Of late and in various circumstances, I have heard speakers and read writers who rightly acknowledge that, as we live in Maine, we live on unceded, stolen Wabanaki land – over which they were traditional custodians and guardians.

On road signs in Scotland, you will see both the English and the Gaelic names for towns, rivers, etc. Perhaps it is time for Maine’s road signs, in the same fashion, in the same spirit, to indicate the English with the Indigenous names where they are known.

Kenneth C. MacArthur
South Portland

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