Mission Statement

The Indigenous Mapping Network's (IMN) mission is to empower native communities by connecting them with the tools they need to protect, preserve, and enhance their way of life within their aboriginal territories.

IMN is a conduit for native individuals and groups to meet and build relationships, and assist one another in accomplishing sovereignty goals.

IMN endeavors to bridge the gap between traditional "mapping" practices and modern mapping technologies.


IMN Talking Circle

IMN Talking Circle

M. C. Baldwin
M. C. Baldwin, Navajo Nation, Facilitator, Easy Going and Respectable

Joshua Arnold
Joshua Arnold, Coeur d' Alene Tribe, Financial Officer, Good Listener and Serious Thinker

Darlene Jenkins, Navajo Nation, Multi-Intelligent at work and at play

Kelly Hetzler
Kelly Hetzler, San Carlos Apache, General overall conspirator, great idea woman:) 


Laurie Ames
Laurie Ames, Nez Perce Tribe, Remote Sensing 

Tammie Grant

Tammie Grant, Consultant, Education

David Ward, IMN Conference Vendors/Sponsors

Special Recognition and Appreciation to:

Lisa Lone Fight

Lisa Lone Fight, Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara (Sahnish) Nation

Edith "Wook" Powaukee, Nez Perce Tribe, Secretary, Historian, Most Supportive and in it for the long haul :)

Laura Harjo
Laura Harjo, Muscogee Creek, Project founder, member emeritus, wisest of women and solid friend

Celene Elm
Celene Elm, Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, 2009 Conference Host and Planner of one of the best conferences ever - for indigenous people and mapping!

Renee Pualani Louis, Indigenous Hawaiian, Honorary Member, fabulous singer from heart

Zeb DeOs, Coquille Indian Tribe, Honorary Member, the one and only original webster


We are Volunteers

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 December 2008 11:21

The Indigenous Mapping Network Talking Circle (Board) consists of professional GIS volunteers who work with Indigenous/Native American/First Nations people: administrators, managers, analysts, planners, students, artist, web developer who, together with dedicated community members, have expanded the Indigenous Mapping Network in a few years. IMN has some wonderfully talented and dedicated people taking Indigenous mapping and cartographic concepts to the decision-making table. This new website is a major leap forward towards the goal of "networking" in the history of the project.

Read more: We are Volunteers