The Map to My School

At Art for Aid we believe in the connection

to culture through land and language.

 

Traditional languages are endangered and we hope to do our part in this small way to preserve these vital links between the youth and their language.

The Map to My School is a program that sees culturally relevant and professionally produced cartography being purchased and shipped to remote schools. The maps are created at the University of Maine and list many communities across Canada without the use of provincial and territorial borders. The maps indicate locations using the traditional language for places, along with the definition of what the name means. These maps allow young people to connect to their language, to the places their family might know and to places their ancestors would have travelled. Art for Aid orders the map from the University of Main using funds raised through general donations or Art for Aid Fundraising store sales. 

We believe every school in Canada should have a map like this as an essential learning tool.

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Ordermap

 If you wish to purchase a map, click on the "Buy from University of Main" button bellow. Organizations other than the University of Maine cannot sell the maps. They are produced exclusively at the University at an affordable cost (Folded Map $7.00 USD + Shipping; Rolled Map $10 + Shipping) so they can be readily purchased by all. Note that you will order directly from the University (not Art for Aid).

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The Map to My School

The Map to My School is a program that sees culturally relevant and professionally produced cartography being purchased and shipped to remote schools.

The maps are created at the University of Maine and list many communities across Canada without the use of provincial and territorial borders. The maps indicate locations using the traditional language for places, along with the definition of what the name means. These maps allow young people to connect to their language, to the places their family might know and to places their ancestors would have travelled. Art for Aid orders the map from the University of Main using funds raised through general donations or Art for Aid Fundraising store sales. 

We believe every school in Canada should have a map like this as an essential learning tool.

Donations

  • Official tax receipts for monetary donations of $20.00 or more can be made to The Art for Aid Project through I Love First Peoples. Please select "Art for Aid" from the drop down menu to indicate that you wish your donation to be used for Art for Aid.

  • How to donate new or gently used art supplies collection. 

  • How to donate $ for sewing machines for elementary schools.

  • ​Miigwetch. Thank you for your support.

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