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Land Acknowledgement

The Southeastern Plant Conservation Alliance (SE PCA) humbly acknowledges the Indigenous Peoples and Tribal Nations of our focal area. We are working on the homeland of many Tribes and Indigenous Communities, and it is with gratitude and appreciation that we seek to conserve species and natural systems that were nurtured by those stewards possessing unparalleled relationships with these lands since time immemorial. The SE PCA recognizes the many impacts of colonialism and the irreparable losses that have been endured by the original inhabitants –  including humans, animals, plants, and stones – and the land itself. We aim to provide access to resources and opportunities for informed alliance while we participate in building bridges, expanding perceptions, honoring Indigenous Knowledge, and weaving together our respective approaches. 

Learn More About Tribes
in the Southeast

These are on-going works in progress that are not meant to represent official or legal tribal boundaries; to learn about definitive areas, please contact the nation(s) in question.

This interactive WebApp contains information about state and federally recognized Tribes in the southeast, including web links to connect users with a first-hand account of the Tribe’s story.

Tribal Story Map

Native Land Digital creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.

Interactive Map

TDAT was developed by the Office of Environment and Energy (OEE) to help users identify tribes that may have an interest in the location of a HUD-assisted project, and provide tribal contact information to assist users with initiating Section 106 consultation under the National Historic Preservation Act (54 U.S.C. § 300101 et seq.).

Two key aspects of TDAT are its ability to:

  • Link tribes’ geographic areas of current and ancestral interest down to the county level
  • Perform a variety of queries related to tribes.

Tribal Directory Assessment Tool

Indigenous Knowledge

“Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) is the on-going accumulation of knowledge, practice and belief about relationships between living beings in a specific ecosystem that is acquired by indigenous people over hundreds or thousands of years through direct contact with the environment, handed down through generations, and used for life-sustaining ways.”
             – U.S. National Park Service

Indigenous Natural Resources

“The Native American Fish & Wildlife Society (NAFWS) is a national tribal organization established informally during the early 1980’s. NAFWS was incorporated in 1983 to develop a national communications network for the exchange of information and management techniques related to self-determined tribal fish and wildlife management.”

United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. is dedicated to enhancing the development of federally recognized Indian Tribes, to improving the capabilities of Tribal governments, and assisting the USET Members and their governments in dealing effectively with public policy issues and in serving the broad needs of Indian people.”

Landscapes of the Southeast