Nipissing First Nation seeks members’ input to name roads

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Nipissing First Nation members are encouraged to help name two new roads, both of which are on the east end of Nipissing First Nation. The first road connects Duchesnay to Yellek and the second road connects Duchesnay Village to the new connecting roads off Goulais Crescent.

Council would like to hear from members and have created a survey to help facilitate the process. The survey can be found on Nipissing First Nation’s website, and everyone who contributes is entered to win a draw for a $100 gift card.

The council is open to all possible names but have included some suggestions for the road that connects Duchesnay to Yellek. There are four possible options put forward: Red Tail Hawk Miikan, Birch (Wiigwaas) Miikan, Elm (Nib) Miikan, or Ash (Wiisgaak na) Miikan.

As for the road connecting Goulais Crescent to the new connecting road between Duchesnay and Yellek, council also provided four options, three of which carry on the tree theme. Council suggested Poplar (Zaad) Miikan, Oak (Miizhmizh) Miikan, or Bass Wood (Wiigbaatig Miikan). Council also suggested it might be nice to name it after a former Chief.

Council encourages members to contribute their thoughts before September 16th, as that is when the survey closes.

David Briggs is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter who works out of BayToday, a publication of Village Media. The Local Journalism Initiative is funded by the Government of Canada.

David Briggs, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, BayToday.ca