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2018IMW

Schedule

August 20 – 23, 2018 | Le Westin, Montréal, Québec

Welcome to the Official Schedule for the 2018 Indigenous Mapping Workshop: Montréal, Québec. This year’s program is our most ambitious one yet. Within the schedule, you will find 8thematic tracks to help you navigate our 100+ sessions.

Day 1
2018-08-20
beaver hall
Viger
Ste-Hélène
St-Paul
Ramezay
Palais
McGill
Grande Place
Fortifications Ballroom
Day 2
2018-08-21
beaver hall
Viger
Ste-Hélène
St-Paul
Ramezay
Palais
McGill
Grande Place
Fortifications Ballroom
Day 3
2018-08-22
beaver hall
Viger
Ste-Hélène
St-Paul
Ramezay
Palais
McGill
Le Westin Montréal
Grande Place
Fortifications Ballroom
Day 4
2018-08-23
beaver hall
Viger
Ste-Hélène
St-Paul
Ramezay
Palais
McGill
Grande Place
Fortifications Ballroom
beaver hall
Viger
Ste-Hélène
St-Paul
Ramezay
Palais
McGill
Grande Place
Fortifications Ballroom
beaver hall
Viger
Ste-Hélène
St-Paul
Ramezay
Palais
McGill
Grande Place
Fortifications Ballroom
beaver hall
Viger
Ste-Hélène
St-Paul
Ramezay
Palais
McGill
Le Westin Montréal
Grande Place
Fortifications Ballroom
beaver hall
Viger
Ste-Hélène
St-Paul
Ramezay
Palais
McGill
Grande Place
Fortifications Ballroom
07:30 - 08:30
Breakfast
07:30 - 08:30
Registration

The Indigenous Mapping Network invites you to register for the 2018 Indigenous Mapping Workshop: Montreal, QC. Please check in at the registration desk.

08:30 - 08:45
Opening Prayer

Open prayer and welcome address delivered by Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke elders.

08:45 - 09:00
2018IMW: Opening Ceremony

The Indigenous Mapping Network and its strategic partners are excited to invite you to the 2018 Indigenous Mapping Workshop: Montreal 2018. As the largest Indigenous geospatial event in the world, we have brought together Indigenous governments and organizations, Indigenous cartographers, researchers, technologists, universities, policy makers, and government representatives from across North America to bring culturally relevant and appropriate earth observation technologies to support Indigenous rights and interests. The Indigenous Mapping Workshop creates a safe-space for community-based knowledge exchange and partnerships to promote decolonized and Indigenized geospatial technologies. Indigenous Maps

Steve DeRoy
Director, The Firelight Group
09:00 - 09:30
Futurities: Decolonizing and Indigenizing Geospatial Technologies

TBA.

Steve DeRoy
Director, The Firelight Group
Dr. Rachel Olson
Director, The Firelight Group
Jeffrey Hackett
Researcher, The Firelight Group
09:30 - 10:00
The Pe-kīwēwin Project: Mapping Indigenous Child Removal

Pe-kīwēwin is a 5 year SSHRC funded project (2016-2021) which seeks to understand how Canada’s Indigenous Policy– from the residential school era, through to today’s Child Welfare system, has resulted in a national Indigenous Child Removal System (ICRS). Our focus will be on policies between the late 1940s and 1985, which created a system of Indigenous Child Removal that goes beyond the “60’s Scoop” to include the ongoing overrepresentation of Indigenous children living away from their families, communities and culture as adoptees and ‘wards’ of the Canadian government.

Through archival research and interviews with Indigenous Adoptees, Foster survivors, Foster and Adoptive Parents, and professionals in the field of Indigenous Adoption and Child Welfare/Removal our project will begin the much-needed process of mapping Indigenous Child Removal in Canada.

Colleen Hele-Cardinal
Co-Founder and Coordinator
Dale Spencer
Associate Professor, Carleton University
10:00 - 10:30
Health Break
10:30 - 11:15
Panel: Indigenous Environmental Monitoring with Land and Water Defenders

The Indigenous Environmental Monitoring: Land and Water Defenders panel will present Indigenous community led actions against extractive industries, unwanted development, and climate change.

