Day One and Day Two of the workshop will include a welcome and presentations by First Nations communities sharing insights and innovations from their work doing mapping projects. Day Three and Day Four of the workshop will focus on technical training sessions on tools related to indigenous mapping. Bring your laptop for hands-on learning.


Monday, August 25th, 2014

Activities will be in the Ceremonial Hall of the UVic First Peoples House

7:45am               Shuttle departure from hotels 

8:30am- 9am   Coffee and Tea
 
9-9:30am            Welcome (Coast Salish welcome to territory, UVic welcome)
Elder Prayer/opening: (UVic Elders in Residence)
Presenters:  The Firelight Group, Google Earth Outreach, UBCIC, and UVic
Topic:  Goals and objectives of the Indigenous Mapping Workshop, and overview of agenda and logistics
 
9:30-10am         Opening Address: Rights, Title, Governance and Indigenous Mapping
Presenter: Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, UBCIC
 
10-10:30am      Opening Address: Impactful Indigenous Mapping
Presenter: Steven DeRoy, The Firelight Group
Download the presentation here.
 
10:30-11am      Coffee Break
 
11-11:30am       Lightning Round—Short Talks that Highlight Community Perspectives, Experiences, and Latest work in the Field of Indigenous Mapping
 
11:30-12pm       Oral Presentation:  The Role of Mapping in IBA negotiations
Presenters: James Comegan, Big Grassy River First Nation, Rachel Olson and Ginger Gibson, The Firelight Group
       
12-1pm               Lunch
Location: First Peoples House, Lobby & Halls
 
1:00-2: 15pm     Panel Presentation—Indigenous Land Use Occupancy Studies
Facilitator: Craig Candler, The Firelight Group
 
1. The Evolution of Manitoba Metis Federation Traditional Land Use Studies (2000-present): The Evolution of Manitoba Metis Federation—Cam Stewart, Manitoba Metis Federation. Download the presentation here.
2. Mapping for the Long Term: Best Practices—Neil Gauthreau, Lhoosk'uz Dene Nation
and Stephen Kilburn, GeoPraxis, Inc.
3. Voices on The Land—James Pepper, Okanagan Nation Alliance
4. Band Meetings, Appointments or Sitting Around their Kitchen Table: The Power of True Community Engagement—Travis Kruger, Penticton Indian Band
5. Hand-On Demonstration of the Participatory Mapping Tool Geolive—Nicole Gordon, Taku River Tlingit First Nation and Jon Corbett, UBC. Download the presentation here.
6. Building TK Research Capacity: The Carrier Sekani Experience—Karyn Sharp and Jaime Sanchez, Carrier Sekani Tribal Council. Download the presentation here.
7. Q & A for panelists
 
2:30-3:00pm      Coffee Break
 
3:00-4:15pm      Panel Presentation—Referrals and Consultation
Facilitator: Brian Thom, UVic
 
1. By-Law Mapping Project—Chrystal Nahanee, Squamish Nation. Download the presentation here.
2. Keeping Referrals and Negotiations Data Management and Mapping Simple for Everyone—Dave Caswell, Lower Nicola Indian Band. Download the presentation here.
3. Saulteau Goes Open Source—Donovan Cameron, Saulteau First Nations, BC. Download the presentation here.
4. Purpose and Value of GIS in Land Referral Consultation with Treaty 8—Jason Xiao and Diane Abel, Treaty 8 Tribal Association, BC. Download the presentation here and animation here.
5. Q&A for panelists
 
4:30pm              Closing for day
 
5:00pm              Salmon Feast and Tzinquaw Dancers
Location:  UVic First Peoples House

8:00pm              Shuttle departure from UVic Lot B


Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Activities will be in the Ceremonial Hall of the UVic First Peoples House

7:45am               Shuttle departure from hotels  

8:30am- 9am     Coffee and Tea
 
9am-9:15am      Elder Prayer/Opening: (UVic Elders in Residence)
Presenters:  Conference organizers
Topic:  Overview of day
 
9:15-10am      Oral Presentation: Land Use and Occupancy Studies
Presenter: Terry Tobias, Tobias and Associates

10-10:30pm        Lightning Round (sign up during first day)—Short Talks that Highlight Community Perspectives, Experiences, and Latest work in the Field of Indigenous Mapping
 
10:30-11am  Coffee Break
 
11-12:00pm  Panel Presentation—Indigenous Land Use / Watershed Planning
Facilitator:  Angie Bain, UBCIC
 
