Let’s learn Indigenous place names on public transport

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, public transport agencies highly discourage leisure trips on public transport. All public transport agencies in the Puget Sound region charge tariffs, and masks are required under state law.

What’s up everyone, it’s dǰ pišpiš. To celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2020, I am posting to this website a collection of King County Metro timetable covers that I edited. Language is derived from the Burke Museum’s Waterlines project map, and their second edition is posted at this link: https://www.burkemuseum.org/static/waterlines/project_map.html. The work began as my final project for the Northwest Indigenous Architectures and Placemaking class (Autumn 2019). Its purpose is to disrupt our settler colonial knowledge on place and space across the Seattle area, using public transport to aid in the awareness and knowledge of Indigenous placemaking. Since the initial work, I continue to expand the scope of the project, adding new routes while keeping up with the regular service shakeups.

Follow my Instagram, where throughout the next several months, I’ll be breaking down the intellect of these bad boys. See the project gallery for the latest timetable covers.

We stand here today to recognise the stewards of Coast Salish lands, the original and current caretakers: Duwamish Suquamish, Tulalip, and Muckleshoot. Our hands go up and recognition spreads.

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