Saturday, June 6, 2009

Maori Business Magazine Launched: Highlights Maori Business

A new online Māori business magazine was recently launched to make it easier for the world and Māori to do business.

Koha magazine is a self-funded FOMANA Capital Ltd initiative that aims to promote high value added Māori businesses with a focus on the agri-business sector.
koha media

The magazine was launched in Wellington at the end of March by Minister of Māori Affairs Hon Pita Sharples and Trade Minister Hon Tim Groser.
Indigenous Maori Business Magazine
More than 70 people attended the launch including Agriculture Minister Hon David Carter, Ethnic Affairs Minister Hon Pansy Wong, and Japanese Ambassador Toshihiro Takahashi.

FOMANA Capital Ltd Chief Executive Wayne Mulligan says Koha is more than a magazine – it is a portal into the world of Māori business. “Koha magazine will provide Māori businesses and organisations with a channel to promote their stories to the world,” he says.

“The success of tonight’s launch shows there is huge support to see world-class Māori companies use Koha to attract international investment partners.”

Koha focuses on collating stories that encourage sector cooperation and opportunities for international trade, investment and high value export propositions.

The Federation of Māori Authorities, Te Puni Kōkiri, the Māori Trustee and Poutama Trust have also supported FOMANA Capital Ltd to launch Koha.

For more information or to read the latest edition of Koha magazine visit:

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Community Development Grant For Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages

Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages (ICDBG)

Eligible Applicants

Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Eligible applicants are Indian tribes or tribal organizations on behalf of Indian tribes. To apply for funding, you must be eligible as an Indian tribe (or as a tribal organization), as required by 24 CFR 1003.5, by the application deadline date. Tribal organizations are permitted to submit applications under 24 CFR 1003.5(b) on behalf of eligible tribes when one or more eligible tribe(s) authorize the organization to do so under concurring resolutions. The tribal organization must itself be eligible under Title I of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) or the Indian Health Service (IHS), as appropriate, must make a determination of such eligibility.

Agency Name

US Department of Housing and Urban Development


Tribal organizations are permitted to submit applications under 24 CFR 1003.5(b) on behalf of eligible tribes when one or more eligible tribe(s) authorize the organization to do so under concurring resolutions. The tribal organization must itself be eligible under Title I of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) or the Indian Health Service (IHS), as appropriate, must make a determination of such eligibility. This determination must be provided to the Area ONAP by the application deadline. Tribal organizations are permitted to submit applications under 24 CFR 1003.5(b) on behalf of eligible tribes when one or more eligible tribe(s) authorize the organization to do so under concurring resolutions. The tribal organization must itself be eligible under Title I of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) or the Indian Health Service (IHS), as appropriate, must make a determination of such eligibility. This determination must be provided to the Area ONAP by the application deadline option. The purpose of the ICDBG program is the development of viable Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the creation of decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities primarily for persons with low- and moderate- incomes as defined in 24 CFR 1003.4. The ONAP in HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing administers the program. 1. Single Purpose Grants. Projects funded by the ICDBG program must meet the primary objective, defined at 24 CFR 1003.2, to principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons. Consistent with this objective, not less than 70 percent of the expenditures of each single-purpose grant shall be for activities that meet the regulatory criteria at 24 CFR 1003.208 for: a. Area Benefit Activities b. Limited Clientele Activities c. Housing Activities d. Job Creation or Retention Activities ICDBG funds may be used to improve housing stock, provide community facilities, improve infrastructure, and expand job opportunities by supporting the economic development of the communities, especially by nonprofit tribal organizations or local development corporations. ICDBG single-purpose grants are distributed as annual competitive grants, in response to this NOFA.

