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Locating Yourself Using the Canadian Geographic Indigenous Atlas

August 21, 2023 at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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Image of the enormous Indigenous territories map that will be used at the workshop

Guided by Indigenous perspectives, ways of knowing, and ways of being about relationships and relationality, this workshop will utilize the Canadian Geographic Indigenous Atlas to help locate ourselves in place and territory. We will consider our own personal histories to make connections with local territories and the places we have lived. Moreover, we will find ways to relate to each other through reflective processes by examining and sharing how we came to be in the places we were and are, as well as our impacts in those territories.

During the 90-minute session, participants will be given time to explore the Canadian Geographic Indigenous Atlas to further their learning about the traditional territories of Indigenous Peoples as well as historical events as they view the timeline. Additionally, they will also be asked to locate their home communities on the map and answer a series of questions to introduce themselves to other participants. The questions will provide an opportunity to reflect upon their family histories, the territory they are in, whose stories are being told in that territory, and how colonialism has impacted the people and lands of that particular territory.



August 21, 2023
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


University Centre (UNC) – Ballroom
3272 University Way
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7 Canada
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Room Number
UNC 200
Registration/RSVP Required
Yes (see event description)
Event Type
Talk/Lecture, Workshop/Course
Faculty, Staff, Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates