indigenous peoples caused by the creation or management of protected areas.

 

IV.  False Representations of "Progressive" Protected Areas.  Analyses of protected areas which have inappropriately represented as participatory and community-based by states, intergovernmental agencies, or NGOs .

 

V.  Rights-Based Conservation.  Analyses of protected area governance and management in cases where this is explicitly based on recognition of constitutional, human, and/or Indigenous Rights.

 

Note on Protected Areas:  Under the term "protected areas" I include all forms of "conservation territories" managed or co-managed by states, communities, or private individuals and organizations.  Papers are welcome not only on inhabited national parks, wilderness areas, wildlife reserves and other forms of conservation areas which have been designated or recognized by states but also on all lands and waters which Indigenous peoples inhabit, use, and manage in ways which have conservation significance regardless of whether they have been formally declared protected areas by Indigenous peoples and other local communities or whether they have been recognized as protected areas by states or by international organizations.

Start: 03/24/2009 9:00 am
End: 03/25/2009 5:00 pm




7éme Édition
FORUM AUTOCHTONE

 

 

 

Depuis 6 ans, ce forum offre des débats stimulants sur des sujets actuels qui touchent les communautés autochtones. Cette conférence d'Insight mettra en évidence trois grands thèmes d'actualités :

 

1) Les autochtones et les tribunaux 
 
2) L'autonomie gouvernementale : comment la financer ?
 
3) Commercialisation et développements des Ressources Naturelles - La voie vers l'autonomie économique ?
 
Ces thèmes permettront d'aborder des sujets importants tels que :

 

· Les enjeux autochtones avec le gouvernement québécois et canadiens - leurs répercussions sur l'avenir
· Les politiques autochtones sont-elles différentes selon la province où ils habitent?
· Quels sont les objectifs et conditions de la politique sur les revendications particulières?
· Est-ce qu'un gouvernement autochtone autonome lève des impôts et taxes ? et si oui, quelle est l'étendue de ce pouvoir? (quelles taxes ? où ? sur qui ? comment ?)

· Est-ce qu'un gouvernement autochtone autonome paie des impôts et taxes? et si non, dans quelles circonstances?
· Pourquoi négocier une entente de partenariat?
· Comment concilier les intérêts des autochtones et des développeurs
 
Nous avons mis sur pied cette année encore une conférence qui vous informera sur tous les enjeux actuels reliés à la communauté autochtone.

 

 

 

7ième Édition FORUM AUTOCHTONE

DATE: Les 24 et 25 mars 2009

LOCATION: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, QC
MORE: Téléchargez la brochure ici et imprimez la fiche.
Présenté par Insight - 7ième Édition FORUM AUTOCHTONE

 

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements
Rita Lwanga
Spécialiste en Marketing
416-777-2020 ext. 6117
Rita.Lwanga@incisivemedia.com

Thursday March 26, 2009

Call for Papers

 

Indigenous Peoples and Protected Areas: Conservation Through Self-Determination

 

Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers

Las Vegas, Nevada

March 22-27, 2009

 

Co-sponsored by the Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group, the Cultural and Political Ecology (CAPE) Specialty Group, and appropriate regional specialty groups

 

Session(s) organized and chaired by Stan Stevens, Associate Professor of Geography, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01003

 

Contact: sstevens@geo.umass.edu

Deadline to contact session chair with abstract: October 9, 2008

Conference registration and abstract deadline:  October 16, 2008

 

Papers are invited for an AAG session on the interwoven politics and political ecologies of Indigenous rights and protected area-based conservation. 

 

This is the sixth consecutive year that the Indigenous Specialty Group has sponsored and organized such sessions at the AAG annual meetings.

 

These sessions provide a continuing venue at the AAG for discussion of conservation, difference, and social justice and for analyses of the diverse political ecologies created by the establishment of protected areas by Indigenous peoples, states, and NGOs in Indigenous peoples' territories.

 

Participants in this year's session are invited to join previous participants in contributing theoretical and case study chapters to an edited book.

 

Both theoretical and case study contributions are welcome.  

 

I am particularly interested in papers on the following topics:

 

I.  New Paradigm Protected Areas. Establishment, operation, and effectiveness of inclusive, participatory, new paradigm protected areas.  These may include diverse types of protected areas in which Indigenous peoples' land use and participation in management is recognized. 

 

II. Critiques of Old Paradigm Protected Areas.  Analyses of coercively imposed exclusionary "wilderness" or Yellowstone-model protected areas and "fortress conservation" from the standpoints of violations of human/indigenous rights; displacement; loss of access to and/or management of natural resources, cultural resources, and cultural sites; accompanying changes in land/water use and management; and consequent ecological change.

 

III.  "Hand-backs," "Hand overs," and other Reconciliation and Restitution.  Case studies of redress, compensation, or restitution for past injustices against Indigenous peoples caused by the creation or management of protected areas.

 

IV.  False Representations of "Progressive" Protected Areas.  Analyses of protected areas which have inappropriately represented as participatory and community-based by states, intergovernmental agencies, or NGOs .

 

V.  Rights-Based Conservation.  Analyses of protected area governance and management in cases where this is explicitly based on recognition of constitutional, human, and/or Indigenous Rights.

 

Note on Protected Areas:  Under the term "protected areas" I include all forms of "conservation territories" managed or co-managed by states, communities, or private individuals and organizations.  Papers are welcome not only on inhabited national parks, wilderness areas, wildlife reserves and other forms of conservation areas which have been designated or recognized by states but also on all lands and waters which Indigenous peoples inhabit, use, and manage in ways which have conservation significance regardless of whether they have been formally declared protected areas by Indigenous peoples and other local communities or whether they have been recognized as protected areas by states or by international organizations.

Friday March 27, 2009
Start: 03/22/2009 9:00 am
End: 03/27/2009 9:00 pm

Call for Papers

 

Indigenous Peoples and Protected Areas: Conservation Through Self-Determination

 

Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers

Las Vegas, Nevada

March 22-27, 2009

 

Co-sponsored by the Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group, the Cultural and Political Ecology (CAPE) Specialty Group, and appropriate regional specialty groups

 

Session(s) organized and chaired by Stan Stevens, Associate Professor of Geography, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01003

 

Contact: sstevens@geo.umass.edu

Deadline to contact session chair with abstract: October 9, 2008

Conference registration and abstract deadline:  October 16, 2008

 

Papers are invited for an AAG session on the interwoven politics and political ecologies of Indigenous rights and protected area-based conservation. 

 

This is the sixth consecutive year that the Indigenous Specialty Group has sponsored and organized such sessions at the AAG annual meetings.

 

These sessions provide a continuing venue at the AAG for discussion of conservation, difference, and social justice and for analyses of the diverse political ecologies created by the establishment of protected areas by Indigenous peoples, states, and NGOs in Indigenous peoples' territories.

 

Participants in this year's session are invited to join previous participants in contributing theoretical and case study chapters to an edited book.

 

Both theoretical and case study contributions are welcome.  

 

I am particularly interested in papers on the following topics:

 

I.  New Paradigm Protected Areas. Establishment, operation, and effectiveness of inclusive, participatory, new paradigm protected areas.  These may include diverse types of protected areas in which Indigenous peoples' land use and participation in management is recognized. 

 

II. Critiques of Old Paradigm Protected Areas.  Analyses of coercively imposed exclusionary "wilderness" or Yellowstone-model protected areas and "fortress conservation" from the standpoints of violations of human/indigenous rights; displacement; loss of access to and/or management of natural resources, cultural resources, and cultural sites; accompanying changes in land/water use and management; and consequent ecological change.

 

III.  "Hand-backs," "Hand overs," and other Reconciliation and Restitution.  Case studies of redress, compensation, or restitution for past injustices against Indigenous peoples caused by the creation or management of protected areas.

 

IV.  False Representations of "Progressive" Protected Areas.  Analyses of protected areas which have inappropriately represented as participatory and community-based by states, intergovernmental agencies, or NGOs .

 

V.  Rights-Based Conservation.  Analyses of protected area governance and management in cases where this is explicitly based on recognition of constitutional, human, and/or Indigenous Rights.

 

Note on Protected Areas:  Under the term "protected areas" I include all forms of "conservation territories" managed or co-managed by states, communities, or private individuals and organizations.  Papers are welcome not only on inhabited national parks, wilderness areas, wildlife reserves and other forms of conservation areas which have been designated or recognized by states but also on all lands and waters which Indigenous peoples inhabit, use, and manage in ways which have conservation significance regardless of whether they have been formally declared protected areas by Indigenous peoples and other local communities or whether they have been recognized as protected areas by states or by international organizations.

Wednesday April 01, 2009
Start: 04/01/2009 7:00 am
End: 04/01/2009 7:00 pm




Crown Plaza Chateau Lacombe - Salon A
10111, rue Bellamy Hill
Edmonton (Alberta)

The Geomatics Industry Association of Canada (GIAC) is hosting an Information Outreach Workshop to showcase the vital role that location-based or "geospatial" information - such as digital maps and satellite images - and technologies can play in enhancing public and private sector decision-making and in the management of policy, social, environmental and economic development issues. This workshop is made possible with financial support from GeoConnections, a national partnership program led by Natural Resource Canada. The workshop is facilitated in Vancouver with the assistance and support of the Integrated Cadastral Information Society (ICIS).

For more information, see: http://www.giac.ca/home.asp?lang=en

Friday April 03, 2009
Saturday April 04, 2009
Sunday April 05, 2009
Tuesday April 14, 2009
Start: 04/14/2009 7:00 am

Center for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) Presents -
Environmental Assessments Involving First Nations Workshop

This 2-day workshop introduces participants to the concepts of Indigenous Knowledge (IK), First Nations Environmental Philosophy, and methods to include Indigenous Knowledge in the environmental assessment (EA) process. Case study examples will be discussed.

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

Registration and additional information can be found below (you must be logged in).

 

Wednesday April 15, 2009
Start: 04/14/2009 7:00 am
End: 04/15/2009 7:00 pm

Center for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) Presents -
Environmental Assessments Involving First Nations Workshop

This 2-day workshop introduces participants to the concepts of Indigenous Knowledge (IK), First Nations Environmental Philosophy, and methods to include Indigenous Knowledge in the environmental assessment (EA) process. Case study examples will be discussed.

