Making maps speak: the The'wá:lí Community Digital Mapping Project

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dc.contributor.author Trimble, Sabina
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-09T22:49:07Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-09-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/7541
dc.description.abstract The The’wá:lí Community Digital Mapping Project is a collaborative, scholarly project for which the final product is a digital, layered map of the reserve and traditional lands of the Stó:lō (Xwélmexw) community of The’wá:lí (Soowahlie First Nation). The map, containing over 110 sites and stretching from Bellingham Bay, Washington in the west to Chilliwack Lake, B.C. in the east, is hyperlinked with audio, visual and textual media that tell stories about places of importance to this community. The map is intended to give voice to many different senses of and claims to place, and their intersections, in the The’wá:lí environment, while also exploring the histories of how these places and their meanings have changed over time. It expresses many, often conflicting, ways of understanding the land and waterways in this environment, and presents an alternative to the popular, colonial narrative of the settlement of the Fraser Valley. Thus, the map, intended ultimately for The’wá:lí’s use, is also meant to engage a local, non-Indigenous audience, challenging them to rethink their perceptions about where they live and about the peoples with whom they share their histories and land. The essay that follows is a discussion of the relationship-building, research, writing and map-building processes that have produced the The’wá:lí Community Digital Map. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Stó:lō en_US
dc.subject space and place en_US
dc.subject storytelling en_US
dc.subject counter-mapping en_US
dc.subject digital humanities en_US
dc.subject community-engaged research en_US
dc.subject digital mapping en_US
dc.subject Indigenous history en_US
dc.subject colonial history en_US
dc.subject reserve history en_US
dc.subject First Nations mapping en_US
dc.subject Soowahlie en_US
dc.subject Chilliwack en_US
dc.title Making maps speak: the The'wá:lí Community Digital Mapping Project en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Lutz, John S. (John Sutton)
dc.degree.department Department of History en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0740 en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0509 en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0366 en_US

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