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Fort Simpson does away with colonial school names – CBC

Bompas Hall and Thomas Simpson Secondary School are now Liidlii Kue Elementary and High School

Oct 01, 2019

Two schools in Fort Simpson, N.W.T., have shed their colonial names for Indigenous names.

Last week, education officials announced that Bompas Hall Elementary School and Thomas Simpson Secondary School have been renamed to Liidlii Kue Elementary and Liidlii Kue Regional High School.

Liidlii Kue means “place where two rivers meet” in the Dehcho Dene language. It is also the community’s traditional name.

Marty Leach, the principal of both schools, said there was a ribbon cutting ceremony and feast in Fort Simpson last week to celebrate the change.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/fort-simpson-renames-school-1.5303384

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