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.

Application Process:

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.