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Municipality includes traditional Indigenous languages on traffic signage

PHOTO. A stop sign in Fort Chipewyan includes traditional Indigenous languages.

Traffic signage in Fort Chipewyan now includes Cree and Dénesuliné.

For the first time in the municipality’s history all stop signs in the hamlet include the traditional Indigenous languages, along with English.

Mayor Don Scott says the move is a part of advancing reconciliation and building strong, more inclusive communities in the region.

“The Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action highlight the importance of promoting, revitalizing and strengthening Indigenous languages and we look forward to working in partnership with Indigenous communities across the region to see more signs installed.”

The municipality is finalizing plans to install traffic signage in traditional Indigenous languages across the region.

More signs are expected to be installed in 2021.

There are multiple ways you can help build more inclusive communities and advance Truth and Reconciliation in the region.

You can take the free Indigenous Learning Series, read the quarterly municipal TRC newsletters, support local non-profit groups and organizations with a TRC mandate, or learn more about Truth and Reconciliation in the region by visiting the municipality’s website.