CFP: 6th International Conference on Indigenous Education: Pacific Rim


Last Updated on Thursday, 18 March 2010 13:02

6th International Conference on Indigenous Education: Pacific Rim
DECEMBER 18TH – 21ST, 2010

You are invited to submit an abstract for the 6th International Conference on Indigenous Education: Pacific Rim to be held in Cairns, Australia from Saturday, December 18th to Tuesday, 21st December 2010.

The conference will take place at the Pacific International Hotel, The Esplanade, in tropical Cairns.  This conference will draw together delegates from the Pacific Rim to present academic papers, poster or cultural displays on issues in Indigenous education. Twenty minutes will be allocated for each presentation.  Sessions will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for the first and second day of the conference, and from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the third and final day.   Registration will be on the evening of Friday, December 17th at the conference site.

Please note that if papers are presented in a language other than English, an English version must be presented by PowerPoint projection.  Please submit the below registration form by return email by APRIL 30, 2010 with title and abstract in Word, Times New Roman 11 font (English).  For those who wish to have their papers published in the conference proceedings, full text of papers to be submitted as above by June 30th, 2010.

Conference Fees: 
Delegate tuition: $400.00 AUD.  Students, Elders, and retiree tuition: $200.00 AUD. Conference fees to be paid at time of online registration.
Note: All participants are responsible for their own transportation, breakfast and evening meals, and accommodation. Please feel free to forward this call for abstracts to your colleagues.

Abstraction Submission Form as PDF: HERE

Indigenous Student Invitation to SFSU Masters of Science in Geographic Information Science


Last Updated on Thursday, 18 March 2010 11:21

SFSU Masters Program in GISScience

This new program would be a quite exciting opportunity for Indigenous students interested in getting a Masters of Science in GIScience, which includes, geographic information systems, remote sensing and global positioning systems.  If prospective students have any questions, please feel free to email me at ehines AT Please see the link below and follow it to the new program's website!

best regards, Ellen

Ellen Hines, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Geography and Human Environmental Studies
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave.
San Francisco, CA. 94132
ehines AT

Editor's note:
Applicants interested in applying to the program for Fall 2010 must apply by April 1. More information can be found at:


Intro GIS Courses for American Indians


Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2008 21:23 Written by Rosemarie McKeon

UPDATE 8/29/08 There are still a few vouchers left for students to attend these courses, which covers tuition, food and lodging! Please forward the news!

8/13/08 Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) offer training "opportunities for American Indians and those who work with Tribal entities, to attend introductory Metadata, GIS, GPS, new Technologies and Cartographic Design" courses. The classes are located at the U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, West Virginia".

Upcoming course:

TEC7132 - GPS Introduction for Natural Resource Field Personnel Offered 9/10-12/2008.

Check site for additional courses and more information:


Curriculum at Stanford and Native American Cartographic Influences

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 September 2008 12:37

The Bill Lane Center for the Study of the North American West at Stanford University has developed an excellent series of worksheets and lesson plans relating to the impact of mapping on Native American people and their impact on cartography. The curriculum's audience is high school students, but gives a wonderful overview for all.


Native American Influence - "Native Americans played a critical role in European mapmaking. Earlyexplorers based many of their projections on existing Native Americanmaps. Examine the map and passage below to learn other ways that NativeAmericans participated in European cartography."

Stanford Curriculm on Native American Carto Influences


Haskell U. GIS Curriculum

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Written by Rosemarie McKeon Thursday, 24 July 2008 00:00

The successes of Haskell Indian Nations University's GIS curriculum was recently published in the ESRI GIS Educator Summer 2008 [pdf] on page 3. The article Project Management: University adds an important element to GIS curriculum  reveals how advanced GIS students from the Lawrence, Kansas campus, reveals their application of their learning experience of several project management training modules. Their efforts included creating a list of proposals which was followed by a feasibilty study to determine the most successful project. The winning project examined ...

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