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Wılıı̀deh stop signs among proposed YK reconciliation projects – Cabin Radio

by ahnationtalk on April 7, 202069 Views

While the City of Yellowknife’s reconciliation plan is still being drafted, staff have outlined forthcoming initiatives they hope will improve relations with Indigenous people.

On Monday, city councillors studied a memorandum listing a number of reconciliation projects planned for this year – like updating stop signs to include the Wılıı̀deh language. The projects will go to city council for approval next week.

Meeting by video link, city administrator Sheila Bassi-Kellett told councillors staff worked with the Yellowknives Dene First Nation (YKDFN) on proper spelling and pronunciation for the stop signs.

The project will begin with signs downtown, she said, then Old Town and Ndilǫ, before spreading to other areas of Yellowknife.

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