Message #142 From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Date: Sat, 18 Apr 1998 12:14:05 Subject: Tribal Genetic Research Conference [ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] : CROSS-POSTED From: email@example.com (AISESnet General List) Original_Sender: Judy_M._Gobert@skc.edu Subject: Tribal Genetic Research Conference PRESS RELEASE Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes P.O. Box 278 Pablo, MT 59855 For Immediate Release Date: April 13, 1998 Contact: Michael T. Pablo, Tribal Chairman Phone: 406-675-2700, ext. 411 FAX: 406-675-2806 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org A Conference on North American Genetic Research and Native Peoples Pablo, MT - The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Montana/Wyoming Area Indian Health Board will cohost a conference on North American Genetic Research and Native Peoples in Polson, Montana at the Kwataqnuk Resort on June 29 and 30, 1998. The conference will provide a forum to discuss issues relating to human genetic research and indigenous peoples of North America. Topics to be addressed include: the science of genetics, international genetic research, legal concerns, repatriation, implications to Tribal communities, policy models for Tribal protection, the Human Genome Diversity Project and panel discussions on the ethics of genetic research. Leading authorities on these issues have been invited as guest speakers from both the Tribal and scientific communities. The Conference theme Colonialism through Biopiracy speaks to the underlying threat of genetic research and its potential impact on Tribal sovereignty. Indigenous peoples are organizing worldwide to prevent yet another colonization of their Nations through scientific measures. The conference is geared for Tribal leaders, cultural leaders, elders, health officials, scientists, Tribal legal advisors and educators. To pre-register for the conference, please call Velda Shelby at (406) 675-2700, ext. 339. The pre-registration cost is $150 if paid by May 22, 1998 and $175 thereafter. A final agenda will be announced in May. Due to limited space, organizers encourage participants to make early reservations with the Kwataqnuk Resort in Polson, Montana at 1-800-882-6363 or (406) 883-3636. Conference organizers have also issued A Call for Papers to thoroughly examine any of the aforementioned topics. A summary of these papers will be presented at the conference and published for international distribution. The paper size is unlimited but must include a one page summary or an abstract of the content. Send papers by May 2, 1998 to: Judy Gobert, Salish Kootenai College, P.O. Box 117, Pablo, MT 59855 Email: email@example.com For more information on submitting papers or for conference details, call Judy at 406-675-4800.