Play Video
Film

Counter Mapping

Length: 9 min.
Age Level: 8+
Place: Zuni, NM
Create your library

Sign up or log in to save your favorite stories and lessons, create custom collections, and share with others.

In this film, we meet Jim Enote, a traditional Zuni elder, farmer, and former director of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center in Zuni, New Mexico. Enote is working with Zuni artists to provide an alternative way to understand and create maps which offer an indigenous voice and perspective rooted in place. “Counter mapping” challenges the western notions of geography and the arbitrary borders imposed on the Zuni world. This perspective is not based on ownership and imposed names, but rather on memory, ceremony, song, and a deep relationship to the land.

More to Explore

Film Yukon fisherman in boat
Yukon Kings

Yup'ik fisherman Ray Waska, who lives on the Alaskan Yukon Delta, teaches his grandchildren how to fish during the summer salmon run.

Create your library

Sign up or log in to save your favorite stories and lessons, create custom collections, and share with others.

Film Rising waters flood a house in Isle de Jean Charles
Isle de Jean Charles

Meet two residents of a tiny island vanishing in the rising waters of the Louisiana Bayou.

Create your library

Sign up or log in to save your favorite stories and lessons, create custom collections, and share with others.

Photo Essay
La Carretera: Life and Change Along Peru's Interoceanic Highway

These photos depict life in Peru and the impacts of progress on people and the environment. 

Create your library

Sign up or log in to save your favorite stories and lessons, create custom collections, and share with others.

Watch Anytime, Anywhere

Watch our films on your phone, tablet, or connected TV.