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Changing Derogatory Place Names

Portrait of Deb Haaland.

December 3, 2021 – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland is moving to remove the word ‘Squaw’ from all federal lands, citing the derogatory connotations it carries for Native Americans. Our panel discusses the timing of the decision, and the influence of Sec. Haaland’s Native voice in Washington, D.C.. Host: Gene Grant Line Opinion…

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Mayor Alan Webber and Santa Fe’s Controversial Monuments

A cop stands in front of a vandalized obelisk, with graffiti reading "RACIST" and "TEWA LAND".

June 26, 2020 – Protests against racism and debates over monuments have captivated Santa Fe, both in past decades and today. The focal point of the debate today is a Civil War-era obelisk that once referred to Native Americans as “savage.” Vandals defaced it and in the same week, the city removed a statue of…

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