Link to Full Announcement

NOFA website

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Roberta L. Youmans
Grants Management Specialist
202.402.3316 Program Contact

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British Columbia First Nation's Claims Researcher: Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity - Full-Time Specific Claims Researcher
Deadline for applications is Monday, June 22, 2009

UBCIC Research has an opening for a full-time specific claims researcher. Reporting directly to the Senior Researcher and Research Director this position will focus on advancing specific claims and supporting UBCIC Research educational initiatives to the BC Aboriginal research community.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Identifying, copying, scanning, labeling and filing of relevant documents and maps from public and private archives, government offices and university libraries
  • Creating and maintaining bibliographies
  • Analyzing documents
  • Writing research reports and memoranda summarizing documentation and setting out research findings
  • Undertaking other research and administrative tasks as may be required
  • Providing advice and reference services to community-based researchers
  • Assisting with workshops, conferences, lectures and publications.


  • Strong comprehension of specific claims research policy
  • Strong understanding of reserve creation history in BC
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant fields or equivalent experience
  • Excellent analytical skills and previous archival research experience
  • Superior writing and editing skills
  • Proficient computer skills including internet skills
  • Practical experience with specific claims research procedures is an asset
  • Strong knowledge of the vision and goals of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs
Please send a cover letter, resume, references and writing sample to the attention of the Research Director. If sending by email, please send to We thank all candidates for their interest and regret that only those candidates who are short listed for interviews will be contacted. Closing date for applications is Monday, June 22, 2009.

The Union of BC Indian Chiefs hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. However, qualified Aboriginal applicants will be given priority.

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Indigenous Literacy Day: Fundraising and Book Donations Being Taken

The 2009 Indigenous Literacy Day

The third Indigenous Literacy Day will be held on Wednesday September 2 2009.

In 2009 in conjunction with our partner, The Fred Hollows Foundation, we are hoping to raise $250,000 to provide books and literacy resources for remote Indigenous communities. On that day participating bookshops, publishers and businesses will donate a percentage of their sales (or make a donation) while schools hold fundraising activities. We invite everyone to get involved by purchasing a book from participating bookshops on September 2 or making a donation. Events will be held across Australia leading up to and on the day including the first Great Book Swap.

The monies raised will provide books and literacy resources in homes, community centres, womens' centres, schools, health centres in the Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia.

The Indigenous Literacy Project (ILP) is a partnership between the Australian Book Industry and The Fred Hollows Foundation.

Working closely with the Australian Booksellers Association and the Australian Publishers Association, The Fred Hollows Foundation purchases and supplies books and other culturally appropriate learning materials to remote communities where The Foundation works. Communities select and order reading material from catalogues and sample books provided by The Australian Booksellers Association. The Fred Hollows Foundation staff also identify other literacy needs. The books are then supplied to schools, libraries, early learning centres such as crèches, women's Centres and other identified institutions, to enhance their pool of literacy resources.

Our major fundraising effort in 2009 is Indigenous Literacy Day to be held on Wednesday September 2 2009.


We began five years ago at Riverbend Books in Queensland with a simple question. What could we do to help address the current literacy crisis in remote Indigenous communities? We were deeply concerned that illiteracy in many of these communities was a common and critical barrier to the full, healthy and happy life many of us take for granted. Low literacy is consistently linked to poor health, social and economic outcomes.

More simply we couldn’t imagine a world without books and reading.

We now operate across Australia with the full and enthusiastic support of the Australian Book Industry as the Indigenous Literacy Project.

You can read more about our history here.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Native Hoop Magazine Goes Online

Native Hoop is pleased and excited to announce its First Issue of Native Hoop Magazine ....... online... @ opened its pages on June 1, 2009 and will be a monthly publication.

Native Hoop was envisioned by James Morales. James realized his dreams were big and asked his friend Mandy Reyes, who has similar dreams, if she would help and partner with him in making their dreams a reality and so their journey began. Creating a site by natives for natives. Native Hoop's first endeavor was a site that was formed as a family oriented social site...primarily for tribal members, family, and solid supporters of the native communities.

Native Hoop opened on January 19, 2009 and has grown steadily in numbers, mainly by "word of mouth" by it's members. It's native members span across North America and around the globe.... Many members feeling it's a home away from home. Many also donating their time to help in various areas of "The Hoop". Native Hoop was honored this year to co-sponsor the West Coast American Indian Music Awards that was held in Lummi, Wa. on May 9, 2009.

