November 1-5, 2021

IMW Turtle island

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INDIGENIZE THE MAP

After the success of our first ever virtual Indigenous Mapping Workshop, we are very excited to announce the launch of 2021IMW: Turtle Island. Happening over a period of 5 days, participants will develop their skills with cutting edge geospatial technologies that can be used to share their stories. We are bringing back some of your favourite speakers and trainers while bringing in lots of fresh content to the Indigenous Mapping Collective. Stay tuned, there is much more to come!

Contest alert! Fill out our survey on the Indigenous Mapping Collective for your chance to win a two day direct-to-digital mapping training valued at $1500, a DJI Mini Quadcopter Drone Combo Kit, an iPad Pro, IMW merch + more! 

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A dynamic mix of presentations by Indigenous leaders and leading experts and community practitioners from across Turtle Island and the globe

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Over 100 technical training sessions from NASA, Esri Canada, Google, Mapbox, and many of our other amazing technology partners

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Over 500 participants from Indigenous Nations and organizations, universities, governments, and the private sector

REGISTER TODAY

The Indigenous Mapping Collective is the home of 2021IMW. We’ve streamlined registration process for the workshop this year. To register, RSVP on the ‘2021 Indigenous Mapping Workshop: Turtle Island’ event. If you are not a member of the Collective you will need to register. 

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INDIGENOUS MAPPING COLLECTIVE

MEMBER BENEFITS

The Indigenous Mapping Collective is free for all Indigenous peoples, Nations, organizations and for settlers working for Indigenous Nations and organizations. We host new content all year long! For more information about pricing click here

BUILD YOUR SKILLS

Learn to redefine Indigenous landscapes from Indigenous mapping experts. Develop hands-on skills from leading industry professionals including Esri, Google, NASA, Mapbox and more.

NETWORK

Connect with Indigenous cartographers from around the globe. Share opportunities, ideas, and projects with each other. Connect directly with our trainers from Esri, Google, NASA, Mapbox, and others to ask your specific questions.

ACCESS EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

Access all the sessions from our latest Indigenous Mapping Workshop at your own pace. Download materials presented at the workshop and follow along with our trainers and keynote speakers.

WIN PRIZES

Enter draws to win some incredible prizes including free mapping training tailored to fit your community’s needs, mapping technology such as drones, IMW hoodies, swag bags, and more!

ACCESS NEW CONTENT

Gain access to new content posted throughout the year. Update your skills with our existing trainers, or learn about a new tool from mapping experts new to the Collective. 

CONTRIBUTE TO CONTENT

Input from our members have helped shape the technology provided by our trainers and the sessions we offer. This space was created for you and we want to hear from you! Contribute your ideas and we will work to make them happen.

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FAQs

Frequently asked questions about 2021IMW.

How do I register for 2021IMW?

Registration for 2021IMW is on the Indigenous Mapping Collective, the virtual home of the Indigenous Mapping Workshop. Follow these steps to register for 2021IMW.

Step 1: Register for an account on the Indigenous Mapping Collective. To register click here. Already have an account? Skip to step 2.

Step 2: Log into your Indigenous Mapping Collective account on Mighty Networks.

Step 3: Click ‘Events’ on the lefthand navigation pane.

Step 4: Click ‘RSVP’ on 2021 Indigenous Mapping Workshop: Turtle Island. That’s it, you’re registered.

Why do I keep getting directed to sign-up for the Indigenous Mapping Collective when I try to register for 2021IMW?

The Indigenous Mapping Collective is the home of 2021IMW. To attend the event you must be registered on the Indigenous Mapping Collective. The Collective is a global network of Indigenous mappers from all levels of experience. We host a monthly speaker’s series on the Collective and provide on-demand training through this platform. This virtual space also allows Indigenous mappers to connect with each other, trainers, and speakers throughout the year to ask questions, share opportunities and projects with each other.

What is the Indigenous Mapping Collective?

