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Indigenous Mappers, Allies & Accomplices

MappingBack was born in October 2017 with the organization of a three-day workshop in Montreal. This workshop enquired into forms of cartographic expressions that can represent the multiple issues, perceptions, meanings, histories and emotions that are at stake when industrial extraction enters Indigenous territories.

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Episode 1

What does mapping mean for Indigenous communities today? What are the main objectives of Indigenous mapping projects? What are the influences of ancestral spatial knowledge and Western colonization in these spatial expressions? Overall, what roles maps and mapping play in contexts of education (of communities, of outside publics) as well as in social and legal contexts? These are some of the questions that have inspired us to create a Web Series showcasing the diverse work of Indigenous communities, activists, artists, and scholars within the CICADA and MappingBack networks involved in Indigenous mapping.

To kick us off, a team from el Resguardo Cañamomo Lomaprieta (Colombia) will explain how they are designing and implementing their own geographic information system (GIS) for the protection and recovery of the Cañamomo Lomaprieta Indigenous Reserve. Their goal is to guarantee access to cartographic information of the territory by and for Indigenous people for management, administration, follow-up and monitoring decisions.

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What does mapping mean for Indigenous communities today? What are the main objectives of Indigenous mapping projects? What are the influences of ancestral spatial knowledge and Western colonization in these spatial expressions? Overall, what roles maps and mapping play in contexts of education (of communities, of outside publics) as well as in social and legal contexts? These are some of thttps://assets.grammarly.com/emoji/v1/1f4a1.svghe questions that have inspired us to create a Web Series showcasing the diverse work of Indigenous communities, activists, artists, and scholars within the CICADA and MappingBack networks involved in Indigenous mapping.

In this second video, members of the Indigenous community San Andres de Negritos in Cajamarca, Peru explain how they are responding to Yanacocha, South America’s largst gold mine, as it attempts to take their land and threaten their livelihood and jurisdiction.

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Evenki Atlas

"In every part of life, be it material or cultural, there are reflections of relationship between the Evenki and nature. This relationship that was formed and reformed across centuries was a basis for general understanding for justice, traditions and moral guidelines....

Mapeando el Cuerpo-Territorio

Pensamos el cuerpo como nuestro primer territorio y al territorio lo reconocemos en nuestros cuerpos: cuando se violentan los lugares donde habitamos se afectan nuestros cuerpos, cuando se afectan nuestros cuerpos se violentan los lugares donde habitamos....

El desprecio por las vidas mapuche

Este artículo de Claudio Alvarado Lincopi, Enrique Antileo y Fernando Pairican apareció en Le Monde diplomatique en diciembre de 2018.  Es un breve artículo espanol que puedes leer aquí. Nuestros camaradas mapuche en Chile se han visto tristemente afectados por el...

JUDICIAL PRESSURE ON THE COTIC OF CUETZALAN

SE MANIFIESTAN INDÍGENAS DE CUETZALAN ANTE LA PGR EN PUEBLA POR ACOSO AL COTIC INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF CUETZALAN APPEAR BEFORE THE PGR IN PUEBLA FOR HARASSMENT OF THE COTIC Click here to find out more

Zuni Counter Mapping Video

Click here for a beautiful 10 minute video about this inspiring project. In an effort to help reclaim his region for his people, Jim Enote, a Zuni farmer and the director of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center in New Mexico, has organised a unique project...

You Probably Never Heard About – Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women

Congratulations to MappingBack Steering committee member Annita Lucchesi for the attention her work has generated for the hundreds of cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women that go unreported, uninvestigated and/or ignored by the media. Check out this 8-minute...

Philippe Rekacewicz – Video Interview

PHILIPPE REKACEWICZ Philippe Rekacewicz est un géographe, cartographe et journaliste. Diplômé de géographie à l’Université de Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne), il devient collaborateur au Monde diplomatique entre 1988 et 2014. De 1996 à 2008, il dirige en parallèle le...

CONTRA LA GEOPOLÍTICA DE LA MUERTE

Lea por favor la siguiente llamada a los geógrafos enviados por nuestros colegas en Wallmapu, territorios mapuche en el sur de Chile. CONTRA LA GEOPOLÍTICA DE LA MUERTE El 14 de noviembre, en la comunidad mapuche de Temucuicui Tradicional, Camilo Catrillanca recibió...

AGAINST A GEOPOLITICS OF DEATH

Please read the following call to geographers sent from our colleagues in Wallmapu, Mapuche territories in the South of Chile. AGAINST A GEOPOLITICS OF DEATH On November 14th in the Mapuche community of Temucuicui Traditional, Camilo Catrillanca was shot in the head...

Mappingback.org interview Philippe Rekacewicz

PHILIPPE REKACEWICZ Philippe Rekacewicz est un géographe, cartographe et journaliste. Diplômé de géographie à l’Université de Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne), il devient collaborateur au Monde diplomatique entre 1988 et 2014. De 1996 à 2008, il dirige en parallèle le...

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The Oka Crisis – The 1990 Kanien’kehà:ka resistance and uprising at Kanehsatà:ke.

Developed in 2015 by Aviva Lessard, at the University of Victoria, this map is an online teaching tool that leads teachers and students through six chapters of the 1990 Kanien’kehà:ka resistance and uprising at Kanehsatà:ke. Complete with lesson plans, it visually...

Water Atlas – Guerrilla Cartography

Water: An Atlas is the latest collaborative atlas project by Guerrilla Cartography. This atlas continues the collaborative spirit and narrative range originally brought to life in our first atlas, Food: An Atlas. Water, like food, is required to sustain human life—and...

Environmental Justice Atlas

If you haven't yet come across the EJ Atlas, it is well worth a browse! The EJ Atlas is a teaching, networking and advocacy resource exposing struggles for environmental justice around the world. It is incredibly thorough, and can be searched by type of conflict,...

The Codex Quetzalecatzin

"The Codex Quetzalecatzin, also known as the Mapa de Ecatepec-Huitziltepec, the Codex Ehecatepec and Huitziltepec, or the Charles Ratton Codex, is an extremely rare colored Mesoamerican manuscript and one of the most important indigenous manuscripts from the earliest...

Art on the Edge of the Abyss

https://www.extractionart.org/gallery/ Art against Extraction!  Check out this growing gallery for multi-media art being used to expose extractivism in all of its forms. EXTRACTION: Art on the Edge of the Abyss is a multimedia, multi-venue, cross-border art...

Guerrilla Cartography Water Atlas

Water: An Atlas is the latest collaborative atlas project by Guerrilla Cartography. This atlas continues the collaborative spirit and narrative range originally brought to life in our first atlas, Food: An Atlas. Water, like food, is required to sustain human life—and...

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