Nenshi says Stoney Nakoda bid to change Calgary’s name opens ‘thoughtful’ dialogue – Calgary Herald

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 2017287 Views

November 13, 2017

If a group of First Nations get their wish, Calgary will be renamed Wichispa Oyade — Stoney Nakoda terms that roughly translate to elbow town.

The Stoney Nakoda have applied to have a long list of well-known places across southern Alberta changed to reflect traditional names given by their people — a conversation Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi welcomes.

“A nation-to-nation relationship does not mean that one side gets everything it wants, or the other one gets everything it wants, but I love this kind of thing because it opens up a thoughtful conversation for us, in terms of how we truly recognize both the history and the future of the land that we share,” Nenshi said Monday.

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