"The Commemorating Ye'yumnuts project was initiated by Cowichan Tribes, to give youth, teachers, and other residents of the Cowichan Valley a special opportunity to learn about the history and importance of this place. This website has been researched and created in partnership with the University of Victoria Department of Anthropology, with assistance from the Cowichan Valley School District..."
"...designed for GIS and qualitative data analysis supporting research and innovation in projects like traditional land use and occupancy mapping in indigenous communities and providing space for interview transcription, high-speed document scanning, and software supported qualitative analysis..."
Selected projects are linked from the website, including: Cartographic Legacies which provides map-based access to "700 ethnographies written about Coast Salish peoples. The maps have been organized by theme, and have been geo-referenced to be superimposed over the Google Maps imagery."
"This website presents a series of interactive maps illustrating the ongoing challenges to the exercise of land, resource and governance rights from development and conservation efforts within Hul'qumi'num peoples territory."
Maps related to Hul'qumi'num core territory, from the HTG petition to the Inter American Commission on Human Rights Case Number: P-592-07
2016 October 17 - website down. View the site at the Internet Archive.
(Not available as of 2016 January 16) Stz'uminus Storied Places Project, prototype digital atlas, in collaboration with Stz'uminus First Nation and the University of Victoria Department of Anthropology.
"GINPR has worked in cooperation with our First Nations neighbours to develop this website. It presents First Nation place names in the Hul'q'umi'num' language. We welcome site users to join us in learning to say these First Nations place names."
2018 February 22 - website down. View the site at the Internet Archive.
"OhThePlacesYouShouldKnow.com is a Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) language place name map tool created by the non-profit Kwi Awt Stelmexw. This tool has been created for educational purposes, and to assist people in calling for the official reclaiming of Indigenous place names in the homelands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh peoples."
Two Coast Salish territories maps are included within "an online resource centre for teachers, offering cross-curricular lesson plans to engage students and facilitate their understanding of Coast Salish culture and art."
"...ATRIS provides users with up-to-date information (both site-specific and general) on treaties and agreements, claims and assertions, court cases and decisions and links narrative records with related geographic shapes on the interactive map of ATRIS, enabling users to locate Aboriginal groups, in relation to a specific project area, for instance, and to know what their respective established or asserted rights are."
This map provides information about the Indigenous languages, cultures and places of British Columbia. View language regions and First Nations place names, or search for community landmarks, and listen to audio pronunciations of languages, places, and greetings.
The Gwich’in Place Name and Story Atlas is an interactive online Atlas that invites visitors to explore the culture, history, traditional knowledge and land use of the Gwich’in through Gwich’in place names. The Atlas is the result of more than two decades of collaboration between the Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute, Gwich’in Elders and traditional land users living in the Gwich’in Settlement Region communities of Aklavik, Fort McPherson, Inuvik and Tsiigehtchic.
"Traditionally, knowledge about the Inuit home environment has been captured in a rich oral history. In an effort to further enable and share this knowledge across generations [IHT] aims to reinforce via topographic, thematic maps in IHT’s Nunavut Map Series, Google Earth (roman orthography only) and the Atanaattiaq Map Viewer (syllabics and roman orthography)."
The "Oka Crisis" Digital Atlas is an educational tool to guide you through six chapters of the 1990 Kanien’kehà:ka resistance and uprising at Kanehsatà:ke, also known as the “Oka Crisis.” The digital, interactive map locates the uprising’s events, and associated stories, photos, and videos, within the geography of the land, inextricable from the heart of the conflict.
Indigenous Peoples & Maps: Selections from the Library
Call Number: Online, also G 1170 F37 Nanaimo Powell River
- Map 1 Population: Historical, 1911–1931
- Map 2 Population, 1976
- Map 3 Native Indians: Distribution of Ethnic Groups, 1850
- Map 4 Native Indians: Occupied Reserves and Proportion of Status Indian Population in Total Population, 1974
- Map 5 Exploration
- Map 6 The "Trutch Map," 1871
This map provides an overview of location info for some of the most important sites in the Residential School Children's histories, including: residential schools, home communities for those who never returned home from school, and medical facilities where children were sent for treatment from residential school.