After N.L. opts not to rename Colonial Building, Indigenous groups say decision is a step back – CBC

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After N.L. opts not to rename Colonial Building, Indigenous groups say decision is a step back – CBC

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 2022111 Views

Aug 15, 2022

Historic building has been under renovations since 2010

At least two Indigenous organizations are disappointed by the Newfoundland and Labrador government’s decision not to rename the Colonial Building, a provincial historic site in St. John’s.

In a statement Monday, the provincial government said following public consultation it has opted not to rename the building, which acted as the legislature for the Dominion of Newfoundland and, after Confederation, the province of Newfoundland from 1850 to 1959.

In March, CBC News learned the provincial government was considering renaming the former provincial legislature, which has been under a $22-million renovation since 2010. The change would have been one of several changes made by the provincial government in the name of reconciliation.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/colonial-building-renaming-1.6551595

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