Toronto has begun including Anishnaabe names on several major street signs in the city. This is a great and simple way through which our own city could move toward revitalizing Mi’kmaw place names and raise awareness about our colonial history and treaty responsibilities.

It is shameful that our council recently voted down a motion to simply enter into a process of discussion about whether or not Cornwallis Park should be renamed.

Through consultation with the Mi’kmaq and African Nova Scotian communities, we could develop ways to genuinely honour the history and living cultures of all peoples in the K’jipuktuk (Great Harbour) area and give respect to those who have been pushed aside for far too long.