Bra Antonio Gonzalez, U.S. Department Of Interior, Deb Holland discussed on Native America Calling


This is national native news. I'm art Hughes in bra Antonio Gonzalez. The word squaw is derogatory and is on its way out for any federal places bearing the name. That's the bottom line of a formal declaration by U.S. department of interior secretary Deb Holland. The order also includes an investigation to replace other derogatory names. Holland's action forms a task force to identify and replace what she says are racist terms used by the federal government. She says names should celebrate a shared cultural heritage, not to in her words, perpetuate the legacies of oppression. Earlier this year, the privately owned California ski resort changed its name from squaw valley after decades of pressure from local tribes, at least two states have laws prohibiting using the word for place names. The federal legislation known as Savannah's act has seen its first deadline come and go, and at least two members of Congress are seeking answers. The act of facilitate better coordination and expand data collection to combat the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women calls for the Justice Department to give regular reports to Congress. The act was signed into law in October 2020. No reports from DOJ are scheduled. Washington state Republican Dan newhouse issued a statement, saying he is deeply disappointed that the deadline was missed given the extent of the crisis in his state and across the country. California Democrat Norma Torres urges complete transparency from the department relating to the act's implementation. The law was named for Savannah lafontaine grey wind a pregnant 22 year old spirit Lake Dakota woman, who was murdered in 2017. Another bipartisan group of lawmakers are calling on the U.S. attorney general to act on recommendations on a report by the general accounting office that finds among other things, there is no comprehensive data on missing and murdered indigenous people. Noted Lakota elder Marcello bow has died. She was a decorated World War II veteran serving as a nurse in the U.S. Army nurse corps, a citizen of the Cheyenne river Sioux tribe, she served on that nation's council for four years. This month, she was inducted into the Native American Hall of Fame at age 102. She told native America calling producer Andy Murphy, how much she appreciated the recognition. Do you know I've had many honors in my life, but to be honored by Native American people as the greatest honor I have ever received. Lebeau served as the director of nursing at the eagle Butte IHS hospital and among other things, she was known for her leadership and health and wellness and health policy. She was also a champion of the effort to rescind the medals of honor from the soldiers who participated in the wounded knee massacre in 1890. At the presidential candidates forum and 2019, she asked each of the candidates the same question, whether they would support the remove the stain act. Back on our reservation on the same river reservation, there is a pervasive sadness that exists there because of wounded knee and what happened there..

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