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Nov 17, 2023
The New Brunswick government says it has a new process in place to eliminate derogatory place names.
First on the list is renaming a mountain, protected natural area and community in Restigouche County.
All three areas include a term which is derogatory to Indigenous women.
The mountain will be known as Meto’mqwijuig Mountain, which the province said restores an original Indigenous name documented in historical records.
Officials said the protected natural area will be named Meto’mqwijuig Mountain Protected Natural Area.