‘More Renaming Nonsense’

The name refers to rough water conditions, not a slur against ‘Indigenous’ {sic} people.”

“Bethany Knockwood says she hopes her young son won’t have to see the name Savage Harbour on a sign in the neighbouring P.E.I. community when he is old enough to read. So she was pleased — on National ‘Indigenous’ Peoples Day — to hear Abegweit ‘First Nation’ {a ‘nation’ of 401 people} Chief Junior Gould officially request the provincial government to change the name.

Savage Harbour is located about 13 kilometres from Abegweit ‘First Nation’ in Scotchfort. (Brian Higgins-CBC)

“Some people at the Savage Harbour wharf, who did not want to speak on record, said they’d prefer to keep the name. Some residents said they feel bullied, and worry that a name change could create confusion and expense for local residents and businesses. The Savage Harbour community has written to the province saying they want to be consulted on any name change.

We are not savages“,

Gould said in his speech to dozens of people gathered at the Scotchfort reserve.

{And the town is NOT part of your reserve…}

Today I am formally calling on the premier and the province of P.E.I. to change the name and get rid of the word ‘savage.’ It is 2022. Islanders, as I’ve said before and I always say this, we can do better.”

“It’s a change that is important to ‘Indigenous’ people, Knockwood said.

{Canadian Aboriginals are ‘Indigenous’ to Mongolia and Siberia.}

As a Mi’kmaw mother, knowing that he’s going to be attending schools and interacting with the neighbouring communities, having the name Savage Harbour changed to something else and having that language removed from his vocabulary and his peers’ vocabulary, it’s a good move.”

“According to an Acadian history website, a French family was the first one to colonize Savage Harbour in 1725. Like many other North Shore coves and inlets, the bay was well used by Mi’kmaq.

“In 1730, the website says, the census enumerator, perhaps at the request of the first ‘white’ {European} settlers, renamed the place Havre à l’Anguille, respecting the importance of eel to the Mi’kmaq. The English name, however, remained unchanged.

“Now is the time, Gould said.

Savage Harbour, Savage Bay, Savage Wharf and the Savage Harbour cottage area. That is hard for me to say. I hate saying that word“,

he said.

{Then say the French name…}

We invited people to our community. We had a large number of community members outside Abegweit come and meet with us and hear our story, why it’s important to challenge the name of Savage Harbour in every capacity. That it is not acceptable in this day and age.”

“One fisherman said he assumed the name refers to rough water conditions, not a slur against ‘Indigenous’ people.

“Just about any other name will do, Gould said.

The community itself will respect any name that they choose to change it to. It’s not us forcing it on you {Nonsense. That’s exactly what it is!}. It’s about understanding who we are as a community and that includes ‘First Nation’ {Aboriginal} and non-‘First Nation’ communities.”


–‘Mi’kmaw chief calls on P.E.I. government to change name of neighbouring community’,

Shane Ross, CBC News, June 21, 2022


Mixed Race Abegweit Chief Roddy Gould Jr. is requesting the province change the name of a P.E.I. harbour. (Brian Higgins-CBC)

“A P.E.I. ‘First Nations’ community is calling for the province to rename a nearby area that includes a ‘derogatory’ term towards ‘Indigenous’ people. In a press release, Abegweit ‘First Nations’ chief Junior Gould called on the province to change the name of Savage Harbour, as well as nearby areas Savage Bay, Savage Wharf and the Savage Harbour cottage area.

“In a phone interview with ‘SaltWire Network’, Gould said the A‘FN’ community takes issue with the use of the word ‘savage’, which has long been a derogatory term used to describe ‘Indigenous’ {sic} people…

“At the time of the interview, Gould said he hadn’t received a response from the province on the demand. In an emailed statement sent to SaltWire Network, a spokesperson for the province’s Executive Council said P.E.I. lacks a formal process for renaming communities

“Allowing the name to remain would leave a ‘marginalized’ part of society feeling offended and slighted, said Gould, and would be a step backward for {one-way} ‘reconciliation’…

If they are (talking about changing) the Confederation Bridge just for the simple virtue signalling of honouring Mi’kmaw people, why don’t they change the name of Savage Harbour, which is offensive and a derogatory term in my backyard?

–‘Abegweit First Nation calls for renaming of Savage Harbour’,

Cody McEachern, SaltWire, June 21, 2022


The name Savage Harbour referred to rough water conditions. (Brian Higgins-CBC)

Now, Aboriginal leadership is ‘woke’?

“‘Katewpijk’. In Mi’kmaw, it translates as “eel trap place“.

“Chances are, most Islanders couldn’t point to it on a map. That’s because today, the name on the map is very different.

In a ‘woke’ society {?}, it’s kind of amazing that there’s even a conversation that isn’t 100% supportive of changing the ‘derogatory’ terms such as Savage Harbour“,

said Roddy Gould Jr., chief of Abegweit ‘First Nation’ in central Prince Edward Island.

