Border Atlas Project

This project has not started, yet.  First entries should appear by summer 2018.  This online Border Atlas will feature research projects of students enrolled in my courses. Projects will cover different themes, such as the impact of pipelines or the exercise of treaty fishing rights. Individual entries will comprise double page spreads in which the main map is complemented by illustrations, graphs, and short explanatory texts.  These page spreads can be downloaded for free by teachers for use in a variety of classroom settings, provided full credit is given to the authors of the pages. Teachers and their students are encouraged to provide input on these atlas pages via the “contact” page. Page spreads that contain material objectionable to indigenous communities will be removed or amended with a commentary as soon as possible.  Such a borderland atlas is an important desideratum:  existing atlases devoted to Native Americans/First Nations silence the links between them on either side of the border because they show reservations in the US and reserves in Canada on separate maps and do not include maps of indigenous borderlands.