The U.S. Interior Department identified nearly 700 federal place names using the S word. The list is the most significant step yet in forever removing the term from maps and signposts, much less the lexicon of acceptable place names. Some states are moving ahead with laws to legally force the name change in places not covered by the current federal push.
Today on Native America Calling, Andi Murphy speaks with Paul Spitler, senior legislative policy manager for the Wilderness Society; Maria Givens, co-founder and partner of Tahoma Peak Solutions; Dr. Walter C. Fleming, Department Head of the Native American Studies Department at Montana State University; and Sarah Sunshine Manning, NDN Collective Director of Communications.