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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! :)
Or maybe the Puite (my autocorrect kept going to “Paiute,” which is correct?) tribe could have told them to pound sand, we don’t want to work with your school. And that would have been fine too.

When it comes to this stuff I think there needs to be enough room for people to respect what others think without getting upset about it. I’m not Native American, and don’t even pretend to understand their culture or experiences. I am far from being able to tell them how they “should” feel about something. I may not understand it and in some cases even disagree with what they’re saying, but I can still be respectful and let them feel the way they want to feel.
 

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Government is just creating a state of confusion by changing definitions and names. Naive Public won’t know what hit them soon due to all the media distractions and propaganda pushed out hard by the CIA.

Kiev is changed now on most maps to a new spelling just to confuse those people that don’t know the tactics of the WEF-UN World Government.

The Núuchi is the real name of the “Ute Tribe” but hey why would the government want you to know the truth? Everything the government teaches the people is a total scam for them to remain in power.

Governments vs The People is WW3 and it’s slowly being deployed unnoticed until enough people realize what the government is actually doing right in front of their faces.

Wake Up and research while you have the chance because once the government lots the fuse is when you’ll see the governments fireworks that has been planned since the inception of the USA. Secret Societies run the governments and some of you here are part of that secret society to keep people perpetuating the confusion. Get mad at the truth. 😆 They expose themselves as fools, and symbolism will be their downfall.
 

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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?
I largely agree.

Per Cedar...they did involve several members for tribal input. Just like most ethnic groups though, there wasn't a unified or consistent preference. From my memory the tribe itself decided to avoid an official stance because of the controversy. Many tribal members s did participate in the lengthy process though.

I remember my first trip to AK and buying candied salmon when it had the now abandoned name. I've known it to be pejorative for almost 20 years though. Unfortunately many indigenous words were coopted and imbued with ugly meanings and intent. Can't say I blame anyone for wanting to abandon such terminology.

Name changes aren't new even if we are in a moment when it's more common. Sometimes we get input, often we don't. I rarely invest much energy either way but I'm often more amenable to change than keeping controversial ones.
 

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Am I the only one who finds it interesting that someone with the screen name of 'Jew'bacca is telling everyone to empathize and change names that offend?

It will always be Squaw Peak to me, but I don't care if they teach the next generation to call it something different. The term Squaw just always meant a native american woman to me- never was derogatory, but I now understand what the word meant a century ago.
My buddy calls his kids little buggers- and I hear others use the term in an endearing way- I doubt they mean it in the dictionary definition sort of way.....
 

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Am I the only one who finds it interesting that someone with the screen name of 'Jew'bacca is telling everyone to empathize and change names that offend?
Why, does Jewish heritage offend you? Are you surprised to find someone in Utah not of pioneer heritage? What are you, an anti-Semite?

I'm kidding around, but I really don't follow.

 

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Nah, I'm not offended or an anti-religion person. My sense of humor sometimes doesn't translate thru posts. I thought it was ironic and funny though- simply because the phrase can be viewed by some as derogatory and they would want you to change it. And I really did like that Seinfeld episode too! Have a solid weekend.
 
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