Mapping views from the north: Cybercartographic technology and inuit photographic encounters
This chapter introduces the visual repatriation project, Views from the North. A collaboration between the Inuit training program Nunavut Sivuniksavut (NS), the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and Carleton University's Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre (GCRC), Views from the North employs Inuit students from NS to interviews with elders in their home communities about archival photographs from the collection of the LAC. These intergenerational interviews, as well as the archival photographs that sparked the conversations and the students' own comments on the encounters, are made available to communities across the north through a cybercartographic atlas developed by the GCRC (http://viewsfromthenorth.ca/index.html). Here, we argue that cybercartographic technology complements Inuit culture values in providing a collaborative, interactive, and interdisciplinary forum for multigenerational groups of Inuit participants to engage with Inuit history through traditional oral sharing of information prompted by archival images.
|Keywords||Inuit, Inuit qaujimajatuqangit (IQ), Memory, Nunavut, Nunavut Sivuniksavut, Photography|
Payne, C, Hayes, A. (Amos), & Ellison, S. (Sheena). (2014). Mapping views from the north: Cybercartographic technology and inuit photographic encounters. doi:10.1016/B978-0-444-62713-1.00013-1