Squaw Island Name Change? Thursday at Burning Books
by Buck Quigley - posted 11:17 am, January 6, 2015
According to Jodi-Lynn Maracle, a Mohawk from Tyendinaga who was born and raised in Buffalo, the name of the island that separates the Black Rock channel from the Niagara River should be changed from Squaw Island to something more traditional and in keeping with the territory’s history. She sent a strongly worded letter to the Buffalo Common Council arguing just that.
Maracle will be speaking on the topic this Thursday at 7pm at Burning Books, 420 Connecticut Street.
More from Two Row Times. Other events are planned to draw public attention to this issue.