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Mapping, Original Place Names, and the Erasure of Indigenous Histories

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Indigenous place names still exist and continue to be used by Indigenous people all over the world. But in places where Indigenous People's lands have been colonized, those names have frequently been replaced with the colonizers names. And its not just the names of places that have been erased, whole histories of those places have been erased as well. In schools, children are taught the colonizers histories of those places, leaving a deep divide within society between the histories of Indigenous Peoples that are thousands of years old and the relatively new histories of colonizers.

During this episode we will discuss mapping, original place names, the erasure of Indigenous histories, and attempts both successful and not successful to reclaim those names.

What are the original place names where you are from? What do they mean? If those places are now occupied or colonized by non-Indigenous people, how is the history of your people and lands treated? Has the history of your ancestors been by settler societies? If so, how so?

Please join hosts Christi Belcourt and Isaac Murdoch, with special guests for our live call in show and share your stories of the lands of your ancestors.

To listen please follow the link to the website on our poster.

To call in to share you story live on air, please call the number on our poster.

 

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