Native Hoop has opened not only its social site...Native Hoop... but also has created 2 BlogTalkRadio stations (The Hoop and Native Hoop), a LiveSteam online TV station (Navhp), Native Hoop Magazine (opening June 1, 2009), and soon will be opening an online radio station at Live365 that will operate 24/7 all to promote native peoples. Also soon James and Mandy will be traveling the Pow-Wow circuit to help promote Native Hoop. Their goal is to continue to create places thru different media outlets to continue to promote and support our culture, our traditions, and our peoples in a positive way.

Native Hoop's ultimate goals are to bring native peoples together in order to help one another. To donate their profits thru various business ventures and donations towards helping their elders and their youth.

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May 27 - June 2, 2009: Five Key Indigenous Peoples Issues

Five Key Indigenous Peoples Issues for the Week of May 27 - June 2, 2009

Bangladesh: Chittagong Hill Tracts: AI Report Details Injustices

Amnesty International (AI)’s report shows that the lack of respect for citizens’ rights in Bangladesh is also having a major impact on indigenous peoples.

Indigenous people in Bangladesh suffered due to government policies while Bangla-speaking settlers continued to capture their land with the behind-the-scene support of the government, reads Amnesty International's (AI) annual report.

Right to fair trials continued to be undermined and was further exacerbated by emergency regulations, as defendants' access to due process of law was limited, the report mentioned regarding the state of emergency enforced during the caretaker government's rule.

"Behind the scene the government continued its steady support for Bangla-speaking settlers seizing land from Jumma indigenous inhabitants of the Chittagong Hill Tracts," the report added.

Regarding indigenous communities, the report quoting three UN rapporteurs said there might be a systematic campaign to support the relocation of non-indigenous people to the Chittagong Hill Tracts in order to outnumber the local indigenous people.

The report also mentioned excessive use of police force against peaceful demonstrations on several occasions. Read more on the Chittagong Hill Tracts here....

Russia: Winds Of Change From The North

When thinking about Russia, almost every foreigner names three geographical entities: Moscow, St. Petersburg and… Siberia. Vast, snow white and bitter cold, Siberia seems to be deserted in the popular imagination. However, in spite of its low population density, more than 30 ethnic groups inhabit Siberia, falling into the category of “small-numbered indigeneous peoples of the North” (malie narodi severa): Aleuts, Chukchi, Nenets, Dolgans, Evenks, Selkups, Chuvans, Kets, Khants, Mansi and others.

Mansi Girl with a Deer, by Nikolai Fomin, a Russian artist who often depicts the lives of smaller ethnic groups in his work.

About 30,000 Khants and Mansi live in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug Yugra, one of the most important Russian regions in recent years because of its oil and gas extraction industries. Traditionally hunters and anglers, they also engage in cattle rearing and reindeer breeding. Due to the rapid development of Russia’s energy industry, the area’s population has increased by 1 million people over the past 30 years. Newcomers to the region have had a strong impact on the unique languages, native cultures and lifestyles of indigenous peoples.

Irina Nikiforova has been studying the peoples of Siberia for many years, and is currently conducting research on the ancient forms of government of the autochthons of the North. “Among the major problems, I am sorry to name the following: depopulation of many groups, alcoholism, loss of national identity and traditions,” she said, when asked about the most pressing social problems affecting these people today.

The latter can be partially eased by the development of better indigenous education services. At present, there are primary schools and various education institutions that teach the basics of national trades and languages. However, they are primarily situated in remote national settlements and are short of teaching staff, as a result. Furthermore, the education of ethnic groups still revolves around the state curriculum, which facilitates the further assimilation of each indigenous generation into Russian culture. Read more about indigenous peoples in Russia here....

Peru: Indigenous Protests Force Government Negotiation

Mass protests by indigenous communities continue to spread throughout Peru. This is despite a violent crackdown by police and military forces following President Alan Garcia’s declaration of a 60-day state of emergency in the Cusco, Ucayali, Loreto and Amazonas regions on May 9.

