Intertribal GIS Indigenous Mapping Conference

Hosted by The Cherokee Nation Geodata Center and the University of Oklahoma March 8-11, 2005 at Cherokee Casino and Resort, Tulsa Oklahoma

The purpose of the conference is to:

  • Bring together a forum of tribal people interested in mapping.
  • Provide a Mapping and GIS orientation to Non-GIS, Non-Mapping Tribal people.
  • Share mapping stories and solutions to Tribal specific problems.
  • Facilitation of a discussion of strengthening and expanding the existing network of Tribal Mapping.
  • Provide public participation GIS training for tribal people.


  • Offer speakers that can provide presentation on mapping for the Advocacy and Empowerment of Tribal peoples.
  • Mapping for Empowerment- Demonstrate how mapping can be used to influence or assist one’s own people or communities.
  • Mapping for Advocacy- Demonstrate how mapping can be used to influence audiences and decisions makers outside of the Tribal people and community.

Develop short term and long term action items to:

  1. Address the future of the Intertribal GIS Council
  2. Strengthen the United States network of Tribal mappers.
  3. Work with an International Network of Indigenous mappers.
  4. If an interest exists develop Regional consortium of Tribal mappers.

The cost of this conference is only $150 per person. However, if you are a FULL TIME STUDENT, it's $50. For more information:

For more information regarding conference registration and logistics,
or call Dana Ketcherat 918-456-0671 x 2495