The First Peoples’ Language Map of B.C
The First Peoples’ Language Map of B.C is an online interactive map which allows users to view a map of British Columbia which highlights the various linguistic regions of its First Nations Communities. Users can switch the base layer of the map from terrain view to street or satellite view and can layers which show First Nations internet connectivity and areas which contain “sleeping” languages or those which have no fluent speakers. The site also offers a large list of First Nations communities and languages spoken. The First Peoples’ Language Map of B.C creates an excellent visual of the diversity that exists amongst aboriginal communities as well as the issues related to historical First Nations communities and current political boundaries.
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My husband and I have just returned from a two week tour of the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island. We came across this First Nation Profiles Interactive Map as we were trying to learn more about each of the territories that we were exploring. This map was published by the by the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada to provide information on each of Canada’s First Nations. Its intention is to make the most often requested information more readily available to the general public. Each profile includes the official name of First Nation along with more detailed information about its registered population statistics, election system and governance, federal funding, and various Census statistics. They also contain links to each community’s website. This resource could be used in the classroom to highlight and explore the prevalence and diversity of Canada’s First Nations.
An Inuit Community Profiles Interactive Map is also available through Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.
Government of Canada. (2015). Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada – First Nation Profiles Interactive Map. Retrieved from http://fnpim-cippn.aandc-aadnc.gc.ca/index-eng.html
Government of Canada. (2015). Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada – Inuit Nunangat Map. Retrieved from http://fnpim-cippn.aandc-aadnc.gc.ca/index-eng.html