The literal translation of N’Swakamok is when a tree forks and has 3 different crooks in the tree.

N’Swakamok teaches us of the different paths that can be taken. 

Over time the word N’swakamok took on various parallel meanings; Indigenous Peoples started using the word N’Swakamok to represent Sudbury due to the Three roads that lead into Sudbury.

3 Paths – 3 Roads – 3 Educational Institutions