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Committee supports effort to drop derogatory Native American names

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Committee supports effort to drop derogatory Native American names
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A legislative committee gave its stamp of approval Monday to a draft bill that seeks to streamline the federal process for changing geographic names in Utah that contain language derogatory to American Indians.

The legislation would allow the state’s Division of Indian Affairs to work with the Utah Committee on Geographic Names to create an application template facilitating the process for Native American tribes or other community members to petition the United States Board on Geographic Names for moniker changes.

Full story at the Salt Lake Tribune here.