Invite to Indigenous Mapping Network Mtg Apr01 6-8p at UC Berkeley

Please join us & share widely! 


Second Meeting
Wednesday, April 1, 6-8PM
UC Berkeley, South Hall Room 110


1) Review feedback, proposals from last meeting, and survey results

2) Presentations & discussion on indigenous mapping applications:

•  Researcher Sandra Nichols will present on the Indigenous Farmworker Study
and using web-based maps for disseminating research findings.

•  Karuk tribal member Ron Reed will present on his work revitalizing
traditional management of Karuk lands, including an eco-cultural youth camp
& restoration projects.
The Indigenous Farmworker Study is a two-year study of Mexican indigenous
farmworkers in California, focusing on their social and cultural
characteristics, and the challenges they face obtaining health and social
services.  The purpose is to provide useful information about this
under-studied and under-served community, to identify how services can be
provided in a more effective and efficient manner, and to disseminate both
findings and recommendations to policymakers, providers and community
activists.  The IFS is a collaboration of Rick Mines Consulting with
California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) and is funded by The California
Endowment (TCE).  Sandra Nichols is Research Associate for The Indigenous
Farmworker Study.  She holds a PhD in Geography (UC Berkeley) and will
discuss the project's use of web-based maps for disseminating the IFS
research findings.

Ron Reed is a Karuk tribal member working to reinstate traditional land
management on historical Karuk territory.  Although they are federally
recognized, the Karuk are a landless tribe.  In response to current land
management practices that often overlook tribal needs and ecosystem health,
Ron Reed is promoting river restoration and traditional fire management
approaches on Karuk territory.  Ron has also been a leader in the campaign
to take down Klamath River dams and restore access to traditional foods for
the Karuk Tribe.  In addition, he is working with other tribal members and
UC Berkeley to create a K-12 eco-cultural camp.  The camp will operate on a
seasonal lesson schedule, emphasizing different aspects of land management
and culture through oral history, ceremony, and traditional practice.  Ron
will discuss these efforts and opportunities to support the tribe, including
mapping needs.


South Hall is located on the Berkeley campus, west of the Campanile Tower
and close to the intersection of Bancroft and Telegraph Ave.  It is an older
brick building with arched windows.   For an interactive campus map and
directions please see  and


Indigenous Mapping Network meetings at UC-Berkeley convene mapping
practitioners, indigenous community members, indigenous rights
organizations, researchers, and technology professionals to discuss current
issues in indigenous mapping.  Our meetings are intended to create a
platform for supporting indigenous mapping collaborations and linking
communities with emerging technologies.   Mapping approaches can include
thought-maps, performance, materials, as well as GIS, web, and mobile phone

For more information visit or contact Sibyl
Diver, doctoral student,, or Rosemarie McKeon, IMN
board member,