The new Greater Victoria Public library located in neighborhood of James Bay in Victoria British Columbia will be named sxʷeŋ’xʷəŋ taŋ’exw the Lekwungen name for James Bay. City Council has also named the library’s two meeting rooms the Dr. Elmer Seniemten George M.S.M. Community Room (pronounced Sen-eem-ten), and the Mifflin Wistar Gibbs Study Room (pronounced Wis-ter).
My hope is that the collections and programming will also be reflective of this ongoing relationship.
Listen to the pronunciation by Elder Dr. Elmer Seniemten George
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