2012 National Tribal GIS Conference

Albuquerque, New Mexico
2012 National Tribal GIS Conference

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
9169 Coors Road, NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120
United States

Map and Directions

"Indian Country: The Ever Changing Tribal Nation with GIS"

The National Tribal Geographic Information Support Center (NTGISC) would like for you to join us at the 3rd annual National Tribal GIS Conference co-hosted by Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI). This year attendees from across the country will have access to more hands-on workshops & greater networking opportunities to support the utilization of Geospatial Information Technologies within Indian Country. 

Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore trends that will enhance your projects where it matters. Professional peers, Industry Personnel, and supporting federal agencies will gladly be in attendance to discuss solutions and resources available to you.

Keynote Speaker(s): 

We are pleased to announce our highlighted keynote speakers for the 2012 National Tribal GIS Conference.

Jim Dion
National Geographic Society
Sustainable Tourism Program Manager– Maps Division

Jim Dion is the Sustainable Tourism Program Manager for the Maps Division at the National Geographic Society. His work involves linking the world’s most important tourism destinations to the design capabilities of NG Maps to create innovative maps and interactive websites to increase knowledge about sustainable tourism and foster destination stewardship of cultural, historic, and natural resources. 

Prior to joining National Geographic in 2005, he directed international ecotourism programs for conservation NGO’s in Mexico, Central America, and Asia, and he has lectured at the Technical University of Graz in Austria. Jim’s interest in linking tourism to conservation and community development is an outgrowth of his over 15 years of experience as a professional river and wilderness guide/outfitter. He founded and developed locally run sustainable, tourism businesses in Europe and North, Central, and South America.

About the National Geographic Society:

Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society (NGS) is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Its mission is to increase and diffuse geographic knowledge while promoting conservation of the world’s cultural, historical, and natural resources.

Raquelle Myers
National Indian Justice Center
Staff Attorney

Raquelle Myers is a member of the Pinoleville Band of Pomo Indians. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah.  She serves as Staff Attorney for the National Indian Justice Center and as the Chief Judge/Administrator for the Intertribal Court of California, a court of limited jurisdiction in Northern California. She has served as a member of the National Task Force on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effect, and also served on the CDSS Tribal Government Advisory Committee on Indian child welfare. She is a member of the California Judicial Council’s Committee on Access and Fairness, National Organization for Victim Assistance – DSCAAP Panel, Child Welfare League of America’s Board of Directors. She serves as a trainer for NIJC regional and on-site training sessions developed for tribal government personnel. She also teaches undergraduate courses on Federal Indian Law, California Indian History, and Tribal Government at the U.C. - Berkeley.

To learn more about Ms.Raquelle Myers and Mr. Jim Dion join us at SIPI for this year's can't be missed event.

Full Conference Registration

Register before September 21, 2012 to receive a discounted rate depending on registrant type. Full conference registration includes ticket to a dinner reception to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at the DoubleTree.

The registration fee does not include any pre-conference workshops that you may optionally add to your agenda, which are an additional $20 per workshop. This fee guarantees you a workstation. 

Registrant Type

Register before September 21, 2012

Registering after September 21, 2012

Onsite Registration

Tribal GIS Member

$ 155.00

$ 255.00

On-site registration will be available, however we encourage folks to register prior to the event.


$ 255.00

$ 355.00

Student and Elder

$   55.00

$   75.00

Single Day Pass (Tues. or Wed.)

$ 125.00

$ 155.00

Workshops only

$50.00 $20/workshop

$50.00 $20/workshop

Presenter and Volunteer

$ Complimentary

$ Complimentary

Sponsorship and Contributions

Contact: Letisha Couch

918-937-4487 ext. 801





Speaking Opportunity

The committee welcomes the submission of individual papers, complete sessions, panels, and workshops. Submit abstracts for NTGISC's conference and share your ideas, research and success stories with your peers.Abstract submissions should include a presentation title and descriptive abstract text not to exceed 250 words. Abstract submissions will now be accepted until Friday, September 28, 2012. Submissions and questions may be sent to events@tribalgis.com. Complimentary registrations are available for Presenters, Speakers and Volunteers.

Please contact Letisha Couch (lcouch@tribalgis.com / 918-937-4487 ext. 801) or visit www.tribalgis.com for more information.



Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Please remit payments to the following:

    National Tribal Geographic Information Support Center
    P.O. Box 638
    Bonne Terre, MO 63628
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