2022 Tribal ArcGIS StoryMaps Challenge

Meet the challenge winners

Read about the 2022 challenge

What is the 2022 Tribal ArcGIS StoryMaps Challenge?

The 2022 Tribal ArcGIS StoryMaps Challenge, hosted by Esri, encourages US tribal nations and members and college students to tell place-based stories about tribal heritage and sustainability.

Story submissions may feature any topic related to US tribal nations, including the following:

  • A tribal leader or change maker
  • Historical and cultural preservation
  • Ideas for addressing tribal challenges such as climate change, water quality issues, health care, and land management and protection
  • Unique data visualizations for tribal governments
  • Important scientific approaches and contributions of tribal communities

Our guest judges selected a winner and a runner-up in each of the categories. For the People’s Choice Award, members of the public voted on their favorite story. 

Congratulations to our inspiring storytellers. 

Track 1: Students

We encouraged our tribal colleges and universities to participate in this year’s challenge. Here is the winner’s map.


Track 2: Professional Track

Our judges came together to vote on three aspects of each ArcGIS StoryMaps story: design, impact, and effective use of the geographic information system (GIS) and story visualizations.


People’s Choice

See the People’s Choice Award winners. We asked members of the public to vote, and here are their favorite Tribal ArcGIS StoryMaps stories.


See all the participants

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2022 Tribal ArcGIS StoryMaps Challenge.

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