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California ski resort changes name to remove offensive word

Racial Injustice Ski Resort Renaming
Posted at 5:23 PM, Sep 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-13 20:23:27-04

A popular California ski resort whose name included a derogatory term for Native American women has changed its name to Palisades Tahoe.

Resort officials announced the change Monday, completing a new name search that began last year amid a reckoning over racial injustice.

The renaming of Squaw Valley Ski Resort is one of many efforts to address a history of colonialism and oppression against Indigenous people.

Regional California tribes had been asking for a name change for decades.

The Washoe tribe will continue to work with the resort and local officials to remove the derogatory word from other places.