Saturday , July 31 2021

Winipeg Road to get a new name after the city, told to use the Anishinaabe word for the eagle will not fly

The cycling and hiking trail known as North Winnipeg Parkway receives an autochthonous name, this time chosen through a traditional appointment ceremony.

In July, the city council ordered city staff to rename the track, which extends along the west side of the Red River from Wilks to the Kildonan Park.

As part of efforts to reconcile the city, the track was renamed Migizi Parkway. City staff then learned that the word Anishanabe for an eagle will not fly.

"The consultation signified concern that the process is incompatible with indigenous cultural practices, that the appointment comes from a sacred ceremony, and thus the predestination of the name" mimizi "in advance would not respect these cultural practices," said Winnipeg, coordinator Chris Baker wrote in a report to the council.

"Instead, it is advisable to hold a traditional appointment appointment to determine a name."

Canada's trail is ready to grant a $ 40,000 grant to re-brand the track, the report said.

Last year a Naming Ceremony was held to give the name Niijosizian on the South Point Park in Forks.

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