A list of books related to Aboriginal Mapping. Please contact us if you know of a book that should be included on this list.

Stolen Lands, Broken Promises

Researching the Indian Land Question in British Columbia (Second Edition)
edited by Leigh Ogston

This manual "is the result of more than 25 years' experience conducting research and leading research education workshops for B.C. First Nations. Indian governments are increasingly involved in a growing number of lands-related processes which all require large volumes of information, much of it archival in nature. More than ever, it is critical that our band researchers be able to carry out effective and efficient archival research. This manual will be most helpful guide, especially for those community-based researchers just getting started. As a reference book, it may also prove helpful to other professionals who are providing services to BC Indian governments."

Published by Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs
Distributed by Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs

Chief's Mask Bookstore
500-342 Water St., Vancouver B.C., V6B 1B6 (

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Giving the Land A Voice, Mapping Our Home Places

by Doug Aberley

This is an excellent book, based on mapping techniques for a whole community or on a site level. It is the result of a series of workshops held in 1994 by Doug Aberley and several other geographers.

The 1999 Revised Edition contains detailed, explanatory directions, sample inventory sheets, ways of protecting sensitive areas, directions for creating a Bioregional Map Atlas, over 20 sample maps and 8 full-colour artistically rendered maps.

Available from:

LTA Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia
204-338 Lower Ganges Road
Saltspring Island, BC V8K 2V3

$20 + postage

Boundaries Of Home: Mapping For Local Empowerment

Edited by Doug Aberley

Fifteen contributors to Boundaries of Home introduce a wide range of home-grown, creative maps that show more than roads and political boundaries. Using overlays, tapestries and stories, communities are mapping what's crucial to them: water and air flow, community patterns, distribution of species, and local history.