11:15 - 12:00
Panel: Methods, Theory, and Action for Indigenous Counter-Mapping

The Indigenous Counter-Mapping: Methods, Theory, and Action panel will discuss different approaches Indigenous nations us geospatial technologies to promote sovereignty and self-determination.

12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
13:00 - 14:30
Introduction to Spatial Data and Analysis Using ArcGIS Pro
13:00 - 14:30
Navigating the World of Open Source and Open Data Mapping Tools

The world of mapping tools is big – and when using open source tools and open data, it’s not always easy to see how all the different tools can fit together to meet your needs. Come discuss your projects with our open source and open data trainers to learn more about what tools could be useful and how they fit together. We’ll provide overview presentations about OpenStreetMap, Mapbox, QGIS, Mapeo, ODK, and more. Then we’ll break out into discussion tables for you to get feedback and plan which sessions to check out over the rest of the workshop.

Marena Brinkhurst
Community Team, Mapbox
Julia Conzon
Data Scientist, Employment and Social Development Canada
13:00 - 14:30
Quantum GIS: Navigating the Open Source Geographic Information System
13:00 - 14:30
Google Tour Builder: Create and Share Stories About Our World

This session will cover how to tell engaging stories about places of cultural and environmental importance that you can easily share online. Tour Builder can also be used as an engaging presentation tool, whether your audience is your community, school children, or an official meeting.

Dr. Cynthia Annett
Research Associate Professor, Kansas State University and University of Alaska
13:00 - 14:30
MappingBack: Designing Alternative Indigenous Maps
Annita Lucchesi
Doctoral Student, University of Lethbridge
13:00 - 14:30
Google My Maps: Building a Collaborative Map with your Team

This session will cover how to create quick and easy maps with My Maps, a simple tool for creating interactive and collaborative maps on the web. You’ll also learn how to continue working on your maps with your mobile device, both online and offline. You can choose to share your map with your field team only or to the public or even embed it on your website.

Dr. Cynthia Annett
Research Associate Professor, Kansas State University and University of Alaska
13:00 - 14:30
Introduction to Web Mapping Using ArcGIS Online
14:30 - 15:00
Health Break
15:00 - 16:30
MappingBack: Designing Alternative Indigenous Maps
Annita Lucchesi
Doctoral Student, University of Lethbridge
15:00 - 16:30
Mapbox <3 OSM: Using data from OpenStreetMap in Mapbox Studio
Marena Brinkhurst
Community Team, Mapbox
Julia Conzon
Data Scientist, Employment and Social Development Canada
15:00 - 16:30
Community Engagement Using Interactive Surveys
15:00 - 16:30
Building Interactive Story Maps for Knowledge Transfer
15:00 - 16:30
Open Maps: A Public Platform to Search, Discover, and Visualize Governmental Geospatial Data

This training module will give participants a better understanding of the tools and geospatial datasets available on the Government of Canada’s Open Maps website. Through a use case, participants will search for data, visualize them on the Open Maps viewer and add geospatial data from an external source in order to address a specific issue.

Josée-Anne Langlois
Project Officer, Strategic Policy and Results Sector, Natural Resources Canada
Sonia Trentin
Policy and Project Management Officer, Natural Resources Canada
15:00 - 16:30
Mashing Up Datasets with Google Earth Pro

In this session participants will learn how to bring different types of datasets into Google Earth Pro which will help in understanding your community, such as historical maps, GIS shapefiles, and GPS data.

Raleigh Seamster
Program Manager, Google Earth Outreach
Dr. Cynthia Annett
Research Associate Professor, Kansas State University and University of Alaska
15:00 - 16:30
Introduction to Direct-to-Digital Mapping with Google Earth Pro

Learn how to use Google Earth to map places of cultural and environmental importance discussed during a field interview. We’ll cover the basics of how to create all the feature types – points, lines, and polygons – for mapping Indigenous knowledge and traditional land use using the Direct-to-Digital method. You’ll also learn how to add further detail to mapped sites using text and images. Finally, we’ll discuss methods of sharing your map with others.

