The Aboriginal Mapping Network is a non-profit network. Funding for the Aboriginal Mapping Network is primarily provided by foundations, through fundraising efforts by Ecotrust Canada.
The Aboriginal Mapping Network was created through the leadership of three organizations, the Gitxsan Nation, the Ahousaht Nation and Ecotrust Canada. From discussions with these three groups along with the Kwakiutl and Haisla Nations, it was agreed upon that Ecotrust Canada should be the managing body.
Ecotrust Canada has assumed responsibility for maintaining the web site, co-hosting the roundtable workshops, facilitating the publication series, and being the primary fundraiser for the Aboriginal Mapping Network. The content and direction and of the Aboriginal Mapping Network is decided upon by First Nation committees and through feedback to the AMN web site.
The Aboriginal Mapping Network has four main activity areas:
The Aboriginal Mapping Network website, nativemaps.org, has recently undergone a major upgrade to the underlying content management system, a shift to a better server, and other improvements that we hope make the site more attractive, interactive, and useful to you. In the next few days, there may be some temporary issues as we continue this work. We thank you for your patience.