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

Registration and additional information can be found below (you must be logged in).

 

Monday April 20, 2009
Start: 04/20/2009 9:00 am

http://www.indigenousclimate.org/
Dena’ina Center
Anchorage, Alaska (USA)

Tuesday April 21, 2009
Wednesday April 22, 2009
Thursday April 23, 2009
Start: 04/23/2009 11:00 am

The conference gravitates around three levels of reflections: movement, participation and risk.
They are the subjects, we have just considered above and that play a crucial role in the
contemporary world processes. We propose a non–exhaustive list of issues and approaches about each one, in order to start a debate:
1. Movement Cartography - This issue deals with the necessity to think about the way of
representing movement using topological metrics. Far from considering the most obvious and
common (denotative according semiotics) meaning - i. e. moving things and people, movement is
the conceptual category to think about in order to identify innovative analytical instruments to grasp the deep nature of globalization. In fact, by recovering its deeper sense (connotative, according to semiotics again), movement is today perceived in its highest meaning: generating source, energy able to assume a multiplicity of configurations, which are not possible to turn to a static form but, rather, are only definable in their own dynamism. Therefore, phenomena in current times have not to be represented in their final state but they should be investigated in their changing in progress, that is also their own goal. Then, in current times of “generalized mobility”, which constitutes the crucial aspect of our society, it is urgent wondering: what is the most appropriate cartographic system to represent movement? In urban context, is it possible to overcome the range between Euclidian representation and urban mass, determined by co-presence and interaction of a large number of social operators? And, even, is it possible to think about a way of a cartographic representation, assuming the influence of Earth curvature on movement at the global scale without vanishing it by using projections?
2. Participatory Mapping – This issue concerns the research of instruments to activate the
dialogue and the participation between different actors, involved in territorial planning: we point out governance as the field of experimentation of participatory cartographic systems, since it constitutes the moment where a multiplicity of actors take part in discussion in order to find shared interests and positions, to be considered in decision making. We intend analyzing the role of participatory mapping in pointing out identity values of landscape, as a stake in negotiation process, but also the development and the diffusion of Geographic Information Technologies thanks to the interactive processes promoted by the web - such as Public and Participatory GIS, and the last generation of «WikiGIS». Both support the processes of collective thinking and decision making and they also are understandable by non-expert people, that can be involved. Then, the question is: what kind of information grant the participation and what kind of multimedia systems are able to activate the sharing of interests and, then, promote consensus in decision making process? And also, is participatory mapping able to build a dialogue between actors belonging to different cultural scenarios?
3. Cartography of risk - This context concerns decision support systems (DSS) in order to
communicate the risk and face emergency in crisis situations. At this regards, we are going to face the subject of including the map, inside these situations, playing the role of symbolic operator able to act in such a decision making, characterized by urgency and criticality. Starting from Luhmann’s proposal to distinguish between risk and danger and assuming the different role that decision has inside each one, it is possible to face the issue of cartographic communication in determining social perception and impress upon the time dimension of the event, i. e. preventing and managing the emergency. In order to prevent damages and, then, to face dangers and future situations of criticality, we need to investigate: the connection between decision and risk - which considerably depends on techniques of process control, the resources to be managed and the identification of errors. Concerning emergency, we need to assume the huge complexity of causal processes, which happen at the same time, thinking about not only the information to put on the map but also about the contexts created by different actors, and, even, about the prevention of the event evolution. In fact, the different aspects of emergency must be considered: the conditions which generated it, the actors involved, its impact and consequences, the possible actions able to manage it, negotiations, decision making, the revision process able to consider its dynamics. All these issues raise a multiplicity of questions: how can the map communicate prevention and, then, how can it impress upon the social dimension of risk? Which role can we give it inside DSS? How can we introduce the time factor and forecast variables created by emergency?

Organization structure:
Length: 2 days
Place: Bergamo (Italy)
Languages: English and Italian
Conference web site : www.unibg.it/geografia
Conference Secretary: Federica Burini: fburini@unibg.it; Alessandra Ghisalberti: aleghisa@unibg.it
Deadlines:
The scientific committee will grant the participation to a limited number of participant only, after a
careful selection, according to the following schedule:
February 15th – deadline for abstracts and a short CV for asking to participate in the conference;
February 25th – publication on the conference web site of the final list of participants in the three parallel workshops.
Auditors can follow the conference works by sending their subscription by mail to the conference secretary within March the 30th.
Aftermaths:
The scientific results of the conference, after a careful selection and a thematic re-assemblage, will be published on the on-line journals Espace-Temps and CODATA Journal.
Furthermore, these papers will be collected in the first volume of the collection “Autrement dit: le
discours cartographique” published by L’Harmattan Paris.

Friday April 24, 2009
Start: 04/20/2009 9:00 am
End: 04/24/2009 9:00 pm

http://www.indigenousclimate.org/
Dena’ina Center
Anchorage, Alaska (USA)

Start: 04/23/2009 11:00 am
End: 04/24/2009 5:00 pm

The conference gravitates around three levels of reflections: movement, participation and risk.
They are the subjects, we have just considered above and that play a crucial role in the
contemporary world processes. We propose a non–exhaustive list of issues and approaches about each one, in order to start a debate:
1. Movement Cartography - This issue deals with the necessity to think about the way of
representing movement using topological metrics. Far from considering the most obvious and
common (denotative according semiotics) meaning - i. e. moving things and people, movement is
the conceptual category to think about in order to identify innovative analytical instruments to grasp the deep nature of globalization. In fact, by recovering its deeper sense (connotative, according to semiotics again), movement is today perceived in its highest meaning: generating source, energy able to assume a multiplicity of configurations, which are not possible to turn to a static form but, rather, are only definable in their own dynamism. Therefore, phenomena in current times have not to be represented in their final state but they should be investigated in their changing in progress, that is also their own goal. Then, in current times of “generalized mobility”, which constitutes the crucial aspect of our society, it is urgent wondering: what is the most appropriate cartographic system to represent movement? In urban context, is it possible to overcome the range between Euclidian representation and urban mass, determined by co-presence and interaction of a large number of social operators? And, even, is it possible to think about a way of a cartographic representation, assuming the influence of Earth curvature on movement at the global scale without vanishing it by using projections?
2. Participatory Mapping – This issue concerns the research of instruments to activate the
dialogue and the participation between different actors, involved in territorial planning: we point out governance as the field of experimentation of participatory cartographic systems, since it constitutes the moment where a multiplicity of actors take part in discussion in order to find shared interests and positions, to be considered in decision making. We intend analyzing the role of participatory mapping in pointing out identity values of landscape, as a stake in negotiation process, but also the development and the diffusion of Geographic Information Technologies thanks to the interactive processes promoted by the web - such as Public and Participatory GIS, and the last generation of «WikiGIS». Both support the processes of collective thinking and decision making and they also are understandable by non-expert people, that can be involved. Then, the question is: what kind of information grant the participation and what kind of multimedia systems are able to activate the sharing of interests and, then, promote consensus in decision making process? And also, is participatory mapping able to build a dialogue between actors belonging to different cultural scenarios?
3. Cartography of risk - This context concerns decision support systems (DSS) in order to
communicate the risk and face emergency in crisis situations. At this regards, we are going to face the subject of including the map, inside these situations, playing the role of symbolic operator able to act in such a decision making, characterized by urgency and criticality. Starting from Luhmann’s proposal to distinguish between risk and danger and assuming the different role that decision has inside each one, it is possible to face the issue of cartographic communication in determining social perception and impress upon the time dimension of the event, i. e. preventing and managing the emergency. In order to prevent damages and, then, to face dangers and future situations of criticality, we need to investigate: the connection between decision and risk - which considerably depends on techniques of process control, the resources to be managed and the identification of errors. Concerning emergency, we need to assume the huge complexity of causal processes, which happen at the same time, thinking about not only the information to put on the map but also about the contexts created by different actors, and, even, about the prevention of the event evolution. In fact, the different aspects of emergency must be considered: the conditions which generated it, the actors involved, its impact and consequences, the possible actions able to manage it, negotiations, decision making, the revision process able to consider its dynamics. All these issues raise a multiplicity of questions: how can the map communicate prevention and, then, how can it impress upon the social dimension of risk? Which role can we give it inside DSS? How can we introduce the time factor and forecast variables created by emergency?

Organization structure:
Length: 2 days
Place: Bergamo (Italy)
Languages: English and Italian
Conference web site : www.unibg.it/geografia
Conference Secretary: Federica Burini: fburini@unibg.it; Alessandra Ghisalberti: aleghisa@unibg.it
Deadlines:
The scientific committee will grant the participation to a limited number of participant only, after a
careful selection, according to the following schedule:
February 15th – deadline for abstracts and a short CV for asking to participate in the conference;
February 25th – publication on the conference web site of the final list of participants in the three parallel workshops.
Auditors can follow the conference works by sending their subscription by mail to the conference secretary within March the 30th.
Aftermaths:
The scientific results of the conference, after a careful selection and a thematic re-assemblage, will be published on the on-line journals Espace-Temps and CODATA Journal.
Furthermore, these papers will be collected in the first volume of the collection “Autrement dit: le
discours cartographique” published by L’Harmattan Paris.

Thursday April 30, 2009
Start: 04/30/2009 11:00 am




Friday May 01, 2009
Start: 04/30/2009 11:00 am
End: 05/01/2009 11:00 am




Monday May 04, 2009
Start: 05/04/2009 7:00 am





WAURISA, the Washington Chapter of URISA, announces the 2009 Washington GIS Conference

2009 Washington GIS Conference

GIS Every Where

Meydenbauer Center - Bellevue, May 4-6

Early Registration Is Still Open

Register Now and Save

http://www.waurisa.org/conferences/2009_Conference_Index.html

Four Half Day Workshops on Monday Announced:

WAURISA has arranged the following four half day workshops for you to choose from on Monday, May 4:

·     Introduction to Open Source GIS – A Practical Overview (Michael Gerlech, Karsten Vennemann, Aaron Racicot, & Dane Springmeyer)

·     Designing Great Web Maps (John Sharrard)

·     Creating Fast Web Mapping Applications with JavaScript (Scott Moore)

·     Cartography & Map Production (Jaime Crawford)

Cy Smith - 2009 keynote speaker!

