Place Names

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Aboriginal Place Names

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Indian and Nothern Affairs Canada
Description
Sample of some the many geographic names with Aboriginal origins.
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Anthropological Studies of Native American Place Naming

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Thomas F. Thornton
American Indian Quarterly, vol. 21, no. 2, Spring, 1997, pp. 209-228
Description
Author traces the history and development of “North American Indian Place Names Studies” as a discipline in the field of anthropology; analyzes a successful model of cooperative research on Tlingit place names.
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Arctic Bay Atlas

Web Sites » Organizations
Description
Online community based atlas project. Contains audio map of 300 traditional place names in Inuktitut, interactive quest map, traditional maps and artist biographies with their artwork.
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Athabaskan Language Studies: Essays in Honor of Robert W. Young

Alternate Title
Athapaskan Language Studies: Essays in Honor of Robert W. Young
Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Sharon Hargus
International Journal of American Linguistics, vol. 64, no. 1, January 1998, pp. 73-79
Description
Book review of: Athabaskan Language Studies edited by Eloise Jelinek, Sally Midgette, Karen Rice, Leslie Saxon.
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Book Reviews

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Patricia A. McCormack
Ken Hanly
Guy Lanoue
Ron Nestor
David J. Norton
et al.
Canadian Journal of Native Studies, vol. 14, no. 2, 1994, pp. 395-434
Description
Book review of 14 books: Drum Songs: Glimpses of Dene History by Kerry Abel. Names, Numbers, and Northern Policy by Valerie Alia. Sacred Stories of the Sweet Grass Cree by Leonard Bloomfield. Guide to Oral History Collections in Canada/Guide des fonds d'histoire orale au Canada by Normand Fortier. The Mohicans of Stockbridge by Patrick Frazier. 500 Jahre danach: Zur heutigen Lage der indigenen Volker beider Amerika (500 Years Thereafter: The Present Day Situation of the Indigenous Peoples of Both Americas) edited by Peter R.
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By Any Other Name: Rhetorical Colonialism in North America

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Mary E. Stuckey
John M. Murphy
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 25, no. 4, 2001, pp. 73-98
Description
Explores and analyzes the political consequences and power in naming or labeling, as well as discussing how problems may end up disregarding reality.
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California Place Names of Indian Origin

Alternate Title
University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology ; v.12, no.2
E-Books
Author/Creator
Alfred L. Kroeber
Description
Part of: University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology, vol. 12, (pp31-69).
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Canadian Indigenous Place Name Legislation and Policies

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
David Laidlaw
Description

Discusses entities currently responsible for official place names and their processes, and some of the practicalities which need to be addressed when reverting to the Indigenous names.

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Cartographic Lessons: Susanna Moodie’s Roughing It in the Bush and Thomas King’s Green Grass, Running Water

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Florence Stratton
Canadian Literature, no. 161-162, On Thomas King, Summer-Autumn, 1999, pp. 82-102
Description
Argues that maps illustrate power relationships, as when colonizers' place names and territorial boundaries attempted to erase the prior occupancy and ownership of lands by First Nations.
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Co-Managed Research: Non-Indigenous Thoughts on an Indigenous Toponymy Project in Northern British Columbia

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Karen Heikkilä
Gail Fondahl
Journal of Cultural Geography, vol. 29, no. 1, In Between Worlds: Place, Experience, and Research in Indigenous Geography, 2012, pp. 61-86
Description
Looks back at a 2003 study on Dakelh place names and experiences faced while negotiating Indigenous, place-based cultural research.
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Ethnography of the Surprise Valley Paiute

Alternate Title
University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology ; v.31, no.3
E-Books
Author/Creator
Isabel T. Kelly
Description
Part of: University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology, vol. 31, (pp67-210).
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Following the Trails of Our Ancestors: Re-Grounding Tłįchǫ Knowledge on the Land

