Native American Friends - Get Ready for Geoscience Alliance 2010


Geoscience Alliance Conference: Broadening Participation of Native Americans in the Geosciences.

The conference dates are September 16-18, 2010 and will be held at the Black Bear Casino Resort Hotel in Carlton, Minnesota. The resort/casino is owned & operated by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

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Registration, agenda,  and travel awards are available at:

According to Dr. Suzanne Zurn-Birkhimer, Deputy Director of the Purdue Center for Faculty Success, the conference will focus on four main themes:

Empowerment through Education: Shaping a Native voice in the United States on Education and the Environment

Native Students --our Next Generation of Environmental Leaders: Broadening Participation--Challenges and Strategies

How and Why We Count: Strategies for creating Native Friendly Evaluation

Science and Culture: How weaving traditional knowledge and culture into science can broaden participation and transform understandings

I will be attending the event, representing Indigenous Mapping Network (having landed one of the travel grants) and plan to cover the presentations and talks during the event. Let me know if you want to hear about a particular item on the agenda!