Mi’gmaq chiefs send letter to UMoncton supporting name change


A group of Mi’gmaq chiefs in New Brunswick have sent a letter to Université de Moncton to express their support of calls to change the university’s name. The chiefs’ letter refers to a petition that was launched in March by Acadian activist Jean-Marie Nadeau. “Mi’gmaq Chiefs New Brunswick lend their support to the university in their pursuit to change the title, to a name that is more inclusive and less offensive,” read the letter from Mi’gwame’l Tplu’taqnn Inc. “From the Mi’gmaq perspective, it is simply the right thing to do.” Global News reports that some other groups have voiced their disagreement with renaming the university, particularly due to the associated costs. UMoncton will be discussing the possibility of a name change at an upcoming board meeting.

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