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2009 Indigenous Mapping Network Conference

Indigenous Mapping Network

Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 9:00 AM - Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 7:00 PM (CDT)

Green Bay, WI

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Hosted by Oneida Nation of Wisconsin
June 14 - 16, 2009

Native American / Indigenous / Aboriginal / tribal attendees and supporters of mapping efforts on aboriginal territories welcome. Let's learn, share, and grow together - find new ways of using mapping tools to solve sovereignty, environmental, and cultural issues.

Previous ideas resulting from this conference include supporting and training indigenous people who may have little experience with modern mapping technologies. Efforts also are made to keep abreast and inform the UN, governments, academics, and the technological world about traditional "mapping" technologies.

The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin welcomes conference attendees, speakers, and vendors to Green Bay, WI, for the 2009 Indigenous Mapping Network Conference. We hope to provide an educational and fascinating conference for everyone. We will also share a brief look at Oneida culture and what life is like in Northeast Wisconsin.

Conference Highlights
Planning Program
Keynote Speaker
Roundtable Discussion Poster Contest
Community / Economic
Cultural Tours


Sunday, June 14, 2009

 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration - Hotel Lobby

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Tour of Oneida Nation Turtle School

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch Break (On your own)

12:00 - 1:00 pm WI GIS User Group Board Meeting

1:00 - 2:00 pm Federal Funding Sources Dave Gerczak, Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District;  Sole-Proprietorship -Celene Elm, Oneida Nation

2:00 - 5:00 pm Mapping Tribal Law -Eric Skenandore and Celene Elm, Oneida Nation

7:00 - 9:00 pm Meet & Greet Lambeau Field

*** TBA "Incorporating GIS and Mapping Technologies into Indigenous Realities" Remote presentation by Steven DeRoy in Canada, with the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, PPGIS and the Aboriginal Mapping Network

Monday, June 15, 2009

8:00 - 9:00 am Opening Ceremony

9:00 - 10:00 am Mapping the Heavens and the Earth: Spatial Information Technology and the Maori Worldview -Hauiti Hakopa, New Zealand

10:00 -11:00 am The Karen People of Eastern Burma: A Study of GIS for Human Survival -Joseph T. Forrest & Saw Tah Doh Moo, Resource GeoServices LLC

11:00 - 12:00 pm Panel Presentation Emergency Planning & GIS -Paul Crocker, Menominee Tribal Enterprises

Menominee Moves to GIS Gaining Trust & Taxing Issues -Paul Cegelski, Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch Break

1:00 - 2:00 pm Integration of GIS Data Management, Collection, and Analysis: Organization-Wide Empowerment -Edward Durbeck & Quentin Lalio, Durbeck GIS Group

2:00 - 3:00 pm Managing Utilities Information with GIS / Conducting a GIS Needs Assessment -Sam Pociask, McMahon Associates

3:00 - 4:00 pm Cultural Sensitive Resource Mapping -Dr. Donna Miranda Begay

4:00 - 5:00 pm Northwest Stone Star Maps. An Indigenous Enigma -Noel Ring

5:00 - 5:30 pm Round Table Discussion

5:30 - 7:00 pm Free Time

7:00 - 10:00 pm Banquet Dinner

Keynote   "VIP Mapping - Values, Interests, & Priorities"

Mal Ridges is a Research Scientist with the Department of Environment and Climate Change in New South Wales, Australia

Oneida Longhouse Singers and Social

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

9:00 - 10:00 am Panel Presentation: The Tribal Statistical Areas Program (TSAP) and other Geographic Programs for the Upcoming 2010 Census -Joshua Coutts & Colleen Joyce, U.S. Census Bureau

10:00 - 12:00 pm  Planning Summit -Ted Jojola, Pueblo

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch Break

1:00 - 2:00 pm Grassroots Land-Recovery Efforts on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation -David Bartecchi, Village Earth

2:00 - 3:00 pm Using Watersheds to Protect Cultural Resources: How to Map What Should Not Be Mapped -Christopher Overdorf, Jones & Jones Architects Landscape Architects and Planners

3:00 - 3:30 pm Break

3:30 - 4:30 pm Panel Presentation: The Aboriginal Sites Decision Support Tool -Mal Ridges, Dept of Environment and Climate Change, NSW, Australia

4:30 - 5:30 pm Panel Presentation: Helping Tribal Government with GIS Needs -Nick Stadnyk, Applied Data Consultants, Inc.

Land Management Strategies for Tribal Governments -Brien Green, Bentley Systems

5:30 - 6:30 pm Round Table Discussion

6:30 - 7:00 pm Free Time

7:00 - 10:00 pm Dinner & Closing Ceremony

Accommodations are at Radisson Hotel & Conference Center.

Please make Hotel Reservations directly with the hotel by calling:

(800) 333-3333 (Toll Free)

(920) 494-7300 (Direct Line)

To benefit from our Group rate, please ask for a room/s in the Oneida G.L.I.S. room block.

The discounted price is $89/night and includes a breakfast buffet.

For more information, please contact:

Have questions about 2009 Indigenous Mapping Network Conference? Contact Indigenous Mapping Network

When & Where

Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
Host: Oneida Nation of Wisconsin
2040 Airport Drive
Green Bay, WI 54313

Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 9:00 AM - Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 7:00 PM (CDT)

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Indigenous Mapping Network

Indigenous Mapping Network (IMN) is a multi-tribal grassroots talking circle that convenes mapping practitioners, indigenous community members, indigenous rights organizations, researchers, and technology professionals to discuss current issues in indigenous/tribal/Native American/Alaska Native/Maori/First Nations peoples mapping.

Mostly, our meetings are intended to create a platform for supporting indigenous mapping collaborations and linking communities with emerging technologies.

Mapping approaches can include thought-maps, performance, materials, as well as GIS, web, and mobile phone technologies. Whatever is needed to tell our story.


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Friday, June 12, 2009 - 2:48 AM

Please note revised schedule sent by Celene Elm 6/11/09

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