Monday, November 24, 2014

Local organization refers to Halifax by Mi’kmaq name

It would be nice to see more local names used. (Like "Haida Gwai" did in replacing "Queen Charlote's") Maybe there's room for both.

Some say it's a sign of respect and perhaps the beginning of something larger. The Ecology Action Centre in the north end of Halifax has started to refer to the city by its original Mi'kmaq name, K'jipuktuk. (It's roughly pronounced "che-book-took.") News releases from the centre include the name "Halifax" in brackets.