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What’s in a name? Indigenous Chiefs say province still mum on renaming river – Global News

July 22, 2021

It’s been about two months since Indigenous Chiefs across New Brunswick asked the province to restore the traditional Wolastoq name to what’s now known as the Saint John River — and they say they haven’t heard back.

The request was made in response to a call from Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Tammy Scott-Wallace in April, who had said the province was looking for consultations on names across New Brunswick that could be changed to better reflect First Nations languages.

For the Chiefs, the Wolastoq seems like the obvious place to start.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/8051558/new-brunswick-saint-john-river-wolastaq/

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