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Some reserves not on the Government of Alberta website?

Larry contacted me because he needed a map of the Loon Lake, Loon Prairie and Swampy Lake Reserves in northern Alberta. Interestingly, these reserves don't appear on the Indian Reserves Maps on the Alberta Government's website (http://www.aboriginal.alberta.ca/542.cfm). However, they appeared in the Canada Lands Administrative Boundaries dataset (available on Geogratis: www.geogratis.ca)... I'm curious - does anyone know why Alberta doesn't list them?

(Click the map to open a pdf)

map of Loon Lake, Loon Prairie, and Swampy Lake Reserves.

 

Nov 2 - Nov 8, 2008 Tweets from Indigenous Mapping Network

Here's a sampling of last week's news tweets.

The entire microblog can be read, followed, rss fed from:
http://twitter.com/IndigMapNetwork

or found at:
http://indigenousmapping.net/the-news/twitterarchives.html

feel free to add news directly or forward for inclusion  :)

Rose

Rosemarie McKeon
Web Developer / Editor
http://indigenousmapping.net

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Quantum GIS (QGIS): user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, and Windows www.qgis.org    10:55 PM Nov 8th from web
 
Fish & Wildlife Service Special 42p Endangered Species Bulletin on Native Am efforts to protect preserve & restore http://tinyurl.com/5suqse 7:45 PM Nov 8th from web
  
NPS National Register of Historic Places Showcase Website for National American Indian Heritage Month http://tinyurl.com/66zdf9 7:20 PM Nov 8th from web

US DOE Tribal Energy Program Review Nov 17-20 Denver, CO. New inclusive forum where tribes learn from each other. http://tinyurl.com/695ta8    3:09 PM Nov 8th from web

NEW USGS 3D So Cal earthquake animations planned for the Great Southern California www.ShakeOut.org will be shown & available Nov 12 9:27 PM Nov 7th from web
   
Penn State College of Education receives funds to offer American Indian & Alaska Native grad student fellowships to become school principals 3:06 PM Nov 7th from web
   
BOOK: Invisible Indians: Native Americans in Pennsylvania ISBN 9781604975116 Recovering history, culture minus fed recognition & reservation 2:58 PM Nov 7th from web
   
EXHIBIT: Exploring the Early Americas - Library of Congress. Indigenous culture / maps / artifacts / history http://tinyurl.com/4bbmpn 2:42 PM Nov 7th from web
   
HOWTO: Microsoft Live Search Maps service now integrates MS Photosynth panoramic viewer technology http://tinyurl.com/5dewbo 2:11 PM Nov 7th from web
   
ABSTRACT DEADLINE: Nov 21 for 2009 ESRI Federal User Conference 1:25 PM Nov 7th from web
   
08 BIA Oil & Gas Mining Leases Sale: Kiowa Comanche Apache Fort Sill Caddo Delaware Wichita. Tribal /Allotted Land http://tinyurl.com/6exefz 12:57 PM Nov 7th from web
   
ABSTRACT DEADLINE: Nov. 13 Association of American Geographers 09 Conference / Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group http://tinyurl.com/6cja6e 12:35 PM Nov 7th from web
   
State Homeland Security Program Tribal announces $1.7 million to build preparedness & response capabilities & plan http://tinyurl.com/5mopup 8:02 AM Nov 7th from web
   
www.wmicentral.com news: White Mountain Apache Tribe receives Dept of Justice grant to implement sex offender & registration tracking office 7:35 AM Nov 7th from web
   
Chronological review of US laws affecting American Indians and the status of homelands http://tinyurl.com/6b2enb 7:57 PM Nov 6th from web
   
ScapeToad - cartogram software adapts map surfaces to user-defined variables w out altering topological relations http://tinyurl.com/6mx6yw 7:25 PM Nov 6th from web

Native Peoples Working Group of Wildlife Society hosts "Managing Tribal Natural Resources" @ annual conference http://tinyurl.com/6gr927    7:10 PM Nov 6th from web
   
CFP: Native Lands, Climate Change & Environmental Issues - http://tinyurl.com/67x83b 7:00 AM Nov 6th from web
   
CFP: Indigenous Peoples and Rural Geography / THE IMPACTS OF RURALNESS TO INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AAG, Due Nov 12 http://tinyurl.com/5dxjwu 3:34 PM Nov 5th from web
   
CFP: Waterways & Byways 1600–1890 w Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife. Native early transportation networks? http://tinyurl.com/6p9kep ... 3:29 PM Nov 5th from web
   
Check out Mark Newman's from Uni of Michigan's changing face of 2008 election maps, very cool. http://tinyurl.com/5wdwop 3:15 PM Nov 5th from web
  
What business opportunities are in online video? Attend NewTeeVee Live & find out. IMN readers get $200 discount http://tinyurl.com/59jt4y 3:06 PM Nov 5th from web
  
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians sent books, guides, maps, & video to Troops in Afghanistan in celebration of Native American Heritage Month 11:58 PM Nov 4th from web
   
BOOK “Where the Mashel Meets the Nisqually: The Mashel Massacre of 1856,” a 40-pg paperback w maps & photographs. http://tinyurl.com/mashel ... 11:48 PM Nov 4th from web
   
