Lakota Organic Growers Embrace Food Sovereignty in Times of Drought and Scarcity

This blog is the second of two posts analyzing the challenges Native communities face accessing clean, sustainable water. Click here if you’d like to read part one. In South Dakota, west of the Missouri River, Lakota farmers have taken steps toward food sovereignty while grappling with limited funds, contaminated wells, and droughts. On the Pine Ridge reservation, semi-arid […]

Announcing Our New Storymap: The Legacy of Allotment on Contemporary Native Agriculture

What did early reservation agriculture look like? What is the settler colonial myth, and how has it distorted the perception of Native agriculture? What is the historical legacy of allotment? How are Native communities actively resisting and healing from this legacy? The Native Lands Advocacy Project is thrilled to announce our newest storymap: The Legacy of […]

Forest Lands Viewer

This map shows the canopy cover percentages and land cover types on Reservations and USFS lands
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ARMP-IRMP-Data Portal

ARMP-IRMP Planning Portal A Toolkit for Tribal Resource Management Plans Welcome to the ARMP-IRMP Data Portal This resource was developed by the Native Lands Advocacy Project in partnership with the Intertribal Agriculture Council and the Indian Land Tenure Foundation to assist Tribes in the development of Agriculture Resource Management Plans (ARMPs) and Integrated Resources Management Plans […]

Demographics Dashboard for US Native Lands

About this Dashboard This dashboard summarises data from the US Census ACS 5YR 2017, which aggregates for tribal geographies data collected by the Census at the Tribal Census Tracts-level. It allows to easily navigate key thematic information using the tabs menu. Raw Data available for download on the Tables Tab. 0 Native Land Areas 0 […]

Surface Waters on Native Lands Dashboard

About this Dashboard This data includes the USGS’s National Hydrography Plus Dataset V2 (NHDPlus), released in 2012, and the 2021 TIGER Boundaries for U.S. American Tribal lands as of January 1st, 2021, as reported by the federally recognized tribal governments through the Census Bureau’s Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS). Overlapping features and associated data from […]

Announcing Update to our Cropland Data Layer Dashboard!

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Our “What’s Growing on Native Lands?” Dashboard is now updated with the 2021 data from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Cropland Data Layer, making our dashboard a more timely resource for Native land caretakers to use in monitoring the status of their homelands! According to the the USDA, the Cropland Data Layer (CDL) is […]

New Updates to our SSURGO (Soil Survey) Dashboard!

We have compiled and uploaded the most recent data from the 2021 Soil Survey Geographic Database (SSURGO) into our “Soil Capability on CONUS Native Lands” Dashboard! According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS),  The SSURGO database provides the most detailed level of information and was designed primarily for farm and ranch, landowner/user, township, county, […]

Announcing Our New “Preserving Intact Habitat on Native Lands” Storymap!

What is intact habitat, and why is it important? How has preserving intact habitat been the key to addressing tribal priorities? What resource tools exist for tribes to utilize in their own intact habitat planning?  To help answer these questions and more, NLAP is happy to announce our new storymap, Preserving Intact Habitat on US […]