Changing names

Living in Prince George for 27 years, I am not surprised at the controversy around Indigenous people reclaiming their identity and European people thinking it doesn't matter. The Fraser River was not always known as Fraser River. Vancouver Island was not always known as Vancouver Island. The Haida people stood strong to change the European name of "Queen Charlotte" to their name Haida Gwaii. Perhaps we should ask the Indigenous people how they feel about having their names of places changed to European names. We already know how Canadians feel about having their European names changed to Indigenous names.

Robert Wilson

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