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Thinking Spatially Symposium: Indigenous Mapping
Free and open to the public
Best Buy Theater, Northrop & online
CART captioning provided

Join us at the 5th annual Thinking Spatially symposium as we explore the topic of Indigenous mapping and cultural connection to place. Maps are most often seen as documents of truth that describe where and what geographic features are by ways of symbolization and textual labels. We make assumptions that maps are wholly factual documents, but they too are a subjective creation. What is the map not telling us and to whom does this concern? Join us as we confront historical truths and explore the use of maps to better understand the disenfranchisement of Indigenous communities as a result of the University land-grab that took place following the Morrill Act and how the simple impact of labeled geographic locations impacts entire communities.

Presented by the Institute for Advanced Study, U-Spatial, University of Minnesota Libraries, and DASH. This year’s Symposium will be live streamed at the North American Cartographic Information Society’s (NACIS) annual conference, taking place in Minneapolis, October 19-22, 2022.


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Oct 21, 2022 09:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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