Raleigh Seamster
Program Manager, Google Earth Outreach
Steve DeRoy
Director, The Firelight Group
15:00 - 16:30
Blockchain Technologies and Indigenous Knowledge (I)
Daniel Gillis
Associate Professor, University of Guelph
Dr. Jason Ernst
Chief Technology Officer, RightMesh
07:30 - 08:30
Breakfast
08:30 - 08:45
Opening Prayer

Open prayer and welcome address delivered by Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke elders.

08:45 - 09:00
Daily Overview

Daily overview and housekeeping for 2018 Indigenous Mapping Workshop.

Jeffrey Hackett
Researcher, The Firelight Group
09:00 - 09:30
MappingBack: (Re)Mapping Indigenous Counter-Maps through Alternative Design

Territory is the central field of engagement between First Nations and the state and corporate actors that organize resource extraction projects. The territories in play, however, are not singular. They have multiple dimensions whose shape and significance vary enormously and indeed, are often in opposition. For Indigenous peoples these are homelands, spaces of living relations. For states and capital they are coded as unproductive wastelands whose only possible path to development depends on the extraction of their resources. Given the centrality of territory in resource conflicts it is of little surprise that cartography is one of the privileged representational technologies in play.

Annita Lucchesi
Doctoral Student, University of Lethbridge
09:30 - 10:00
Mapping Eeyou Istchee: The Cree Nation Government’s Place Name Program

The Crees of Northern Quebec are lucky in that they have benefitted from over 40 years of intermittent, but often intensive, place name research. Because of this work, the Cree Nation Government’s Place Names PostGIS database today has well over 14,000 Cree-language place names and is continuing to grow. This presentation will provide a brief overview of this history, and then discuss the challenges that confronted the Cree Nation Government when they renewed their place names program in 2013. In particular, the presentation will focus on the choices made in order to integrate a large body of already existing research, and the choices relating to the development of the lexical components of the place-names database.

John Bishop
Toponymist, Cree Nation Government
10:00 - 10:30
Health Break
10:30 - 11:15
Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Data Governance

The Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Data Government panel discusses the right of Indigenous nations to govern and protect the collection, ownership, and application of its own data.

11:15 - 12:00
Indigenous Cartography as Inter-Generational Knowledge Transfer

The Indigenous Cartography as Inter-Generational Knowledge Transfer panel discusses how geospatial technologies are used to promote knowledge exchange and storytelling.

12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
13:00 - 14:30
MappingBack: Designing Alternative Indigenous Maps
Annita Lucchesi
Doctoral Student, University of Lethbridge
13:00 - 14:30
Introduction to Web Mapping Using ArcGIS Online
13:00 - 14:30
Community Surveys with G Suite and My Maps

Looking for a set of tools to improve communication with your community? In this session we will explore ways to use Google Forms to create surveys that can be sent through email or embedded in your website. Survey responses are automatically sent to an online spreadsheet and can be mapped using My Maps. You can efficiently manage the entire project (your survey form, response data and maps) using Google Drive, which uses passwords to protect your data and allows you to collaborate with colleagues.

Dr. Cynthia Annett
Research Associate Professor, Kansas State University and University of Alaska
13:00 - 14:30
Managing Monitoring Data with Mapeo Desktop

In this session we will introduce the main features of Mapeo Desktop, a tool for managing mapping and monitoring data. Mapeo Desktop facilitates teams to collaborate on data collection, keeps all your data private, locally owned and managed, and works fully in offline environments. You do not need internet to transfer data from Mapeo Mobile to Mapeo Desktop.

You will learn how to import data from Mapeo Mobile; how to visualise, edit and filter the data and how to create a report showing a selection of your findings including photos, GPS points and text. You will also learn how to use Mapeo Desktop’s features in conjunction with tools, such as a GPS or with ODK. We will finally look at how to export the data from Mapeo Desktop to a geojson or excel file, for you to use with other programmes.

