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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)

Native Americans at Princeton . (email "Native Americans at Princeton is a student organization/support group for students comprised of Native Hawaiian, American Indian, and Native Alaskan members. Currently, American Indians and Native Hawaiians constitute 0.5 percent of the Princeton student body." . Don't miss their excellent .Native American Links Page .

Native American Fish & Wildlife Society e97 (750 Burbank St., Broomfield, Colorado 80020 (303) 466-1725 Fax: (303) 466-5414 ) "The Society has evolved into a dynamic organization that represents professional biologists, natural resource managers, technicians, and conservation law enforcement officers. The Society strives to be responsive to the emerging needs of political and technical decision-makers. In addition, the Society shares educational, legislative, bio-technical, economic, legal, fiscal, and enforcement programs to help form a progressive agenda of tribal management pursuits."

NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN RESOURCES (by Paula Giese, 515 West 25th Street Minneapolis, Minnesota, US 55405 tel:612/872-2352 . "This site was created in 1995 by Paula Giese and is maintained by her. Courtesy of the Fond du lac Tribal Community College, it has a server home to run on, which I otherwise could not afford....Its purpose is to provide cultural and educational material from many tribal backgrounds for Indian educators, students -- at all age levels -- and schools. Webmistress is responsive to needs for developing such material expressed by Indian educators." see: NATIVE MAPS: GIS Windows on Native Lands, Current Places, and History: Nice collection of maps here including: Pre-contact culture areas of North America, Canadian Treaties, Royal Proclamation of 1763, Canadian First Nations Bands by Province listings, Saskatchewan Elders, Environmental Threats to Native Lands of North America, Pre-contact map of Woodland Tribes culture area, Page of Canadian maps, Arctic maps, U.S. State Native American Populations, US MAP WINDOW INDEX, Minnesota Reservations, ALASKA Tribes, California tribes, and many others.

Native GIS: GIS and Indigenous Knowledge . (by Paul Neto AND Paula Neto "Paul Neto is a 1995 graduate from University of Waterloo's Environmental Studies, Geography Department program; focus being on GIS and remote sensing. Paula Neto, graduating from Waterloo's Environment and Resource Studies program, conducted her Senior Honours Thesis on the "Use and training of GIS in Native Community Management...The mission of this page is provide a site on the WWW for the display, communication and exchange of information on the use of Geographic Information Systems within the Native/Aboriginal community in Canada, the United States and the world. The content of these pages will vary greatly, ranging to include GIS success stories: (Eagle Project, Gwich'in Geographic Information Program, Abenaki's USA Project, Shuswap Nation GIS, Pueblo of Jemez Los Alamos Pueblo Project (LAPP)) . GIS horror stories, relevant issues, projects, products and individuals comments and views. " Native Hawaiian Mapping: Nice MAP showing ahupua`a boundary lines and place names, revised to better reflect traditional cultural and modern ecological boundaries. Excellent LINKS PAGE .

Native Peoples/Native Homelands Climate Change Project ( 700 4th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 Ph: (505) 242-3351 Fax: (505) 243-9115 e-mail: ) "The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is initiating a national assessment of the potential consequences of climate variability and change for the United States and the significance of these consquences for its people, its environment and its economy...This national workshop will bring together First Nations leaders, tribal governments, traditional elders, educators and scholars and other Native representatives to provide a First Nations historical perspective and response to the current Euro-western, non-Native scientific and academic observations and research regarding global climate change. "

NATIVE PEOPLES OF THE SOUTHWEST University of Arizona Map Site .

NativeWeb . (Founder & President: Marc Becker, Dept. of History, Truman State University, 100 East Normal Street, Kirksville, Missouri 63501 Telephone: (660) 785-4000 . email: "Search here for information on Nations/Peoples worldwide, arranged in alphabetical order." Detailed coverage of latin american indigenous struggles .

Navajo Nation, Gallup, NM e98 e99 . (Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency, P. O. Box 339, Window Rock, AZ 86515 . tel:(520) 871-7690 EMAIL: . GIS Contact: M. C. Baldwin, GIS-Systems Analyst, NNEPA/Water Quality Program tel:(520)871-7690 Indian Health Service GIS Contact: Nancy Bill, Navajo Area Office Indian Health Service, tel:(520)871-1335 ) email: "The largest Indian Tribe and Indian Nation in North America. GIS PROGRAM: "The purpose of the Navajo Nation Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Task Force is to study and analyze issues relating to GIS technology and information within the Navajo Nation. Pursuant to directive of Navajo Nation President Kelsye A. Begaye, the GIS Task Force is charged with the responsibility of developing recommendations for the Office of the President, to make existing GIS data readily available to the Navajo Chapter governments to facilitate the local land use planning process. " Check out their 1999 GIS DAY page . also see their MAPS page .