  1. T'aaq-wiihak, Ca?inwa (Gooseneck Barnacle) Traditional Ecological Knowledge Mapping—Danny O'Farrell, Uu-a-thluk, Nuu-chah-nulth
  Tribal Council Fisheries Download the presentation here.              
  2. Google mapping and Marine Planning—Greg Johnson, Nanwakolas Council
  3. Navigating a Perfect Storm of Land Use Conflict in Alberta: The Mikisew Cree First Nation Land Use Plan—David Flanders, DPI
  Territorial      
  4. Q & A for panelists
 
12-1pm              Lunch
                           Location: First Peoples House, Lobby & Halls
 
1-2pm        Panel Presentation—Indigenous Environmental Monitoring
                           Facilitator:  Molly Malone, The Firelight Group
 
  1. Working Together to Protect Our Lands and Seas: The Coastal First Nations Regional Monitoring System—Jana Kotaska, Coastal First Nations. Download the presentation here.
  2. Identification and Integration of Traditional Knowledge into the Protection and Recovery of Caribou—Bruce Muir, West Moberly First   
  Nations, BC  
  3. Pulling together: How a BC First Nation has mobilized its information to put its face back onto its territory—Panos Skrivanos, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, BC.  Download the presentation here and watch a video of the presentation here.
  4. Woodland Caribou Traditional Ecological Knowledge Study: Monitoring Changes Over Time—Bertha Sutherland, Constance Lake First
  Nation and Carolyn Whittaker, the Firelight Group
  5. Q & A for panelist

2-2:30pm    Oral Presentation: Mapping the Route to Aboriginal Title–Capturing Tsilhqot’in Traditions with Evolving Technologies 
Presenters:  Mary Thurow and Sarah Gash with Chief Russ Ross, Tsilhqot’in National Government. Download the presentation here.

2:30-3:00pm        Break—Coffee, Tea, and Snacks
 
3-4:00pm           Panel Presentation—Inter-Generational Knowledge Mobilization
                          Facilitator:  Angie Bain, UBCIC
 
 1. Mapping as Language and Land Stewardship—Christine Schreyer and Jon Corbett, University of British Columbia, and Nicole Gordon, Taku River Tlingit First Nation
 2. Not an Empty Wasteland—Lynn Peplinski, Inuit Heritage Trust. Download the presentation here.
 3. Stz’uminus Storied Places—Amy Becker and Brian Thom, UVic. Download the presentation here.
 4. Q & A for panelists
 
4:00 pm             Closing for day

4:45pm                Shuttle departure from UVic Lot B

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Activities will be in the Bob Wright Centre, Lecture Hall A104
 
7:45am               Shuttle departure from hotels 

8:30-9am             Coffee and Tea
 
9-10am                 Introduction to Indigenous Mapping With Google
                               Presenter: Raleigh Seamster, Google Earth Outreach
                               In this session we’ll give an overview of how indigenous peoples have been using Google mapping tools to collect and visualize their data.
 
10:00am               Break—Coffee, Tea, and Snacks
 
10:15-12pm         Tools for traditional land use & occupancy mapping
  Presenters: Raleigh Seamster, Google Earth Outreach & Steve DeRoy, The Firelight Group
  This session will cover how to use Google Earth to map places of cultural importance discussed during a field interview. Participants will
  learn the basics of how to use Google Earth - a 3D virtual globe — and how to create all the basic feature types for mapping sites of 
  significance during a field interview: points, lines, and polygons, and image overlays. Then participants will practice new skills by 
  building cultural map layer through a field interview with one of your classmates.
 
12-1pm                 Lunch
                               Location: Bob Wright Centre
 
1-2:30pm             Tools for environmental monitoring
                              Presenters: Christiaan Adams and Raleigh Seamster, Google Earth Outreach
                              This session will cover how to collect geospatial information about the natural world while in the field and sync it to a map, using Android
                              mobile devices and the Open Data Kit tool suite.
 
2:30-3:00pm       Break—Coffee, Tea, and Snacks
 
3-4:30pm            Tools for inter-generational knowledge and education
                             Presenters: John Bailey, Google Earth Outreach & Brian Thom, University of Victoria
                             This session will teach participants how to tell interactive stories about places of cultural significance with Tour Builder, an easy-to-use
                             mapping tool.
 
4:30-4:45pm      Reflection / Q & A

5:15pm                Shuttle departure from UVic Lot B


Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Initial activities will be in the Bob Wright Centre, Lecture Hall A104
Deep Dive sessions will be in Bob Wright Centre A104, and ESC104 and ESC108.
 
