RMWB: Traditional Indigenous languages being used on traffic signage
(Fort McMurray, AB – November 26, 2020) – For the first time in the history of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB), traditional Indigenous languages are being used on traffic signage. All stop signs in the Fort Chipewyan hamlet are now in Cree, Dénesųłiné and English. Watch the celebration video to learn more.
“As a Municipality, we’re committed to advancing Reconciliation and building stronger, more inclusive communities in the region,” said Mayor Don Scott. “The Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action highlight the importance of promoting, revitalizing and strengthening Indigenous languages and we look forward to working in partnership with Indigenous communities across the region to see more signs installed.”
Plans to install traffic signage in traditional Indigenous languages throughout the region are being finalized and it’s expected more signs will be installed in 2021.
Help advance Truth and Reconciliation
Community members are encouraged to help build more inclusive communities and advance Truth and Reconciliation in the region by:
- Taking the free Indigenous Learning Series available on the RMWB website.
- Reading the quarterly municipal TRC newsletters
- Supporting local non-profit groups and organizations with a TRC mandate
- Learning more about Truth and Reconciliation in the region by visiting rmwb.ca/trc
Community Identification Committee
Recommendations to Council for names of communities, subdivisions, public facilities, streets and multi-family projects in the region are put forward by the Community Identification Committee. Residents can make a recommendation to the committee by completing the Name Nomination Request Form. To learn more, visit rmwb.ca/boards
For further information or questions, please contact Pulse at 780-743-7000, 1-800-973-9663 or online at rmwb.ca/pulse.
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