ANNOUNCING-Community Development Conference

27 May 1998

Community Development From The Inside Out

a conference exploring the incorporation of traditional knowledge into community development

August 21-22, 1998
Science Theatres
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta

Conference Objectives

-To bring diverse groups together to examine issues in a positive sharing
-To promote dialogue on the practical issues involved in the incorporation
of traditional knowledge in community development.
-To explore development that is environmentally, socially, culturally and
economically sustainable.

Target Group

Participants will include representatives of communities, community
organizations, government (band, municipal, provincial and federal),
industry and academia (post-secondary professors and students).


Presentations will incorporate two or more of the following areas. In all
areas presenters will discuss outcomes, challenges, benefits, improvements,
and future directions

Opportunities and Ideas

Here presentations may examine current and past examples where traditional
knowledge has been or attempted to be incorporated.

Approaches to incorporation

Approaches to incorporation are the methods used to explore applications of
traditional knowledge: such as participatory action research (PAR),
environmental impact assessment (EIA) geographic information systems (GIS)
co-management, negotiation, community participation etc.


Partnerships are the ways organizations have worked together to explore and
incorporate traditional knowledge into projects. They may involve
relationships between communities, band, tribal councils, governments,
industry, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions.

Case Studies

Here presentations may examine current and past examples where traditional
knowledge has been or has been attempted to be incorporated.


Nellie Cournoyea, Inuvialuit Development Corporation, Inuvik NWT,
traditional knowledge and land claims

Louis Tapardjuk and Francois Robert, Nunavut Social Development Council,
traditional knowledge and Nunavut

Joanne Barnaby, Dene Cultural Institute, Hay River, NWT, partnerships

Gitksan Strategic Watershed Analysis Team, Hazelton, BC, case study

James Allen, Champagne/Aishihik First Nations, case studies

Terry and Ray Williams, Yuquot, BC, traditional knowledge and Mowachat ways

Joan Ryan, Arctic Institute of North America (AINA), case studies

Fred McDonald Sr. and Fred McDonald Jr., Woodland Cree case study

Karim-Aly Kassam, AINA, traditional knoweldge, co-managment and the Russian

Whaado Naawo Team (Dogrib), Rae Lakes, NWT, traditional knowledge and
participatory action research

Ozzie Sawicki, traditional knowledge and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Cindy Allen, Yellowknives Dene First Nation, traditional Dene music and
issues of song control and ownership

Saskatchewan Indian Federated College Team, "The Reality or the Myth: The
Intersection of First Nations Academia and Oral Tradition at SIFC"

Michael Quinn, Sennen Charleson and Colin Beddoes, Environmental Design,

University of Calgary, "TEK in Clayoquot Sound: Reflections on Experience
with Nuu-chah-Nulth Community Initiatives"

Registration Fee:

By July 3rd - CDN $100
After July 3rd - CDN $125

Cost includes coffee and snacks, lunch both days and dinner on 21st
evening. Please make cheque or money order payable to The Arctic Institute
of North America. Last day for registration is August 7, 1998

To register, request form or send name, address, organization affiliation,
telephone (office and home), facsimile, E-mail address, any special
needs/requests (vegetarian etc) as well as payment to the following address.

For accommodation, and flight reservation information see conference web

For registration form or any other questions please contact:
Heidi Hoernig at
Telephone: (403)220-4051
Facsimile (403)282-4609

Northern Planning and Development Studies
The Arctic Institute of North America
The University of Calgary
2500 University Drive Northwest
Calgary, Alberta
T2N 1N4