EPA, Nat. Geographic Society & World Resources Inst. to map ecosystem. Tribal land use decision-makers may benefit http://tinyurl.com/ecosys 6:09 PM Nov 4th from web
   
Rhode Island sues Tribe / challenges 1934 act of Feds taking land into trust regardless of tribal recognition date http://tinyurl.com/NTribe 10:18 AM Nov 4th from web
   
Tribal GIS Professionals Basic Metadata Workshop: Coeur d'Alene tribe's data security policy & Native places names http://tinyurl.com/6xzrnp 1:19 AM Nov 4th from web
   
ABSTRACT "Engaging w Indigital Geographic Information Networks" Mark Palmer. explores issues w GIS & Indigenous http://tinyurl.com/6xmt82 11:40 PM Nov 3rd from web
   
Muslim group appeals Philippine Supreme Court: says indigenous ancestral domain agreement superior 2 Constitution http://tinyurl.com/6guzp4 11:09 PM Nov 3rd from web

Did you know the pronunciation of Aboriginal names commonly trip up GPS units in Australia? http://tinyurl.com/5ntdfe    10:44 PM Nov 3rd from web  

Nov 24-28 Roundtable on Climate Tribal Energy Development & Habitat Protection by iiirm http://tinyurl.com/6bfe3c 8:21 PM Nov 2nd from web
  
Did you know NOVEMBER is National American Indian Heritage Month?! Pres Bush signs proclamation October 30, 2008 http://tinyurl.com/64rxny 7:23 PM Nov 2nd from web
  
1st Bihar digital map survey will reveal obscure inaccessible tribal villages & chart future land development http://tinyurl.com/622tvn 4:43 PM Nov 2nd from web
     
BOOK "Teaching Cartography on the Web w a Multimedia GIS: A New Solution" ISBN 9783540720287 Indigenous oral / visual learning alternative! 2:29 PM Nov 2nd from web
  
Aotearoa article IDs conservation NGOs as new colonial agents w activities threatening indigenous lands / people http://tinyurl.com/68gmx9 9:16 AM Nov 2nd from web

October 19 - Nov 1, 2008 News items from Indigenous Mapping Network

Hello again, Here's a sampling of last 2 week's news items.

The micro blog can be followed at:
http://twitter.com/IndigMapNetwork or

read at http://indigenousmapping.net/newitem/71-twitterarchive/104-imntwitterarchiveoct08.html

feel free to forward news for inclusion :)
Rosemarie McKeon
Web Developer / Editor
http://indigenousmapping.net
rose@indigenousmapping.net

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249 "tribal" search results on geodata.gov: maps; live, downloadable & offline data; docs; applications, geographic services & activities about 18 hours ago from web

American Public Health Assoc Mtg - 19+ Native American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islanders presentations used GIS http://tinyurl.com/fw996 about 21 hours ago from web
  
Ancient aboriginal burial site recorded w hand-drawn map in 1904 & forgotten in developing Orillia, Canada http://tinyurl.com/64ntkb 3:53 PM Nov 1st from web

OneGeology.org - an international initiative to create dynamic geological map data of the world and available by web for access by everyone.   6:45 PM Oct 31st from web
   
Mexican National Institute of Statistics and Geography Dataset of the Day: Indigenous Languages Spoken in Mexico http://tinyurl.com/6laoxx 12:56 AM Oct 31st from web
   
SCAR stresses traditional knowledge & indigenous voice in managing Polar land, resources, fate in climate change http://tinyurl.com/4u4td9 12:51 AM Oct 31st from web
       
Chris McKay awarded Youth Entrepreneur Award by Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund for GIS work w tribes / Aboriginal http://tinyurl.com/5djc2a 12:29 AM Oct 31st from web
   
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Use USGS Funds for LIDAR Dataset Processing of Umatilla River in Oregon http://tinyurl.com/6k5sv3 11:39 AM Oct 30th from web
   
BOOK: "New heritage : new media and cultural heritage" Kalay, Y. ISBN 0415773563 includes review of GIS based cultural information systems 11:05 PM Oct 29th from web
       
UMapper - universal web-based map authoring app. Create interactive flash maps, export to Flash ActionScript, KML http://tinyurl.com/5hopt6 11:38 AM Oct 29th from web
       
NEW! groups.google.com/group/tribalgis A Tribal GIS Users Group 11:10 PM Oct 28th from web
   
Just posted Chris English from Bureau of Indian Affair: National Map Challenge http://tinyurl.com/6lc6wg 5:38 PM Oct 28th from web
   
Uploaded http://tinyurl.com/5melyu Leading Change 08, Oct 3 APA Indigenous Planning Division Meeting Ted Jojola Facilitator 11:49 AM Oct 28th from web
   
Tribes can receive free ESRI Image Server under DOI Enterprise License Agreement http://tinyurl.com/6epsd7 10:25 AM Oct 28th from web
   
http://tinyurl.com/6bcus6 "Mell's Tribal GIS Effort: Federal support reaffirmed" 9:55 AM Oct 28th from web
  
