Call for Papers and Presentations For the Fifth Annual Vine Deloria, Jr. Indigenous Studies Symposium

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2010 15:27

Hosted by: Northwest Indian College, Bellingham, Washington – July 8, 9, 10th, 2010

The purpose of this symposium is to bring together Native and non-Native scholars and other tribal people who are interested honoring the life and work of Vine Deloria, Jr., and to present new ideas and/or expand knowledge in several areas that Vine was active in.  The symposium this year will focus on Indigenous philosophy, religion, spirituality, and related topics.  The symposium itself will be organized as a series of intellectually driven panels – no “workshop” type presentations - that address these topics.  Individual presentations may be formal or informal.  Abstracts that include a title and brief description are requested only for the purpose of organizing the panels. The deadline for receiving abstracts will be June 4th. Those whose presentation abstracts have been accepted will be notified by June 7th.

This symposium will be carried out in the spirit of Vine: No PowerPoint presentations will be accepted.
Presenters are expected to pay the $100 registration fee. CFP FORM.

For information on abstract submission, please contact: Steve Pavlik, Symposium Co-coordinator, Native American Studies, Northwest Indian College, 2522 Kwina Road, Bellingham, WA, Telephone: 360-392-4307, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For information on registration and registration fees, lodging, meals, and other logistics, please contact: Angel Jefferson, Symposium Co-coordinator: Telephone: 360-392-4287, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Hosted by Northwest Indian College
Bellingham, Washington – July 8, 9, 10, 2010

The purpose of this symposium is to bring together Native and non-native scholars and tribal elders who are interested in honoring the life and work of our friend, colleague, and mentor, Vine Deloria, Jr., and in presenting new ideas and expanding knowledge in several key areas that Vine devoted his life to. The symposium this year will focus on Indigenous philosophy, religion, spirituality, and related topics.  The symposium itself will be organized as a series of intellectually driven panels – no “workshop” type presentations – and specially invited speakers addressing these issues.  Individual presentations may be formal or informal, but in keeping with the spirit of Vine, there will be no PowerPoint or other electronic presentations.

Registration fee - $100 (includes lunches and salmon dinner) REGISTRATION FORM

Most people fly directly into Bellingham.  Others fly into Seattle and then rent a car.  A shuttle also runs from the Seattle Airport to Bellingham – about a two hour drive.

Bellingham is only 45 minutes away from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  If you are planning to travel to Canada, you now need a passport.

For additional information on registration, lodging, meals and other logistics, please contact: Angel Jefferson, Symposium Co-coordinator, Northwest Indian College, 2522 Kwina Road, Bellingham, WA 98226

_ Fifth Annual Vine Deloria, Jr. Indigenous Studies Symposium

Registration fee - $100 (includes lunches and salmon dinner)



 

True North Resources: A Native-owned Solution for Tribal GIS Departments

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Last Updated on Monday, 08 February 2010 08:45

When the Oneida Tribe (Wisconsin) needs supplies for their GIS department, they often turn to one of their own: True North Resources. TNR is an native-owned small business that supplies wide-format paper, ink, and foam-core board to tribal GIS departments. As a member of the Oneida Nation, Kathryn Turenske, founder/owner of TNR, is familiar with tribal departments and how they work.

Kathryn Turenske


"2009 was my first IMN conference. Conference host, Celene Elm (Oneida GIS director) invited me to participate as a vendor", Turenske said. Upon learning more of IMN's goals and mission, she decided to volunteer with some of the planning leading up to IMN 2009. "I loved meeting people who work in tribal GIS departments", Turenske added.

TNR offers expertise of wide-format media types and their applications for map making. True North Resources has helped tribal GIS departments be more effective and efficient with their supply purchases. "I want to be the 'go-to' native supplier of products for the indigenous mapping community", says Turenske.

For more information on how True North Resources can help with your GIS supplies, please email Kathryn Turenske at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone at 414-460-4909. Also visit www.truenorth-resources.com/gis


   

California Tribal Invitation to CalGIS 2010

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Last Updated on Thursday, 04 February 2010 10:28

CalGIS 2010

To California Tribal Nations,

Come join us for the 16th annual CalGIS Conference in Huntington Beach, April 18-21, 2010. The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) and the CalGIS 2010 Planning Committee would like to extend a formal invitation to all California Tribal Nations to come and experience California’s own GIS Conference. CalGIS 2010 is an incredible opportunity to collaborate and network with fellow GIS and Tribal GIS colleagues and to learn how some indigenous and other various governmental issues are being addressed using GIS.

