22 September 2016

For the love of Gitchee Manitou

Please, no more of this "10,000 years of oral history" bullshit... Christopher Pauchay couldn't even remember where he left his kids...insert alt text here
On its website, Ogimaa Mikana says it hopes "to restore Anishinaabemowin place-names to the streets, avenues, roads, paths and trails of Gichi Kiiwenging (Toronto). "These were the names thousands of years ago when the First Nations people were here."
Hang on a sec there, Chief... you're saying a bunch of illiterate stone-age tribal nomads had pre-existing names for hundreds of streets that didn't actually exist until the land was overrun & developed by their colonial oppressors?

Big medicine, brah.