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New maps to depict pre-colonial ‘Turtle Island’ Canada – CBC
by ahnationtalk onMarch 21, 2017253 Views
Traditional Indigenous territories, trade routes, resources and more to be shown
Mar 21, 2017
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is teaming up with five First Nation, Métis and Inuit organizations to redraw the map of Canada.
The new maps will be wiped clean of political lines, then rebuilt using Indigenous territories, trading routes, language groups, treaties, stories, art, resources, and other points of interest from the long Indigenous history of Canada.
“We have…an overwriting of traditional land use when we draw our maps the way we do,” says Ry Moran, president of the Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.