Walk With Us Project

Banner Image, "Peawanuck from the Cliffs", by Alex M., Walk With Us member

Walk With Us Mission

Our goals are to:

1) Make as many First Nations communities as we can visible on Google Maps by teaching students how to take 360' pictures and upload as Street View; and

2) Help students create virtual tours of these communities for storytelling. The students are the historians by interviewing Elders and teaching others about where they live in an immersive and engaging way.

Did you know?


Walk With Us works with community members, their Housing Department and the Google Maps team to make edits to roads and points of interest in communities. This ensures an up-to-date presence on Google Maps!

WALK WITH US COMMUNITY MAP

Help us build a map of virtual tours of your communities!

Are you a teacher who has used tools like Google Tour Creator to build VR tours of your school and/or community? Or, are you interested in learning more about how to get started?

We’d love to learn about where you are from, and who better to be our guide than you? Fill out the Google Form below to be part of our map and allow others to visit your community virtually.

THE MAP

Once you've submitted the Form, your virtual tour will appear on the map below. Please allow 24 hours for your tour to appear. Click / tap on the Walk With Us logo on the map to access a particular community's virtual tour link!

VR Tours of Omushkego Cree Territory

Ready to connect with Indigenous classes across Canada?

Visit our partner site Digital Human Library to learn how you can connect with other WWU Indigenous classes across Canada!

Where We've Been

Where We'll Go

As we grow and build relationships with more communities, Walk With Us can go virtually anywhere. Let's update Street View coverage in northern and rural communities together, and tell our unique stories.

READY TO TRY THIS WITH YOUR CLASS?

Street View / Ricoh Theta / Virtual Tour Creator Toolkit: Android to Chromebook

Want to apply for a 360' camera?

You can do so through Google's Street View Camera Loan program. See the form here.

You can also use Google's Street View app to take 360' images, available for Android and iOS.

Are you interested in working with Walk With Us? Please reach out!

Walk With Us Project Poster.pdf

Thank you to our partners, past and present: