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NEW INDIGENOUS NAME FOR WALPOLE ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

New Indigenous Name for Walpole Island Elementary School, “Bkejwanong Kinomaagewgamig” Walpole Island Elementary School changes name to “Bkejwanong Kinomaagewgamig” Walpole Island First Nation, Ontario – The Walpole Island Board of Education (BOE) is pleased to announce the new name of the Walpole Island Elementary School. As of Friday, June 10th, 2016, the school will be known hence forward as ‘Bkejwanong Kinomaagewgamig’, which translates into English as ‘Bkejwanong School’.

The new name will be officially unveiled at the Walpole Island Elementary School Powwow on June 10th, 2016. Last fall, school name submissions in Anishnaabemwin were requested from the Walpole Island First Nation (WIFN) community. The list was narrowed down to two choices with input from both the WIFN BOE and the Bkejwanong Gii-gdo Ninwag (Bkejwanong Council). Read More.