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I'm OK with renaming. Why?

Mount McKinley. Named after William Mckinley in 1896 by a gold prospector. What's wrong with this name? Well, it already had a name that had been used for centuries prior to white man showing up and giving "names" to everything. Denali is the name used by indigenous people for centuries. It means "the great one". A name very deserving of the mountain itself. I'm sure it was a great honor for William Mckinley, and maybe even the U.S., to name the mountain for him -- but Denal is far more grand and descriptive than Mckinley. It certainly has more meaning for those indigenous and non-indigenous people that have lived in the shadow this awe inspiring mountain.

If we have geographic points of interest that had names prior to whites showing up, then I'm fine with evaluating, and using the original Native American name if it is appropriate. Like Denali. I'll support those changes. I'm fine with working with Native Americans, and embracing their history and culture. If they came out and said they wanted to change the Grand Canyon to Ongtupqa, I'd support that change.

What does Kyhv mean? I have no idea. Maybe as some have eluded, it is a proper name that has no meaning at all, but rather honors a person from history? It would be nice to know.

I wish that our local tribes had an opportunity to be more involved with our local schools. That's something I thought would be appropriate with Cedar High School and their recent name change from Redmen to Reds. Why not have the local Piute Tribe work with Iron County Schools to incorporate some history of our local native people into our schools? Maybe we'd all learn a little bit more about the history of our country and lands?
 

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What PBH said, however.... and there is always a but..... taking the Redmen to Reds change for example, I have Piute, Navajo, and Hopi, friends that went to Cedar High and didn't want the change, they said that they are proud Redmen.
That's my whole point of working with the local tribes. Had CHS gone straight to the Piute Tribe, and worked with them on a real resolution, CHS wouldn't be the "reds" today. They might not be the "Redmen", but they might be something close that honored the history of the Native American people here in our area, and brought not just pride back to CHS, but some real understanding as well. Win / Win. Instead we got a lose / lose. Go redwolves. errrr....wolves! doh, I mean Reds! (what's a Red???). Ugh. Go Canyon View! :)
 
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