OUR FUTURE IS IN OUR LANDS

Welcome to the Native Land Information System (NLIS), a repository of learning resources, information, and data to help defend and protect native lands for the benefit of native peoples. 

Overview of the NLIS

The Native Land Information System (NLIS) was developed by the Native Lands Advocacy Project (NLAP); a project of Village Earth, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Fort Collins, Colorado, with funding from the Indian Land Tenure Foundation. The NLIS serves as repository of learning resources, information, and data to help defend and protect native lands for the benefit of native peoples.

Elements of the Native Land Information System

Data Dashboards

Our interactive dashboards make it possible to filter, compare, and explore the data, making complex data understandable.

Interactive Storymaps

Storymaps and other digital storytelling tools help put the data into context and create meaning to hopefully inspire action.

Data Portal

Get involved in native land advocacy by accessing the raw data behind our dashboards and maps to do your own analysis.

Topics

Curated collections of narrative story maps, data dashboards, and other content that presents the data wrapped in context . 

Latest News and Information

Bison numbers increase a whopping 1031% on Native Lands!

Bison numbers increased by a whopping 1031% between 2012 and 2017 on Native American Lands. This increase far outpaces the increase in the number of bison nationally which was only 13.36%.

This is according to data from Census of Agriculture for American Indian Reservations in a newly compiled data dashboard developed by the Native Land Information System. According to the data, the bison population on native-operated farms increased over 10 fold from 308 to 3486 heads.

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