From: CJ Q (
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2021 02:08:36 -0700 (PDT)
I think it is wonderful that the Minneapolis community used a Lakota/Dakota
word to change their name. That is part of a bigger movement in Minnesota
started in Bemidji, MN by Professor Truer to use Ojibwe/Anishinabe words in
bilingual signs all over town.  Seeing the original language reminds people
of the history and Indigenous peoples.  There already were towns with
Ojibwe words which helps learn the language. Anyone who has been to the
White Earth Casino on the White Earth Anishinabe reservation have seen the
town's name of Mahnomen and therefore learned the word for wild rice!

Makade Mizibisi Ikwe (my given name up there)

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