Since April 9, indigenous communities have shut down oil fields and gas pipelines, and blocked roads, rivers, airports and other installations. These actions are in protest at government decrees that open access to indigenous people’s lands to facilitate oil, mining, logging and agricultural companies.

Garcia decreed the laws under special powers awarded to him by Congress to bring Peruvian law into line with a free trade agreement (FTA) signed with the United States in December 2007.

One of the most controversial decrees (Legislative Decree 1090) removes some 45 million hectares, or roughly 60%, of Peru’s jungles from the country’s Forestry Heritage protection system.

Another decree allows companies with concessions to obtain changes in zoning permits directly from the central government, bypassing indigenous consultation processes.

The Interethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Jungle (AIDESEP), which groups 1385 indigenous communities, is calling for the full repeal of the decrees.

AIDESEP said the decrees were deemed unconstitutional, as they violated the right of indigenous peoples to be consulted prior to any project on their land. This is established by International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention 169, which has a constitutional character in Peruvian law. Read more about the continuing protests in Peru here....

International: Eighth Session Of The UN Permanent Forum On Indigenous Issues: Summary

Gathering approximately 2,000 representatives of indigenous peoples, government, civil society, academia and international organizations, UNPFII-8 addressed the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, climate change, the Arctic region, land tenure and the relationship between indigenous peoples and extractive corporations. Read more on the Eighth Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues here....

North America: Human “Message from the North” To Climate Negotiators

If you want to send a message, the old Hollywood saying goes, call Western Union. But environmental activists chose a different medium to get through to climate change negotiators: they put their bodies on the line — in this case, the Alaskan tundra — to spell out “Save The Arctic” and sketch the outline of a caribou.

Members of the Gwich’in Nation gathered last weekend near Arctic Village, Alaska, to send what they called a “Message from the North” to environmental diplomats gathering this week in Bonn, Germany.

The Alaskan activists want permanent protection from oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, on the far northern edge of Alaska where caribou roam, along with urgent action to address climate change.

The Gwich’in people, who live in this area, were celebrating 20 years of activism to prevent oil drilling in the refuge. But climate change is a new and increasing threat, and even without drilling, they say the region has seen some of the most extreme impacts of global warming.

“Indigenous peoples live at the point of impact and are among the first to experience the catastrophic effects of climate change - the wisdom indigenous peoples offer is crucial to the survival of all life,” said Robby Romero, UN ambassador for the environment and founder of the native rock band Red Thunder, which performed at the event. “Everything new is hidden in the past - It will take traditional Indigenous wisdom and modern technology working together to lead us on a path of healing.” Read more about the Gwich'in people's gathering here....

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

International Indigenous Current Affairs Series and Television Announced

A global alliance of indigenous television broadcasters is launching two major initiatives for its members – an international indigenous current affairs series and a programme exchange scheme. The World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Network (WITBN) aims to unify television broadcasters worldwide to retain and grow indigenous languages and cultures. The nine foundation Council members are National Indigenous Television (NITV), Australia; Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Canada; TG4, Ireland; Maori Television, New Zealand; NRK Sámi Radio, Norway; BBC ALBA, Scotland; South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), South Africa; Taiwan Indigenous Television (TITV) / Public Television Service (PTS), Taiwan; and S4C, Wales.

A news sharing initiative, Indigenous Insight is a weekly 30-minute current affairs programme to be produced by Maori Television. The series will showcase the best news stories from WITBN Council members. A pilot of 12 programmes, presented by Maori Television presenter Julian Wilcox, will be recorded between July and September this year.

The programme exchange scheme has been developed by TG4 in Ireland and will see the ‘free’ exchange between WITBN Council members of four programmes per year. A two-year transmission window will commence in September 2009 and close at the end of August 2011. The first year of the scheme will act as a ‘pilot’ for the full scheme.

The inaugural chairman of WITBN, Jim Mather – chief executive of Maori Television – says the development of collaborative relationships between the indigenous broadcasters creates opportunities for increased audiences, better access to resources, enhanced knowledge transfer and enhancement of schedules through the exchange of programming.

