Creating A Tribal GIS Users Group
Track: Tribal/Indigenous GIS Programs
Authors: Rob Roy, Shelly Knight
This presentation highlights how Tribes in Southern California formed a GIS User Group specific to the needs and issues faced by Native American Tribes. Cultural, business practice, data management and other differences exist between Native and non-Native organizations and this group allows Tribal staff to learn from and assist others while recognizing these differences. A mentoring program was created to provide an opportunity for beginning GIS users to learn from more experienced users.