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2015 AAA Annual Meetings

November 17, 2015

The University of Victoria's Ethnographic Mapping Lab and Google Earth

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.

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 :

To ensure effective dialogue and hands-on experience, there will be a limited

number of seats. Interested candidates will be asked to apply to attend the

workshop. Applications will be accepted on a rolling admissions basis
starting in

late June 2015 until all workshop spots are filled. The selection
committee will

review each application and notify the applicant of their decision
within a few weeks

from submission.


Cost : Attendance is free, pending approval through the participant selection


Who Should Attend?

Up to 60 participants from indigenous communities and their research
partners will

participate in the workshop. Registration will be open to:

● 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.

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