Residential Schools Land Memory Atlas

June 17, 2020

Carleton University’s Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre, working with its partners, will launch the Residential Schools Land Memory Atlas (RSLMA) on June 21, 2020 National Indigenous Peoples Day. The RSLMA identifies residential schools from across the country and contributes to the knowledge relating to these schools, their sites and the perspectives of survivors. Its images and maps incorporate both archival and experience-based knowledge of the schools and their sites.
The Cybercartographic atlas is different from a traditional atlas. It uses location as an integrating mechanism for all kinds of information in multimedia formats, using the innovative Nunaliit— meaning community in Inuktitut—open source software framework, developed by the GCRC team in co-operation with many Indigenous, national and international organizations and individuals.
The atlas is the culmination of five years of research supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)