Mapping the East

Our Partner Map

In addition to the Partner Map seen here, we are building a map which includes layers of land areas, Indigenous and Afrimerindian communities, key species, and possible climate corridors all east of the Mississippi River.

Created in ArcGIS, this geographical and StoryMap contains various layers of the above information in a way which creatively centers Indigenous world views and upholds Indigenous sovereignty.

ArcGIS and StoryMap coming soon!

Core Partnerships

Nascent Partnerships

Featured Partners


7 Directions of Service

NDPonics, an indigenous-founded-and-led private non-profit foundation in Virginia, shares the same values as other indigenous people around the world - to protect and enhance the natural habitat we live in, which in turn ensured our survival for tens of thousands of years.

Indigenous East has provided coordination, grant writing, and strategic planning support to NDPonics as the organization seeks to construct an Indigenous fish passage/fish weir on a lake within a parcel of land that may be home to endangered brook trout. 

Both of our organizations are partnering to utilize Mellon Foundation funds to support honoraria, materials, and meals for cultural lessons and community gatherings; preparation and Wilderness First Aid Training; capacity building for Landberry as a partner organization; Yesáh Language Convening/Multi-day language learning and immersion gathering and materials.

Learn more about NDPonics here.

7 Directions of Service is an Indigenous-led environmental justice and community organizing collective based on Occaneechi-Saponi homelands in rural North Carolina dedicated to stopping methane fracked gas infrastructure buildouts, advocating for legal Rights of Nature and developing a land, language and cultural center based on traditional Yesah teachings.

Carrying the responsibility to be a strong voice for the lands, waters, and more-than-human world, founders Crystal Cavalier Keck and Jason Keck are also leaders in land rematriation and cultural teachings. In addition to being on the convening circle for Indigenous East, Crystal leads the Halifax Co, Virginia Land Rematriation Project and is the Policy Director for Toxic Free NC and the CEO of the Missing Murdered Indigenous Women NC Coalition. Jason is the founder of Eastern Woodland Lacrosse/Saponi Stickball

Indigenous East has provided campaign support and collaborated with both Crystal and Jason to create safe, culturally relevant spaces for community members. 

Learn more about 7 Directions of Service here.