Everything You Need to Know About Ward Ipiihkoohkanipiaohtsi
In the last few weeks, I've spoken with hundreds of residents in Ward Ipiihkoohkanipiaohtsi and one thing I noticed is that there is a lot of confusion surrounding Edmonton's new ward names and boundaries. My instinct to help people and solve problems kicked in, so I decided to create the following short video (see below) detailing everything you need to know about Ward Ipiihkoohkanipiaohtsi!
Although the new ward name may seem intimidating or inconvenient to learn at first, it honours the rich history of our Aboriginal roots and peoples, most notably, the Blackfoot Nation. As a First Nations man, I'm grateful that our city acknowledges my people's history and I am happy to share the meaning of Ward Ipiihkoohkanipiaohtsi so that others can learn and share, as well.
In this video, I go over how to pronounce the new ward name phonetically, which neighbourhoods fall under these new boundaries, and a brief history of the name's origins. You can also click here to find out more about Ward Ipiihkoohkanipiaohtsi and see if your neighbourhood is a part of it.