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City of Santa Barbara changes street name with offensive meaning

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Posted at 12:23 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 15:23:29-05

The City of Santa Barbara is renaming Indio Muerto Street to Hutash Street Monday.

Earlier this spring, the Barbareno Chumash Tribal Council requested to change the street name, which means "dead Indian" in Spanish.

The new street name Hutash is a Chumash term for "earth mother."

Members of the Santa Barbara City Council determined the street name was not appropriate and voted to change it.

A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for 2:30 p.m.

For more information on where to watch the ceremony click here.