First Nations announces a series of summer webinars designed for natural resource professionals, particularly those working on Tribal lands, and others interested in learning innovative approaches to ecological stewardship.
The series is made possible by the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, as part of the Mapping Ecological Stewardship Opportunities (MESO) project, which aims to support sustainable and innovative stewardship approaches on Tribal lands in the Northern Great Plains region.
Please join us for the second webinar in the series:
GIS Mapping for Indigenous Communities
Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 12 pm, Mountain
During this one-hour webinar, Steve DeRoy, MSc, will introduce basic concepts and tools of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Mapping using examples from Indigenous communities across Canada. Best practices on setting up and managing a successful GIS department will also be discussed. Lastly, resources on full-length online programs and other opportunities will be shared for those interested in learning about GIS mapping specifically tailored to tribal communities. Learn more here.
About Steve DeRoy
Steve is Anishinabe/Saulteaux and a member of the Ebb and Flow First Nation from Manitoba. He is a director and past president of the Firelight Group and he founded the annual Indigenous Mapping Workshop. Since 1998, Steve has worked as a researcher and professional cartographer /geographic information systems (GIS) specialist, primarily with Indigenous groups in North America. Steve is a board member of the West Coast Environmental Law Association, a board member of the Canadian Remote Sensing Society, an advisor to the Metcalf Foundation, a moderator of the Open Forum on Participatory Geographic Information Systems and Technologies, a moderator of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Agriculture (UAV4AG), a co-moderator of the Aboriginal Mapping Network, and a trainer of the Google Earth Outreach Trainers Network.
Tune in for the whole series!
Webinar #1: Notes from the Field: How Data and Wildlife Management Can Protect Tribal Values by Shaun Grassel, PhD
Download a recording and presentation.
Webinar #3: Regenerative Agriculture by A-dae Romero-Briones
Save the date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 12 pm, Mountain