Hoping elders were consulted in name change

Dear Editor

When it was announced that Killsquaw Lake was being renamed, I was led to wonder what the Indigenous peoples called this lake before it was named Killsquaw Lake. I’m sure the peoples around here had a name for it or for the area around it.

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I know that Little Pine and Sweetgrass are closer to Unity distance-wise than Red Pheasant, so I’m hoping their elders were also consulted as they might have known what the history and name was before. If it did have a name, perhaps it would have been good to have that name brought back rather than finding a new name. All of this pondering won’t make a difference now, but it got me thinking about what might have been before.

Val Middleton


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