We strive to map Indigenous lands in a way that changes, challenges, and improves the way people see the history of their countries and peoples. We hope to strengthen the spiritual bonds that people have with the land, its people, and its meaning.
We strive to map Indigenous territories, treaties, and languages across the world in a way that goes beyond colonial ways of thinking in order to better represent how Indigenous people want to see themselves.
We provide educational resources to correct the way that people speak about colonialism and indigeneity, and to encourage territory awareness in everyday speech and action.
Native-Land.ca is a website run by the nonprofit organization Native Land Digital. We are guided by a Board of Directors and an Advisory Council. Our funding comes from friendly organizations and individual donors.
See more about Who We Are here, including biographies of staff and volunteers.
We are looking for Indigenous language speakers to help with translation. Learn more here.
Recent Map Updates
Different organizations have helped us in different ways, and here are just a few that have really helped us come to life! Thank you to everyone who has reached out and chatted with us and helped make this resource better.
This map does not represent or intend to represent official or legal boundaries of any Indigenous nations. To learn about definitive boundaries, contact the nations in question.
Also, this map is not perfect -- it is a work in progress with tons of contributions from the community. Please send us fixes if you find errors.
We strive to represent nations and Indigenous people on their own terms. When there are conflicts or issues with our information, we try to fix things as soon as possible with the input of all parties involved.
We only require two "reasonable" sources of information for a nation or people to be added to the map. This could include academic sources, oral sources, historical sources, or others that we deem reasonable. The purpose of this highly inclusive approach is to allow historically marginalized nations to be represented on the map, even if they are small, remote, or lack the resources to do comprehensive mapping.
We do not privilege academic sources in particular over oral sources, and seek to be as open as possible when learning more about nations we have missed or failed to add.
We absolutely welcome feedback on our methods and how this resource is affecting you and your community. Get in touch with us anytime and we will do our best to respond in a timely manner!