Removing a Racial Slur From Place Names in Oregon
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation took things a step further this week by releasing a list of place names they would like changed.
But, as Kate Loftesness reports, "...(c)hanging names is not quick or easy. The 25-member Oregon Geographic Names Board approves changes but with no budget, votes only twice a year. Its recommendations go to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, which takes up to eight months to okay them or not, says Lou Yost, of the board, located in Virginia."