“As Canadians continue to come to terms with the ‘legacy of colonialism’ {Also known as ‘the modern world’}, some place names are being re-examined through a new lens.

“In the case of this P.E.I. harbour, the English language history is ‘only’ a few hundred years old. Before that, the place had French names — either Havre à l’Anguille or Havre aux Sauvages — during the Island’s Acadian regime.

“But long before that, for thousands of years it was a place where the Mi’kmaq fished eels {Evidence?}.

“Chief Gould said he was taught that ‘history’ by his father and elders in the community.

“Last month, he publicly requested the province change the name of the community, which is close to the Scotchfort reserve in eastern Queens County.

This is something that we historically knew was embarrassing“,

said Gould.

We thought that it was always an insult.”

{Well, you were – and are – wrong!}

“P.E.I. historian Reg Porter has spent decades studying maps of the province. When the Acadian settlers first arrived in the 1720s, Porter said, the Mi’kmaw name of ‘Katewpijk’ (ga-DOH-bihjk) was recorded on several maps, using various spellings.

It was always a Mi’kmaw place name. It was a tremendously important harbour on a scale which they would use for fishing“,

said Porter.

“That name was picked up by the Acadians, as well. The name Havre à l’Anguille, or Eel Harbour, is recorded on at least one map, from 1744. Then, toward the end of the French regime, just a few years before the deportation of the Acadians from Isle Saint-Jean in 1758, a different name appeared: Havre aux Sauvages. That name was used by a French cartographer and also used in one French census.

P.E.I. Acadian historian Georges Arsenault translates ‘Havre aux Sauvages’ as ‘Indian Harbour’.

In French, the word ‘sauvage’ is not as pejorative as in English. For instance, you have wildflowers, which it will say ‘fleurs sauvages’,”

he said.

“The name was translated into English as ‘Savage Harbour’, which doesn’t really convey the same feeling as in French …”

“Gould said he respects the argument that the Acadian version of the name came from a non-aggressive place.

But it doesn’t change the fact of how the word is determined today“,

he said.

It doesn’t change the fact of how Sir John A. Macdonald addressed the House of Commons and making reference to us First Nations people as ‘savages’.”

{Get over it…}

“Arsenault said…

Changing a name can be tricky because, you know, you have to have the support of the people of the community, which is not always easy.”

{Yes, well it is THEIR community…}


–‘The history of the P.E.I. harbour at the centre of a name-change push’,

Yahoo! News, July 12, 2022


The beautiful Cape Negro Island is located along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, at the same latitude as the South of France.

“For Troy Lawrence, it’s a clear childhood memory: driving from his home near Yarmouth, N.S., to Halifax and seeing the sign on the side of the road. ‘Cape Negro’. It’s the name of a community in southwestern Nova Scotia. The name is also attached to a harbour, an island and a point on that island.

It always gave me a sense of not being equal“, {?}

said Lawrence, an ‘African’ Nova Scotian and a program administration officer for ‘African’ Nova Scotian Affairs…

{These so-called ‘Africans’ are really Americans:

“‘Black Nova Scotians (also known as African Nova Scotians or Afro-Nova Scotians) are ‘Black’ Canadians whose ancestors primarily date back to the Colonial United States as slaves or freemen, later arriving in Nova Scotia, Canada, during the 18th and early 19th centuries.”


“Lawrence’s grandparents and parents saw those signs growing up. Now, his children see them.

“They ask,

‘What does that word mean, Papa? Why is that word even on a sign?’

{And did you explain to them that ‘Negro’ is simply the Spanish word for ‘Black’?}

Lawrence is part of the team in Nova Scotia working to change the community’s name. The process began in 2018 after a ‘Black’ {How ‘Black’?} community member applied to the provincial government to change the names.

“It’s a similar situation, involving a derogatory place name, as the request from P.E.I.’s Abegweit ‘First Nation’ Chief Roddy Gould Jr. to rename Savage Harbour. Except here on P.E.I., there is no official way to request a community name change.

“Soon, there will be. P.E.I.’s new provincial process will be revealed in the next couple of months, and it’s looking to places like Nova Scotia for guidance…

“This new process will only apply to unincorporated areas of the province, not those that fall within municipal jurisdictions, which have their own rules.

“Most past name changes on P.E.I., such as the renaming of Three Rivers, have fallen under those municipal areas…

“British Columbia is another jurisdiction that is wrapping up a community name change. On Haida Gwaii, an archipelago off the West Coast, the village of Queen Charlotte is changing its name back to the original Haida name of ‘Daajing Giids’.

