Native Land | Adult Sweatshirt

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Aaz Haway or Oshawa comes from the Anishinaabemowin word aaz haway, meaning “that point at the crossing of the stream where the canoe was exchanged for the trail.”

Odawa or Ottawa comes from the Algonquian word meaning “to trade.”
Kiʔláwnaʔ Or Kelowna, some Indigenous people in the interior of British Columbia would build kekuli, underground residences. When a large, hairy French settler named Augustus Gillard made one, Salish people passing by remarked that he looked like a kimach touche, or brown bear. His new nickname became the settlement name, until a local decided to choose another bear, the grizzly. Kelowna (or Kiʔláwnaʔ) is the Okanagan or nsyilxcən word for grizzly bear.

Kwikwetlem or Coquitlam In the Cowichan dialect of the Salish language, kwikwetlem means “small red salmon

Sāskwatān or Saskatoon When travelling to hunt buffalo, members of Ahenakew’s band stopped at Saskatoon’s current location to cut the Saskatoon berry willows. Easy to straighten, and tough when dry, they made great arrow shafts. The place where willows are cut is called manimisāskwatān in Cree. Shortened, sāskwatān became Saskatoon

Saki-nip or Saguenay Derived from saki-nip, it means “where the water flows.”

Tkaronto or Toronto Traditionally, the Kanyen'kehà:ka (Mohawk) drove stakes into the water, at a spot where Lake Simcoe narrowed, to catch fish. These weirs were referred to as “tkaronto”, meaning “where there are trees standing in the water.”

Win nipee or Winnipeg Lake Winnipeg’s “muddy water” led to the Cree naming it win nipee

Excerpts taken from the Canadian Encyclopedia 



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