Wednesday, August 28, 2019 – Decolonizing maps » Native America Calling
The boundaries of reservations, treaty land and traditional Native territory are all represented by two-dimensional lines on paper. Few, if any, of those lines were ever drawn by Native mapmakers. But Indigenous people have always charted their surroundings in textile designs, drawings, carvings and even in songs. And Indigenous cartographers are finding new ways to map their environment that include interactive digital displays and geospatial technologies. These maps tap into conversations of history, culture, relationships and colonization. We’ll hear from some Indigenous people about both the traditional and new ways of getting a sense of place.