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Deb Haaland orders removal of derogatory terms from public land names – Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado 2021-11-23 11:06:01 –

By Amanda Becker 19th

This story was originally published by 19th.

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced on Friday that he would establish a task force to identify and remove derogatory terms used in the names of public lands such as valleys and lakes, beginning with the word “scow.” ..

Harland I signed the order It identifies the word (an ethnic slur for indigenous women) as a derogatory term and establishes a derogatory geographic name task force to rename 650 locations on federal land that contain it.

NS Separate order Established an advisory board on the reconciliation of place names, consisting of history experts, members of the general public, and representatives of indigenous communities, to consider changing other derogatory terms used in federal lands. And recommend.

“Our country’s public lands and waters must be a place to celebrate the outdoors and our shared cultural heritage, rather than perpetuating the heritage of oppression. Indigenous peoples, especially women, how this word is. I know it’s offensive. I’m proud to be in a position to remove this word from the federal location. “Harland Said Celebrated the 52nd anniversary of visiting Alcatraz Island on the weekend Occupations by indigenous activists..

Harland is a registered member of Laguna Pueblo and First Native American To become a cabinet secretary of an administrative agency. The Home Office employs approximately 70,000 employees who oversee more than 500 million acres of public land, including hundreds of national parks. It includes the Bureau of Indian Affairs, which manages most of the 550 federal-approved tribal-related programs.

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