The University of Victoria's Ethnographic Mapping Lab and Google Earth Outreach are co-hosting an Indigenous Mapping Workshop in association with the 114th Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, at the Colorado Convention Centre, Devner, November 17th, 2015.
What: Indigenous Mapping Workshop
When: Tuesday November 17th, 2015
Where: Denver, Co (Colorado Convention Centre)
The Indigenous Mapping Workshop will give technical training sessions on methodologies and mapping tools for use in Indigenous-led projects like traditional land use and occupancy studies, environmental monitoring, shared decision-making, negotiations or inter-generational education.
Participants will have the opportunity to hear success stories, learn & share best practices, and will receive a training on practical Google mapping tools, which can be used to collect, host, visualize, share and publish their map data. The technical training will be co-led by members of the Google Earth Outreach team and Indigenous mapping practitioners with years of practical experience in the field.
The application process is now closed
Cost: Attendance is free, pending approval through the participant selection process.
Who Should Attend?
Participants from indigenous communities and their research partners will participate in the workshop. Interested groups may include:
• Members of Native American, American Indian, Alaska Natives, Hawaiian, First Nations, Inuit, Métis, Amerindian and Indigenous communities,
• Mapping and technology specialists who work in a capacity that serves indigenous communities,
• Individuals who demonstrate interest & ability to implement and make effective use of Google and other mapping technologies within their community, and
• Individuals who are currently working on mapping projects, or have indigenous mapping datasets they want to map.
We anticipate a strong response, and encourage you to register your interest.