Cy Smith is the GIS Coordinator for the State of Oregon.  He also serves as Past-President of NSGIC (National States Geographic Information Council), Chair of COGO (The Coalition of Geospatial Organizations), and he just concluded a three year term on the UIRISA Board of Directors.

Cy’s Keynote address will focus on the roll of COGO, the new Administration in Washington D.C., and potential developments in Federal geospatial policy that could impact local agencies.

Tour of City of Bellevue GIS Operations

This tour will be limited to 25 people –register soon to take advantage of this opportunity!

Preliminary Paper Titles Announced

·     Open source web mapping: a non-developers perspective

·     Simple mobile solutions via smart technology: The implementation of Freeance at Pierce County

·     Enterprise GIS

·     GIS-Based Storm Water Inventories for NPDES Phase 2 – A Thurston County Example

·     Map Production

·     The Lone GIS Professional

·     GASB34 - Asset Management

·     A Proposed Municipal GIS Capability Maturity Model

·     Suitability Modeling Best Practices

·     It Can be Both – ESRI and Open Source, The Java Topology Suite in Action

·     How to use GPS and a digital camera to capture and embed the photographic attribute of a point feature with ArcPad 8

·     GIS Literacy – Who needs to Speak GIS?

·     Building a low budget Web GIS for the Obama Campaign using Mapserver, PostGIS and Openlayers

·     Planning as a Key to Enterprise GIS Success

·     Recipe for Excellent Specification Writing

·     A Middle-Tier MAF/Tiger Voter District Editing Tool

·     Oracle Fusion 11g and Maps: A review of recent State and County implementations

·     Sea Level Rise at Nuclear Power Plants in the

·     Equal Partners: GIS and Asset Management

·     Traffic Sign Data Collection and Retroreflectivity for the City of Mercer Island, WA

·     Using a Bluetooth-enabled Laser Rangefinder for Mobile Data Collection

·     Disaster Preparedness and GIS: Planning, Implementation and Analysis of the January 2009 Flooding in Snohomish County

Other Conference Highlights

·         Lunch & refreshments provided each day

·         Summit Award for Washington’s ‘GIS Person of the Year’

·         Map & Poster Contest with fabulous prizes

·         Tuesday Evening Cinco de Mayo Social in the Vendor Hall!

·         Educational session s on Tuesday and Wednesday

·         Convenient Sponsor Exhibit Hall with vendor booths and refreshments

·         Special Vendor Track on Tuesday & Wednesday

·         Student Paper Competition and Third Annual Dick Thomas Award

·         Networking opportunities galore!

Discounted Conference Hotels Now Available – See (scroll down):

http://www.waurisa.org/conferences/2009_Conference_Index.html

For All the Latest Conference Information, see:

http://www.waurisa.org/conferences/2009_Conference_Index.html

Find out why WAURISA was named URISA’s 2006 Chapter of the Year!

The latest issue of The Summit is available now - see:

http://www.waurisa.org/thesummit/index.html

The Washington GIS Conference and The Summit are brought to you by WAURISA, the Washington State Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association. 

Tuesday May 05, 2009





WAURISA, the Washington Chapter of URISA, announces the 2009 Washington GIS Conference

2009 Washington GIS Conference

GIS Every Where

Meydenbauer Center - Bellevue, May 4-6

Early Registration Is Still Open

Register Now and Save

http://www.waurisa.org/conferences/2009_Conference_Index.html

Four Half Day Workshops on Monday Announced:

WAURISA has arranged the following four half day workshops for you to choose from on Monday, May 4:

·     Introduction to Open Source GIS – A Practical Overview (Michael Gerlech, Karsten Vennemann, Aaron Racicot, & Dane Springmeyer)

·     Designing Great Web Maps (John Sharrard)

·     Creating Fast Web Mapping Applications with JavaScript (Scott Moore)

·     Cartography & Map Production (Jaime Crawford)

Cy Smith - 2009 keynote speaker!

Cy Smith is the GIS Coordinator for the State of Oregon.  He also serves as Past-President of NSGIC (National States Geographic Information Council), Chair of COGO (The Coalition of Geospatial Organizations), and he just concluded a three year term on the UIRISA Board of Directors.

Cy’s Keynote address will focus on the roll of COGO, the new Administration in Washington D.C., and potential developments in Federal geospatial policy that could impact local agencies.

Tour of City of Bellevue GIS Operations

This tour will be limited to 25 people –register soon to take advantage of this opportunity!

Preliminary Paper Titles Announced

·     Open source web mapping: a non-developers perspective

·     Simple mobile solutions via smart technology: The implementation of Freeance at Pierce County

·     Enterprise GIS

·     GIS-Based Storm Water Inventories for NPDES Phase 2 – A Thurston County Example

·     Map Production

·     The Lone GIS Professional

·     GASB34 - Asset Management

·     A Proposed Municipal GIS Capability Maturity Model

·     Suitability Modeling Best Practices

·     It Can be Both – ESRI and Open Source, The Java Topology Suite in Action

·     How to use GPS and a digital camera to capture and embed the photographic attribute of a point feature with ArcPad 8

·     GIS Literacy – Who needs to Speak GIS?

·     Building a low budget Web GIS for the Obama Campaign using Mapserver, PostGIS and Openlayers

·     Planning as a Key to Enterprise GIS Success

·     Recipe for Excellent Specification Writing

·     A Middle-Tier MAF/Tiger Voter District Editing Tool

·     Oracle Fusion 11g and Maps: A review of recent State and County implementations

·     Sea Level Rise at Nuclear Power Plants in the

·     Equal Partners: GIS and Asset Management

·     Traffic Sign Data Collection and Retroreflectivity for the City of Mercer Island, WA

·     Using a Bluetooth-enabled Laser Rangefinder for Mobile Data Collection

·     Disaster Preparedness and GIS: Planning, Implementation and Analysis of the January 2009 Flooding in Snohomish County

Other Conference Highlights

·         Lunch & refreshments provided each day

·         Summit Award for Washington’s ‘GIS Person of the Year’

·         Map & Poster Contest with fabulous prizes

·         Tuesday Evening Cinco de Mayo Social in the Vendor Hall!

·         Educational session s on Tuesday and Wednesday

·         Convenient Sponsor Exhibit Hall with vendor booths and refreshments

·         Special Vendor Track on Tuesday & Wednesday

·         Student Paper Competition and Third Annual Dick Thomas Award

·         Networking opportunities galore!

Discounted Conference Hotels Now Available – See (scroll down):

http://www.waurisa.org/conferences/2009_Conference_Index.html

For All the Latest Conference Information, see:

http://www.waurisa.org/conferences/2009_Conference_Index.html

Find out why WAURISA was named URISA’s 2006 Chapter of the Year!

The latest issue of The Summit is available now - see:

http://www.waurisa.org/thesummit/index.html

The Washington GIS Conference and The Summit are brought to you by WAURISA, the Washington State Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association. 

Wednesday May 06, 2009
Start: 05/04/2009 7:00 am
End: 05/06/2009 9:00 pm





WAURISA, the Washington Chapter of URISA, announces the 2009 Washington GIS Conference

2009 Washington GIS Conference

GIS Every Where

Meydenbauer Center - Bellevue, May 4-6

Early Registration Is Still Open

Register Now and Save

http://www.waurisa.org/conferences/2009_Conference_Index.html

Four Half Day Workshops on Monday Announced:

WAURISA has arranged the following four half day workshops for you to choose from on Monday, May 4:

·     Introduction to Open Source GIS – A Practical Overview (Michael Gerlech, Karsten Vennemann, Aaron Racicot, & Dane Springmeyer)

·     Designing Great Web Maps (John Sharrard)

·     Creating Fast Web Mapping Applications with JavaScript (Scott Moore)

·     Cartography & Map Production (Jaime Crawford)

Cy Smith - 2009 keynote speaker!

Cy Smith is the GIS Coordinator for the State of Oregon.  He also serves as Past-President of NSGIC (National States Geographic Information Council), Chair of COGO (The Coalition of Geospatial Organizations), and he just concluded a three year term on the UIRISA Board of Directors.

Cy’s Keynote address will focus on the roll of COGO, the new Administration in Washington D.C., and potential developments in Federal geospatial policy that could impact local agencies.

Tour of City of Bellevue GIS Operations

This tour will be limited to 25 people –register soon to take advantage of this opportunity!

Preliminary Paper Titles Announced

·     Open source web mapping: a non-developers perspective

·     Simple mobile solutions via smart technology: The implementation of Freeance at Pierce County

·     Enterprise GIS

·     GIS-Based Storm Water Inventories for NPDES Phase 2 – A Thurston County Example

·     Map Production

·     The Lone GIS Professional

·     GASB34 - Asset Management

·     A Proposed Municipal GIS Capability Maturity Model

·     Suitability Modeling Best Practices

·     It Can be Both – ESRI and Open Source, The Java Topology Suite in Action

·     How to use GPS and a digital camera to capture and embed the photographic attribute of a point feature with ArcPad 8

·     GIS Literacy – Who needs to Speak GIS?

·     Building a low budget Web GIS for the Obama Campaign using Mapserver, PostGIS and Openlayers

·     Planning as a Key to Enterprise GIS Success

·     Recipe for Excellent Specification Writing

·     A Middle-Tier MAF/Tiger Voter District Editing Tool

·     Oracle Fusion 11g and Maps: A review of recent State and County implementations

·     Sea Level Rise at Nuclear Power Plants in the

·     Equal Partners: GIS and Asset Management

·     Traffic Sign Data Collection and Retroreflectivity for the City of Mercer Island, WA

·     Using a Bluetooth-enabled Laser Rangefinder for Mobile Data Collection

·     Disaster Preparedness and GIS: Planning, Implementation and Analysis of the January 2009 Flooding in Snohomish County

Other Conference Highlights

·         Lunch & refreshments provided each day

·         Summit Award for Washington’s ‘GIS Person of the Year’

·         Map & Poster Contest with fabulous prizes

·         Tuesday Evening Cinco de Mayo Social in the Vendor Hall!

