New Brunswick mountain to have racist slur removed, suggestions for new name invited

By Hina Alam THE CANADIAN PRESS FREDERICTON- After a delay called unacceptable by the province’s racism commissioner, the New Brunswick government has announced its first steps to rid the provincial map of places named with a slur against Indigenous women. Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Tammy Scott-Wallace said in a statement this week that the government is launching a 28-day consultation seeking proposals to rename a mountain in northern New Brunswick. The mountain, along with a nearby community and a protected natural area, is named with a derogatory term for an Indigenous woman. “There has been a lot of discussion with respect to the derogatory names in the province and why it has taken so long to have new names considered,” Scott-Wallace said. Provincial officials said Tuesday the initiative deals…

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