Fort Chipewyan gets stop signs written in Indigenous languages – CBC

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Fort Chipewyan gets stop signs written in Indigenous languages – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 202033 Views

‘It’s about time we started taking back our culture,’ says elder Alice Rigney

Nov 29, 2020

New stop signs written in traditional Indigenous languages were installed in Fort Chipewyan this week.

The signs were installed on Thursday, and are written in Cree, Denesuline and English. This makes Fort Chipewyan the first community in Wood Buffalo to have multilingual signs.

Alice Rigney, a Fort Chipewyan elder, helped the municipality with the Dene translation for the stop signs. She added that the community is on the verge of losing this language.

“In my First Nation in Fort Chip, there’s under 25 of us that can speak fluently the Dene language,” Rigney said. “It’s a very serious situation.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/fort-chipewyan-stop-signs-1.5820385

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