·         Educational session s on Tuesday and Wednesday

·         Convenient Sponsor Exhibit Hall with vendor booths and refreshments

·         Special Vendor Track on Tuesday & Wednesday

·         Student Paper Competition and Third Annual Dick Thomas Award

·         Networking opportunities galore!

Discounted Conference Hotels Now Available – See (scroll down):

http://www.waurisa.org/conferences/2009_Conference_Index.html

For All the Latest Conference Information, see:

http://www.waurisa.org/conferences/2009_Conference_Index.html

Find out why WAURISA was named URISA’s 2006 Chapter of the Year!

The latest issue of The Summit is available now - see:

http://www.waurisa.org/thesummit/index.html

The Washington GIS Conference and The Summit are brought to you by WAURISA, the Washington State Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association. 

Monday May 18, 2009
Tuesday May 19, 2009
Wednesday May 20, 2009
Start: 05/20/2009 8:00 am

The 2009 BC Land Summit will be an interdisciplinary conference organized by six professional organizations, all of whom share ties to land use in British Columbia and who will combine their 2009 annual conferences into this exciting joint venture.

The 2009 BC Land Summit will build on the success of the 2004 BC Land Summit in Vancouver, and will provide opportunities to learn, share ideas, collaborate and network with others working in diverse land-related fields.

The 2009 BC Land Summit – A Better Future: Adapting to Change
May 20th – 22nd, 2009
Telus Whistler Conference Centre
Whistler, British Columbia

http://www.bclandsummit.com/

2009 BC LAND SUMMIT Program THEME

A Better Future: Adapting to Change

The broad over-arching conference theme for the 2009 BC Land Summit is A Better Future: Adapting to Change. This theme recognizes the many different processes of change – from the global to the local – affecting land, land-use, and communities’ relationship with the land. This theme also adopts a positive, future-oriented perspective that recognizes the valuable and important need for informed adaptation as we move forward in the face of change.
Within the umbrella of the over-arching conference theme, the program will be organized into four sub-themes, outlined below.
We seek proposals for presentations, papers, workshops, media, and other unique forms of engagement – including mobile workshops, demonstration site tours, and more – that explore the many dimensions of change which are affecting land, land-use and communities across British Columbia and beyond.

Program SUB-THEMES

Changing Place & Space – Communities in Transition:

This sub-theme will focus on human settlements and the built environment, from urban centres to small towns and rural communities, and the many diverse and sometimes contradictory forces of change affecting them. Topic areas that will be covered under this sub-theme include: housing, urban design, downtown revitalization, development economics, municipal taxation, green design, small town & rural community issues, issues of locality and identity, community engagement, resource communities in the contemporary context, issues of resort development, and more.

Changing Environments – Natural & Cultural Diversity:

The sub-theme will focus on the complex diversities of people, communities and the natural environment, and the dynamic issues facing them. Topic areas that will be covered under this sub-theme include: First Nations community issues, environmental & nature conservation, connecting with nature, water issues, food security, food quality and agriculture, agricultural land regulation and global/local impacts on agricultural lands, demographic change and cultural diversity, and more.

A World of Change – Growth & Globalization:

This sub-theme will focus on the major global, dynamic issues and challenges that are affecting and impacting the land, environment and all communities and regions. Topic areas that will be covered under this sub-theme will include: climate change, economic growth issues and globalization, community durability, energy and resources, governance, and more.

Change in Motion – Movement, Transportation & Travel:

This sub-theme will focus primarily on transportation, movement and travel at every level and scale and their vital, interactive relationship with land and land-use. Topic areas that will be included under this sub-theme include: public transit, transportation infrastructure, cycling, alternate modes of transportation, goods movement, travel and tourism, pedestrianization, jobs and housing balance, green transportation and more

Thursday May 21, 2009
Start: 05/18/2009 10:00 am
End: 05/21/2009 6:00 pm

More information: http://www.atnitribes.org/

The 2009 BC Land Summit will be an interdisciplinary conference organized by six professional organizations, all of whom share ties to land use in British Columbia and who will combine their 2009 annual conferences into this exciting joint venture.

The 2009 BC Land Summit will build on the success of the 2004 BC Land Summit in Vancouver, and will provide opportunities to learn, share ideas, collaborate and network with others working in diverse land-related fields.

The 2009 BC Land Summit – A Better Future: Adapting to Change
May 20th – 22nd, 2009
Telus Whistler Conference Centre
Whistler, British Columbia

http://www.bclandsummit.com/

2009 BC LAND SUMMIT Program THEME

A Better Future: Adapting to Change

The broad over-arching conference theme for the 2009 BC Land Summit is A Better Future: Adapting to Change. This theme recognizes the many different processes of change – from the global to the local – affecting land, land-use, and communities’ relationship with the land. This theme also adopts a positive, future-oriented perspective that recognizes the valuable and important need for informed adaptation as we move forward in the face of change.
Within the umbrella of the over-arching conference theme, the program will be organized into four sub-themes, outlined below.
We seek proposals for presentations, papers, workshops, media, and other unique forms of engagement – including mobile workshops, demonstration site tours, and more – that explore the many dimensions of change which are affecting land, land-use and communities across British Columbia and beyond.

Program SUB-THEMES

Changing Place & Space – Communities in Transition:

This sub-theme will focus on human settlements and the built environment, from urban centres to small towns and rural communities, and the many diverse and sometimes contradictory forces of change affecting them. Topic areas that will be covered under this sub-theme include: housing, urban design, downtown revitalization, development economics, municipal taxation, green design, small town & rural community issues, issues of locality and identity, community engagement, resource communities in the contemporary context, issues of resort development, and more.

Changing Environments – Natural & Cultural Diversity:

The sub-theme will focus on the complex diversities of people, communities and the natural environment, and the dynamic issues facing them. Topic areas that will be covered under this sub-theme include: First Nations community issues, environmental & nature conservation, connecting with nature, water issues, food security, food quality and agriculture, agricultural land regulation and global/local impacts on agricultural lands, demographic change and cultural diversity, and more.

A World of Change – Growth & Globalization:

This sub-theme will focus on the major global, dynamic issues and challenges that are affecting and impacting the land, environment and all communities and regions. Topic areas that will be covered under this sub-theme will include: climate change, economic growth issues and globalization, community durability, energy and resources, governance, and more.

Change in Motion – Movement, Transportation & Travel:

This sub-theme will focus primarily on transportation, movement and travel at every level and scale and their vital, interactive relationship with land and land-use. Topic areas that will be included under this sub-theme include: public transit, transportation infrastructure, cycling, alternate modes of transportation, goods movement, travel and tourism, pedestrianization, jobs and housing balance, green transportation and more

Friday May 22, 2009
Start: 05/20/2009 8:00 am
End: 05/22/2009 4:30 pm

The 2009 BC Land Summit will be an interdisciplinary conference organized by six professional organizations, all of whom share ties to land use in British Columbia and who will combine their 2009 annual conferences into this exciting joint venture.

The 2009 BC Land Summit will build on the success of the 2004 BC Land Summit in Vancouver, and will provide opportunities to learn, share ideas, collaborate and network with others working in diverse land-related fields.

The 2009 BC Land Summit – A Better Future: Adapting to Change
May 20th – 22nd, 2009
Telus Whistler Conference Centre
Whistler, British Columbia

http://www.bclandsummit.com/

2009 BC LAND SUMMIT Program THEME

A Better Future: Adapting to Change

The broad over-arching conference theme for the 2009 BC Land Summit is A Better Future: Adapting to Change. This theme recognizes the many different processes of change – from the global to the local – affecting land, land-use, and communities’ relationship with the land. This theme also adopts a positive, future-oriented perspective that recognizes the valuable and important need for informed adaptation as we move forward in the face of change.
Within the umbrella of the over-arching conference theme, the program will be organized into four sub-themes, outlined below.
We seek proposals for presentations, papers, workshops, media, and other unique forms of engagement – including mobile workshops, demonstration site tours, and more – that explore the many dimensions of change which are affecting land, land-use and communities across British Columbia and beyond.

Program SUB-THEMES

Changing Place & Space – Communities in Transition:

This sub-theme will focus on human settlements and the built environment, from urban centres to small towns and rural communities, and the many diverse and sometimes contradictory forces of change affecting them. Topic areas that will be covered under this sub-theme include: housing, urban design, downtown revitalization, development economics, municipal taxation, green design, small town & rural community issues, issues of locality and identity, community engagement, resource communities in the contemporary context, issues of resort development, and more.

Changing Environments – Natural & Cultural Diversity:

The sub-theme will focus on the complex diversities of people, communities and the natural environment, and the dynamic issues facing them. Topic areas that will be covered under this sub-theme include: First Nations community issues, environmental & nature conservation, connecting with nature, water issues, food security, food quality and agriculture, agricultural land regulation and global/local impacts on agricultural lands, demographic change and cultural diversity, and more.

A World of Change – Growth & Globalization:

This sub-theme will focus on the major global, dynamic issues and challenges that are affecting and impacting the land, environment and all communities and regions. Topic areas that will be covered under this sub-theme will include: climate change, economic growth issues and globalization, community durability, energy and resources, governance, and more.

Change in Motion – Movement, Transportation & Travel:

This sub-theme will focus primarily on transportation, movement and travel at every level and scale and their vital, interactive relationship with land and land-use. Topic areas that will be included under this sub-theme include: public transit, transportation infrastructure, cycling, alternate modes of transportation, goods movement, travel and tourism, pedestrianization, jobs and housing balance, green transportation and more

Tuesday May 26, 2009
Start: 05/26/2009 9:00 am

CIER's workshop "Comprehensive Community Planning: Getting Started" on Tuesday May 26 and Wednesday May 27th is fast approaching! Send in your registration form for this interactive 2-day session of presentations, activities, individual and group exercises on how to help your community begin its planning process by Friday May 15th to guarantee your participation.