It was thorough and it was long“,

said Queen Charlotte Mayor Kris Olsen on the process to rename the village…

The request for the name change came in 2019 from ‘Indigenous’ {sic, Canadian Aboriginals are ‘Indigenous’ to Mongolia and Siberia} elders with the Skidegate Haida Immersion Program. It is part of a campaign of Haida language revitalization on the islands, including renaming schools, rivers and other places.

“For the village name change, the community held education sessions and town halls and sent out surveys to residents. The majority — about 60% — of the 960 community members were supportive of the change…

“In southwestern Nova Scotia, Troy Lawrence agrees that education is a key part of the process, especially for those who may not know the history of the province’s ‘Black’ communities.

For over 400 years, we’ve lived as ‘marginalized’ communities in the province of Nova Scotia … there’s always been barriers. There’s always been ‘racism’,”

he said…

“The year-long consultation process is nearing the finish line in Nova Scotia. Three of the four place names being changed have been agreed upon by community members, but the fourth one still needs more community engagement to come to a decision…

“As for a potential name change for the P.E.I. harbour, Chief Gould said he has spoken with community groups and homeowners in the area and has received a lot of support.

{Then hold a referendum!}

“After making his request public last month, he said the ball is in the province’s court.

Silence speaks volumes. And I think that the province is not being proactive, like they’re doing their own mandate“,

said Gould.

If it’s truth and reconciliation that they want, why not start in something that’s tangible and would affect the ‘First Nations’ people in P.E.I. directly.”

–‘P.E.I. looks to other provinces as it creates new name-changing process’,

Isabelle Gallant, CBC News, July 13, 2022


Savage Harbour was first settled in 1725 by a French family, according to an Acadian history website. (Brian Higgins-CBC)

‘Prince Edward Island > Savage Harbour’



“Mi’kmaq, also spelled Micmac, the largest of the Native American (‘First Nations’) peoples traditionally occupying what are now Canada’s eastern Maritime Provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island) and parts of the present U.S. states of Maine and Massachusetts. Because their Algonquian dialect differed greatly from that of their neighbours, it is thought that the Mi’kmaq settled the area later than other tribes in the region.

{And that they’re not originally from there – NOT ‘Indigenous’ to that area!}

“Historically, the Mi’kmaq were probably the people that Italian explorer John Cabot first encountered in 1497. Although early European chroniclers described them as fierce and warlike, they were among the first ‘indigenous’ {sic} peoples to accept Jesuit teachings and to intermarry with the settlers of New France. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the Mi’kmaq were allies of the French against the English, frequently traveling south to raid the New England frontiers

“Mi’kmaq social and political life was flexible and loosely organized, with an emphasis on kin relations. They were part of the ‘Abenaki Confederacy’, a group of Algonquian-speaking tribes allied in mutual hostility against the ‘Iroquois Confederacy’.

“Population estimates indicated some 14,000 Mi’kmaq descendants in the early 21st century.”


The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica, Mar. 4, 2021


See also:

Erasing Canada’s Past: Changing British Columbia’s Name {May 4, 2022}:

“The ‘Village of Pemberton’ recently voted to change the name of British Columbia. They have no idea to what, only that it should change. Pemberton councillors also put forward a motion at the ‘Lower Mainland Local Government Association’s annual general meeting. They want the province’s name sent down some Orwellian memory hole. The motion failed, garnering 40%, but that’s hardly a resounding defeat. Expect the issue to arise again, courtesy of the anti-historical revisionists…”


Misrepresenting The Past (Prince George/Lheidli T’enneh) {Aug. 4, 2019}:

“Here is a classic example of the Aboriginal Industry at work. First, you falsify the historical record; then, you claim damages for the alleged ‘injustice’. The actual facts never seem to carry much weight…

Councillors in Prince George, B.C., have voted in favour of renaming a civic park to commemorate a ‘dark past’ with a local ‘First Nation’ {aboriginal community}.”


Keep Canada’s Place Names (St. John River, N.B.) {April 8, 2019}:

“The Wolastoqiyik {Maliseet} say the river was renamed St. John by Samuel de Champlain without their consultation.

The river has memory, the water in the river has a memory and she remembers her original name {?}, the name that she carried for thousands and thousands and thousands of years.”


Mi’kmaq Bullies Get Their Way (Cornwallis Statue) {February 8, 2018}:

“A recent decision by the Halifax City Council to tear down their own city’s history is but the latest example of a nation eager to dismantle its founders. Mayor Mike Savage and the city councillors who have voted to remove the statue of Edward Cornwallis have betrayed their duty to Haligonians and Canadians…”



1 Comment

  1. The aboriginal leaders are hyper-vigilant, looking for any opportunity to perceive a slight, an trivial “injustice”, even the most casual disregard. The fuel of outrage supporting the victimhood industry is being exhausted. Even “allies” are weary of the distortions, deflections and the fabrications. They are blinking. The narrative has now moved from feeble to preposterous. The most gullible and ignorant among us are now pondering this paucity of plausibility.


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