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. 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. The app will be used as an educational tool to create dialogue around reconciliation. It will be a starting point for conversation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous citizens across this country about land, territorial recognition and land acknowledgement.
Ratings and Reviews
Thank you for creating this. Incredibly useful. Visibility is important, and this app is an easy, effort-free way for people to realize there’s a whole other “map” and layers beyond their awareness. Wish this was an automatic app on every phone.
Finally!!! Such a great concept and initiative!!
Thank you so much to the developers for creating this app! 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. 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). Thank you!!! In a future update, would it be possible to provide some help for pronouncing the names of the traditional territories and nearby First Nations? This could really help people who are new to the region or just getting started with their learning and could help ensure they are respectful when connecting with folks from the local community or Friendship Centre.
- 11.5 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2018 TakingITGlobal, Canadian Roots Exchange and Bold Realities
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.