THE CHRONICLE HERALD
Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie First Nation has changed its name to the Sipekne’katik band, bringing back the traditional Mi’kmaq spelling and pronunciation.
Chief Rufus Copage said the name is inspired by the earth and refers to where wild turnips or wild potatoes grow.
“It’s a return to our traditional roots,” he said Wednesday. “It’s original spelling and original pronunciation of our name.”
The Sipekne’katik band, the province’s second-largest First Nations community, has also adopted a new flag.