Authorities rename 28 Wisconsin sites to remove racist word | app

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The government has renamed more than two dozen lakes and other sites on federal land in Wisconsin to remove a racist term for a Native American woman.

The changes announced Thursday capped a nearly year-long process that began when Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, a Native American, took office in 2021 and worked to remove the offensive word “squaw” from names of nearly 650 peaks, lakes, streams and other places nationwide. .

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