Category Archives: Place Names

Neal McLeod’s Cree Place Names

The other day, Neal McLeod invited his FaceBook friends to share photos of their home communities, offering to post them along with the community names in Cree. Since I was just lucky enough to attend this year’s Indigenous Mapping Workshop in … Continue reading

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Indigenous Mapping Workshop, 2015

I feel so privileged to be in Kitchener this week at Google Canada Headquarters for the Indigenous Mapping Workshop hosted by Chiefs of Ontario, The Firelight Group and Google Outreach. And I’m grateful to my colleagues in the People of … Continue reading

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Edmonton Journal Salutes Maskwacis

Video: Round Dance at Maskwacis http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/Drumming+dancing+celebration+herald+beginning+Maskwacis/9339234/story.html

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Christi Belcourt: Reclaiming ourselves one name at a time

Today, Hobbema once again becomes Maskwacis (‘Bear Hills’). In its honour, CBC republished this piece in which Christi Belcourt asks: Can aboriginal identity be reclaimed by changing names? http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/christi-belcourt-reclaiming-ourselves-one-name-at-a-time-1.2480127 CBC News Posted: Dec 31, 2013 4:41 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 01, … Continue reading

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CBC News: Cree Names for New Edmonton Bridges

The city of Edmonton is using Plains Cree words to name two bridges on the southeast LRT extension in honour of the aboriginal community. Click here to read more.

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