The community of Queen Charlotte is about to return to its Haida ancestry, with the Village Council on Monday evening moving forward with a motion to return the name of Queen Charlotte to the provincial government and take on the ancestral name of Daajing Giids.
A notice for the night marking the item of note for the council and the community for the evening.
Agenda item: Request for Decision - Next Steps Regarding the Request to Return the Name Queen Charlotte and Restore the Ancestral Haida Name Daajing Giids.
Council members received a report on the topic from staff as part of their evening work.
Among the themes from the report, was a glimpse as to how the question was being received in the community.
Included in the report were a number of comments from respondents to a community survey, with commentaries that covered a wide range of input towards the decision that was made on Monday.
Community residents spoke to the topic at the Monday session as well to share their thoughts and observations on the process that came before the vote.
In both cases some were speaking to the process to advance the plan and others to the split in the community, a situation which will need to be addressed by the elected officials as they move forward with their name change plan.
Though in most cases the commentary seemed to indicate support for the council initiative.