Indigenous Lands We Live On: Native Nations And Peoples Across The World

Across the world there are hundreds of vibrant Native, First, Aboriginal, or Indigenous Nations and Peoples. Explore maps of Indigenous lands and learn about the Peoples and Nations associated with these lands.


Interactive Map of Indigenous Lands, Languages, and Treaties Around the World - Put your Zip Code or Postal Address in the search bar and find out which Indigenous territory you reside within. Coverage for North and South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania. Coverage in Europe, Asia, and Africa is limited. Learn more about this project here.
Interactive Global Map of Indigenous Lands - The interactive maps available on this site also include coverage for Africa; more robust data for Europe, Asia, and Oceania; and other types of data as well. Learn more about this project here.
Indigenous Land Maps - A brief explanation of why maps are a powerful tool for establishing and supporting Indigenous rights and how creating such maps can also assist nomadic peoples.
Close to Our Ancestors - This 15-minute video tells the first-hand story of how Indigenous people in Gabon (Africa) engaged in a community-empowering project to create maps of their lands as a tool to express their rights and assist in resolving conflict with the government. The project was coordinated by the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee.
Best Books By or About American Indians and First Nations People - This page has a wealth of book lists created by the excellent Native-owned educational website, American Indians in Children's Literature, and the American Indian Library Association.
American Indians in Children's Literature - I'm offering this website, already mentioned in the topic above, as a more general recommendation for learning about Native Americans and First Nations people. Scroll around and explore: there's a lot more than lists of recommended, and not-recommended, books!
"There is no DNA test to prove you're Native American" - Native anthropologist Kim Tallbear explains why tribal identity is not just a matter of DNA.