(Alaska Dispatch News) Voters have set in motion the process of changing the name of the northernmost community in Alaska from the English “Barrow” back to the Inupiaq “Utqiagvik.”

The canvass committee certified the results of the city’s primary election showing voters approving the name-change ordinance. The action came on Monday, which was Indigenous People’s Day.

“It reclaims our beautiful Inupiaq language,” said Mayor Bob Harcharek.

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