So long MacDonald and Ryerson, hello Haida Gwaii and Kjipuktuk


From Haida Gwaii to the Salish Sea to Kingait, Nunavut and on to Kjipuktuk in Mi’kma’ki – despite not being geographically close, all of these places have something in common – traditional names.

The move to using Indigenous names didn’t happen overnight. At times they came after a rally with fists in the air and the toppling of a statue – but more than ever, conversations are happening about how some names of places and institutions, honor people who shouldn’t be.

Today, InFocus puts names in the spotlight as one by one, colonial names are slowly being replaced by ones more meaningful to Indigenous Peoples.

Host Melissa Ridgen is joined by King’s College professor and former APTN journalist Trina Roache, freelance writer Robert Jago and business owner Cheyenne Cunningham.

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