Moving Mountains….a look at the efforts of Indigenous women.
Landmarks with racist and misogynistic names are disrespectful towards, and contribute to the perpetuation of negative stereotypes about, Indigenous women and girls. Renaming is an important part of the process to reclaim our Indigenous languages, culture, lands, and knowledge.
In all of our work it is important to acknowledge our achievements and advancements. Check out the article, Moving Mountains for what can be achieved with determination and perseverance.
Related article: U.S. removing Indigenous racial slur from place names, but word remains in some Canadian locations.
According to the recent CBC news article, in Canada, there are 20 official places in a government database which use the derogatory term “squaw” in geographical names.