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International Riversymposium and Conference on Environmental Flows

09/03/2007 8:30 am
09/06/2007 5:30 pm
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Brisbane, Australia

The Environmental Flows conference will run alongside the International Riversymposium providing an opportunity for delegates to 'mix and match' sessions that will best suit them. It will feature presentations on innovative practices and case studies. Additionally, there are workshops and trainings before and after the conference.

Keynote speakers include: Gerald Galloway, Angela Arthington, Kevin Rogers and Patrick McCully.

Some featured sessions include: Providing environmental flow needs in the light of climate change, Capacity building panel discussion, River cultures-ecological futures, The Mekong River, Managing SE Queensland Waterways.

Registration is now open!

Enquiries: dpaterno-pai@tnc.org

Web address: http://www.riversymposium.com

Sponsored by: RiverSymposium and The Nature Conservancy

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Indigenous Food Symposium

07/18/2007 9:00 am
07/20/2007 5:00 pm
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From the University of Saskatchewan's Indigenous Peoples Program.

http://www.extension.usask.ca/extensionDivision/noncredit/Indig/04-ifs.html

The symposium will help participants increase their understanding of the Aboriginal agricultural food systems and the need to improve local food systems through traditions, education and community development. Join Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community leaders, policy makers, and working groups identify issues, build new partnerships and create change.

Topics include:

  • Aboriginal Developed Nutrition Guides
  • Outreach Programs
  • Preventative Health
  • Aboriginal Owned Businesses
  • Traditional Foods
  • IP Rights
  • Farmers Markets
  • Community Awareness
  • Agricultural Enterprises
  • Food Sovereignty and Security
  • Local Food Sector
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Integrated Resource/Traditional Land Use Plan

Speakers include:

  • Winona LaDuke (White Earth Land Recovery Project)

Location TBA
Cost $300 for Full Package, $100 for Day Package (Some Subsidiaries Available)

Download the PDF of the Indigenous Food Symposium poster

To register for the above program call (306) 966-5539.

For more information on any of the above programs contact:

Priscilla Settee, Ph.D. candidate
Director, Indigenous Peoples Program
Ph: (306) 966-5556. Fax: (306) 966-5567
Email: priscilla.settee@usask.ca

Alex Munoz, B.Sc., Advanced B. Sc.
Program Coordinator, Indigenous Peoples Program
Ph: (306) 966-2027. Fax: (306) 966-5567
Email: alex.munoz@usask.ca

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Canadian Association of Geographers Annual General Meeting 2007

05/29/2007 7:00 am
06/02/2007 5:00 pm
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"Welcome to Saskatchewan!" You are cordially invited to participate in the 56th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers to be held on the campus of the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This is the centennial year for the University, and to celebrate this landmark CAG 2007 is jointly hosted by the Department of Geography and the Congress of the Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS). In addition, the Canadian Cartographic Association will be holding its annual meeting concurrently with the CAG, which will add another dimension to this year’s conference.

This will be an opportunity to showcase Geography, not only to the larger academic community, but also to the general public throughout the Prairies. The Congress has chosen Bridging Communities: making public knowledge – making knowledge public as its theme, and we hope that Geographers will take up that challenge. As always, we encourage presentations from across the entire range of contemporary geographic research.

We are looking forward to participation from across Canada and beyond. In particular, we are hoping that the CAG/AAG session on Transborder Issues will strengthen links with our neighbours to the south. Student contributions are particularly encouraged and we are planning to award $150 for the best student papers and posters in Human, Physical, and Technical Geography.

New information about the conference will be posted on this site as it becomes available – check back frequently.

http://www.usask.ca/geography/cag2007

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Salmon Summit 2

04/21/2007 2:30 pm
04/21/2007 8:00 pm
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Come out to Salmon Summit 2 and renew your vows to keep Skeena salmon wild. This event follows our wildly successful Salmon Summit two years ago in the spring 2004.

Featuring former Nisga'a Nation president and Order of Canada recipient Joe Gosnell and speakers from Skeena First Nations and the sport and commercial fishing sectors. Plus silent auctions, live music and more!

What: Salmon feast and summit
When: April 21, 2007. Doors open at 2:30pm, dinner at 6:00pm
Where: Kitsumkalum Hall

Free admission. Dinner by donation.
For more information, call 615-1282 or email info@friendsofwildsalmon.ca

http://friendsofwildsalmon.ca/

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