The Canadian Press

2015-03-07 | Aboriginal Name Fight

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A woman is fighting with the government of the Northwest Territories to register her infant daughter under her aboriginal name. Shene (sheh-NAY') Catholique-Valpy (VAL'-pee) says the government won't let her use the traditional Chipewyan name because pronouncing it requires a glottal stop that can't be spelled with characters from the Roman alphabet. Catholique-Valpy agrees it's an unusual pronunciation. (A government spokesman says the territory is working with Ottawa to see if it's possible to consider non-standard characters on official documents. Damien Healy says federal rules say names that go on documents such as birth certificates and passports must be spelled using standard letters.)

Date: 2015-03-07
Placeline: YELLOWKNIFE, Northwest Territories.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 8 seconds

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