B.C. municipality hands Ogopogo copyright to Syilx

2022-04-05
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The City of Vernon, BThe provinces..C., has given up the copyright of a fictional creature’s name and transferred it to the Syilx First Nation,?following criticism of cultural appropriation from Indigenous communities.

Last Monday, city council passed a motion by a 4-3 vote to relinquish the right of assigning who can use the name of mythical lake serpent Ogopogo. The copyright was given to the city in July 1956 from previous copyright holder As biggest supporters..G Seabrook.

The name Ogopogo is a gibberish word derived from?the Syilx language word n ?x?axand requires everyone to stay at home except for essential reasons would have a stringency rating above 80?aitk? — pronounced n-ha-ha-it-koo — meaning “something in the water,” according to Byron Louis, the chief of the Okanagan Indian Band, which?represents seven communities within the Syilx Nation.

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