Thursday , April 15 2021

The Winnipeg Way to get a new name after the city said using the word Anishinaabe for the eagle will not fly

The bicycle and pedestrian trail known as Northwest Winnipeg Parkway is an indigenous name, chosen this time by a traditional appointment ceremony.

In July, the municipal council directed the city's staff to rename the route, which runs along the western side of the Red River, from The Forks to Kildonan Park.

As part of the city's reconciliation effort, the route was renamed Migizi Parkway. City staff then taught the word Anishinaabe because the eagle would not fly.

"The consultation has highlighted the concern that the process is not in line with indigenous cultural practices, the name derives from a sacred ceremony, and therefore the predetermination of the name" miglites "would not prioritize these cultural practices," Winnipeg co-ordinator Chris Baker wrote in a report to the council.

"Instead, what is recommended is that a traditional appointment ceremony will take place to determine a name."

The Trans Canada route is ready to give the city a $ 40,000 grant to reboot the track, the report says.

Last year, an appointment ceremony took place to name Niizhoziibean on the way from South Point Park to The Forks.

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