The Indigenous Mapping Collective is a virtual platform and the home of 2021IMW. The Collective allows Indigenous mappers to connect with each other and have premier access to mapping resources and at all times. For the first time ever, you can revisit IMW at your own pace. We welcome members from all skill levels to join the Collective.

Do I need to have mapping experience to participate in 2021IMW?

Not at all! We welcome everyone from all skill levels to attend the Indigenous Mapping Workshop. Our goal for this event is to build capacity among Indigenous Nations, peoples, and organizations so that Indigenous stories can be shared and preserved. We know these tools can be used for the promotion of Indigenous rights and interests and want to provide a number of educational resources so that you can decide which mapping technologies work best for you and your projects.

Why did I not receive an email from you? I registered for 2021IMW.

We’ve streamlined the process of registration this year to make it easier and less time-consuming for participants and have decided not to email participants this year for confirmation of registration. You are automatically registered when you click ‘RSVP’ on the event 2021 Indigenous Mapping Workshop: Turtle Island.

How do I confirm I’m registered?

To confirm you are registered for 2021IMW, make sure you have ‘RSVP’ed to 2021 Indigenous Mapping Workshop: Turtle Island on the Indigenous Mapping Collective. You can even add this event to your calendar by clicking the three dots on the right side of the event and clicking ‘Add to calendar.’ When we have released the official schedule for 2021IMW with all of the Zoom links to the sessions, you will need to pre-register for each of those sessions individually to attend. More information about this is coming soon.

I want to let other people know about 2021IMW. What link should I send them?

You can send them this link https://www.indigenousmaps.com/2021imw/. Make sure to tell them to register for the Indigenous Mapping Collective, the home of 2021IMW.

What is the cost to attend 2021IMW?

2021IMW is free for all Indigenous Nations, organizations, and peoples globally. Our top priority is to ensure Indigenous peoples have access to the tools and knowledge to be able to build capacity with mapping technologies. For all other individuals wishing to participate in 2021IMW, pricing will follow the pricing model that has been set for the Indigenous Mapping Collective. This allows us to build more content, reach out to new partners, and build capacity for even more people. For a full pricing guide visit: https://www.indigenousmaps.com/indigenous-mapping-collective/

How do you determine which pricing category I belong to?

To determine the pricing category you belong to, check here. We strive to make our pricing model equitable for each sector.

Why do I have to pay for a membership if I’m not Indigenous?

The Indigenous Mapping Workshop was created for Indigenous peoples, Nations, and organizations to ensure they have access to the tools and knowledge to be able build capacity with mapping technologies. This knowledge is critical for Indigenous peoples to share their stories and for Indigenous Nations to exercise their rights. Paid memberships allow us to build more content, reach out to new partners, and build capacity among even more people.

Can I cancel my membership after the workshop ends?

Yes! You can cancel your membership on the Indigenous Mapping Collective at any time. New members get a one-month free trial to the Collective.

When will the event schedule be released?

Stay tuned! A full event schedule is coming this September.

Do I need to download Zoom to attend the conference?

Participants are highly encouraged to download the Zoom desktop or mobile app for attending sessions. However, those who are unable to install Zoom can join a meeting or webinar using the Zoom web client on their desktop web browser. Know that the Zoom web client offers limited functionality.

Are there going to be more opportunities to connect with other participants this year?

Yes! We heard your feedback from last year’s event and want to open up space for folks to connect more with speakers, trainers, and each other in the virtual space. Stay tuned for more updates about our networking sessions!

Are future IMW events going to be held in person?

Yes! Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic is still an ongoing risk and as such, we made the decision to host the workshop online again this year. In future years we would love to host a hybrid event of online and in-person content.

Do I have to participate every day?

Since the workshop is online, participants can join sessions around their own schedule. Feel free to pop in and out of the workshop as you need. All sessions will be recorded and can be accessed on-demand.

Is training offered in languages other than English?

Yes! Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic is still an ongoing risk and as such, we made the decision to host the workshop online again this year. In future years we would love to host a hybrid event of online and in-person content.

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West Vancouver, British Columbia
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info@indigenousmaps.com

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