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Old 09-04-2015, 10:11 PM   #1
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Interesting statement in the news !

I was reading this yahoo article today and came across this paragraph referring to the Federal Board that oversees names for places such as monuments , towns , mountains , etc. , etc. This excerpt is what caught my attention :"But a search of the domestic names database still turns up some questionable monikers, including many with the term “squaw.”

Those names endure because the board “decided it’s not a universally offensive term,” Yost explained. “There are still some tribes that use the term and don’t consider it offensive.”"

Here's the link to the actual article :https://www.yahoo.com/politics/from-...331021546.html

Now , my question is : Which tribes in the United States use the term "squaw" and don't think it's offensive ? I'm hoping someone can enlighten me here , because I don't know any ndn peoples that would use that term.....period !
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Well....I did get invited to a "Squaw Dance" on Navajo Rez...
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My friend Barb was shocked when she heard that word used by Navajo people. It is an offensive word here in Illinois.
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Personally, I don't know any NDNs that use that word. My perception was that the word was used negatively, in a derogatory fashion.

So, I was curious who this guy from this Govt. Naming Board was referring to & what tribes use it; I found this article in Indian Country Today Media News website that gives some background:

The Word ?Squaw?: Offensive or Not? - ICTMN.com

As an aside/kinda off the topic a little, but it relates to words & perceptions:
My husband wasn't used to being called a "Whiteman"; he had never been called that before we started dating & he started hanging out around NDNs. LOL! It took him awhile to get used to it. At 1st, he thought that it was negative, but I told him, "No. That's just how you were born into this world...you're a Whiteman by blood. It's doesn't mean "of way of life"; we have a different word for that."
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Personally, I don't know any NDNs that use that word. My perception was that the word was used negatively, in a derogatory fashion.

So, I was curious who this guy from this Govt. Naming Board was referring to & what tribes use it; I found this article in Indian Country Today Media News website that gives some background:

The Word ?Squaw?: Offensive or Not? - ICTMN.com

As an aside/kinda off the topic a little, but it relates to words & perceptions:
My husband wasn't used to being called a "Whiteman"; he had never been called that before we started dating & he started hanging out around NDNs. LOL! It took him awhile to get used to it. At 1st, he thought that it was negative, but I told him, "No. That's just how you were born into this world...you're a Whiteman by blood. It's doesn't mean "of way of life"; we have a different word for that."
And when Indians first saw a black man, they didn't know what to call him. So they called him a black white man.
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