“Indigenous Insight will be unique – an international indigenous current affairs series, probably the only one of its kind in the world, that will provide comprehensive coverage of the issues affecting indigenous communities,” Mr Mather says.

“The programme exchange scheme also represents an innovative and cost effective means to secure new and attractive programming content in exchange for programme material already commissioned for broadcast on our channels.”

The second ever World Indigenous Television Broadcasting Conference (WITBC ’10) will be hosted by Taiwan Indigenous Television (TITV) / Public Television Services (PTS) – under the umbrella of the Taiwan Broadcasting System – in Taiwan from Tuesday March 9 to Friday March 12, 2010. Membership application forms for WITBN are available on the website

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Southeast American Indian Studies Conference: University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Sixth Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference April 8-9, 2010 at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Proposals are invited for papers and panels addressing the study of American Indians in the Southeast cultural area. Topics may include academic or creative works on: archaeology, education, history, socio-cultural issues, religion, literature, oral traditions, art, identity, sovereignty, health and other matters. Creative works may include any written, visual, musical, video, digital or other creative production that connects to Southeast Indian peoples’ experiences, histories or concerns. Proposals are welcome from all persons working in the field. Only complete proposals will receive full consideration. Individuals may submit only one proposal.

Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Old Main, Room 231
Phone: 910.775.4262
Fax: 910.521.6606

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Gender And/In Indigenous Ways Of Living And Knowing

Invitation to a Conference and PhD course in Tromsø, Norway, 30 September - 2 October 2009

Gender and/in Indigenous Ways of Living and Knowing

It is with pleasure we invite students, researchers and everyone else interested to participate in a research conference on gender and indigeneity.

The overall objective of the conference is to bridge current gaps of understanding in the field of gender and indigeneity. Speakers come from a variety of academic fields across the social sciences and humanities, as well as from civil society. In recognition of how academic work itself is part of the overall colonial dynamic, the conference will also address the topic of indigenous versus academic ways of knowing. The conference language is english.

Keynote speakers
Vuokko Hirvonen, Sami University College
Helen Verran, University of Melbourne
Gail Lewis, Open University

PhD course
The conference doubles up as a PhD course. PhD-students interested in this must apply for registration and need to consult the following document: PhD course.
Registration and costs

Registration: 1 September 2009
Applications for the PhD course: 15 August 2009
Submission of PhD-papers: 18 September 2009

Conference fee: NOK 400 (students NOK 200)
Conference fee + lunches: NOK 850 (students NOK 600)
Conference dinner: NOK 350

Please note that PhD-studens pay the full conference fee (NOK 400, or NOK 850 to include lunches).

It is possible to register for individual days. For pricing of day packages, see registration form.

Please note that all participants need to organize their own accommodation. Our speakers will stay at the Clarion Collection Hotel With. For accommodation in Tromsø see Visit Tromsø.
Organizers and partners

Organizing institution:
Kvinnforsk (Center for women's studies and gender research), University of Tromsø
Conference convenor: Siri Gerrard, professor, University of Tromsø
Academic coordinator: Turid Markussen independent researcher
Conference administration: Elisabeth Sandersen and Torunn Berger, Kvinnforsk, University of Tromsø

Collaborating partners:
Faculty of Humanities, University of Tromsø
Britt Kramvig, Northern Research Institute

More on the conference can be found here.

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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Tribal Self-Governance Grant Program: Grant Announcement

Tribal Self-Governance Grant Program

Eligible Applicants

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Be a Federally-recognized Tribe as defined in 25 U.S.C. § 450b(e). However, Alaska Native Villages or Alaska Native Village Corporations are not eligible if they are located within the area served by an Alaska Native regional health entity already participating in the Alaska Tribal Health Compact. Those Tribes not represented by a self-governance Tribal consortium funding agreement within their area may still be considered to participate in the TSGP.