Wednesday May 27, 2009
Start: 05/26/2009 9:00 am
End: 05/27/2009 6:00 pm

CIER's workshop "Comprehensive Community Planning: Getting Started" on Tuesday May 26 and Wednesday May 27th is fast approaching! Send in your registration form for this interactive 2-day session of presentations, activities, individual and group exercises on how to help your community begin its planning process by Friday May 15th to guarantee your participation.

Start: 05/27/2009 11:00 am

Venue: Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
Location: Vancouver, BC
Website: TBA

http://www.geoide.ulaval.ca/events_EN.html

Thursday May 28, 2009

Venue: Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
Location: Vancouver, BC
Website: TBA

http://www.geoide.ulaval.ca/events_EN.html

Friday May 29, 2009
Start: 05/27/2009 11:00 am
End: 05/29/2009 11:00 am

Venue: Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
Location: Vancouver, BC
Website: TBA

http://www.geoide.ulaval.ca/events_EN.html

Saturday June 06, 2009
Start: 06/06/2009 8:00 am
End: 06/06/2009 8:00 pm

Francois Depey writes to tell us of this event:

The Office of the Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs invite you to participate in an All Nations Energy Summit.  All Nations addressing current energy issues including Enbridge Northern Gateway Project and the need for planning a sustainable energy future. 

ALL Nations Energy Summit
Date: June 6th 2009
Location: Moricetown Multiplex - 32 KM West of Smithers, BC

“INFORM & INSPIRE”

Keynote speakers and panelists representing all aspects of the
Northern Gateway pipeline, tanker traffic, and Alberta tar sands will
provide information to the public throughout the day to:

  • INFORM our Nations and northern communities of the potential environmental, legal, cultural and socio-economic, and cumulative impacts of proposed energy projects; look at sustainable energy options for the north and,
  • INSPIRE our Nations on asserting our rights, title and interests that would best represent our traditions, history and culture, ensuring that we are not accepting economics over impacts.

 

WE HAVE TOO MUCH TO LOSE.

“Empower First Nations right to free, prior and informed consent on developments that would impact our Rights, Title and interest on unceded lands.”

OUTCOMES:

  • Nation-to-Nation discussions addressing: “Inadequacies of environmental review processes, renewed call for independent panel, or parallel First Nation major project review process”.
  • Reiteration of the moratorium on tanker traffic.
  • Call for Moratorium on further tar sands expansion.
  • Drafting collective resolution for First Nations Leaders to sign.
  • All Nations addressing current energy issues including Enbridge Northern Gateway Project and the need for planning a sustainable energy future.

Agenda for the event will be forthcoming.

CONTACT:
Roxanne Wesley 250-847-3630
Roxanne.wesley@wetsuweten.com

or

Tara Marsden 250-614-3317
tdmarsden@gmail.com

Documents:

 

Related file: All Nations Energy Summit Registration Form

Wednesday June 10, 2009
Start: 06/10/2009 8:00 pm




Dear friends (and friends of friends) -

I am writing to invite you to the launch of my newest book: First Nations of the Pacific Northwest: Change and Tradition.  
Please pass this email on to any of your friends and contact who might be interested in attending (all events are free and open to the public).

I am excited to be a contributor on this most unique and very well produced book (hardcover, 184 pages, and with 100 finely printed colour and archival photographs).  It was put together by the Westfalian Museum for Natural History in Muenster, Germany, as part of an exhibit they did on First Nations cultures of the Pacific Northwest.  I travelled to Germany, along with some of my Nuu-chah-nulth friends (Joe, Mary and Tsimka Martin), for the opening of the exhibit.

This book has not, until now, been available in Canada.  The first section, by Prof. Alfred Hendricks, is about traditional west coast culture and the effects that European contact had on it.  The second section is a series of interviews that I did (along with accompanying portraits) of residential school survivors.  Nothing like this has ever been brought to the public in Canada, and that is why I have worked so hard to import and distribute this book in Canada.  This is something that all Canadians should have access to - and that is why I did that project in the first place.

I hope that you will be able to attend one of my launch events.  This will include a multimedia show (film and photos) about Nuu-chah-nulth traditional culture as well as about some of the issues that affect them today, as well as a talk about the book and readings.  Members of the Martin family will be present at many of the events.  

The tour kicks off in Vancouver:
Wed. June 10th, 8pm, Alma van Dusen Room, Vancouver Public Library
and the following night is in Victoria:
Thurs. June 11th, Nellie McClung branch of the Greater Victorial Public Library
and is then followed June 12th through 17th with events in:
Nanaimo, Duncan, Port Alberni, Tofino and Ucluelet.  Take a look at the full event schedule <http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/launch-tour-dates/> .

For more info:
About the book itself: http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/
About the tour dates and venues: http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/launch-tour-dates/
About the 20+ retailers stocking it: http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/purchase-book/
About me and my other books (one of which is a Canadian best-seller): www.jacquelinewindh.com <http://www.jacquelinewindh.com>

I hope to see you there - and please pass this email on to anyone else who might be interested in coming.  And feel free to contact me if you'd like any more information.

Thank you,
Jackie

Jacqueline Windh PhD
PO Box 738
Tofino BC Canada V0R 2Z0
home/office +1-250-725-2484
cell +1-250-726-8946
www.jacquelinewindh.com
www.twitter.com/jwindh <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9655578>

Thursday June 11, 2009




Dear friends (and friends of friends) -

I am writing to invite you to the launch of my newest book: First Nations of the Pacific Northwest: Change and Tradition.  
Please pass this email on to any of your friends and contact who might be interested in attending (all events are free and open to the public).

I am excited to be a contributor on this most unique and very well produced book (hardcover, 184 pages, and with 100 finely printed colour and archival photographs).  It was put together by the Westfalian Museum for Natural History in Muenster, Germany, as part of an exhibit they did on First Nations cultures of the Pacific Northwest.  I travelled to Germany, along with some of my Nuu-chah-nulth friends (Joe, Mary and Tsimka Martin), for the opening of the exhibit.

This book has not, until now, been available in Canada.  The first section, by Prof. Alfred Hendricks, is about traditional west coast culture and the effects that European contact had on it.  The second section is a series of interviews that I did (along with accompanying portraits) of residential school survivors.  Nothing like this has ever been brought to the public in Canada, and that is why I have worked so hard to import and distribute this book in Canada.  This is something that all Canadians should have access to - and that is why I did that project in the first place.

I hope that you will be able to attend one of my launch events.  This will include a multimedia show (film and photos) about Nuu-chah-nulth traditional culture as well as about some of the issues that affect them today, as well as a talk about the book and readings.  Members of the Martin family will be present at many of the events.  

The tour kicks off in Vancouver:
Wed. June 10th, 8pm, Alma van Dusen Room, Vancouver Public Library
and the following night is in Victoria:
Thurs. June 11th, Nellie McClung branch of the Greater Victorial Public Library
and is then followed June 12th through 17th with events in:
Nanaimo, Duncan, Port Alberni, Tofino and Ucluelet.  Take a look at the full event schedule <http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/launch-tour-dates/> .

For more info:
About the book itself: http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/
About the tour dates and venues: http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/launch-tour-dates/
About the 20+ retailers stocking it: http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/purchase-book/
About me and my other books (one of which is a Canadian best-seller): www.jacquelinewindh.com <http://www.jacquelinewindh.com>

I hope to see you there - and please pass this email on to anyone else who might be interested in coming.  And feel free to contact me if you'd like any more information.

Thank you,
Jackie

Jacqueline Windh PhD
PO Box 738
Tofino BC Canada V0R 2Z0
home/office +1-250-725-2484
cell +1-250-726-8946
www.jacquelinewindh.com
www.twitter.com/jwindh <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9655578>

Start: 06/11/2009 10:00 am
End: 06/11/2009 3:00 pm




Friday June 12, 2009




Dear friends (and friends of friends) -

I am writing to invite you to the launch of my newest book: First Nations of the Pacific Northwest: Change and Tradition.  
Please pass this email on to any of your friends and contact who might be interested in attending (all events are free and open to the public).

I am excited to be a contributor on this most unique and very well produced book (hardcover, 184 pages, and with 100 finely printed colour and archival photographs).  It was put together by the Westfalian Museum for Natural History in Muenster, Germany, as part of an exhibit they did on First Nations cultures of the Pacific Northwest.  I travelled to Germany, along with some of my Nuu-chah-nulth friends (Joe, Mary and Tsimka Martin), for the opening of the exhibit.

This book has not, until now, been available in Canada.  The first section, by Prof. Alfred Hendricks, is about traditional west coast culture and the effects that European contact had on it.  The second section is a series of interviews that I did (along with accompanying portraits) of residential school survivors.  Nothing like this has ever been brought to the public in Canada, and that is why I have worked so hard to import and distribute this book in Canada.  This is something that all Canadians should have access to - and that is why I did that project in the first place.

I hope that you will be able to attend one of my launch events.  This will include a multimedia show (film and photos) about Nuu-chah-nulth traditional culture as well as about some of the issues that affect them today, as well as a talk about the book and readings.  Members of the Martin family will be present at many of the events.  

The tour kicks off in Vancouver:
Wed. June 10th, 8pm, Alma van Dusen Room, Vancouver Public Library
and the following night is in Victoria:
Thurs. June 11th, Nellie McClung branch of the Greater Victorial Public Library
and is then followed June 12th through 17th with events in:
Nanaimo, Duncan, Port Alberni, Tofino and Ucluelet.  Take a look at the full event schedule <http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/launch-tour-dates/> .

For more info:
About the book itself: http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/
About the tour dates and venues: http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/launch-tour-dates/
About the 20+ retailers stocking it: http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/purchase-book/
About me and my other books (one of which is a Canadian best-seller): www.jacquelinewindh.com <http://www.jacquelinewindh.com>

I hope to see you there - and please pass this email on to anyone else who might be interested in coming.  And feel free to contact me if you'd like any more information.

