Google Mapping for Oral History

Dr. Brian Thom, UVic anthropologist and key indigenous leader with Google Earth Outreach, speaks with Stz'uminus First Nation elder Ray Harris near Ladysmith, B.C., on May 29, 2014, about how they can map their territories using Google Earth. (Chad Hipolito for The Globe and Mail)

Dr. Brian Thom, UVic anthropologist and key indigenous leader with Google Earth Outreach, speaks with Stz’uminus First Nation elder Ray Harris near Ladysmith, B.C., on May 29, 2014, about how they can map their territories using Google Earth. (Chad Hipolito for The Globe and Mail)

This Globe and Mail article features Stz’uminus elder Ray Harris along with Brian Thom, a UVic anthropologist and Google mapping specialist.

Read the full article here, but also take time to click on the map they’ve attached, and the push pins where they’ve included oral history. (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/oral-history-goes-digital-as-google-helps-map-ancestral-lands/article19566302/)

With help from Neal McLeod, Cree Literacy Network has begun a similar project, mapping Cree Place names – and photos from the area. Additional oral history should also be attached. I’d love to see this project grow some more for Cree!

Neal McLeod’s Cree Place Names

About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, a not-for-profit-in-the-making with the goal of creating Cree language literacy materials suitable for use by learners of all ages.
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2 Responses to Google Mapping for Oral History

  1. Blaine says:

    I can’t click on the article from the Globe and Mail

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