Indigenous place names
Most, if not all of the natural and cultural places administered by Parks Canada, have been used by Indigenous peoples long before Canada became a country. These culturally significant sites are as vital as ever to Indigenous culture and connection to the land. Many heritage places honour Indigenous histories and connections through the place name. Place names and the stories associated with them are a source of critical knowledge; they identify where resources can be found, refer to past events, and describe the landscape.
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