Thank you,
Jackie

Jacqueline Windh PhD
PO Box 738
Tofino BC Canada V0R 2Z0
home/office +1-250-725-2484
cell +1-250-726-8946
www.jacquelinewindh.com
www.twitter.com/jwindh <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9655578>

Saturday June 13, 2009




Dear friends (and friends of friends) -

I am writing to invite you to the launch of my newest book: First Nations of the Pacific Northwest: Change and Tradition.  
Please pass this email on to any of your friends and contact who might be interested in attending (all events are free and open to the public).

I am excited to be a contributor on this most unique and very well produced book (hardcover, 184 pages, and with 100 finely printed colour and archival photographs).  It was put together by the Westfalian Museum for Natural History in Muenster, Germany, as part of an exhibit they did on First Nations cultures of the Pacific Northwest.  I travelled to Germany, along with some of my Nuu-chah-nulth friends (Joe, Mary and Tsimka Martin), for the opening of the exhibit.

This book has not, until now, been available in Canada.  The first section, by Prof. Alfred Hendricks, is about traditional west coast culture and the effects that European contact had on it.  The second section is a series of interviews that I did (along with accompanying portraits) of residential school survivors.  Nothing like this has ever been brought to the public in Canada, and that is why I have worked so hard to import and distribute this book in Canada.  This is something that all Canadians should have access to - and that is why I did that project in the first place.

I hope that you will be able to attend one of my launch events.  This will include a multimedia show (film and photos) about Nuu-chah-nulth traditional culture as well as about some of the issues that affect them today, as well as a talk about the book and readings.  Members of the Martin family will be present at many of the events.  

The tour kicks off in Vancouver:
Wed. June 10th, 8pm, Alma van Dusen Room, Vancouver Public Library
and the following night is in Victoria:
Thurs. June 11th, Nellie McClung branch of the Greater Victorial Public Library
and is then followed June 12th through 17th with events in:
Nanaimo, Duncan, Port Alberni, Tofino and Ucluelet.  Take a look at the full event schedule <http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/launch-tour-dates/> .

For more info:
About the book itself: http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/
About the tour dates and venues: http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/launch-tour-dates/
About the 20+ retailers stocking it: http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/purchase-book/
About me and my other books (one of which is a Canadian best-seller): www.jacquelinewindh.com <http://www.jacquelinewindh.com>

I hope to see you there - and please pass this email on to anyone else who might be interested in coming.  And feel free to contact me if you'd like any more information.

Thank you,
Jackie

Jacqueline Windh PhD
PO Box 738
Tofino BC Canada V0R 2Z0
home/office +1-250-725-2484
cell +1-250-726-8946
www.jacquelinewindh.com
www.twitter.com/jwindh <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9655578>

Start: 06/13/2009 8:00 am

IMN 09 - Oneida Nation, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Sunday June 14, 2009




Dear friends (and friends of friends) -

I am writing to invite you to the launch of my newest book: First Nations of the Pacific Northwest: Change and Tradition.  
Please pass this email on to any of your friends and contact who might be interested in attending (all events are free and open to the public).

I am excited to be a contributor on this most unique and very well produced book (hardcover, 184 pages, and with 100 finely printed colour and archival photographs).  It was put together by the Westfalian Museum for Natural History in Muenster, Germany, as part of an exhibit they did on First Nations cultures of the Pacific Northwest.  I travelled to Germany, along with some of my Nuu-chah-nulth friends (Joe, Mary and Tsimka Martin), for the opening of the exhibit.

This book has not, until now, been available in Canada.  The first section, by Prof. Alfred Hendricks, is about traditional west coast culture and the effects that European contact had on it.  The second section is a series of interviews that I did (along with accompanying portraits) of residential school survivors.  Nothing like this has ever been brought to the public in Canada, and that is why I have worked so hard to import and distribute this book in Canada.  This is something that all Canadians should have access to - and that is why I did that project in the first place.

I hope that you will be able to attend one of my launch events.  This will include a multimedia show (film and photos) about Nuu-chah-nulth traditional culture as well as about some of the issues that affect them today, as well as a talk about the book and readings.  Members of the Martin family will be present at many of the events.  

The tour kicks off in Vancouver:
Wed. June 10th, 8pm, Alma van Dusen Room, Vancouver Public Library
and the following night is in Victoria:
Thurs. June 11th, Nellie McClung branch of the Greater Victorial Public Library
and is then followed June 12th through 17th with events in:
Nanaimo, Duncan, Port Alberni, Tofino and Ucluelet.  Take a look at the full event schedule <http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/launch-tour-dates/> .

For more info:
About the book itself: http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/
About the tour dates and venues: http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/launch-tour-dates/
About the 20+ retailers stocking it: http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/purchase-book/
About me and my other books (one of which is a Canadian best-seller): www.jacquelinewindh.com <http://www.jacquelinewindh.com>

I hope to see you there - and please pass this email on to anyone else who might be interested in coming.  And feel free to contact me if you'd like any more information.

Thank you,
Jackie

Jacqueline Windh PhD
PO Box 738
Tofino BC Canada V0R 2Z0
home/office +1-250-725-2484
cell +1-250-726-8946
www.jacquelinewindh.com
www.twitter.com/jwindh <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9655578>

IMN 09 - Oneida Nation, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Start: 06/14/2009 6:00 am
End: 06/14/2009 6:00 pm




http://www.fgdc.gov/fgdc-news/first-nations-tribal-workshop
FGDC & GeoConnections, Canada, hosting First Nations and Tribal Government Geospatial Workshop

 

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), in collaboration with GeoConnections, Canada, and the U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee, will host the “First Nations and Native Tribal Government Geographic Information System Workshop” on Sunday, June 14, 2009 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Niagara Falls, NY. This workshop is a joint activity of  U.S. and Canada to promote cross-border collaboration on spatial data infrastructure.


The workshop will demonstrate the benefits that spatial data infrastructures bring to land and resource management, enhance understanding of the application of geospatial technologies to matters of importance to Aboriginal communities, and provide a networking forum to encourage future cross-border collaborations between Aboriginal and Tribal communities and also with provincial, territorial, state and federal governments.

 

The workshop is being held in conjunction with the 2009 NCAI Mid Year Meeting, June 14-17, 2009. 

http://www.fgdc.gov/site-events/NCAIworkshop

Monday June 15, 2009




Dear friends (and friends of friends) -

I am writing to invite you to the launch of my newest book: First Nations of the Pacific Northwest: Change and Tradition.  
Please pass this email on to any of your friends and contact who might be interested in attending (all events are free and open to the public).

I am excited to be a contributor on this most unique and very well produced book (hardcover, 184 pages, and with 100 finely printed colour and archival photographs).  It was put together by the Westfalian Museum for Natural History in Muenster, Germany, as part of an exhibit they did on First Nations cultures of the Pacific Northwest.  I travelled to Germany, along with some of my Nuu-chah-nulth friends (Joe, Mary and Tsimka Martin), for the opening of the exhibit.

This book has not, until now, been available in Canada.  The first section, by Prof. Alfred Hendricks, is about traditional west coast culture and the effects that European contact had on it.  The second section is a series of interviews that I did (along with accompanying portraits) of residential school survivors.  Nothing like this has ever been brought to the public in Canada, and that is why I have worked so hard to import and distribute this book in Canada.  This is something that all Canadians should have access to - and that is why I did that project in the first place.

I hope that you will be able to attend one of my launch events.  This will include a multimedia show (film and photos) about Nuu-chah-nulth traditional culture as well as about some of the issues that affect them today, as well as a talk about the book and readings.  Members of the Martin family will be present at many of the events.  

The tour kicks off in Vancouver:
Wed. June 10th, 8pm, Alma van Dusen Room, Vancouver Public Library
and the following night is in Victoria:
Thurs. June 11th, Nellie McClung branch of the Greater Victorial Public Library
and is then followed June 12th through 17th with events in:
Nanaimo, Duncan, Port Alberni, Tofino and Ucluelet.  Take a look at the full event schedule <http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/launch-tour-dates/> .

For more info:
About the book itself: http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/
About the tour dates and venues: http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/launch-tour-dates/
About the 20+ retailers stocking it: http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/purchase-book/
About me and my other books (one of which is a Canadian best-seller): www.jacquelinewindh.com <http://www.jacquelinewindh.com>

I hope to see you there - and please pass this email on to anyone else who might be interested in coming.  And feel free to contact me if you'd like any more information.

Thank you,
Jackie

Jacqueline Windh PhD
PO Box 738
Tofino BC Canada V0R 2Z0
home/office +1-250-725-2484
cell +1-250-726-8946
www.jacquelinewindh.com
www.twitter.com/jwindh <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9655578>

IMN 09 - Oneida Nation, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Start: 06/15/2009 9:00 am

Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Information about GSDI 11 will be provided at this location as it becomes available:

http://www.gsdi.org/gsdi11/

Tuesday June 16, 2009




Dear friends (and friends of friends) -

I am writing to invite you to the launch of my newest book: First Nations of the Pacific Northwest: Change and Tradition.  
Please pass this email on to any of your friends and contact who might be interested in attending (all events are free and open to the public).

I am excited to be a contributor on this most unique and very well produced book (hardcover, 184 pages, and with 100 finely printed colour and archival photographs).  It was put together by the Westfalian Museum for Natural History in Muenster, Germany, as part of an exhibit they did on First Nations cultures of the Pacific Northwest.  I travelled to Germany, along with some of my Nuu-chah-nulth friends (Joe, Mary and Tsimka Martin), for the opening of the exhibit.

This book has not, until now, been available in Canada.  The first section, by Prof. Alfred Hendricks, is about traditional west coast culture and the effects that European contact had on it.  The second section is a series of interviews that I did (along with accompanying portraits) of residential school survivors.  Nothing like this has ever been brought to the public in Canada, and that is why I have worked so hard to import and distribute this book in Canada.  This is something that all Canadians should have access to - and that is why I did that project in the first place.

I hope that you will be able to attend one of my launch events.  This will include a multimedia show (film and photos) about Nuu-chah-nulth traditional culture as well as about some of the issues that affect them today, as well as a talk about the book and readings.  Members of the Martin family will be present at many of the events.  

