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Ottawa council committee says yes to Annie Pootoogook Park – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 202132 Views

Feb 18, 2021

Recommendation to name park after late Inuit artist will now go to Ottawa city council

Canada’s capital is a step closer to naming a large green space just east of downtown Ottawa after the late Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook.

Members of Ottawa city council’s community and protective services committee, at a virtual meeting on Thursday, recommended Sandy Hill Park be renamed Annie Pootoogook Park after the much-revered artist from Kinngait.

The committee’s recommendation must be approved by the city’s full council at a future meeting for the renaming to become official.

“Representation matters. Women matter. The arts matter. And most importantly, Inuit people matter,” Stéphanie Plante, a Carleton University employee who lives in the Sandy Hill neighbourhood, told the committee.

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