Gwich'in Place Names Atlas

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Product Type
Product Status
Not Released to Public
Data Type
Indigenous terminology
Local observations
Geographic Area
About this product

Gwich’in Nąįį Googindì’ K’ìt / Gwich’in Place Names Atlas is a project that has developed an interactive, online Atlas of Gwich’in place names and stories. Working with Gwich’in communities and partners, ELOKA is developing the atlas so that knowledge of the land passed from generation to generation can be preserved and shared.

This atlas is not released to the public; however, interested parties may request access by emailing User Services at

Topics Traditional place names, including environmental features and settlements

Geographic areas Yukon Territory, Alaska, and surrounding area

Date range Pre-history to present

area of Gwich'in atlas


As a condition of using information from this product, you must cite the use of this product using the following citation.

Gilbert, T., Williams, P., Fields, M., Williams, L., Flitt, W., Savage, M., Francis, S., John, C., Salmon, P., Salmon, D., Tritt, I., Martin, R., Herbert, P., Frank, H., Frank, D., James, D., Alexander, C., Roberts, I. (2017). Gwich’in Nąįį Googindì’ K’ìt / Gwich'in Place Names Atlas. Boulder, Colorado USA. National Snow and Ice Data Center.