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Recording oral history and place name legacies

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The Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute have launched their place name maps and online interactive “living” atlas. This series of topographic maps, features traditional place names in the Northwest Territories and Yukon.

The result of 23 years of research, the Institute has collected and recorded 900 traditional place names, with the help of more than 70 elders and traditional land users in Aklavik, Fort McPherson, Inuvik and Tsiigehtchic. You can hear the name in Gwich’in, see the translation, and the oral history behind the names.

Further information, including photos, videos and documents will be added when available.