Renaming Siwash Rock a path to authentic past

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OTHER VOICES: Renaming Siwash Rock a path to authentic past

Renaming Siwash Rock should be the start of new signage throughout the Vancouver area that finally recognizes the region’s authentic, rich history.

Erecting new signs that include First Nations place names will help fuel not only a spirit of reconciliation and inclusiveness for the area’s residents but also create a more genuine experience for visitors who come here from around the world and seek authenticity. They want to know more about our culture and all the eras of our collective history, not just the most recent 150 years, so changing the signage to include Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh names is a good business decision. Everyone – native and non-native – stands to benefit.

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