Directions Magazine has been privileged to work with some of the most influential minds in the geospatial industry. Over the years, we have showcased their innovations with the hope of inspiring our readers to greater heights. Dr. Joseph Kerski joins us for our successful series of interviews, GeoInspirations. He is interviewing some of those men and women who have changed the face of our industry, shining a light on the importance of geography and geospatial technology. We hope that you’re inspired to make a difference with geography in your corner of the world.

This episode of GeoInspirations features James Rattling Leaf,. Learn about James’ work, journey, and his vision for the future. Dr. Kerski shares, “I met James nearly 20 years ago in conjunction with work he and I were doing supporting GIS at tribal colleges and universities. I greatly admire James’ vision of bringing indigenous people and society as a whole together through science, mapping, education, and a shared purpose. Prepare to be inspired: I believe James’ story and the key roles he is involved in across multiple sectors of society is an important story for our time and for all time.”


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North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center, hosted at the University of Colorado Boulder –

Lakota Story Map Project,

The Geo Indigenous Alliance,