Officials consider renaming Nanaimo school named for Indigenous chief – Westerly News

Officials consider renaming Nanaimo school named for Indigenous chief – Westerly News

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 2022120 Views

Jan. 13, 2022

Coal Tyee, once thought to celebrate collaboration, recalls ‘tragic figure’: school district report

Trustees are considering re-naming a Nanaimo elementary school that bears the colonial-era nickname of a First Nations “tragic figure.”

At its Jan. 5 meeting, Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ education committee moved a recommendation to form a committee that will come up with a new name for Coal Tyee Elementary School. According to the City of Nanaimo, Ki-et-sa-kun, also known as Coal Tyee (great coal chief), brought coal in the Nanaimo area to the attention of the Hudson’s Bay Company in the mid-19th century.

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