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Sign project in Inuvik, N.W.T., on pause after questions over Gwich’in wording – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 202047 Views

3 signs put up in town on Monday, to be taken down for new translation

Mar 05, 2020

The group behind newly translated signs in Inuvik, N.W.T., is pausing their project after people began questioning the Gwich’in translation that was used.

Three new signs with translations in both Inuvialuktun and Gwich’in were put around town on Monday, leading some people to bring up concerns around the Gwich’in wording.

Questions about word choice

Eleanor Mitchell-Firth lives in Fort McPherson and has been a Gwich’in language translator for more than 20 years. She said she was surprised when she saw the Gwich’in word being used on the stop signs.

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