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Ethnographic maps built using cutting-edge technology may help Amazon tribes win forest carbon payments

From http://news.mongabay.com/2009/1130-indigenous_mapping.html

Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com

November 29, 2009


A new handbook lays out the methodology for cultural mapping, providing

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Nunannguaq: In the Likeness of the Earth

October 10, 2009 to January 17, 2010
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Kleinburg, ON

In Inuktitut, the word Nunannguaq translates into “in the
likeness of the earth,” which refers to a complex system used (like a
map) to record ancient pathways. While travelling across the vast
northern territories, the Inuit were guided by maps imprinted in the

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Forest Community Monitoring in Cameroon

The forest areas of Cameroon are mainly inhabited by the indigenous Pygmy hunter-gatherer populations, Bantu and Ubangian speaking farmers, fishers and merchants. The forests are an especially important source of livelihood for the Pygmies providing most of their food, medicine & craft materials and are especially important in the religious and ritual life of these people.

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Tribal Track at the Montana Association of GIS Professionals Meeting

From the NWTribalGIS listserve:

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