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TThe Cana­dian Geo­graphic In­dige­nous Peo­ples At­las of Canada, a four-vol­ume set that in­cludes his­toric and con­tem­po­rary maps and ex­plores a range of themes of im­por­tance to First Na­tion, Inuit and Métis Peo­ples, was pub­lished in Septem­ber 2018. It has re­ceived tons of pos­i­tive feed­back, such as the fol­low­ing. —Ed. I’ve been read­ing your In­dige­nous Peo­ples At­las of Canada and was en­cour­aged by Ry Mo­ran’s in­tro­duc­tion to the Truth and Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion sec­tion. I like his vi­sion of Canada as “a na­tion of many rich tra­di­tions … com­ing to­gether to find so­lu­tions to many of the deep-seated so­cial ten­sions and chal­lenges we face as a col­lec­tive so­ci­ety. Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion in this re­gard means ar­rest­ing the at­tacks … and work­ing from this day for­ward in a spirit of mu­tual re­spect and un­der­stand­ing.” It’s an ex­cel­lent vi­sion for a place that most of us would be proud to call home. I think the dam­age Euro­pean Cana­di­ans have im­posed on In­dige­nous Peo­ples is a symp­tom of ill­ness within our own cul­ture. Stop­ping the dam­age and mak­ing amends where pos­si­ble is cer­tainly a good start, but if we stop there we will be sit­ting on a time bomb. We need to work on our own heal­ing, too. Thanks for pub­lish­ing this at­las. It’s a beau­ti­ful and valu­able col­lec­tion of books. Garth Thom­son Kelowna, B.C.

The #Indi­gat­las should be re­quired read­ing for all Cana­di­ans. Whole new gen­er­a­tions will grow up with this ter­rific re­source in schools. Thank you @Can­geo @RCGS_SGRC for en­abling a great step for­ward.

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