Mapping the Connections Among Indigenous People
March 17 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Presented by Margaret Noodin, UWM College of Letters & Science; Stacie Sheldon, User Experience Researcher and Web Designer; Lacey Meyers and Willow Lovecky, Project Assistants; with introduction by Melissa Scanlan, Director of the Center for Water Policy, School of Freshwater Sciences
Registration required: https://uwm.edu/libraries/events/dh-lab-registration-for-mapping-connections/
The Mapping Indigenous Connections project provides a visual guide to the many Native American nations that are part of the Anishinaabe Confederacy. Led by Margaret Noodin, 2019-2020 Water Policy Scholar, the project focuses on more than 140 Ojibwe, Odawa and Potawatomi nations. Linked by the Anishinaabemowin language, these communities are located around the western Great Lakes. Join us for a discussion about the possibilities and limitations of visualizing community via mapping, and how projects like this can recenter ideas of identity, such as relating to a water body, in a digital space. This event is in celebration of the U.N.’s World Water Day and co-sponsored by the Center for Water Policy, UWM School of Freshwater Sciences and Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education.