I've talked with the poster, and have gotten permission to cross post a 'request for proposal'. It involves creating a series of maps (and a wall map) of Gwichin place names (indigenous place names).
The deadline is April 22nd 2011, but I figured many here would be interested.
From the posting:
Who They Are:
The Gwich'in Social and Cultural Institute (GSCI) was established as the cultural and heritage arm of the GTC in response to concerns about the decline of Gwich'in culture and language and the need to implement heritage resource issues identified in the land claim (Legislation and Policy). In the fall of 1993, the Institute began operation with the mandate to 'document, preserve and promote Gwich'in culture, language, traditional knowledge and values.'
The GSCI is seeking the services of a professional cartographer or graphic designer to create 2 map products from GIS data to showcase ca. 900 Gwich’in named features on Gwich’in traditional lands in both the Northwest Territories and Yukon. The first product will be a single large wall map in the range of 5 feet high and 7 feet wide.
The second product will be a series of 1:250,000 scale maps approximately2 feet by 2.5 feet in size when printed. The maps will all display Aboriginal toponymy using the GSCI’s GIS data and include culturally significant images. Background will be NTS digital data provided by the GSCI. All maps must be easily printed out on a 42” plotter. The purpose of the maps is to inform and engage the public and encourage the use of Gwich’in traditional names. The large wall map will be put on display in local schools, band offices and other Gwich’in offices in the Gwich’in Settlement Area. The 1:25,000 scale maps will be made available to hunters, trappers and other land users
I've attached a PDF as the original site, http://nativemaps.org/node/3773 requires membership to view; (too large for this post) made new post...
Indigenous Place Names - RFP
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