7:45am               Shuttle departure from hotels 

8-9am                  Coffee and Tea
 
9-10am                Tools for improving & adding to Google’s base maps
                              Presenters: Raleigh Seamster, Google Earth Outreach 
                              This session will teach participants simple tools they can use to ensure that their indigenous community is accurately represented on          
                              Google Maps, from adding hospitals, schools or businesses to correcting place names, to contributing to Street View imagery.
 
10:00am              Break—Coffee, Tea, and Snacks
 
10:30am-12pm  Deep Dive Session #1
                              Participants choose a deep dive session focusing on one of our 3 workshop themes:
 
Traditional Land Use & Occupancy Mapping: Making and sharing your maps (Bob Wright A104) This deep dive will build on the direct-to-digital method taught the previous day. Participants will learn how to style and add to the richness of your map through multimedia, custom icons, legends and logos; and we’ll discuss sharing and presentation techniques.  Presenters: Raleigh Seamster, Google Earth Outreach & Steve DeRoy, The Firelight Group

Environmental Monitoring: Leading Your Own ODK Project (ECS Building 104):
During this deep dive, participants will learn how to build their own field data collection projects with the Open Data Kit tool suite. Presenters: Christiaan Adams and Tanya Birch, Google Earth Outreach

Inter-generational Knowledge & Education: Engaging youth using Google Earth (ECS Building 108):
This deep dive will teach techniques for storytelling with maps, including more Tour Builder and Google Earth touring. We’ll also cover how you can use maps in the classroom to engage and teach young people.
Presenters: John Bailey, Google Earth Outreach & Brian Thom, University of Victoria

12-1pm               Lunch
                             Location: Bob Wright Centre
 
1-2:30pm            Deep Dive Session #2
                             Participants choose a deep dive session focusing on one of our 3 workshop themes:
 
Traditional Land Use & Occupancy Mapping: Managing your map data (Bob Wright A104):
This deep dive is for participants who would like to learn how to visualize in Google Earth various types of datasets such as shapefiles, GPS data and raster images. Participants will also learn about other Google technology solutions for hosting and storing geospatial data, such as Google Maps Engine Platform. The tools covered during this session will include Google’s professional software, Google Earth Pro and Google Maps Engine, available to First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities through Google Earth Outreach’s software grants program. Presenters: Raleigh Seamster, Google Earth Outreach & Steve DeRoy, The Firelight Group

Environmental Monitoring: Google Earth Engine (ECS Building 104):
During this deep dive, participants will further explore the possibilities of Google Earth Engine, a platform that brings together the world's satellite imagery and makes it available online with tools to use the data to detect changes, map trends and quantify differences on the earth's surface. Participants will learn how to navigate and use the basic Earth Engine interface and learn how they can use the Earth Engine playground to build their own applications. Presenters: Christiaan Adams and Tanya Birch, Google Earth Outreach

Inter-generational Knowledge & Education: Map-making with young people (ECS Building 108):
This deep dive will cover best practices and tools for leading a mapping project that provides opportunities for generations to connect and engage through mapping and storytelling.
Presenters: John Bailey, Google Earth Outreach & Brian Thom, University of Victoria
 
2:30-3:00pm      Break—Coffee, Tea, and Snacks
 
3-4pm                 Deep Dive Session #3
Participants choose a deep dive session focusing on one of our 3 workshop themes:
 
Traditional Land Use & Occupancy Mapping: Collecting structured data (Bob Wright A104)
This deep dive will build on the direct-to-digital mapping method. Participants will learn techniques for collecting and storing structured data from field interviews.  Presenters: Raleigh Seamster, Google Earth Outreach & Steve DeRoy, The Firelight Group

Advanced Topics Office Hours:
   (was: Environmental monitoring: Global Forest Watch) (ECS Building 104)
For those who had technical questions that weren't answered by our sessions, Christiaan is holding office hours to answer your questions!  Come with topics, questions, or just to listen.  Potential topics include: 
GIS Data import, visualization & publishing, KML techniques & design, Maps API, Other APIs, Google Earth EngineGoogle Maps EngineETC! 
Presenter: Christiaan Adams 

Inter-Generational Knowledge & Education: Storytelling through Street View imagery (ECS Building 108):
This deep dive will explain Google’s Street View project, and teach participants how they can collect and add their own 360-degree panoramic imagery to Google Maps, and incorporate the imagery into their cultural maps.
Presenters: John Bailey, Google Earth Outreach & Brian Thom, University of Victoria
 
4-4:45pm           Closing Session

5:15pm              Shuttle departure from UVic Lot B