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Geographic Naming is a legislated process by which a name for a geographic feature is approved for use on provincial government publications and inclusion in the Canadian geographical names database. These names reflect the culture and heritage of the province and, on a daily basis, convey the traditions of the Indigenous people who originally occupied this land, the stories of those who have come since, and the connections between people and the land around them. Today, there are approximately 14,000 approved names of populated places, geographic features, parks, and Reserves in Saskatchewan, including nearly 4,000 named in honour of those who have died in the service of the province or nation.
Geographic Naming is the legislated process by which a name for a geographic feature is approved for use on government maps and within government publications. However, these names are more than labels on a map or the words on a road sign; they reflect the culture and heritage of the province and its people. Daily, these names convey the traditions of the Indigenous people who originally occupied this land, the stories of those who have come since, and the connections between us and the land. Some names serve to honour the ultimate sacrifice made by those in the service of the province and nation.
Anyone can submit a nomination to name a geographic feature. The Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation reviews nominations and recommends approval.
First, review the Policy for Naming Geographic Features in Saskatchewan, then simply download and fill out this Nomination Form for Naming a Geographic Feature. Once completed, forward your application and supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before filling out the nomination form, please review the following information:
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