Winnipeg moving forward on name changes to reflect reconciliation, but process could be improved: prof – CBC

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Winnipeg moving forward on name changes to reflect reconciliation, but process could be improved: prof – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 202225 Views

May 26, 2022
Of 14 sites that have had name changes or are under review, 6 have no direct connection to Indigenous history

The City of Winnipeg has slowly been working through the process of renaming some parks and trails over the past year to better reflect Indigenous history, but a professor of Indigenous history hopes the city will improve on that process as the work goes ahead.

The Welcoming Winnipeg: Reconciling our History initiative, run by the City of Winnipeg’s Indigenous relations division, is part of the city’s reconciliation effort, according to its website. The goal is to more accurately reflect the history and perspectives of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people, it says.

A volunteer committee sorts through name change applications based on a series of questions, including how the site impacts Indigenous communities.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/city-winnipeg-rename-reconciliation-1.6465767

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