The tour kicks off in Vancouver:
Wed. June 10th, 8pm, Alma van Dusen Room, Vancouver Public Library
and the following night is in Victoria:
Thurs. June 11th, Nellie McClung branch of the Greater Victorial Public Library
and is then followed June 12th through 17th with events in:
Nanaimo, Duncan, Port Alberni, Tofino and Ucluelet.  Take a look at the full event schedule <http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/launch-tour-dates/> .

For more info:
About the book itself: http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/
About the tour dates and venues: http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/launch-tour-dates/
About the 20+ retailers stocking it: http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/purchase-book/
About me and my other books (one of which is a Canadian best-seller): www.jacquelinewindh.com <http://www.jacquelinewindh.com>

I hope to see you there - and please pass this email on to anyone else who might be interested in coming.  And feel free to contact me if you'd like any more information.

Thank you,
Jackie

Jacqueline Windh PhD
PO Box 738
Tofino BC Canada V0R 2Z0
home/office +1-250-725-2484
cell +1-250-726-8946
www.jacquelinewindh.com
www.twitter.com/jwindh <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9655578>

Start: 06/13/2009 8:00 am
End: 06/16/2009 5:00 pm

IMN 09 - Oneida Nation, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Information about GSDI 11 will be provided at this location as it becomes available:

http://www.gsdi.org/gsdi11/

Wednesday June 17, 2009
Start: 06/10/2009 8:00 pm
End: 06/17/2009 8:00 pm




Dear friends (and friends of friends) -

I am writing to invite you to the launch of my newest book: First Nations of the Pacific Northwest: Change and Tradition.  
Please pass this email on to any of your friends and contact who might be interested in attending (all events are free and open to the public).

I am excited to be a contributor on this most unique and very well produced book (hardcover, 184 pages, and with 100 finely printed colour and archival photographs).  It was put together by the Westfalian Museum for Natural History in Muenster, Germany, as part of an exhibit they did on First Nations cultures of the Pacific Northwest.  I travelled to Germany, along with some of my Nuu-chah-nulth friends (Joe, Mary and Tsimka Martin), for the opening of the exhibit.

This book has not, until now, been available in Canada.  The first section, by Prof. Alfred Hendricks, is about traditional west coast culture and the effects that European contact had on it.  The second section is a series of interviews that I did (along with accompanying portraits) of residential school survivors.  Nothing like this has ever been brought to the public in Canada, and that is why I have worked so hard to import and distribute this book in Canada.  This is something that all Canadians should have access to - and that is why I did that project in the first place.

I hope that you will be able to attend one of my launch events.  This will include a multimedia show (film and photos) about Nuu-chah-nulth traditional culture as well as about some of the issues that affect them today, as well as a talk about the book and readings.  Members of the Martin family will be present at many of the events.  

The tour kicks off in Vancouver:
Wed. June 10th, 8pm, Alma van Dusen Room, Vancouver Public Library
and the following night is in Victoria:
Thurs. June 11th, Nellie McClung branch of the Greater Victorial Public Library
and is then followed June 12th through 17th with events in:
Nanaimo, Duncan, Port Alberni, Tofino and Ucluelet.  Take a look at the full event schedule <http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/launch-tour-dates/> .

For more info:
About the book itself: http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/
About the tour dates and venues: http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/launch-tour-dates/
About the 20+ retailers stocking it: http://jwindh.wordpress.com/books/pacific-first-nations/purchase-book/
About me and my other books (one of which is a Canadian best-seller): www.jacquelinewindh.com <http://www.jacquelinewindh.com>

I hope to see you there - and please pass this email on to anyone else who might be interested in coming.  And feel free to contact me if you'd like any more information.

Thank you,
Jackie

Jacqueline Windh PhD
PO Box 738
Tofino BC Canada V0R 2Z0
home/office +1-250-725-2484
cell +1-250-726-8946
www.jacquelinewindh.com
www.twitter.com/jwindh <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9655578>

Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Information about GSDI 11 will be provided at this location as it becomes available:

http://www.gsdi.org/gsdi11/

Thursday June 18, 2009

Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Information about GSDI 11 will be provided at this location as it becomes available:

http://www.gsdi.org/gsdi11/

Friday June 19, 2009
Start: 06/15/2009 9:00 am
End: 06/19/2009 5:00 pm

Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Information about GSDI 11 will be provided at this location as it becomes available:

http://www.gsdi.org/gsdi11/

Monday July 13, 2009
Start: 07/13/2009 8:00 am

A few weeks back I announced the development of new ESRI industry track dedicated to the use of GIS in Indian Country and by Indigenous Communities around the globe.  I'm very pleased to announce that that is now official and it's time to begin soliciting abstracts for the 2009 ESRI International User Conference!  As a new track it's very important we get a strong start with lots of abstracts submitted for potential speakers for next year's conference.  Even if you are not positive you will be able to attend, please submit an abstract if there is a chance you will attend and would be willing to share your GIS experiences with other Tribal / Indigenous attendees at the conference.   The ESRI International User Conference is the largest GIS gathering in the world with over 14,00 attendees.  If you have not attended before it is an amazing event with something for everyone regardless of your level of expertise with GIS.  

Please click http://tinyurl.com/4flnwm and then "Submit an Abstract".  The deadline to submit a track is currently October 17th so if you could take a few minutes and submit an abstract it would be a great help.

Please be sure you place your paper under our new track which can be found under the science and modeling theme: TRI   Tribal/Indigenous GIS Programs

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

David Gadsden - NW Federal Account Manager

ESRI - Environmental Systems Research Institute

606 Columbia Street NW, Suite 300, Olympia WA

Phone: 360.754.4727 Fax: 360.943.6910

Web: www.esri.com

Start: 07/13/2009 8:00 am

Please join ESRI for the inaugural year of the Tribal / Indigenous (TRI) presentation series at the 2009 ESRI International User Conference.  The ESRI International User Conference is the largest gathering of GIS professionals globally with typically around 14,000 attendees a year.  The conference will be held in San Diego, CA July 13th – the 17th.  We've been working to illuminate the important GIS programs in Tribal and Indigenous Communities at the conference.  The result is a full day program featuring 12 distinguished and qualified presenters.  In addition to these presentations we are exploring the following activities to showcase the important use of GIS in Tribal and Indigenous Communities around the world.    

·         A Tribal / Indigenous Map Showcase in the Map Gallery (details below) which will incorporate your maps and screenshots into a display of GIS programs in Tribal and Indigenous Communities.   

·         A booth on the convention floor where you can represent your community, GIS program, and distribute maps and brochures.    

·         A Tribal / Indigenous Special Interest Group Meeting facilitated by  Tribal / Indigenous GIS Professionals to discuss important issues facing GIS in Tribal and Indigenous communities.

Also, the ESRI Graphics team will be building a dedicated display in the Map Gallery for Tribal / Indigenous GIS.  I need your help to make this showcase a success, please let me know if you will be able to contribute a map, or a screenshot, to the display and I will respond with the details of how to submit your work to the ESRI FTP site.  It takes some time to pull these displays together so I need to ask for you to submit your work as soon as possible, although we will have until the end of April to get everything in.  Our graphics team does exceptional work and this display of Tribal / Indigenous GIS will look amazing and drive a lot of discussion and interest in your work.  Please note, while we hope everyone can make it to San Diego, you do not have to be in attendance to include your important work in this display. 

Please let me know if you hope to participate and I’ll send you more details directly. I hope to see you there!

David Gadsden - NW Federal Account Manager 
606 Columbia Street NW, Suite 300, Olympia WA 
Email: dgadsden@esri.com Web: www.esri.com

 

 

 

Tuesday July 14, 2009

A few weeks back I announced the development of new ESRI industry track dedicated to the use of GIS in Indian Country and by Indigenous Communities around the globe.  I'm very pleased to announce that that is now official and it's time to begin soliciting abstracts for the 2009 ESRI International User Conference!  As a new track it's very important we get a strong start with lots of abstracts submitted for potential speakers for next year's conference.  Even if you are not positive you will be able to attend, please submit an abstract if there is a chance you will attend and would be willing to share your GIS experiences with other Tribal / Indigenous attendees at the conference.   The ESRI International User Conference is the largest GIS gathering in the world with over 14,00 attendees.  If you have not attended before it is an amazing event with something for everyone regardless of your level of expertise with GIS.  

Please click http://tinyurl.com/4flnwm and then "Submit an Abstract".  The deadline to submit a track is currently October 17th so if you could take a few minutes and submit an abstract it would be a great help.

Please be sure you place your paper under our new track which can be found under the science and modeling theme: TRI   Tribal/Indigenous GIS Programs

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

David Gadsden - NW Federal Account Manager

ESRI - Environmental Systems Research Institute

606 Columbia Street NW, Suite 300, Olympia WA

Phone: 360.754.4727 Fax: 360.943.6910

Web: www.esri.com

Please join ESRI for the inaugural year of the Tribal / Indigenous (TRI) presentation series at the 2009 ESRI International User Conference.  The ESRI International User Conference is the largest gathering of GIS professionals globally with typically around 14,000 attendees a year.  The conference will be held in San Diego, CA July 13th – the 17th.  We've been working to illuminate the important GIS programs in Tribal and Indigenous Communities at the conference.  The result is a full day program featuring 12 distinguished and qualified presenters.  In addition to these presentations we are exploring the following activities to showcase the important use of GIS in Tribal and Indigenous Communities around the world.    

·         A Tribal / Indigenous Map Showcase in the Map Gallery (details below) which will incorporate your maps and screenshots into a display of GIS programs in Tribal and Indigenous Communities.   

·         A booth on the convention floor where you can represent your community, GIS program, and distribute maps and brochures.    

·         A Tribal / Indigenous Special Interest Group Meeting facilitated by  Tribal / Indigenous GIS Professionals to discuss important issues facing GIS in Tribal and Indigenous communities.

Also, the ESRI Graphics team will be building a dedicated display in the Map Gallery for Tribal / Indigenous GIS.  I need your help to make this showcase a success, please let me know if you will be able to contribute a map, or a screenshot, to the display and I will respond with the details of how to submit your work to the ESRI FTP site.  It takes some time to pull these displays together so I need to ask for you to submit your work as soon as possible, although we will have until the end of April to get everything in.  Our graphics team does exceptional work and this display of Tribal / Indigenous GIS will look amazing and drive a lot of discussion and interest in your work.  Please note, while we hope everyone can make it to San Diego, you do not have to be in attendance to include your important work in this display. 

