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2010 Indigenous Mapping Network Conference

"Restoring our Homeplaces"

June  3-4, 2010

Hosted by the Suquamish Tribe
Kiana Lodge
Poulsbo, WA
Accommodations at
Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort

Pre-conference Tribal GIS Tour and Reception

June 2, 2010

Hosted by Tulalip Tribe and Muckleshoot Tribe
Tulalip Resort and Casino

Pre-conference registration is part of conference registration on Eventbrite


Welcome from Leonard Forseman, Suquamish Tribal Chairman

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.

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IMN2010 Final Agenda

Last Updated on Monday, 28 June 2010 21:00

Pre-Conference -  Tulalip Resort and Casino

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Pre-Conference Tribal GIS Tour hosted by Tulalip Tribe. Meet at Tulalip Resort and Casino.

Host: Tulalip Tribe and Muckelshoot Tribe

  • GIS for Tribal Economic Development and Restoration - Tulalip Tribe
  • Tribal Governance and GIS – Development of the Muckleshoot GIS Catalog

7:30a Complimentary Breakfast for hotel guests - Tulalip Resort Hotel

8a–12p Site tours of Tulalip facilities and restoration sites - Various sites on Tulalip Reservation

8a Meet at Tulalip Hotel in front of totem pole in lobby and depart.

8:10a Old Boeing site to see Coho Creek Construction Project site

Drive around Quil Ceda Village (view from bus)

8:45am Tulalip Data Services (site tour)

9:20am Museum Collection building (site tour)

10am Marina, Health clinic, Police Dept, Fire Station (View from bus)

10:15am Hatchery (site tour)

11:15am Administration building (site tour)

12–1p Complimentary Lunch/Discussion with Tulalip Tribes employees - Tulalip Resort Hotel

1-2p "Qwuloolt Estuary Restoration Project" - Maria Calvi;  Restoration Ecologist, Tulalip Tribes

2-3p "Census Project" - Grant Timentwa, Muckleshoot Tribe, Tribal Admin Bldg/Training Room

3:15p Participants are bused to the Edmonds ferry dock. Transportation provided by Muckelshoot Tribe

4:30p Participants walk onto the Edmonds-Kingston Ferry - Edmonds Ferry Terminal

5:00p Participants are picked up at the Kingston ferry terminal by the Suquamish Tribe Shuttle - Kingston Ferry Terminal

5:20p Pre-Conference participants arrive for check-in - Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort

630p Dinner - Suquamish Resort unhosted. Meet in lobby.

Conference - Kiana Lodge

Thursday, June 3, 2010

730a - 5p - Registration Kiana Lodge

8-815a Welcome

Welcome - Leonard Forsman - Suquamish Tribal Chairman

Ray Williams, Swinomish, Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development

Welcome - Indigenous Mapping Talking Circle

9-9:30a   Keynote - Billy Frank Jr (Nisqually), Chairman, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

9:30-9:45a Introduction - Michelle Coomber, Director and Documentary Film-maker, Mortal Coil Media

9:45-10a Networking

10-11a "Listening to Tribal Geomatic Issues" Karen Siderelis - Geospatial Information Officer, Policy, Management and Budget, U.S. Department of the Interior

11a-12p "Google 101:  An overview of Earth and Geo API's for Indigenous Mapping" Josh Livni, Google Developer Relations (bring laptop)

12-1p Lunch

1-1:30p    "Tribal Historic Signs: Public Outreach and Education Project" - David Lewis, Cultural Resources Department Manager and Volker Mell, GIS Coordinator, Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon

1:30-2p  ”Protecting Ancestral Cultural Resources: The Suquamish Tribe Cultural Resource Sensitivity Model of Kitsap County, Washington”- Dennis E. Lewarch, Suquamish Tribe (US)

2-2:30p   ”Indigenous Fisheries of the Southern Sierra Miwuk California Treaties of 1851 & Real Time Mapping, Populating Boundaries of Yosemite California Treaties” - Sandra Gaskell, Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation

2:30-3p    ”Open Source WebGIS: Carrier Sekani Geospatial Toolset” - Jaime Sanchez, Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (Canada)

3-3:15p    Networking

3:15-3:45p    ”Proposed Certificate Training Program in GISc for Burmese Refugees in Thailand” - Joseph Forrest, Resource Geoservices LLC

3:45-4:15p    ”First Nations Information Support Service - CollaboAction in British Columbia” - Sue Hanley, First Nations Technology Council (Canada)

4:15-4:45p    ”Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) of Siletz Tribal Members” - Samantha Hatfield, Confederated Tribes of Siletz/Oregon State University

