ELOKA Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda: September 18-19, 2013

Date/Time Activity Speaker/Moderator
Day 1 Wednesday, September 18, 2013
8:30 AM Coffee and continental breakfast Aspen Rooms  
9:00 AM Welcome by representative from the Colorado Indigenous Community  
  Welcome to the National Snow and Ice Data Center professor Mark Serreze, director National Snow and Ice Data Center
  Welcome and brief overview of ELOKA and the establishment of the Advisory Committee Peter Pulsifer, ELOKA PI
  Announcements and description of logistics for the day Heidi McCann, Knowledge Exchange Coordinator
10:30 AM

Health break: country food available
some of us will be bringing foods to exchange, e.g. elk and buffalo jerky

10:45 AM Presentation: The Exchange for Local Observation and Knowledge of the Arctic: Past and Present Peter Pulsifer
  Description: At this time participants are asked to introduce themselves and tell their individual stories. The intention is to go beyond simply stating a name, but to share more detail about who you are, where you come from, your family history, why you do what you do, what you value, important places in your life and other information important to you. ELOKA Team
11:30 AM Questions and general discussion of what has been presented
We encourage Committee members to ask questions about material presented, voice first impressions, make links to their work/organizations, provide early ideas
12:00 PM Lunch break—catered by CU Catering Services—make your own taco All
1:30 PM Presentation and dialogue—priorities for ELOKA Peter Pulsifer
  Peter will present past and current ELOKA priorities based on project activities to date, and priorities established in the current proposal. Using this presentation as a starting point, the aim is to engage in dialogue that will help to confirm or refine existing priorities, and identify new priorities from the perspective of Committee members. Some high-level, guiding questions for the discussion may include:  
  1) How can we ensure that Indigenous knowledge holders and relevant organizations retain control of information and data generated by documentation activities while sharing to ensure that a wide audience can benefit from their knowledge and observations? What are the individual, organization, societal, and technological aspects of this issue? What practical activities can ELOKA engage in to contribute?  
  2)How can we ensure that the possible benefits and risks of Indigenous knowledge documentation and sharing are known and understood by everyone with an interest? Do we understand the benefits and risks? If not, how can ELOKA contribute to improving our understanding?  
  3) How do we promote understanding and true sharing between Indigenous communities, Indigenous scholars, non-Indigenous researchers, policy makers, governments and the general public? What role can ELOKA play?  
  4) What are some of the new and interesting technologies and methods available to communities, and how might they be used to address challenges and take advantage of opportunities (e.g. GIS, social media, smartphones, others)? How can ELOKA best support adoption, adaption, and development?  
3:00 PM Health break All
3:15 PM Visit to CU Museum of Natural History Christina Cain — Manager Anthropology Collections
4:30 PM Adjourn for the day  
6:00 PM Group dinner at Roma Cucina e Piazza All
Day 2 Thursday, September 19, 2013
8:30 AM Coffee and continental breakfast  
9:00 AM

Review logistics for the day
Review discussion from Day 1. Additional thoughts and identification of detailed discussion items for the afternoon

Heidi McCann
9:30 AM Presentation: Community-based Monitoring in the Arctic: Overview of Community-Based Monitoring, CBM in the Arctic context, and considerations for moving ahead (networking, data management). Demonstration of the ELOKA CBM Atlas. Identification of ELOKA links to CBM, how does CBM fit with ELOKA? Questions. Henry Huntington, Co-PI
10:30 AM Health break All
10:45 AM Continued discussion of CBM and links to activities/experience/priorities of committee members and NSIDCers in the audience. The role of ELOKA in facilitating CBM projects and networking.  
12:00 PM Lunch break—catered CU Catering Services—a taste of India All
1:30 PM Further discussion of ELOKA priorities and gaining specific advice from the Committee. Is CBM of interest or priority to the organizations' research agendas of the committee members? What opportunities or challenges do you see?  
3:00 PM Health break All
3:15 PM Continue Discussion  
4:00 PM Meeting wrap-up. Summary of meeting discussion and outcomes. Establishment of next steps, including agreement on location and timing of next meeting, and what the committee should expect from ELOKA in between. Final thoughts or questions  
4:30 PM Adjourn. See you at the next meeting. All