Alternate Title
Following the Trails of Our Ancestors: Re-Grounding Tlicho Knowledge on the Land
Articles » General
Author/Creator
John B. Zoe
Northern Public Affairs, vol. 6, no. Special Issue 1, The Pan-Territorial on-the-Land Summit, July 2018, pp. 18-23
Description
Author uses traditional stories of Yamozha to talk about the relationship that the Tłįchǫ (Tlicho) have historically had and are rebuilding with the land; draws on teachings of Elders to discuss the importance of language, sacred place names, and people “living in spirit with the environment, with the animals.” Video of conference presentation: Trails of our Ancestors Duration: 47:22
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How Raven Marked the Land When the Earth Was New

Alternate Title
Comment Corbeau a marqué le territoire alors que la Terre était nouvelle
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Ann Fienup-Riordan
Études Inuit Studies, vol. 41, no. 1-2, Bestiaire inuit = Inuit Bestiary, 2017, pp. 215-241
Description
Examines the role and actions of Raven in Yup’ik creation narratives and traditional stories; and how those stories are recorded in the place names and understandings of the land.
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Indian Place Names

Articles » General
Manitoba Pageant, vol. 3, no. 2, January 1958, p. [?]
Description
Translation of nine place names.
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The Indians had a Word for It

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
United Press International
Journal of American Indian Education, vol. 12, no. 3, May 1973, pp. [17-18]
Description
Explains that many place names and common English words, like skunk, raccoon, moose originated in North American Indigenous languages.
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Indigenous Naming Activities in Canada

Alternate Title
Activities Relating to the Working Group on Geographical Names as Cultural Heritage
United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names ; 29th session, 2016
Working Paper (Working Group on Geographical Names as Cultural Heritage) ; no. 70/16
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Kristina Kwiatkowsk
Description
Outlines initiatives undertaken by the Geographical Names Board of Canada.
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Indigenous Toponyms as Pedagogical Tools: Reflections from Research with Tl'azt'en Nation, British Columbia

Alternate Title
Reflections on the Use of Indigenous Place-Names in Curriculum From Research Conducted with Tl'azt'en Nation, British Columbia
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Karen Heikkilä
Gail Fondahl
Fennia, vol. 188, no. 1, 3rd Nordic Geographics Meeting Special Issue, 2010, pp. 105-122
Description
Looks at the importance of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in education using Dakelh place-names as examples.
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Introduction: [Études/Inuit/Studies, Vol. 28, 2004]

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Ludger Müller-Wille
Linna Weber Müller-Wille
Études Inuit Studies, vol. 28, no. 2, Espaces-Lieux-Noms / Spaces-Places-Names, 2004, pp. 5-8
Description
Introductory article on themed issued devoted to; Spaces-Places-Names.
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Inuit Siku (Sea Ice) Atlas

Web Sites » Organizations
Author/Creator
Inuit Sea Ice Use and Occupancy Project (ISIUOP)
Description
Interactive website provides Inuit knowledge of arctic sea ice around Baffin Island, Nunavut. Intended as a resource for northern schools, youth and scientists.
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Learning to Talk to the Land: Online Stewardship in Taku River Tlingit Territory

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Christine Schreyer
Jon Corbett
Nicole Gordon
Colleen Larson
Decolonization, vol. 3, no. 3, Indigenous Land-Based Education, 2014, pp. 106-133
Description
Article describes a web-based participatory mapping tool(https://trt.geolive.ca/) which combines ideologies of stewardship with place names and stories.
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The Legacy of the Fur Trade

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Alex R. Cameron
Saskatchewan History, vol. 1, no. 3, Autumn, 1948, pp. 21-22
Description
Discusses prairie place names in that originate with the fur trade and its participants. Entire Issue of Saskatchewan History on one pdf file, scroll to page 21.
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The Legend of the White Horse Plain

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Margaret Arnett MacLeod
Manitoba Pageant, vol. 3, no. 2, January 1958, p. [?]
Description
Legend concerning the place name of an area outside of Winnipeg.
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Making the Coming Home Map

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Margaret W. Pearce
Stephen J. Hornsby
Cartographica, vol. 55, no. 3, Fall, 2020, pp. 170-176
Description
Describes the process of creating the map Coming Home to Indigenous Place Names in Canada.
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