Gregor MacLennan
Projects Consultant
Jen Castro
Programme Coordinator
Aliya Ryan
Programme Director
13:00 - 14:30
OpenStreetMap – A Free, Collaborative Map for Everyone! (I)
Marena Brinkhurst
Community Team, Mapbox
Julia Conzon
Data Scientist, Employment and Social Development Canada
13:00 - 14:30
Panel: Open Data Sources and Portals in QGIS
13:00 - 14:30
Introduction to Field Surveys & Data Collection with Open Data Kit

This session will cover how to collect Traditional Ecological Knowledge and other information while offline in the field and sync it to a map, using Android mobile devices and Open Data Kit, an open source platform. Participants will learn how to collect, host and view information in a spreadsheet and on a map. You’ll also learn to build and deploy the survey forms, that can include questions, GPS readings, photos, audio and more.

Dr. Cynthia Annett
Research Associate Professor, Kansas State University and University of Alaska
13:00 - 14:30
Introduction to Spatial Data and Analysis Using ArcGIS Pro
14:30 - 15:00
Health Break
15:00 - 16:30
OpenStreetMap – A Free, Collaborative Map for Everyone! (II)
Marena Brinkhurst
Community Team, Mapbox
Julia Conzon
Data Scientist, Employment and Social Development Canada
15:00 - 16:30
Field Data Collection Using Collector for ArcGIS
15:00 - 16:30
MappingBack: Designing Alternative Indigenous Maps
Annita Lucchesi
Doctoral Student, University of Lethbridge
15:00 - 16:30
Community Engagement Using Interactive Surveys
15:00 - 16:30
Introduction: Imagery from Space to Sky to Ground

Google Maps & Earth make a vast amount of imagery freely available to the public. In this session, you will get an overview of the tools and processes available for updating and adding to the satellite imagery in Google Earth and Maps. You’ll also learn how to collect your own 360-degree Street View imagery to include these virtual panoramas in your own maps and stories. Lastly, we’ll explore emerging techniques for collecting your own imagery with drones.

Raleigh Seamster
Program Manager, Google Earth Outreach
Moka Apiti
Director, Digital Navigators Ltd.
15:00 - 16:30
Introduction to Presentation Techniques for Google Earth Pro

This session will share presentation & animation techniques to explore lands and maps in an engaging way. You will learn how to use Google Earth Pro to build virtual flyovers and tours to guide your audience through the landscape you’re discussing. You’ll look at Tour Builder as an alternative presentation tool to Google Earth Pro and you will learn how to use the satellite images in Google Earth Engine’s Timelapse to show your audience change over time in the areas you care about.

Dr. Cynthia Annett
Research Associate Professor, Kansas State University and University of Alaska
Raleigh Seamster
Program Manager, Google Earth Outreach
15:00 - 16:30
Blockchain Technologies and Indigenous Knowledge (II)
Daniel Gillis
Associate Professor, University of Guelph
Dr. Jason Ernst
Chief Technology Officer, RightMesh
15:00 - 16:30
Gather: Open Source Web-Based Referal and Spatial Data Platform

During this training module, participants will learn about Gather, a Open Source Web-Based Referral tool. The Referrals Management Tool App and interactive website are intended to support information and story sharing about your Nation’s current and historic land use. You can use the platform to document information about your cultural uses, route information, places where your community often visited, as well as any other interesting or notable things you see while travelling through your land. Over time, the collective contributions of your community members will provide a rich set of information that documents your Nation’s historical and current activities on the land.

Jeffrey Hackett
Researcher, The Firelight Group
07:30 - 08:30
Breakfast
08:30 - 08:45
Opening Prayer

Open prayer and welcome address delivered by Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke elders.

08:45 - 09:00
Daily Overview

Daily overview and housekeeping for 2018 Indigenous Mapping Workshop.

Jeffrey Hackett
Researcher, The Firelight Group
09:00 - 09:30
eNuk: Using Blockchain Technology to Support Climate Change Monitoring

The eNuk Program is an integrated environment and health monitoring program designed by, with, and for Inuit in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut Labrador. Building on the community’s collective history, knowledge, and experience with monitoring, the goal of the eNuk Program is to streamline and incorporate the community’s existing research efforts into a comprehensive strategy for monitoring and responding to environmental and health indicators of climate change.

