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
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