Please let me know if you hope to participate and I’ll send you more details directly. I hope to see you there!

David Gadsden - NW Federal Account Manager 
606 Columbia Street NW, Suite 300, Olympia WA 
Email: dgadsden@esri.com Web: www.esri.com

 

 

 

Wednesday July 15, 2009

A few weeks back I announced the development of new ESRI industry track dedicated to the use of GIS in Indian Country and by Indigenous Communities around the globe.  I'm very pleased to announce that that is now official and it's time to begin soliciting abstracts for the 2009 ESRI International User Conference!  As a new track it's very important we get a strong start with lots of abstracts submitted for potential speakers for next year's conference.  Even if you are not positive you will be able to attend, please submit an abstract if there is a chance you will attend and would be willing to share your GIS experiences with other Tribal / Indigenous attendees at the conference.   The ESRI International User Conference is the largest GIS gathering in the world with over 14,00 attendees.  If you have not attended before it is an amazing event with something for everyone regardless of your level of expertise with GIS.  

Please click http://tinyurl.com/4flnwm and then "Submit an Abstract".  The deadline to submit a track is currently October 17th so if you could take a few minutes and submit an abstract it would be a great help.

Please be sure you place your paper under our new track which can be found under the science and modeling theme: TRI   Tribal/Indigenous GIS Programs

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

David Gadsden - NW Federal Account Manager

ESRI - Environmental Systems Research Institute

606 Columbia Street NW, Suite 300, Olympia WA

Phone: 360.754.4727 Fax: 360.943.6910

Web: www.esri.com

Please join ESRI for the inaugural year of the Tribal / Indigenous (TRI) presentation series at the 2009 ESRI International User Conference.  The ESRI International User Conference is the largest gathering of GIS professionals globally with typically around 14,000 attendees a year.  The conference will be held in San Diego, CA July 13th – the 17th.  We've been working to illuminate the important GIS programs in Tribal and Indigenous Communities at the conference.  The result is a full day program featuring 12 distinguished and qualified presenters.  In addition to these presentations we are exploring the following activities to showcase the important use of GIS in Tribal and Indigenous Communities around the world.    

·         A Tribal / Indigenous Map Showcase in the Map Gallery (details below) which will incorporate your maps and screenshots into a display of GIS programs in Tribal and Indigenous Communities.   

·         A booth on the convention floor where you can represent your community, GIS program, and distribute maps and brochures.    

·         A Tribal / Indigenous Special Interest Group Meeting facilitated by  Tribal / Indigenous GIS Professionals to discuss important issues facing GIS in Tribal and Indigenous communities.

Also, the ESRI Graphics team will be building a dedicated display in the Map Gallery for Tribal / Indigenous GIS.  I need your help to make this showcase a success, please let me know if you will be able to contribute a map, or a screenshot, to the display and I will respond with the details of how to submit your work to the ESRI FTP site.  It takes some time to pull these displays together so I need to ask for you to submit your work as soon as possible, although we will have until the end of April to get everything in.  Our graphics team does exceptional work and this display of Tribal / Indigenous GIS will look amazing and drive a lot of discussion and interest in your work.  Please note, while we hope everyone can make it to San Diego, you do not have to be in attendance to include your important work in this display. 

Please let me know if you hope to participate and I’ll send you more details directly. I hope to see you there!

David Gadsden - NW Federal Account Manager 
606 Columbia Street NW, Suite 300, Olympia WA 
Email: dgadsden@esri.com Web: www.esri.com

 

 

 

Thursday July 16, 2009

A few weeks back I announced the development of new ESRI industry track dedicated to the use of GIS in Indian Country and by Indigenous Communities around the globe.  I'm very pleased to announce that that is now official and it's time to begin soliciting abstracts for the 2009 ESRI International User Conference!  As a new track it's very important we get a strong start with lots of abstracts submitted for potential speakers for next year's conference.  Even if you are not positive you will be able to attend, please submit an abstract if there is a chance you will attend and would be willing to share your GIS experiences with other Tribal / Indigenous attendees at the conference.   The ESRI International User Conference is the largest GIS gathering in the world with over 14,00 attendees.  If you have not attended before it is an amazing event with something for everyone regardless of your level of expertise with GIS.  

Please click http://tinyurl.com/4flnwm and then "Submit an Abstract".  The deadline to submit a track is currently October 17th so if you could take a few minutes and submit an abstract it would be a great help.

Please be sure you place your paper under our new track which can be found under the science and modeling theme: TRI   Tribal/Indigenous GIS Programs

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

David Gadsden - NW Federal Account Manager

ESRI - Environmental Systems Research Institute

606 Columbia Street NW, Suite 300, Olympia WA

Phone: 360.754.4727 Fax: 360.943.6910

Web: www.esri.com

Please join ESRI for the inaugural year of the Tribal / Indigenous (TRI) presentation series at the 2009 ESRI International User Conference.  The ESRI International User Conference is the largest gathering of GIS professionals globally with typically around 14,000 attendees a year.  The conference will be held in San Diego, CA July 13th – the 17th.  We've been working to illuminate the important GIS programs in Tribal and Indigenous Communities at the conference.  The result is a full day program featuring 12 distinguished and qualified presenters.  In addition to these presentations we are exploring the following activities to showcase the important use of GIS in Tribal and Indigenous Communities around the world.    

·         A Tribal / Indigenous Map Showcase in the Map Gallery (details below) which will incorporate your maps and screenshots into a display of GIS programs in Tribal and Indigenous Communities.   

·         A booth on the convention floor where you can represent your community, GIS program, and distribute maps and brochures.    

·         A Tribal / Indigenous Special Interest Group Meeting facilitated by  Tribal / Indigenous GIS Professionals to discuss important issues facing GIS in Tribal and Indigenous communities.

Also, the ESRI Graphics team will be building a dedicated display in the Map Gallery for Tribal / Indigenous GIS.  I need your help to make this showcase a success, please let me know if you will be able to contribute a map, or a screenshot, to the display and I will respond with the details of how to submit your work to the ESRI FTP site.  It takes some time to pull these displays together so I need to ask for you to submit your work as soon as possible, although we will have until the end of April to get everything in.  Our graphics team does exceptional work and this display of Tribal / Indigenous GIS will look amazing and drive a lot of discussion and interest in your work.  Please note, while we hope everyone can make it to San Diego, you do not have to be in attendance to include your important work in this display. 

Please let me know if you hope to participate and I’ll send you more details directly. I hope to see you there!

David Gadsden - NW Federal Account Manager 
606 Columbia Street NW, Suite 300, Olympia WA 
Email: dgadsden@esri.com Web: www.esri.com

 

 

 

Friday July 17, 2009
Start: 07/13/2009 8:00 am
End: 07/17/2009 8:00 pm

A few weeks back I announced the development of new ESRI industry track dedicated to the use of GIS in Indian Country and by Indigenous Communities around the globe.  I'm very pleased to announce that that is now official and it's time to begin soliciting abstracts for the 2009 ESRI International User Conference!  As a new track it's very important we get a strong start with lots of abstracts submitted for potential speakers for next year's conference.  Even if you are not positive you will be able to attend, please submit an abstract if there is a chance you will attend and would be willing to share your GIS experiences with other Tribal / Indigenous attendees at the conference.   The ESRI International User Conference is the largest GIS gathering in the world with over 14,00 attendees.  If you have not attended before it is an amazing event with something for everyone regardless of your level of expertise with GIS.  

Please click http://tinyurl.com/4flnwm and then "Submit an Abstract".  The deadline to submit a track is currently October 17th so if you could take a few minutes and submit an abstract it would be a great help.

Please be sure you place your paper under our new track which can be found under the science and modeling theme: TRI   Tribal/Indigenous GIS Programs

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David Gadsden - NW Federal Account Manager

ESRI - Environmental Systems Research Institute

606 Columbia Street NW, Suite 300, Olympia WA

Phone: 360.754.4727 Fax: 360.943.6910

Web: www.esri.com

Start: 07/13/2009 8:00 am
End: 07/17/2009 12:00 pm

Please join ESRI for the inaugural year of the Tribal / Indigenous (TRI) presentation series at the 2009 ESRI International User Conference.  The ESRI International User Conference is the largest gathering of GIS professionals globally with typically around 14,000 attendees a year.  The conference will be held in San Diego, CA July 13th – the 17th.  We've been working to illuminate the important GIS programs in Tribal and Indigenous Communities at the conference.  The result is a full day program featuring 12 distinguished and qualified presenters.  In addition to these presentations we are exploring the following activities to showcase the important use of GIS in Tribal and Indigenous Communities around the world.    

·         A Tribal / Indigenous Map Showcase in the Map Gallery (details below) which will incorporate your maps and screenshots into a display of GIS programs in Tribal and Indigenous Communities.   

·         A booth on the convention floor where you can represent your community, GIS program, and distribute maps and brochures.    

·         A Tribal / Indigenous Special Interest Group Meeting facilitated by  Tribal / Indigenous GIS Professionals to discuss important issues facing GIS in Tribal and Indigenous communities.

Also, the ESRI Graphics team will be building a dedicated display in the Map Gallery for Tribal / Indigenous GIS.  I need your help to make this showcase a success, please let me know if you will be able to contribute a map, or a screenshot, to the display and I will respond with the details of how to submit your work to the ESRI FTP site.  It takes some time to pull these displays together so I need to ask for you to submit your work as soon as possible, although we will have until the end of April to get everything in.  Our graphics team does exceptional work and this display of Tribal / Indigenous GIS will look amazing and drive a lot of discussion and interest in your work.  Please note, while we hope everyone can make it to San Diego, you do not have to be in attendance to include your important work in this display. 

Please let me know if you hope to participate and I’ll send you more details directly. I hope to see you there!

David Gadsden - NW Federal Account Manager 
606 Columbia Street NW, Suite 300, Olympia WA 
Email: dgadsden@esri.com Web: www.esri.com