Nez Perce Tribe, Lapwai , ID e94 . (P.O. Box 365, Lapwai, ID 83540 tel:(208) 843-2253) See also Univ. Idaho Nez Perce site: "This document is meant to inform non-Indians about the Nez Perce culture. I hope you find it informative as well." see also alternate Nez Perce site .

Oglala Sioux Tribe, Pine Ridge , SD e95 .(Oglala Sioux Tribe Natural Resouce Regulatory Agency, P.O. Box 320, Pine Ridge, SD 57770 tel:605-867-5624 fax:605-867-5659 GIS contact: Kim Clausen) Oglala Lakota College... Sioux Map of 1868 (50k) Very good color map showing the reservation boundaries in 1868. History of Sioux (Lakota ) Tribe. GIS Program: Badlands Bombing Range Project: "The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting cleanup activities at the Former Badlands Bombing Range in South Dakota. The range straddles two counties and resides within the boundaries of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, home of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. The need to balance the concerns of the Native American community with the technical requirements of the restoration process is an essential part of this project. A RAB (Restoration Advisory Boards) was established in 1995 to address these considerations and includes representatives of DoD, the Oglala Sioux Tribe, the National Park Service, and the state. The RAB is credited with building the community's trust in the cleanup process."

Oneida Indian Nation of New York, Oneida , NY e95 . (tel:315-361-7940 contact: Dan Umstead at "The Oneida Indian Nation, one of the original members of the Iroquois Confederacy, enjoys a unique role in America's history having supported the Colonies in the struggle for independence from England. The Nation exists as a sovereign political unit which predates the Constitution of the United States....(We are) the first American Indian nation in the United States to establish a World Wide Web site and utilize this innovative technology"....Map Location of the Oneida Indian Nation Territory. 1788 Map of Oneida Aboriginal Lands .

Oneida Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, Oneida , WI e95 .(tribal museum:W 892 EE Road, DePere, WI 54115 web contact: Jeff Lindsay , email: ..".unofficial effort to provide basic information about a Native American group near my town of Appleton, Wisconsin...Although their original homelands were in the area of New York, the Oneida Nation is scattered today in several parts of North America (Wisconsin, New York, and Canada)...There are over 12,000 registered tribal members in Wisconsin, about 1,700 in Canada and perhaps less than 500 in New York. "

Oregon State University Extension Dept: nice tribal links page .

Pala Band of Mission Indians, CA, e98 .

Pueblo of Jemez, NM, e98 . (Department of Resource Protection, PO Box 100, Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico, USA 87024 Phone (505) 834-7459; Pueblo Fax (505) 834-7697, Albuquerque Office Fax (505) 293-5173 . GIS Contact: William J. Whatley, Tribal Archaeologist, Preservation Officer and Director of the Department of Resource Protection, E-Mail at "The mission of the Pueblo of Jemez Department of Resource Protection is to support Tribal Leaders in the management, monitoring and protection of lands and resources that are of significance and concern to the People of the Pueblo of Jemez, and; to do so in a manner that complements, respects and defends Traditional Jemez Culture." NICE Imagery on their home page . Check out their Area Map . . GIS PROGRAM: "In May of 1996, the Pueblo of Jemez Department of Resource Protection (DRP) formally activated its "Geographical Information Management System" through cooperative assistance gratiously provided by the United States Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Systems Research, Inc. (ESRI), and Trimble Navigation. Prior to such activation, approximately eight months were spent conducting a "needs analysis" and "feasibility study", both of which involved not only the examination of GIS "success stories", but also the examination of "failed" GIS undertakings. It was from the later that the most valuable lessons were learned, including the fact that a GIS platform, no matter how extensive or expensive, is not worth the metal/plastic it is made from if it is not equipped with an "operational database". In addition, it soon became evident that "not all data is created equal", and, that it is imperative that one know in advance whether ones expected need is going to be "micro" or "macro" in nature. For example, DRP discovered numerous Tribal and non-Tribal GIS platforms that were sitting idle solely because the only data they had to operate from was the sample data that came with the GIS software, or, was commercial or government data produced at a 1:500,000 scale for use in national/regional analyses (visualize trying to overlay data obtained from a world or national map on to a map that has a six-inch pixel accuracy)...Today, DRP has produced over seventy new ArcView "themes", each with an associated operational database and all with micro-scaled integrity that permits detailed land management using a GIS. In most cases, accuracy ranges from eight inches to no more than three feet of error in terms of the X/Y plane. Because the operational database was created by DRP from "ground zero", DRP know's every single weak point in the data-set. "

Pueblo of Picuris, NM, e98 .

Pueblo of Santa Ana, NM, e97 .

All text by the respective organizations, January 2, 1997

Compilation & web design: Charles Convis, ESRI Conservation Program, April 2, 1996


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