Campaigns / Support Services

The Native Lands Advocacy Project directly supports Native American Tribes and Native organizations in their efforts to recover, protect, and defend their lands and resources. On this page, we have highlighted some of these support initiatives.  

Campaigns / Support Services of the Native Lands Advocacy Project

While the Native Lands Advocacy Project (NLAP) was founded in 2019, our team has over 20 years experience working in Indian Country on Native land tenure, mapping, and agriculture issues. Through this work, we have identified several competencies and focus areas that have formed the foundation of the NLAP, including Archival Research, GIS Mapping, and Data Collection, Analysis, and Visualization. 

Contact us to discuss how we can support your efforts at or by calling 970-237-3002.

Below are some of the additional projects that exemplify our work and advocacy. 

Core Competencies of NLAP

The Native Lands Advocacy Project / Village Earth can provide strategic support to Native American Tribes and Native organizations in the following areas:

  • GIS mapping
  • UAV (drone) Mapping
  • Development of interactive web maps and storymaps
  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection
  • Data analysis
  • Data visualization/data dashboards
  • Archival research
  • Boundary interrogation (reconstructing the history of boundary transformations/land loss based on original documentation)
  • Support for the development of Integrated Resource Management Plans (IRMPs) and Agricultural Resource Management Plans (ARMPs) 
  • Training in GIS mapping, data collection, data analysis, visualization and reporting
  • Development of CKAN open governance data portals (the same technology used by 
  • Data transcription and tabulation
  • Census Challenges that comply with requirements of the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG). 


Red Lake Reservation Census Challenge

Successfully challenged the federal census numbers used for Indian Housing Block Grant amounting to a $1,074,880 increase in their allocation for 2018 and $743,417 to their 2019 allocation (retroactively applied)

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