Some of us developed a plan along with these sailors (and another) to put forward to the CSC naming committee regarding how to approach resurecting the Tribals. There is certainly an ear for it.But - remember to use the names that the Nation itself wants, not what others have called them.
Example: Iroquois, which some suggest that it was what its enemies called them, rather than "Haudenosaunee" (the name they called themselves).
AFAIK only 1 Wing is allowed to wear them. I've seen the jackets on others, but almost always on folks who were Tac Hel and then went to other fleets.
Some major first nations groups that should have ships named after them:
- Cree (largest of the "nations" in Canada)
Fear of offending someone is one of the largest barriers to reconciliation.And so we enter the dance of who is a First Nation, and who is not....
Don't worry, whatever you do someone will wind up officially, and very publicly, offended in some way
Maybe in the Army, but definitely not in the RCN or RCAF. RCAF sqns have them and can be worn on the left sleeve.They are also generally forbidden to be worn.
Good luck to them. I really like the idea of using indigenous names - properly approved by the "tribe" involved. I suppose the class cannot be "Tribal" anymore - the OED says it's a bad word, now.The first meeting of the CSC Naming committee will be in mid May. I'm the secretary for the committee.
Fun fact, prior to Covid the powers that be had decided to continue on with the City Class. That all changed with the pandemic, change at CRCN, and the designation of the class as Destroyers. It will be an interesting discussion for sure.