5:15-6p    Networking

6-7p    Dinner

7p-    Google Hackathon, Josh Livni, Google Developer Relations (time may be earlier) (bring laptop) Suquamish Hotel

Friday, June 4, 2010

7:30a - 5p  Registration Kiana Lodge

8:30-9:30a Breakfast Address - "Planning & Design - Cultural Resonance in Planning & Design" Johnpaul Jones (Cherokee-Choctaw), Jones & Jones Architects and Landscape Architects

930-10:15a Using OpenNRM (FOSS) for planning, protecting and preserving indigenous territories: Unveiling of Next Generation IndigenousMapping.Net, David Osti, OpenNRM

10:15-10:30a    Networking

10:30-10:45a  "Indigenous Remote Sensing Invitation" Bill Gail, Plenary Session Chair, International Community Remote Sensing Collaboration, 2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

10:45-11:15a  Indigenous Remote Sensing Collaborative Highlight "Nez Perce Tribe Remote Sensing Use for Natural Resource Management"- Laurie Ames, Nez Perce Tribe

1115a-12p   ”Cultural and Ecological Information Management Systems - Technology for recording and managing cultural and ecological sites” - Troy Mallie, Cultural Systems Solutions, Eastern Yalanji tribal group (Australia)

12-1p Lunch

1-1:30p ”Blueprint for a Seven Generation Plan: Geography of a Mvskoke Ideology” - Laura Harjo, Muscogee (Creek) Nation

1:30-2p ”Seeking Spatial Representation: Mapping Mountain Maidu Allotments” - Beth Rose Middleton, UC Davis, Native American Studies

2-2:30p ”Participatory GIS Mapping for Eco-Cultural Restoration on Xaxli’p Survival Territory, British Columbia, Canada”- Sibyl Diver, UC Berkeley, Dept of Environmental Science, Policy & Management

2:30-315p  "OpenSource Web Mapping Tools” - Neskie Manuel, Neskonlith (Canada)

315-3:30p Networking

3:30-4p ”Washington State Tribal Reservation Information-Building Entities: Mapping Washington’s Tribal Information Institutions” - Beth Joy Patin, The Information School, University of Washington

4-430p ”Visualizing Our Worlds while Navigating the Ethics of Indigenous Mapping” - Allison Krebs, Information School, University of Washington

430-5p "Overview of What Census Means to Tribes and What Tribes Can Do"- Grant Timentwa, Muckleshoot Tribe (US)

5-530p  "Getting your GIS into Decision Makers Hands and the Public" - Frank Roberts, Coeur d'Alene Tribe

530-6p Closing M.C. Baldwin, Navajo Nation



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Participating Hotel for IMN2010

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Suquamish, WA 98392

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Seattle Tacoma (SeaTac) Airport to Pre-conference Hotel (Tulalip Resort and Casino) :

1) Airport Shuttle

Northbound Service - SeaTac to Tulalip Casino
(18 Hour advanced prepaid reservations required to guarantee your seat)

Depart SeaTac: 6:00A 8:00A 10:00A 11:00A 12:00P 1:00P 3:00P 5:00P 7:00P 9:00P 11:00P
Arrive Tulalip Resort : 7:10A 9:10A 11:10A 12:10P 1:10P 2:10P 4:10P 6:10P 8:10P 10:10P 12:40A

Pickup location at SeaTac is at: Main Terminal, Lower Level, Baggage Claim, Outside Doors #00.
Make Reservations at
 or 1-866-235-5247

Cost is $25 one-way

2) Rental Car

3) bus transit: 510
but it would require 5-6 transfers and two different regional transit services. It's possible but would probably take at least two hours.

Travel from Tulalip Resort to Ferry provided by Muckleshoot and Tulalip Tribes.
Travel from Ferry to Suquamish Clearwater Casino is provided by Suquamish Tribes on Wednesday evening

SeaTac Airport to Hotel (Suquamish Clearwater Casino) :

Seattle now has a light rail link from SeaTac airport which runs every 15 minutes and costs just $2.50 to get to downtown Seattle (34 minutes). You would get off at the University Street station, walk 5 blocks down the hill to Coleman Dock and the Bainbridge Island ferry (walk-on roundtrip fare is $6.90, ferries about every half hour, varies; 35 minute ride) then catch the free Suquamish Clearwater Casino shuttle which meets every ferry (20 minutes). The hotel is at the casino. So – it will take about an hour and a half, perhaps two depending on ferry wait time in Seattle, and less than $10 to get to the hotel. No car needed.

Sound Transit light rail website:


Seattle-Bainbridge Island ferry: