Department of Interior renames 26 locations in Alaska to remove derogatory word for Native women

Sunset over a creek in Dillingham on September 29, 2020. The creek has been renamed Amau Creek, which includes the word Yugtan for great-grandmother, to honor the community’s strong female ancestors. (Photo by Brian Venua/KDLG) Twenty-six locations in Alaska were given new names Thursday as part of the Department of the Interior’s initiative to remove …

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