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Stories from the land: Indigenous Place Names in Canada This interactive map is a collaborative project by the Geographical Names Board of Canada, illustrating a curated selection of places in Canada with names that have origins in multiple Indigenous languages. The names selected show the history and evolution of Indigenous place naming in Canada, from derived and inaccurate usage, to names provided by Indigenous organisations. Many Indigenous place names convey stories, knowledge, and descriptions of the land. By celebrating these names through this map, the Geographical Names Board of Canada hopes to increase the awareness of existing Indigenous place names and help promote the revitalization of Indigenous cultures and languages. Many more Indigenous place names exist in Canada and will be added in future releases of this map. If you would like to contribute names to this project, please contact the Geographical Names Board of Canada Secretariat at Natural Resources Canada. 2019-06-21 2019-06-21 Natural Resources Canada nrcan.geonames-toponymes.rncan@canada.ca Form DescriptorsCanadaGNBCIndigenous Place NamesIndigenous LanguagesAboriginal languagesToponymy Indigenous place namesESRI REST https://webservices.maps.canada.ca/arcgis/rest/services/NRCan/indigenous_place_names_en/MapServer/0 Indigenous place namesESRI REST https://webservices.maps.canada.ca/arcgis/rest/services/NRCan/indigenous_place_names_fr/MapServer/0 Indigenous place namesWMS https://webservices.maps.canada.ca/arcgis/services/NRCan/indigenous_place_names_en/MapServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS&layers=0&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/html Indigenous place namesWMS https://webservices.maps.canada.ca/arcgis/services/NRCan/indigenous_place_names_fr/MapServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS&layers=0&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/html Indigenous place namesFGDB/GDB ftp://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/Aboriginal-languages_Langue-autochtone/indigenous_place_names_2019/ Indigenous place namesMXD ftp://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/Aboriginal-languages_Langue-autochtone/indigenous_place_names_2019/indigenous_place_names_en.mxd Indigenous place namesMXD ftp://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/Aboriginal-languages_Langue-autochtone/indigenous_place_names_2019/indigenous_place_names_fr.mxd Stories from the land: Indigenous Place Names in Canada (Story map)HTML http://maps.canada.ca/journal/content-en.html?lang=en&appid=0e585399e9474ccf932104a239d90652&appidalt=11756f2e3c454acdb214f950cf1e2f7d Stories from the land: Indigenous Place Names in Canada (Story map)HTML http://cartes.canada.ca/journal/content-fr.html?lang=fr&appid=11756f2e3c454acdb214f950cf1e2f7d&appidalt=0e585399e9474ccf932104a239d90652

Stories from the land: Indigenous Place Names in Canada

This interactive map is a collaborative project by the Geographical Names Board of Canada, illustrating a curated selection of places in Canada with names that have origins in multiple Indigenous languages. The names selected show the history and evolution of Indigenous place naming in Canada, from derived and inaccurate usage, to names provided by Indigenous organisations. Many Indigenous place names convey stories, knowledge, and descriptions of the land. By celebrating these names through this map, the Geographical Names Board of Canada hopes to increase the awareness of existing Indigenous place names and help promote the revitalization of Indigenous cultures and languages. Many more Indigenous place names exist in Canada and will be added in future releases of this map. If you would like to contribute names to this project, please contact the Geographical Names Board of Canada Secretariat at Natural Resources Canada.

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Indigenous place names Web Service ESRI REST English Access
Indigenous place names Web Service ESRI REST French Access
Indigenous place names Web Service WMS English Access
Indigenous place names Web Service WMS French Access
Indigenous place names Dataset FGDB/GDB English
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Indigenous place names Dataset MXD English Access
Indigenous place names Dataset MXD French Access
Stories from the land: Indigenous Place Names in Canada (Story map) Application HTML English Access
Stories from the land: Indigenous Place Names in Canada (Story map) Application HTML French Access

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