This project was initiated on territory occupied by many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples for thousands of years. Today Tkaronto is home to many diverse Indigenous people from across Turtle Island. We recognize that although this land is covered by Treaty 13, colonialism is an ongoing process. Please visit native-land.ca to learn more about the land you occupy.
Countermap.land is a crowd-sourced project which locates tangible spaces and objects within the territory known as “Canada”, represented by figures and events – be they political, social, economic, or otherwise – that have contributed to the dispossession of life, memory, territory, and resources of BIPOC communities, both past and present.
We recognize that maps and the associated technologies of cartography are inseparable from the colonial project; they describe and segment space, defining boundaries to movement, the exploitable resources of landscapes, and the reaches of imperial power. We hope through this work to appropriate these tools to define new collective histories.
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