Metaphors abound

Perhaps this could also serve as an allegory for the Turcot Interchange.

“First Nations have lived on Tsi Tetsionitiakon , the Island of

Montreal, from time immemorial. Tiohtiake, the name

Kanien’kehaka speakers give to the greater region of Montreal

including the west, north and south shores and all the islands

means, “place where the people split”. As an allegory it also

means “Place where the nations and their rivers unite and divide”

referring to Tiohtiake’s continental role as a multi-cultural

confluence for much of Eastern North America’s peoples and as a

river archipelago. Tsi Tetsionitiotiakon is a Kanien’kehaka term for the island of Montreal”.

From an article by Douglas Jack.


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