Obama's Play for Indian Country: expanding electoral map for Dems where Native voices are significant http://tinyurl.com/5uopyo 5:07 PM Oct 27th from web
     
Village Earth's work w Oglala Lakota Tribe (Pine Ridge Reservation) develop "Strategic Land Planning Map Books" http://tinyurl.com/59d9x9 12:38 PM Oct 27th from web
  
Indigenous rangers, marine scientists team up to map seabed - traditional Indigenous knowledge w latest technology http://tinyurl.com/62gbph 8:48 AM Oct 27th from web
  
Directions Mag Webinar Nov 13 1:30 EST Leveraging Location in a Lull: 4 Lessons to Grow Business & Deliver Results http://tinyurl.com/6n5vtf 8:39 AM Oct 27th from web
  
Live Access Server - highly configurable web server provides flexible access to geo-referenced scientific data http://tinyurl.com/5tc5ec 10:46 PM Oct 26th from web
  
sign the petition at www.FreeTheAirwaves.com by NOV 4 to get more high speed bandwidth in Indian Country. 8:51 AM Oct 26th from web

Day In the Life of a "Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act" Coordinator http://tinyurl.com/6qtl3o    4:59 PM Oct 25th from web
   
http://www.youtube.com/IndigMapNetwork features "Chiefly Leadership" indigenous planning keynote 12:22 PM Oct 24th from mobile web
   
Massachusetts Wampanoags sue for compensation & return of Mashpee land title http://www.nativebiz.com 3:55 PM Oct 23rd from web
   
Recovery of Native Space in NE ISBN 9780816647842 NE Native networks use writing as tool to reclaim rights & land http://tinyurl.com/5a6ohf 3:49 PM Oct 23rd from web
   
New web site inc 100+ videos of Kodiak residents tracking Vaseline lotion across country by interactive map http://tinyurl.com/68eacr 3:58 AM Oct 23rd from web
   
Blackfeet Indian Res, BIA, Anschutz begin oil exploration near E Glacier Park - subsurface/surface ownership maps http://tinyurl.com/6d5qj8 3:48 AM Oct 23rd from web
  
www.vision-du-ciel.com Flexible and high quality but low cost platform for aerial photography, monitoring, mapping and surveillance. 1:55 AM Oct 23rd from web
                
Indigenous Peoples' Center for Documentation, Research and Information now has rss feed www.docip.org 12:09 AM Oct 22nd from web 
   
09 NSDI CAP Open for Proposal Submission $1.3 mill available for geospatial projects. Tribal applications welcome! http://tinyurl.com/5tgh37 10:57 PM Oct 21st from web
   
Where can I fish? Natural Resource Web site places 1000s of Ohio resources into a "sport" map-driven directory http://tinyurl.com/6lyopx 8:28 AM Oct 21st from web
  
Book: Knowing Places: The Inuinnait, Landscapes, and the Environment By Béatrice Collignon, Linna Weber Müller-Wille ISBN 1896445330   2:10 AM Oct 21st from web  
   
"Exploiting Indigenous Geographic Understanding" by Paul W. Mapp is available from Melody Smith mlsmit@wm.edu via email on individual basis 2:04 AM Oct 21st from web  
   
09 ESRI User Conference notice on PPGIS.net requesting presentation topics relating to Indigenous Communities contact dgadsden@esri.com 2:02 AM Oct 21st from web
   
2008 Bioneers Conference included 42 Indigenous Knowledge presenters as well as the The Google Earth Outreach Team www.bioneers.org 1:43 AM Oct 21st from web  
   
ESRI extends the 2009 conference abstract deadline to November 14th. http://tinyurl.com/6mvyru 11:38 PM Oct 19th from web
 
Noticed a warning on OpenStreetMap: Proposed features/Tribal land - please add some content or it will be removed. http://tinyurl.com/6ycvt6 3:10 PM Oct 19th from web

research guidelines & intellectual property rights

Dear colleagues,

I'm doing an informal survey to find out what current practices are
with respect to First Nations, Inuit and Metis research guidelines and
intellectual property rights. This is to assist me and some Norwegian
and Saami colleagues with their thinking about such matters. I would
greatly appreciate your time in answering the following questions:

1. Do the First Nations, Inuit and Metis groups with whom you work
have guidelines (ethics, etc.) with respect to the conduct of social
science research in their territories? If so what are they?

2. Do the First Nations, Inuit and Metis groups with whom you work
have policies with respect to intellectual property rights? If so
what are they? For example, do they assert ownership of Elder
narratives, myths, craft knowledge, etc.?

I can compile the responses and circulate them back to the respondents
anonymously if you wish. Of collective benefit perhaps...

Thanks for your help with this inquiry.

Best wishes,
Peter Armitage
St. John's, Newfoundland
A1C 5N8
parmitage@nl.rogers.com

*PS - I'm new to this forum. For those of you who don't know me, I'm trained as an anthropologist and I've been working with First Nations (primarily Labrador & Quebec Innu) for 26 years. Currently working with Labrador Innu as well as Cree and Anishinaabek in northern Ontario. I've done land use and occupancy mapping and many other things over the years.