In 1996, Aaniiih Nakoda College,
with funds from Land Grant Institutions, established a Global Positioning
System (GPS) and Global Information System (GIS) Program. Since 1996 the
college has purchased the field equipment and workstation. Courses are
currently being developed. Natural Resource students are being trained
in the use and operations of the GPS/GIS systems.
The College purchased the GPS
field unit in Janaury 1996. Harold Heppner was named as the coordinator
and attended training in Livermore, California during April 1996. Mr.
Heppner then assisted BIA in training four college students who worked
with Dan Spencer. Mr. Heppner trained these students in the use and operations
of the GPS field unit.
In February 1997, the work
station was purchased. Also purchased were a color scanner, digital camera
and printer, and a video adapter with software.
The future for the GPS/GIS
program at Aaniiih Nakoda College is to train people in the use and operations
of the equipment and to provide services and expertise in the field and
at the office.
- This program is designed to help students and surrounding communities
on the many different projects that Aaniiih Nakoda College and Fort Belknap
Indian Community Programs have done on Fort Belknap Reservation.