The app consists of six different maps of Indigenous territories, Treaties, and First Nations, Inuit, and Metis communities.Each community's location will eventually host a land acknowledgement video, and other information that the community would like to include on their page. Whose Land is a web-based app that uses GIS technology to assist users in identifying Indigenous Nations, territories, and Indigenous communities across Canada. Their mission is to empower youth to understand and act on the world's greatest challenges. It also exists in website form. Whose Land is both an app and a website and was launched in March, 2018 by Canadian Roots Exchange, TakingITGlobal, and Bold Realities. The Land Area Calculator app will help you to calculate the land area. Instead of telling its users where they are, a new map-based app lets them know what where they are used to be. To be able to import data captured from other mapping systems is a real bonus in keeping all estate data in one place.

It took Holmes and his team nearly a year to research the history of all North American Indigenous communities before they were able to launch the app. Those complaints don’t faze Holmes, as he wants to make Whose Land as accurate as possible.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please fill out the form below. It will be a starting point for conversation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous citizens across this country about land, territorial recognition and land acknowledgement. It will be a starting point for conversation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous citizens across this country about land, territorial recognition and land acknowledgement. Another pinpoints locations of current First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities. TakingITGlobal's vision is where youth around the world are actively engaged and connected in shaping a more inclusive, peaceful and sustainable world. Listen and subscribe to get a daily fix on the latest political news and issues. "The Land App is an extremely useful tool for rural professionals." Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Whose Land is the product of a shared vision between BOLD Realities, TakingITGlobal, and Canadian Roots Exchange, who identified the need to create a platform to increase knowledge and awareness of Indigenous territories, communities and Treaties and to help create dialogue around Indigenous territory recognition and acknowledgement. TakingITGlobal is one of three groups behind the app, along with Indigenous-focused organization Canadian Roots Exchange and Bold Realities. Bold Realities sees dialogue as the medium with which leaders can explore new pathways forward. Thank you!!! Each community's location will eventually host a land acknowledgement video, and other information that the community would like to include on their page. We also contracted Native-Land's founder Victor Temprano to develop some of the mapping customizations that powers our different homepage map views. A check-in on the public mood of Canadians with hosts Michael Stittle and Nik Nanos. Whose.land was pleased to partner with Native-Land in the development of our platform. TakingITGlobal (TIG) is one of the world's leading networks of young people learning about, engaging with, and working towards tackling global challenges. The app will be used as an educational tool to create dialogue around reconciliation. In a future update, would it be possible to provide some help for pronouncing the names of the traditional territories and nearby First Nations? Canadian Roots Exchange believes in a Canada where youth stand in solidarity to promote respect, understanding, and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Whose Land is a web-based app that uses GIS technology to assist users in identifying Indigenous Nations, territories, and Indigenous communities across Canada. The app can be used for learning about the territory your home or business is situated on, finding information for a land acknowledgement, and learning about the treaties and agreements signed across Canada.Educational videos are available to watch that will give you a better understanding of why land acknowledgements are important, and the way Indigenous people view their relationship to land.The Whose Land app is a collaboration between Canadian Roots Exchange, TakingITGlobal, and Bold Realities. Another features the areas covered by treaties with the Canadian and American governments. “A lot of people think there [weren’t] that many people here pre-contact, when there were tens of millions of people that were here.”. Bold Realities challenges industry and Indigenous communities to build a better and bolder relationship - one that is rooted in mutual respect. Whose Land is a web-based app that uses GIS technology to assist users in identifying Indigenous Nations, territories, and Indigenous communities across Canada. Educational videos are available to watch that will give you a better understanding of why land acknowledgements are important, and the way Indigenous people view their relationship to land. These maps are fluid and ever changing and should be used as an education tool to create dialogue around reconciliation. The free app was released in 2018 and is available through Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store. In this hands-on session, we’ll explore Whose.land, a free app developed by TakingITGlobal, in partnership with Bold Realities, and Canadian Roots Exchange. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Copyright © 2020 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. One map shows Indigenous communities’ traditional territories – the boundaries of their lands before contact with European settlers. Holmes said his team hears feedback on a daily basis – some of it positive, and some of it from people quibbling with where boundary lines were drawn. Jack Sharpe, Carter Jonas Rural Surveyor "From the initial launch, The Land App team have continued to add relevant improvements to the platform. To this end, the app includes a number of videos showing Indigenous Canadians acknowledging their traditional territories. CTVNews.ca Writer. 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This is a highly effective way of reaching our generation.

I am non-Indigenous but, as a performing artist, I always acknowledge the land and it’s first/rightful inhabitants at the start of every show I do. This app explores treaty lands all across Canada, and shares unique video acknowledgements by Indigenous youth from a variety of First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities to inspire us all and deepen our understanding. Holmes is a project co-ordinator with TakingITGlobal, an organization focused on getting the world’s youth to solve global problems. CRE builds bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in Canada by facilitating dialogue and strengthening relationships through leadership programs. “It gives a good representation of how vast Indigenous nations were,” Mitch Holmes, one of the app’s developers, told CTV’s Your Morning on Thursday. They aim to promote discourse on the importance of reconciling the relationship between Indigenous communities and corporate Canada, and to explore bold and innovative solutions on how parties can work collaboratively. We worked closely with the Native-Land team to build on their existing data rather than re-creating their work. “We want to create this fluid, dynamic, ever-changing app that constantly recognizes whose territory we’re actually on,” he said. Whose Land features interactive maps showing the proliferation of Indigenous communities in North America, past and present. Requires iOS 11.0 or later.

When our research efforts identified gaps in their data, they were contributed back and have been incorporated into their platform as well, forming an improved data set that we are both committed to sharing openly. When I’m touring to a new location every night in a region far from my own this app is going to be so so helpful since it’s specifically for a mobile platform (as opposed to native-land.ca). They had to look up old maps and documents, call Indigenous friendship centres for local perspective, and fact-check everything they learned. The app can be used for learning about the territory your home or business is situated on, finding information for a land acknowledgement, and learning about the treaties and agreements signed across Canada.

Incredibly useful. What is considered to be "bold" today will become a "reality" tomorrow.