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(ECP and CTSP grantees, reports, and other sites of interest for conservation geograpy, mapping and GIS. Grantees are coded by program and year of grant at the end of their name/state, i.e. e91 means ECP grant in 1991. c=cstp, cm=ctsp-mac, cs=ctsp-software)
Forest County Potawatomi Community, Crandon , WI e94 .(Forest County Potawatomi, P.O. Box 340, Crandon WI 54520 Tel. 715/478-2903 Fax 715.478-5280 ) The Forest County Potawatomi Reservation contains approximately 12,000 acres...Currently, the Potawatomi Tribe consists of approximately 980 tribal members, of which about half reside on or near the reservation. see also the Georgetown-Ridge Farm School District #4 report on the Potawatomi .
Ho Chunk Nation, Wi (also known as Winnebago) (Planning and Development Division, P.O. Box 667, Black River Falls, WI 54615 phone: (715) 284-9343 fax: (715) 284-4291 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org . Lands/GIS Dept. (715) 284-2852 (800) 944-1652 fax: (715) 284-5884) (see GIS Implementation in Wisconsin Winnebago Nation article below) Currently near completion of a new G.I.S. System Assessment -- "assess the Nation's geographic information system and make recommendations for improved effectiveness, including accessibility by other Tribal programs." Land use plans and a Land Development Procedural Handbook have also been completed with support from the GIS.
Hoh Indian Tribe, Wa, e98 (2464 Lower Hoh Road, Forksm WA, 98331, Phone: 360-374-6582). GIS contact: Jill Silver, email@example.com. The Tribe's goal is to continue the development of a basic GIS to support its watershed monitoring and restoration projects. Besides completing the ongoing floodplain mapping project, other anticipated applications include a survey of basin wetlands to update the National Wetlands Inventory, automation of salmon and steelhead spawner survey data to facilitate calculation of escapement goals, location of streamside monitoring sites for an ongoing study of the impacts of timber harvest on stream temperature, and a study of channel migration for planning the location of stream restoration and bank stabilization projects. Ultimately, by assuming the stewardship of its own spatial data, the Tribe will be in a stronger position to monitor and protect the fisheries resource upon which its people have always depended. See its Hoh River Floodplain Inventory, a project that used GPS and GIS technology to document floodplain habitats along the Hoh River. The data will be used to update state maps, identify degraded areas, and develop restoration strategies.
Hopi Tribe, Kykotsmovi , AZ e96 .(P.O. Box 123 Kykotsmovi, Arizona 86039 tel:(520) 734-3000 fax:(520) 734-2435) "The Hopi Reservation constitutes approximately 1,542,306 acres in northeastern Arizona." Official Hopi Cultural Preservation Office ((520)734-2244, 734-3750): see their MAP of the reservation . the Hopi Information Network : "free web-base Hopi information news and retrieval service. Our site is a focal point of Hopi related web links cataloged, archived, and presented to you for your information." Other good Hopi sites include: HOPI: The Real Thing and the Peaceful People site .
Indigenous Environmental Network . ( P.O.Box 485 Bemidji, MN 56601 Ph.(218)751-4967, Fax (218)751-0561 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) "The Indigenous Environmental Network is an alliance of grassroots indigenous peoples whose mission is to protect the sacredness of Mother Earth from contamination and exploitation by strengthening maintaining and respecting the traditional teachings and the natural laws. " Their projects and campaigns cover many areas, including: Tribal Environmental and Natural Resource Management, Tourism and Recreation Pollution, Toxic Landfills & Illegal Dumping In Native Lands, Toxic Incinerators, Chemical Run-Off From Agricultural Activities, Toxic Producing Industries and Companies, Air Pollution, Water Quality and Water Protection, Clearcutting Of Forests, Mining, Nuclear, Leaking Underground Storage (and Above Ground) Tanks, Tribal Histories, Environmental Code of Ethics; Alliance Building with the Non-Indigenous Community: " The Indigenous Environmental Network has popularized a new angle on Native sovereignty that includes appropriate technology and the defense of natural resources, it has also introduced a new angle on environmentalism that includes supporting the survival of endangered cultures, and putting the protection of nature in a larger social, cultural and economic context. Some tribes try to make convenient use of political sovereignty by shirking their responsibility to take of the land as U.S. environmental laws say they should. IEN Alaska regional chair David Harrison says, "It doesn't do you any good to be sovereign over land if you can't live off it." Their alliance building principles are: -Ecological Integrity, -Participatory Democracy, -Local Automony, -Respect for Each Other and Diversity, -Collective and Individual Empowerment, -Walking your Talk, -Honesty . Don't miss their MAP: "Some Existing or Proposed Threats fo Native Lands in Western North America" nice LINKS PAGE .
