CA: Squaw Valley ski resort changes Native American name

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“The largest resort in California ski country has changed its name after consulting with local Native American groups. The 72-year-old Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows (host site of the 1960s Winter Olympics) announced it will now be known as Palisades Tahoe. Indigenous North Americans consider the word ‘squaw’ misogynistic and racist toward their women. The resort said it ‘could not in good conscience continue to use’ the term. ‘At the end of the day, ‘squaw’ is a hurtful word, and we are not hurtful people,’ Palisades president and COO Dee Byrne wrote in an open letter on Sunday. Ms Byrne indicated signage and merchandise featuring the organisation’s old name and logo would be removed by the start of the 2021-2022 ski season.” (09/14/21)