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First Nations and Native Tribal Government Geographic Information System (GIS) Workshop

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), in collaboration with GeoConnections, Canada, and the U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee, hosted the "First Nations and Native Tribal Government Geographic Information System Workshop." This workshop is a joint activity of U.S. and Canada to promote cross-border collaboration on spatial data infrastructure.

The workshop demonstrated the benefits that spatial data infrastructures bring to land and resource management, while enhancing the understanding of geospatial technologies to matters of importance to Aboriginal communities. Furthermore it provided a forum to encourage future cross-border collaborations between Aboriginal and Tribal communities and also with provincial, territorial, state and federal governments.


Sunday, June 14, 2009
10:30 – 4:30
National Congress of American Indians Mid Year Meeting

Welcome and Opening Prayer: Robert Holden, Deputy Director, National Congress of American Indians

Workshop Overview
: Simon Brascoupé, Speaker & Workshop Facilitator
Part 1 Introduction [PPT 10.3MB]
Part 2 Cross Border Collaboration [PPT 2.9MB]

Success Story 1 – Tribal Place Names and the National Map
Speaker:  Frank Roberts and Perry Kitt, Coeur d'Alene Tribe, Plummer, Idaho [PPT 10.2MB]

Success Story 2 – Yukon Planning Atlas

Speaker:  Jeff Hamm, Yukon Planning Council [PPS 3.1MB]

Success Story 3 – GIS and Emergency Management
Speaker: Sophi Beym, Tribal Emergency Management Systems (TEMS) Foundation, Mesa, AZ  [PPT 10.5MB]

Success Story 4 – GIS Support for Consultations and Negotiations
Speaker: Speaker: Kelly Peters, Mikmaq Rights Initiative, Truro, Nova Scotia, GIS support to the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs [PPT 1.8MB]

Success Story 5 – GIS and Forest Management Planning (FMP)
Speaker: Binke Wang, GIS Specialist, Penobscot Indian Nation, Maine [PPT 5.2MB]

Success Story 6 - Species at Risk and Land Management Mapping
Speakers: John Manitowabi, Land Use Planner, Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve, Ontario  [PPT 4.5MB]

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2009 05:23 PM
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