Monitoring environment- and health-related observations will help Inuit adapt to and plan for current and future changes. For example, environmental conditions are changing so rapidly in and around Rigolet that certain paths known to be safe in the past may now present unexpected dangers. In response, community members are actively finding ways to track changes in the environment and share timely, accurate information with each other regarding when and where it is safe to travel on the land. The eNuk Program will support these existing efforts to track and respond to environmental changes, and through the ongoing collection of environmental information will also help improve the understanding of, and preparation for, future climate and environmental changes in Rigolet in ways that also enhance and promote Inuit health.

Daniel Gillis
Associate Professor, University of Guelph
Dr. Jason Ernst
Chief Technology Officer, RightMesh
Inez Shiwak
Director, ‘My Word’: Storytelling and Digital Media Lab
09:30 - 10:00
Inspired by the Amazon: Co-Development of Tools and Methods for Community Mapping and Monitoring

Community mapping and monitoring programmes often arise out of local decisions to document what is happening on the land and in one’s territory. Recent technological advances have increased the number of tools available to help these processes, however how can communities find the best ones for their particular needs, and remain in control of the data collected?

Digital Democracy has been partnering with indigenous communities in the Amazon Basin for five years, providing support to navigate through the range of tools available and developing open source tools that are accessible, customisable, work fully in offline environments and facilitate team collaboration and local autonomy. We will discuss the Waorani of Ecuador’s detailed ethnocartography of a million hectares of ancestral territory, the monitoring of illegal gold mining and land invasions in Wapichan territory in Guyana and the Achuar peoples’ mapping and monitoring of the impacts of decades of oil extraction activities in Northern Peru.

We will share how we have used OpenDataKit, QGIS, Mapbox, and the new open-source Mapeo Platform for collecting, managing, and publishing mapping and monitoring data.

Gregor MacLennan
Projects Consultant
Jen Castro
Programme Coordinator
Aliya Ryan
Programme Director
10:00 - 10:30
Health Break
10:30 - 11:15
Panel: Alternative Indigenous Cartography Through Arts-Based Theory and Methods

The Alternative Indigenous Cartographers: Arts-Based Theory and Methods panel will discuss new ways of thinking and doing cartography. The systematic use of the artistic process, whether through drawing, painting, augmented reality, as a primary way of understanding and examining community-based spatial experiences through collective and collaborative arts-based theory and methods.

Annita Lucchesi
Doctoral Student, University of Lethbridge
11:15 - 12:00
Birds of a Feather: Geospatial Networking Session

Birds of a Feather: Geospatial Networking Sessions are informal gatherings of like-minded individuals who wish to discuss a certain topic without a pre-planned agenda. Birds of a Feather allow groups to meet and discuss issues relating to regular conference sessions and talk out common problems facing the community. The session provides participants with an inclusive, information environment to share ideas freely. Learn, share, and explore!

12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
13:00 - 14:30
MappingBack: Designing Alternative Indigenous Maps
Annita Lucchesi
Doctoral Student, University of Lethbridge
13:00 - 14:30
Building Interactive Story Maps for Knowledge Transfer
13:00 - 14:30
A Google Mapping Warm Up: Quick My Maps and Easy Tour Builder Stories

This session will cover tools for easy content creation & storytelling. You’ll learn how to tell engaging stories about places of cultural and environmental importance using Tour Builder and by using virtual flyovers and tours in Google Earth. You’ll also learn how to use My Maps, a simple tool for creating interactive and embeddable maps on the web. This session will provide a starting point for people who may not be familiar with Google mapping tools but have some mapping experience, that will allow them to enter the Google stream at an accelerated pace.

Raleigh Seamster
Program Manager, Google Earth Outreach
Moka Apiti
Director, Digital Navigators Ltd.
13:00 - 14:30
Offline, Collaborative Monitoring with Mapeo Mobile

In this session we will introduce the main features of Mapeo Mobile, a new, free, open-source mobile app for collaboratively gathering monitoring and mapping data. It is easy to use and is built around community-led processes and local data management. Mapeo Mobile works fully in offline, remote environments, but should also work in central Montreal!