California’s tribal nations face special challenges in planning, policy, and advocacy. Issues of sovereignty, cultural protection, land use management, and handling mineral rights often require the use of GIS, the production of maps, and the analysis of geospatial data. Recognizing this, URISA and the Planning Committee in concert with the Indigenous Mapping Network are initiating new strategies devoted specifically to the needs and concerns surrounding Tribal GIS activities.

The mission of the Indigenous Mapping Network is to connect native communities with the tools needed to protect, preserve, and enhance their way of life within their aboriginal territories. This endeavor often requires an amalgamation of traditional "mapping" practices and modern mapping technologies.

Due to this new initiative a Scholarship is being offered only to California’s Tribal Nations. Register with the attached PDF form and receive a $150 scholarship immediately applied towards the Conference Registration regular rate resulting in a 50% savings. Attend the various track sessions discussing topics such as Emerging Technologies, GIS Operations, Natural Resources, Habitat Management, Public Safety, and Emergency Response. In addition, the Committee would like to invite your participation in:

Tribal Unwind Meet & Greet - Monday, April 19, 2010, 7pm - 10pm
The Fire Pit (Mankota Grill, Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Hotel)
The Indigenous Mapping Network (IMN) would like to invite you to an informal gathering
poolside. Register for this free event at California Tribal & Affiliate Mapster Unwind at CalGIS - Eventbrite.

Tribal Roundtable Session - Tuesday, April 20, 2010. 11am - 12pm, Salon E
An open forum among other Tribal GIS peers to exchange your experiences, problems and solutions in applying geospatial technology within your Tribal Government in a collaborative format helping to guide future conferences to specifically address your challenges.

The CalGIS Conference is the one opportunity we have during the year to focus our attention on California-based GIS activities, irrespective of software used, user industry, or other program constraints. CalGIS brings together a wide range of GIS practitioners who are intent on sharing experiences, learning new skills, and networking among their peers.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there.

Lisa Lubley, GISP
CalGIS 2010 Conference Chair


   

ESRI ArcGIS 10 Tribal GIS Webcast Series MARCH 3, 26 2010

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2010 08:12

With the upcoming release of ArcGIS 10 we are planning a series of web  casts throughout 2010 for the Tribal GIS community to highlight a few of  the new capabilities in ArcGIS.  Again I need to stress that there is no better place to learn about ArcGIS 10 than the ESRI International User  Conference <http://www.esri.com/events/user-conference/index.html>  so please try and make it this year if you can.  We again have an amazing  line up of speakers and one or two remaining slots for presenters.

Please let me know if for any reason you might have travel funds but are concerned about the registration fee for the conference.  The ArcGIS 10 Tribal GIS Webcast Series we are developing includes topics such as:  2D / 3D Editing, Python in ArcGIS, ArcGIS Server APIs, GIS / CAD Integration, Cadastral Editor, and Image Management and Analysis.

Please let us know if there are other topics you would like to see covered.

Our web cast technology is limited to 50 participants.  To manage the need for follow on events or recordings please reply to this email if you plan on attending either of these events.  I'll reply with an Outlook Calendar Invite with the web cast and conference call details.

On March 3rd at 10 am (Pacific), 2D and 3D Editing in ArcGIS with John Sharrard

ArcGIS 10 brings new 2D editing workflows and entirely new 3D editing capabilities.  Please join us for this presentation / discussion on:

*        Layer-based editing

*        Efficient feature construction

*        Simple dataset creation (Packing)

*        Simplified snapping environment

*        Productivity improvements

*        Improved attribute management

*        Improved editing through web applications

*        Direct editing on 3D Objects

*        Also will review some future directions for 3D in GIS

On March 26th at 10:30 am (Pacific), Python in ArcGIS 10 with Jeff Barrette

ArcGIS 10 introduces the ability to automate mapping tasks through a new Python mapping module. This session will provide an overview of the arcpy.mapping module and will demonstrate how it can be used to process MXD documents, map layers, data frames, and layouts in batch.  Printing and Exporting map documents and creation of PDF map books via Python will be covered, as will creation of script tools that can be used in an interactive ArcMap session.  Attendees will also be introduced to the best resources and fastest ways to start writing their own mapping scripts in ArcGIS 10.

Again a quick email RSVP would be a great help as we pull these together. Thanks!

David Gadsden - NW Federal Account Manager
ESRI - Environmental Systems Research Institute
606 Columbia Street NW, Suite 300, Olympia WA
Phone: 360.754.4727 Fax: 360.943.6910
Email: dgads...@esri.com <mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Web: www.esri.com
   

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