Reclaiming Indigenous Place Names

After many decades of settlers installing new place names for Indigenous places, and attempting to erase Indigenous presences, things are starting to turn around. In this policy brief, Christina Gray and I consider the history, some current projects, and give recommendations for how governments can support Indigenous initiatives: Reclaiming Indigenous Place Names

An excerpt from a regional map published by the Eeyou of Eeyou Istchee in 2017. Shaded sections represent areas flooded for due to hydro-electric development. The map thus visually distinguishes natural and artificial waterways in a way that maintains historical memory of the land.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s