We will get everyone set up with Mapeo Mobile and do some data collection together outside, taking GPS points, photos and notes about things you observe. We will then come back together to discuss what you can do with the data once you’ve collected it; how to collaborate with others on your team; how the app can be customised to your communities’ particular needs for data collection; and how it can integrate with other tools you might already be using. We will also share some of the upcoming new features for the app which are in development and learn from you about what would be most useful for your uses, and what challenges you have with current tools.

Join us to learn more about how to manage, edit and publish the data in our second session: Managing Monitoring Data with Mapeo Desktop

Gregor MacLennan
Projects Consultant
Jen Castro
Programme Coordinator
Aliya Ryan
Programme Director
13:00 - 14:30
Coding is Cool! Making Interactive Web Maps with Mapbox (I)
Marena Brinkhurst
Community Team, Mapbox
Julia Conzon
Data Scientist, Employment and Social Development Canada
13:00 - 14:30
Making a Map in QGIS (I): Basic Styling and Labeling
13:00 - 14:30
Advanced Techniques: Imagery from Space to Sky to Ground

You can use the App to document information about your cultural uses, route information, places where your community often visited, as well as any other interesting or notable things you see while travelling through your land.

Raleigh Seamster
Program Manager, Google Earth Outreach
Moka Apiti
Director, Digital Navigators Ltd.
13:00 - 14:30
No Coding, No Worries! Creating Web Apps for Processing Land Referrals
14:30 - 15:00
Health Break
15:00 - 16:30
Automating ArcGIS Pro using ModelBuilder and Tasks
15:00 - 16:30
MappingBack: Designing Alternative Indigenous Maps
Annita Lucchesi
Doctoral Student, University of Lethbridge
15:00 - 16:30
Next-level OSM editing with JOSM

Learn about JOSM, a graphical user interface for leveraging OSM data. JOSM allows the user to use existing OSM data, as well as add new OSM data, without directly uploading the data into the public/open OSM database. In this session you’ll install JOSM and learn how to import OSM data, manipulate the OSM data (e.g., add your own data, edit existing data), and then export the data for local use. We’ll cover how to create all the basic feature types and we will practice examples of adding roads, buildings, and points of interests (like schools, stores etc.) using JOSM’s add-on tools.

Julia Conzon
Data Scientist, Employment and Social Development Canada
15:00 - 16:30
Google Earth Pro for GIS Professionals

In this session participants will learn how to bring different types of datasets into Google Earth Pro which will help in understanding your community, such as historical maps, GIS shapefiles, GPS data and raster images. We’ll also discuss making your map more user-friendly with styling and take a look “under the hood” of Google Earth with some advanced styling techniques using KML coding.

Moka Apiti
Director, Digital Navigators Ltd.
Guy Polden
Researcher, The Firelight Group
15:00 - 16:30
Advanced Techniques: Direct to Digital Mapping with Google Earth Pro

In this session, we’ll start with a quick overview of the Direct-to-Digital method using Google Earth Pro. Then we’ll focus on the challenge of maintaining data collected during field interviews and demonstrate methods in ArcGIS for designing and managing data tables linked to a Google Earth KML. Finally, we’ll discuss methods of sharing your map with others.

Moka Apiti
Director, Digital Navigators Ltd.
Guy Polden
Researcher, The Firelight Group
15:00 - 16:30
Coding is cool! Making interactive web maps with Mapbox (II)
Marena Brinkhurst
Community Team, Mapbox
Julia Conzon
Data Scientist, Employment and Social Development Canada
15:00 - 16:30
Supporting Land-Based Learning & GIS in Community Schools
18:00 - 20:00
Mapathon: Mappers Unite!

The Mapathon is hosted in conjunction with the Indigenous Mapping Workshop and McGill’s Geographic Information Centre. The Mapathon is collaborative after-hours session between communities, researchers, and technology companies to build publicly accessible databases of valuable information of our communities and cities. The Mapathon will give participants the experience to learn and share about crowdsourced public knowledge via OpenStreetMaps. The Mapathon is a great opportunity for people to connect, share, and learn about open geospatial data. There is also free food. Yum!

