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Reclaiming Indigenous Names: A Panel Event
There are ongoing conversations about reclaiming Indigenous placenames, dialogue about historical figures and their relationship to the colonial project, and increased visibility of Indigenous languages. This panel of Indigenous thought leaders will speak about the naming and renaming projects they have been involved in which include City of Edmonton Indigenous Ward Naming, the Uncover Oliver Project, the Ogimaa Mikana, Project, and the ongoing movement to rename Ryerson University (X-University). Panelists will talk about cultural processes and protocols around naming both people and places. What kind of power do names hold? How is the movement to reclaim names or rename part of a larger Indigenous rights movement?