Posts Tagged ‘First Nations’

GeoConnections is pleased to invite you to a webinar on: Traditional Knowledge and Cybercartography


English Webinar: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 – 1:30-3:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

French Webinar: Thursday, December 12, 2013 – 1:30-3:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Webinar Overview:

GeoConnections, a national initiative led by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), invites you to learn more about the geospatial standards that contribute to successful online access, use and sharing of geospatial information. Since 2010, GeoConnections has researched and produced a broad range of practical instruments: guidelines, best practices, procedures and manuals that can help facilitate access to and use of location-based information.

This webinar will discuss the results of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Funded Partnership Development Grant entitled Mapping the Legal and Policy Boundaries of Digital Cartography led by Dr. R. Fraser Taylor of the Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre (GCRC), Carleton University, and Dr. Teresa Scassa of the Faculty of Law, Centre of Law, Technology and Culture (CLTS) at the University of Ottawa, including the Canadian Internet Public Policy Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) and GeoConnections.

You will learn more about:

·         Traditional Knowledge (TK) and cybercartography;

·         The complexities of Intellectual Property rights and TK;

·         Challenges and possible solutions with regard to Western law and TK;

·         The role of collaborative relationships in cybercartography in the North.

Please go to: http://www.hal.ca/cgdiwebinars to register for this webinar.

If you need more information, please contact Jay Tompkins by e-mail at jtompkins@hal.ca, or by telephone at 613-237-2220, ext. 329. Registered participants will receive a follow-up e-mail with information about how to access and participate in the webinar.


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Attawapiskat on Youtube

MP Charlie Angus speaks out about the housing conditions on the Attawapiskat First Nations Reserve and the State of Emergency that has been declared.

Canadian Geographic tells us about waiting for a school at the Cree community of Attawapiskat on James Bay

George Stroumboulopoulos talks to musician and actor Tom Jackson on the desperate living conditions in Attawapiskat

Canadian Red Cross relief workers are flying to the remote northern Ontario First Nations community of Attawapiskat on Tuesday to help with its housing crisis. CBC News

Is Red Cross aid to Attawapiskat reserve an embarrassment to Canada?

Vote today!

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Planting a community garden; making a welcome map for newcomers to your neighborhood; or collecting trash in your area and making an art project with it are just some of the activity ideas for Geography Awareness Week 2011 — Nov. 13-19 — with its theme of:

“Geography: The Adventure in Your Community.”

Here are some new materials in the Carleton library collection that focus on Community:

Our Ontario – (Database) Discover people, places, events and objects about Ontario and from Ontario organizations. Its’ easy to find photographs, maps, videos, audio recording, governments documents and other media – instantly @ your fingertips.

Community Development in Canada – (Book) Community development happens within a community, it does not happen to the community.  It’s about empowering a community to develop from within. This text, developed by Canadian professors for Canadian classes, fills a gap.  Brown and Hannis bring a unique Canadian perspective with this all-Canadian textbook.

Life on the Reserve (DVD) – This is a documentary film that follows a few members of the Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek (Gull Bay First Nations) community as they take us through what their daily life consists of. Life on Gull Bay Reserve is difficult compared to living in a big city. The don’t have clean drinking water, so they have to get bottled water shipped in.

Two Indians talking (DVD) – This is a humorous, uncensored conversation between two First Nation men who are about to take part in their community’s roadblock. Each man wants fiercely to do the right think but struggles with the question “When you do something for the right reasons, does that make it the right thing to do?”

Community Organizing – (Book) by Joan Kuyek suggests that most of our attempts at change and community-building fail because we cannot get along with each other. Community Organizing starts at the community level to describe how we can work together and create organizations based on dignity and respect. It provides strategies to build movements from the community to assert democratic political power and tools to create a culture of hope in this time of despair. This book offers the means to reclaim political power in Canada.

Poverty by postal code 2: vertical poverty – Declining Income, Housing Quality and Community Life in Toronto’s Inner Suburban High-Rise Apartments – (Book) Published by United Way Toronto, this is a sobering new report on the continuing growth of poverty concentration in Toronto. Vertical Poverty paints a very clear picture – the geography intensification of poverty continues to grow – and is still most severe in the inner suburbs.

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Professor Gita Laidler is the recipient of a SSHRC Standard Research Grant for 2011 – 2014.

Her project was developed in collaboration with community members and the Kitikmeot Inuit Association to explore the value of elder-youth land camps as a means of fostering inter-generational knowledge transfer and conceptualizing Inuit research methodologies.

Focusing on Inuit-caribou relationships in the context of changing northern lifestyles, this research will address concerns around:

i) northern educational policy implementation

ii) the lack of caribou research on King William Island

iii) community health and cultural implications of shifting Inuit-caribou relations; and, iv) culturally appropriate and respectful research and education relationships

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Source: DGES website

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Carleton University’s Centre for Aboriginal Culture and Education is hosting it’s 5th annual Aboriginal Awareness Week from January 18 to January 22, 2011. Here are some films in the Library’s collection that may be of interest:

Reel injun


As I am

Life on the reserve

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