Dr. Tim Elrick
Director, Geographic Information Centre, McGill University
Marena Brinkhurst
Community Team, Mapbox
Jeffrey Hackett
Researcher, The Firelight Group
07:30 - 08:30
Breakfast
08:30 - 08:45
Opening Prayer

Open prayer and welcome address delivered by Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke elders.

08:45 - 09:00
Daily Overview

Daily overview and housekeeping for 2018 Indigenous Mapping Workshop.

Jeffrey Hackett
Researcher, The Firelight Group
09:00 - 09:30
From Defense to Territorial Development: Santa Catarina Lxtahuacán Case Study

Access to land in Guatemala currently reflects one of the most unequal (Gini: 0.559) countries in the world (UNDP, 2005). Access to land in the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries was an indicator of wealth and exclusion that marked the great differences between rich and poor. Today, this gap is becoming increasingly wide, with severe consequences in terms of the possibilities for a sustainable development. This review tries to explain from a case study, how some communities of indigenous peoples even having access to land could not develop as societies because they were historically excluded from state policies, markets and development possibilities. Poverty* and underdevelopment can be two inter-related variables that could be caused by: the action of the State and its development policies, the intentional exclusion from political action, discrimination and the usurpation of lands managed by indigenous peoples and local communities. From the above, we can also infer that the social organization of traditional institutions is a mechanism of “defense of the territory” instead of an action to seek their own “territorial development”. From this approach we will try to answer briefly the following questions: What were the historical-political reasons that indigenous peoples and local communities with access to land to the PICL did not develop economically? Is the development of human communities guaranteed access to land?; How have ITPICLs or common governments evolved and what is their local status? What should be the conditions to promote sustainable rural development at present? Can Indigenous Traditional Institutions (ITIs) strengthen local and national governance in Guatemala? *Recent studies (INE, 2015) show that extreme poverty increased from 15.7% to 23.4% from 2000 to 2014, while extreme poverty did not increase from 40.3 to 59.3% (www.ine.gob.gt). More than 80% of the indigenous population lives in conditions of multidimensional poverty (16.3% in 2006, to 20.5%, in 2014); disaggregated, more than 90% of the population Mam, Q’eqchi and Quiché live in poverty and extreme poverty (UNDP, 2012).

Edgar Selvin Pérez
Biologist, San Carlos University
09:30 - 10:00
Constraints and Opportunities of Diffusing GIS Technology Throughout your Organization: A Case Example of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake.

Operating within the framework’s visions outlined in the 2017/2018-2021/2022 Strategic Plan and the GIS strategic plan of 2013, our mandate is to deploy GIS as a service that will enable access to data and information, improve work processes, promote innovative solutions and help serve and support identity and prosperity of our community. Based on our experience of deploying GIS to our organization this presentation will highlight both the constraints and opportunities of introducing GIS technology to our work flows and the opportunities that were encountered from the unique collaboration between back end IT personnel and GIS administrators. The IT/GIS architecture’s foundation enabled an unexpected flourishing of content arising from units and from front end users representing diverse interests in government, academia, industry and traditional ecological knowledge. This goal of this presentation is to provide a rough framework and inspiration to help guide a successful integration of GIS architecture into your organization.

Bradford Dean
GIS Manager, Mohawk Council of Kahnawake
10:00 - 10:30
Health Break
10:30 - 11:15
Panel: The Role of Geospatial Technologies in Land Referrals

The Role of Geospatial Technologies in Land Referrals panel will discuss various geospatial technologies used to support land referrals within the context of resource development.

11:15 - 12:00
Panel: Recognizing Indigenous Rights Through Land-Use Planning

The Recognizing Indigenous Rights Through Land-Use Planning panel will discuss how land-use planning has become a powerful approach for Indigenous communities to promote sovereignty and self-determination over traditional territory and resources.

