PANNA: Resource Pointer #260


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Resource Pointer #260
July 3, 2001

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*International Seminar on Globalization, the WTO, and Sovereignty over Food and Organic Products* July 9-12, 2001. Lima, Peru. Coordinated by RAAA (Action Network for Alternatives to Agrochemicals) and RAPAL (Pesticide Action Network Latin America). An international discussion of the impacts of globalization on food security, biotechnology, and ecologically-responsible agriculture. Bringing together experts from civil-society groups throughout the Americas to propose national and international actions promoting sustainable agriculture and challenging the WTO and the spread of genetic engineering. $80 registration. Contact RAPAL c/o RAAA, Jr. Julio Rodavero 682, Urb Las Brisas, Lima 1, Peru; phone (51-1) 425-7955; fax (51-1) 337-5170; email rapalpe@terra.com.pe; Web site http://www.rap-al.com.

*Indigenous Environmental Network's 12th Annual Protecting Mother Earth Conference* August 2-5, 2001. Penticton, British Columbia, Canada. Conference hosted by En'owkin Centre and the Pentiction Indian Band Okanagan Nation. Traditional gathering with workshops and teachings. Two main topics include food security (sustainable agriculture, traditional food systems and the right to food) and energy policies and indigenous peoples. Other topics include climate change, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, mining, traditional ecological knowledge, treaty rights -- land and water, sustainable forests, organizing skills and more. Special youth activities on native youth environmental justice movement building. Registration donation of CD$5 at the gate, children and youth free. Limited travel scholarships available to Native grassroots community representatives. Contact En'owkin Centre, RR#2 Site 50, Comp.8, Penticton, British Columbia, V2A 6J7, Canada; phone (250)493-7181; fax (250) 493-5302; email enowkin@vip.net; Web site http://enowkin.homestead.com/1.html. For youth activities, contact Heather Milton, Youth Coordinator, Indigenous Environmental Network, P.O.Box 485, Bemidji, MN 56619; phone (218) 751-4967; fax. (218) 751-0561; email: ienyouth@hotmail.com , Web site http://www.ienearth.org.

*National Workshop On Collaborative Research* August 6-8, 2001. Las Vegas, NV. Sponsored by Community Based Collaboratives Research Consortium. Objectives include learning about current developments and new research in the field of community based collaborative approaches to natural resource management, determining how this informs personal and future collaborative research between Consortium members and others, and planning the Consortium's future collaborative research projects. Sessions include panel presentations and interactive workshops. Free. Pre-registration required; deadline July 7, 2001. Limited funds for travel scholarships available. Contact Institute for Environmental Negotiation, University of Virginia, 164 Rugby Road, Charlottesville, VA, 22903; fax (804) 924-0231; email rbc6n@virginia.edu.

*2001 Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Conference* August 13-15, 2001. Santa Fe, NM. Sponsored by Chemical Injury Information Network (CIIN). Many sessions on recent medical research, including neurotoxicity issues and chemical exposure and the risk of cancer. Other sessions include legal issues, non-profit organizations, building a healthy home and treatment for multiple chemical sensitivity. See http://www.ciin.org for full schedule. Individual registration fees $175 for CIIN members, $300 non-members. Group rates also available. Contact CIIN, P.O. Box 301, White Sulphur Springs, MT, 59645; phone (406)547-2255; fax (406) 547-2455; email chemicalinjury@ciin.org; Web site http://www.ciin.org.

* Working Landscapes in the Midwest: Creating Sustainable Futures for Agriculture, Forestry and Communities* November 8-10, 2001. Delevan, WI. Conference co-sponsored by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) and many others. Overall conference goal is to engage participants in dialogue to identify means for achieving long-term environmentally and economically sustainable action strategies and policy ideas. Also aims to encourage individual and collective land and watershed stewardship in people's own areas. Organizers request input about specific topics of interest to participants. Applicable for planners, government officials, members of grassroots organizations, natural resource agencies and other stakeholders. Pre-registration required. Contact Marin Bryne, IATP; 2105 1st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55404; phone (612) 870-3436; fax (612) 870-4846; email marin@iatp.org.

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