Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Iroquoian Roadsignage




"Signage is one facet or tool in preserving language as well as to educate the public and acknowledge Tribe's connection to the land as well as their sovereignty as nations across the country," said Jessica Robinson, deputy director of the Seneca Nation of Indians Department of Transportation, quoted here — Bilingual road signs: Growing trend on state roads crossing Indian lands.

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Blogger 導美娜 said...

That's interesting. Although I figured they would use Aboriginal syllabics. Especially seeing as though most tribes exist on both sides of the border.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Aboriginal_syllabics

October 26, 2016 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Iosue Andreas Sartorius said...

I've seen the Haudenosaunee flag fly from the Pennsylvania border all the way to Montreal, but I've always associated Aboriginal syllabics with the Inuit. Cool to learn that the nearby Cree and Ojibway use it too.

South of the Border, I believe the only major native script is the Cherokee syllabary.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherokee_syllabary

October 26, 2016 at 10:15 PM  

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