California ski resort changes name to remove offensive word

Posted at 9:14 AM, Sep 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-14 12:14:55-04

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A popular California ski resort whose name included a derogatory term for Native American women has changed its name to Palisades Tahoe.

Resort officials announced the change Monday, completing a new name search that began last year amid a reckoning over racial injustice.

The renaming of Squaw Valley Ski Resort is one of many efforts to address a history of colonialism and oppression against Indigenous people.

Regional California tribes had been asking for a name change for decades.

The Washoe tribe will continue to work with the resort and local officials to remove the derogatory word from other places.