12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
13:00 - 14:30
Advanced Techniques: Field Surveys & Data Collection with Open Data Kit

This session will cover how to collect Traditional Ecological Knowledge and other information while offline in the field and sync it to a map, using Android mobile devices and Open Data Kit, an open source platform. Participants will learn how to collect, host and view information in a spreadsheet and on a map. You’ll also learn to build and deploy the survey forms, that can include questions, GPS readings, photos, audio and more.

Raleigh Seamster
Program Manager, Google Earth Outreach
13:00 - 14:30
Google Fusion Tables: Transforming Spreadsheets into Interactive Maps

Looking for a tool to better manage and visualize huge spreadsheets of data? In this session, we’ll introduce you to Google Fusion Tables, a tool to help you host, visualize and publish your spreadsheet data as interactive visualizations. You’ll learn how to import and manage your data table in Fusion Tables and then how to create three different types of visualizations: museum cards, maps and graphs. Lastly, you’ll learn how to merge two different spreadsheets based on a common value.

Raleigh Seamster
Program Manager, Google Earth Outreach
13:00 - 14:30
MappingBack: Designing Alternative Indigenous Maps
Annita Lucchesi
Doctoral Student, University of Lethbridge
13:00 - 14:30
Direct-to-Digital Data Collection in ArcGIS
13:00 - 14:30
Ooh, Colours! Make a Custom Styled Map in Mapbox Studio
Marena Brinkhurst
Community Team, Mapbox
Julia Conzon
Data Scientist, Employment and Social Development Canada
13:00 - 14:30
Making a Map in QGIS (II): Using an Managing Print Composer
13:00 - 14:30
Gather: Open Source Web-Based Referal and Spatial Data Platform

During this training module, participants will learn about Gather, a Open Source Web-Based Referral tool. The Referrals Management Tool App and interactive website are intended to support information and story sharing about your Nation’s current and historic land use. You can use the platform to document information about your cultural uses, route information, places where your community often visited, as well as any other interesting or notable things you see while travelling through your land. Over time, the collective contributions of your community members will provide a rich set of information that documents your Nation’s historical and current activities on the land.

Jeffrey Hackett
Researcher, The Firelight Group
13:00 - 14:30
Imagery Analysis and Visualization Using Esri ArcGIS
14:30 - 15:00
Health Break
15:00 - 16:30
Timelapse & Earth Engine: Exploring Three Decades of Planetary Change

Timelapse builds on Earth Engine to show three decades of planetary change, both man-made and natural. In this session, you’ll be able to explore changes in areas you care about, use the animations in presentations, learn how to embed Timelapse into websites. We’ll review other useful datasets built through Earth Engine, such as global forest change and global water loss and gain.

Dr. Cynthia Annett
Research Associate Professor, Kansas State University and University of Alaska
15:00 - 16:30
Advanced Techniques: Presentation Techniques for Google Earth Pro

This session will share presentation & animation techniques to explore lands and maps in an engaging way. You will learn how to use Google Earth Pro to build virtual flyovers and tours to guide your audience through the landscape you’re discussing. You’ll look at Tour Builder as an alternative presentation tool to Google Earth Pro.

Moka Apiti
Director, Digital Navigators Ltd.
15:00 - 16:30
Mapbox: Hackathon
Marena Brinkhurst
Community Team, Mapbox
Julia Conzon
Data Scientist, Employment and Social Development Canada
15:00 - 16:30
Esri: Hackathon
15:00 - 16:30
No Coding, No Worries! Creating Web Apps for Processing Land Referrals
15:00 - 16:30
MappingBack: Designing Alternative Indigenous Maps
Annita Lucchesi
Doctoral Student, University of Lethbridge
15:00 - 16:30
Open Maps: A Public Platform to Search, Discover, and Visualize Governmental Geospatial Data

This training module will give participants a better understanding of the tools and geospatial datasets available on the Government of Canada’s Open Maps website. Through a use case, participants will search for data, visualize them on the Open Maps viewer and add geospatial data from an external source in order to address a specific issue.

Josée-Anne Langlois
Project Officer, Strategic Policy and Results Sector, Natural Resources Canada
Sonia Trentin
Policy and Project Management Officer, Natural Resources Canada
16:30 - 17:00
Closing Ceremony
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