TERRASTORIES: CONNECTING GENERATIONS

A free and open-source application designed for communities to map, protect, and share place-based stories

Terrastories is a geostorytelling application built to enable Indigenous and other local communities to locate and map their own oral storytelling traditions about places of significant meaning or value to them.

Community members can add places and stories through a user-friendly interface, and make decisions about designating certain stories as private or restricted. Terrastories works both online and offline, so that remote communities can access the application entirely without needing internet connectivity.

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Terrastories is entirely free and open-source, built with principles of offline-first and data sovereignty, and aligned with the following two UN Sustainable Development Goals:

LATEST STORIES

Wayana community in Suriname uses Terrastories as part of their mapping project

PARAMARIBO — According to the Wayana natives, their habitat, which has been demarcated by themselves, covers about 15 percent of Suriname. The Wayana area has a total area of 24,865 square kilometers and is located in the southeast of the country. That came out on Monday at the presentation of George Awankaroe who was closely involved in the demarcation process. This area is home to 862 indigenous people and has nine villages.

Six Nations Polytechnic Academy integrates Terrastories, a place-based storytelling and mapping tool, into the Indigenous-focused curriculum of a high school classroom

Crossposted from Digital Democracy blog Meet Chris Martin and Kali Anevich, two educators at Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP), a Haudenosaunee-governed Indigenous educational institute on Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation! Chris is a Water Project Lead at the SNP’s STEAM Academy for high school students, and Kali is a Geography and Environmental Science …

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New Terrastories features released! And a sneak peek of our 2022 roadmap

As we enter the month of May (already!) and as we at the Terrastories stewards team prepare to embark on a major project to rebuild parts of the Terrastories core codebase, it feels like a good time to take inventory of some recent developments and exciting new features that we just released and shipped to our production servers!

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