Agency Name

Indian Health Service


The purpose of the Negotiation Cooperative Agreement is to provide resources to Tribes interested in participating in the Tribal Self-Governance Program (TSGP), as authorized by Public Law (Pub. L.) 106-260, the Tribal Self-Governance Amendments of 2000, Title V of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Pub. L. 93-638, as amended (Title V) (25 U.S.C. § 458aaa-2(e)). There is limited competition under this announcement because the authorizing legislation restricts eligibility to Tribes that meet specific criteria (Refer to Section III.1.A., ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS in this announcement). The TSGP is designed to promote Self-Determination by enabling Tribes to assume control of Indian Health Service (IHS) programs, services, functions, and activities, or portions thereof (PSFAs), through compacts negotiated with the IHS. The Negotiation Cooperative Agreement provides a Tribe with funds to help cover the expenses involved in preparing for and negotiating a compact with the IHS. This program is described at 93.444 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA).

Apply for the grant here.

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2009 Indigenous Mapping Network Conference

Hosted by Oneida Nation of Wisconsin
June 13 - 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.

Register for the Conference or Find out More here.

Conference Highlights
Breakout Sessions Keynote Speakers
Metadata Training Poster Contest
Community / Economic
Cultural Tours


Saturday, June 13, 2009

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

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 - 1:25 pm Managing Utilities Information with GIS / Conducting a GIS Needs Assessment -Sam Pociask, McMahon Associates

1:25 - 2:00 pm Round Table Discussion

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

Monday, June 15, 2009

8:00 - 9:00 am Opening Ceremony

9:00 - 9:25 am Mapping the Heavens and the Earth: Spatial Information Technology and the Maori Worldview -Hauiti Hakopa

9:25 - 10:00 am Round Table Discussion

10:00 -10:25 am The Karen People of Eastern Burma: A Study of GIS for Human Survival -Joseph T. Forrest & Saw Tah Doh Moo, Resource GeoServices LLC

10:25 - 11:00 am Round Table Discussion 1

1:00 - 11:25 am 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

11:25 - 12:00 pm Round Table Discussion

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch Break

1:00 - 1:25 pm Integration of GIS Data Management, Collection, and Analysis: Organization-Wide Empowerment -Edward Durbeck & Quentin Lalio, Durbeck GIS Group

1:25 - 2:00 pm Round Table Discussion

2:00 - 2:25 pm 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

Federal Funding Sources -Dave Gerczak, Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District

2:25 - 3:00 pm Round Table Discussion

3:00 - 3:30 pm Break

3:30 - 3:55 pm Creating Cultural Maps for Cultural Revival and Survival -Kate Greenwood, Sunshine Coast Regional Council

3:55 - 4:30 pm Round Table Discussion

4:30 - 4:55 pm Restoring Sacred Places: Hui Kaha Põkahu (The Group That Draws Stone) -Darlene E. Martin, Johnson Keonelehua Kalawe Jr. & W. Mãhealani Pai, Kamehameha Investment Corporation

4:55 - 5:30 pm Round Table Discussion

5:30 - 7:00 pm Free Time

7:00 - 10:00 pm Banquet Dinner

Keynote Speaker: Mal Ridges Topic: VIP Mapping - Values, Interests & Priorities

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

9:00 - 12:00 pm Planning Summit Ted Jojola, Pueblo

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch Break

1:00 - 1:25 pm Grassroots Land-Recovery Efforts on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation -David Bartecchi, Village Earth

1:25 - 2:00 pm Round Table Discussion

2:00 - 2:25 pm Using Watersheds to Protect Cultural Resources: How to Map What Should Not Be Mapped -Christopher Overdorf, Jones & Jones Architects Landscape Architects and Planners

2:25 - 3:00 pm Round Table Discussion

3:00 - 3:30 pm Break

3:30 - 3:55 pm Panel Presentation The Aboriginal Sites Decision Support Tool -Mal Ridges

3:55 - 4:30 pm Round Table Discussion

4:30 - 4:55 pm Panel Presentation Planning in Indian Country 101 -Lenny Dixon, The Tulalip Tribes

Helping Tribal Government with GIS Needs -Nick Stadnyk, Applied Data Consultants, Inc.

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

4:55 - 5:30 pm Round Table Discussion

5:30 - 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:

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