Presentations & Proceedings

Abstracts, transcripts or links for conference proceedings and presentations given regarding Aboriginal Mapping, including conferences the AMN has hosted. If you would like to submit information about a presentation, contact us.

Using Spatial Information Technology to FuseTraditional Native and Modern Resource Management Strategies

Bryan A. Marozas
GIS Coordinator
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Albuquerque Area Office
P.O. Box 26567
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87125
(505) 346-7109

Jhon Goes In Center
Innovative GIS Solutions, Inc.
Suite 300, 2000 S. College Ave.
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
(970) 490-5900 Fax: 490-2300

Abstract: In the past, the tribal decision making process relied upon a valuable set of cultural and ecological knowledge to make resource management decisions. Today, tribes have begun to develop Integrated Resource Management Plans to help make informed resource management decisions. The premise of this paper is that these are two different resource management strategies. One is developed from tribal reference points throughout an aboriginal territory while the other is developed by land use planners within the extent of the reservation boundary. Due to the spatial nature of both management strategies, Geographic Information System (GIS) technology can be used to facilitate the inclusion of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in the tribal decision making process.

Paper presented at the "Circles of Wisdom" Historical Reminders - Contemporary Issues - U.S. Global Change Research Program - Native Peoples - Native Homelands - Climate Change Workshop on October 31, 1998. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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1st Annual Interior of B.C. Indigenous Food Sovereignty Conference Report

Dear Friends and Relatives,
You may remember being invited to or participating in the 1st Annual Interior of B.C. Indigenous Food Sovereignty Conference that was held last summer at the En'owkin Centre in Penticton. After working until November compiling the notes of the discussions that took place at the conference, I am now able to distribute the report so others can be made aware of the amazing discussions that took place. (See attached).
I am hoping that the report will inspire people within your nation/region to begin developing community projects and influencing policy around the topic of Indigenous food sovereignty. You will see that there are lots of community action items listed under each heading in the report so hopefully this will give you lots of ideas. I know there is also alot of interest around this topic in various health and government agencies as well, so I hope there will be more funding made available for Indigenous food related projects in the future. Please feel free to circulate the report freely within your communities and policy circles. 
I have also attached a Call to Participate letter for the newly designated provincial Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty with the B.C. Food Systems Network. We are looking to recruit 1-2 Indigenous reps from each nation or region. Please forward all expressions of interest to me.
(Thank you)
Dawn R. Morrison, Coordinator
B.C. Food Systems Network
Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty
C/O Box 956
Chase, B.C.
V0E 1M0
Phone:    (250)679-1116

Indigenous Cartography and Representational Politics Conference

by Bjørn Sletto