Innovative GIS Solutions, Longmont CO e90 .(2000 So. College Ave. Suite 300, Ft. Collins, CO, 80525, Phone: (970) 490 5900 Fax: (970) 490 2300 . email: email@example.com . Jhon Goes In Center, Native Business Advisor, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or David J. Buckley, Corporate GIS Solutions Manager, mailto:email@example.com ) The only US GIS consulting firm founded by and presided over by a Native American. , technological innovator in advanced landscape analysis. Now a part of Pacific Meridian Resources as their Colorado Office.
Intertribal GIS Council, White River AZ e93 .( Intertribal GIS Council Office, 29 S.E. Court Suite #215, P.O. Box 1937, Pendleton, Oregon 97801 Phone: (541) 966-9097 Fax: (541) 966-6010 email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Chairman: William D. Northover (Yakama Nation) tel:(541) 278-5244) "The Itertribal GIS Council (IGC) is a national Native non-profit organization dedicated wholly to promoting tribal self-determination by improving management of geographic information and building intertribal communications networks. The IGC was established in 1993 to educate Native people and tribal organizations about the many applications of spatial data technology and to promote successful use of Geographic Information System (GIS) for effective management of native land and associated natural, human, and cultural resource values.Key goals of the IGC include the following: 1.Promote the successful and appropriate use of GIS and related technologies; 2.build cooperation and partnerships among Native people and organizations; 3.facilitate coordination and exchange of technical inforamtion; 4.Educate tribal members and staff about spatial data technologies. "
National Park Service Tribal Heritage Preservation Program. .(Tribal Preservation Program, Heritage Preservation Services, National Park Service, 1849 C street, NW, NC330, Washington, DC. 20240 Contact: Ronnie Emery at (202) 343-4280; fax (202) 343-3921 e-mail: email@example.com ) . see: Tribal Historic Preservation Offices . "In 1996 the national historic preservation program entered a new era, as fourteen Indian tribes were approved by NPS to assume national program responsibilities on tribal lands, pursuant to Section 101(d) of the National Historic Preservation Act. Among the responsibilities assumed by these tribes are conducting historic property surveys, maintaining permanent inventories of historic properties, nominating properties to the National Register of Historic Places, and reviewing Federal agency undertakings pursuant to Section 106 of the Act." See also their: NATIVE AMERICAN CONSULTATION DATABASE . "The Native American Consultation Database is an easy way to identify a current contact for each Indian tribe, Alaska Native corporation, and Native Hawaiian organization. Information obtained from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Indian Claims Commission, and directly from tribal leaders is available for all 771 Federally recognized Indian tribes (including Alaska Native villages), Alaska Native corporations, and Native Hawaiian organizations. The database can be searched for contact names by entering the name of a tribe or reservation, the name of a particular state or county, or the name of a Federal administrative unit" . Indian Reservations in the Continental United States ONLINE MAP . Dont miss their National Tribal Websites and Links page .
National Park Service Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation (NAGPRA) . (National Park Service, Archeology & Ethnography Program, 1849 C Street, N.W., NC340, Washington, DC 20240; telephone 202-343-8161/1095; fax 202-343-5260; or email firstname.lastname@example.org, contact: Laura Mahoney ) Among it's NAGPRA duties, the NPS has also developed a national online database, the National Archeological Database (NADB), NAGPRA module. It includes information on official tribe, organization and federal agency contacts, and copies of required Federal Register notices;
Native Americans and the Environment, Center for Conservation Biology, Rice University . (135 Anderson Laboratories, 6100 Main Street, MS 170, Houston, Texas 77005 tel:(713) 285-5480 email:email@example.com . Author: Dr Alx Dark firstname.lastname@example.org) "This is a non-profit project: 1) to promote education and research on environmental problems facing Native American communities; 2) to explore the values and historical experiences that Native Americans bring to bear on environmental issues; and 3) to promote conservation measures that respect Native American land and resource rights. You will find thousands of Internet and published resources described and catalogued at this site. " For best results, do a search of the site using "gis " as your target, quoted with a space after gis. Don't Miss: Tribal Environmental and Natural Resource Assistance Handbook . (Please note that this is the original, free source site for "Native Americans and the Environment": the copy of this content that appears on the American Indian Heritage Foundation site was taken without permission 4 years ago and has not been removed despite repeated requests from the author Dr. Dark.)National Environmental Coalition Of Native Americans . (by Grace Thorpe, 2213 W. 8th St., Prague, OK 74864 tel:(405) 567-4297, mailto:email@example.com ) great grass-roots environmental site by the daughter of Jim Thorpe, the greatest athlete of the century."Dedicated to keeping nuclear waste from being disposed of in Indian Country, and to educating Indians and Non-Indians about the health dangers of radioactivity and the transportion of nuclear waste on America's rails and roads....In response to efforts to place Nuclear Waste on Indian Lands, NECONA has been successful. Of the 17 tribes originally considering MRS sites, all but 3 have withdrawn. "
All text by the respective organizations, January 2, 1997
Compilation & web design: Charles Convis, ESRI Conservation Program, April 2, 1996
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