I am organising a session at the 2007 Society for Applied Anthopology Annual Meeting (SFAA 2007, 27-31 March) in Tampa, Florida, dealing with Indigenous strategies for mitigating impacts from large-scale resource development. The relevance of this session is evident from the
large number of transnational companies (e.g., Rio Tinto or Tate and Lyle) currently impacting indigenous peoples throughout the world. It is of particular importance at the current time because of the huge expansion of the mining industry in response to high commodity prices. The object of the session I am proposing would be to identify strategies indigenous peoples have negotiated to address concerns and to make them available to other indigneous groups. The session is sponsored by the American Indian Issues Committee.
I would like to invite you to consider submitting a paper for inclusion in the session.
Some of you may not be familiar with the submission process used by SFAA.
It involves the following steps:
1. You register for the conference at http://www.sfaa.net/sfaa2007.html.
The fee is I believe modest by the standards of major conferences - US$115 for SFAA members, $145 for non-members.
2. You submit an abstract of your paper electronically, indicating that you wish it to be included in the session titled "Indigenous Strategies for Mitigating Impacts from Large-scale Natural Resource Exploitation." Please e-mail a copy of the abstract to me at the same time. This is essential as I have to submit an abstract for the session, and in doing so provide the names of paper givers.
3. The conference organisers notify you in due course regarding acceptance of your paper.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 October 2006.
Please feel free to contact me if you require additional information, and I hope you are able to participate. Please also feel free to pass this e-mail on to other colleagues who may be interested.
Peter N. Jones
PO Box 4445
Boulder, Co. 80306
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