Atlases

Atlases have always been great resources. The following atlases contain a great deal of Inuit knowledge and were built using the Nunaliit Atlas Framework, a specialized software system providing an interactive, map-based platform for displaying and engaging with multiple types of information

Atlas of Community-Based Monitoring in a Changing Arctic: Arctic communities are actively involved with observing social and environmental change; this atlas was designed to showcase the many community-based monitoring (CBM) and traditional knowledge (TK) initiatives across the circumpolar region. Topics of focus are on Circumpolar Arctic, Canada, State of Alaska, Sami Region, and Inuit Mental Health and Wellness. The atlas is being developed under the direction of the Inuit Circumpolar Council in partnership with Brown University, the Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA), and Inuit Qaujisarvingat.

Pan Inuit Trails: This atlas documents hundreds of traditional Inuit place names and thousands of kilometres of routes through the sea ice, coastlines and vast expanses of Inuit Nunangat from Lake Winnipeg to the tip of Ellesmere Island. Released in 2014 after 15 years of work, the atlas includes interviews with dozens of Elders as well as explorer and trader accounts to trace the trails, some hundreds of years old and many still in regular use. This project has been co-directed by Fraser Taylor at Carleton University, Michael Bravo at the University of Cambridge, and Claudio Aporta at Dalhousie University.

Inuit Sea Ice Use and Occupancy Project: This atlas, a collaboration between Inuit experts (Elders and hunters), community researchers, and university researchers, attempts to capture and illustrate Inuit knowledge and perspectives of sea ice (siku) around Baffin Island, Nunavut. The project is led by Claudio Aporta and based at Carleton University within the Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre (GCRC).