Fort Chipewyan stop signs now have Cree, Dene and English

(Source: Rural Municipality of Wood Buffalo)

New stop signs in Fort Chipewyan are part of an effort to promote the Indigenous languages

All of Fort Chipewyan's stop signs are now in Cree, Dénesųłiné and English.

The signs were implemented in an effort to promote the Indigenous languages of the Wood Buffalo region, Scott said in a video boosting Indigenous languages is part of the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action.

Mayor Don Scott says similar traffic signs will be put up across the region next year including Fort McMurray.

This is the first municipality to show initiative promoting Indigenous languages.Although they are not the first Cree and Dénesųłiné signs in Fort Chipewyan. The community has welcome and grocery signs in the three major languages at the K'ai Taile Market and outside the Athabasca Delta Community School.

The municipality also took to it's website and discussed its own efforts and resources on meeting the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action.

 

 

 

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