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Aboriginal Maps and Mapping


This research guide provides direction for finding maps and mapping resources created from Indigenous perspectives as well as other maps relevant to research on Aboriginal topics. 

Featured Maps

"This map is designed to illustrate the rich diversity of the First Nations Peoples of British Columbia.

A variety of sources have been used as guides, including the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs June 1993 map entitled 'Sovereign Indigenous Nations Territorial Boundaries', and the map entitled 'Traditional Territories of British Columbia First Nations as set out by Statements of Intent accepted by the B.C. Treaty Commission'.

The boundaries between territories are deliberately shown as blending into one another, in recognition of the complex territorial relationships involved."

(From the BC Ministry of Education).


Land Acknowledgements

UBC has two campuses: the Vancouver Campus and the Okanagan Campus.

The Vancouver Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

The City of Vancouver is located on Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations territory.

The Okanagan Campus and the City of Kelowna are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation.

Additional Resources