City council approves Indigenous names for Edmonton’s new ward boundaries – Globalnews.ca

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City council approves Indigenous names for Edmonton’s new ward boundaries – Globalnews.ca

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 202031 Views

All 12 of the Indigenous names proposed to Edmonton city council as new names for city wards have been approved after councillors voted nine to four in favour of the motion Monday afternoon.

An all-female committee made up of 17 women representing First Nations, Inuit and Métis chose them, after discussions and conversations with the Indigenous community.

Mayor Don Iveson acknowledged that it may take Edmontonians some time to get to know which ward the new names represent and how to say them. However, he said it’s a learning opportunity.

“Even this discussion we’re having now is an opportunity to acknowledge that Indigenous heritage and learn some words and some concepts from Indigenous culture that otherwise wouldn’t have come into the public conversation,” Iveson said.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/7349671/edmonton-city-council-approves-indigenous-ward-names/

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