Muskoka Lakes council got their first look at the new signage for the former Muskoka Road #38 recently.
During the most recent Muskoka Lakes council meeting, councillors directed staff to continue working with the MTO to have new signs installed on the road.
In October 2022 the District of Muskoka agreed to rename Muskoka Road 38, the road where the administration building for the Wahta Mohawks is located.
The Wahta Mohawks First Nation then led the engagement and name-selection process over the winter and received numerous member-submitted name options for consideration. These names were reviewed by the Wahta Naming Committee, composed of Council members, Elders, and Mohawk language speakers.
A Tri-Council meeting was scheduled in late February and brought together members from the Wahta Mohawks First Nation, the Township of Muskoka Lakes, and the District of Muskoka.
From the final three selected names, the proposed new name was unanimously supported by the Tri-Council members.
The new road name for Muskoka Road 38 will be in the Mohawk language, Kanien’kehá:ka Iohatátie, which translates to “Mohawk People Road”.
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