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Recovering Indigenous Land: Perspectives from North America
Making Maps of Knowledge - Anthropology and the history of Canadian land claims
Canada was the first country in the world to develop “cultural mapping”. This emerged in the course of what were called land claims and they drew in crucial ways on the work of anthropologists, who developed key but problematic intellectual tools in the ongoing recognition and recovery of title and rights to land. The unfolding of this mapping work went through distinct phases, each one raising question of colonial baggage, ethical challenges, remarkable levels of partnership between researchers and First Nation elders and leaders and, perhaps most important of all a vital understanding of indigenous knowledge.