Indigenous mapping conference giving attendees new on-the-land skills – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 2019158 Views

75 people can take workshops to advance technical skills, learn traditional knowledge around mapping

Oct 10, 2019

About 75 people from across Canada, and as far as Australia and New Zealand, are in Inuvik, N.W.T., to attend an Indigenous mapping workshop this week.

The goal of the 6th annual Indigenous Mapping Workshop is to give people technological skills that will advance their local and traditional knowledge to use for hunting, tracking the effects of climate change, and more.

“We’re also hearing things about how we can combine that traditional, Indigenous and Inuit knowledge with scientific data,” said Steve DeRoy, director of the Firelight Group, an Indigenous consulting group that helped put on the conference.

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