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The US Department of Interior is creating a new task force to identify federal lands that contain slurs or derogatory terms and rename them, mirroring changes already made by sports franchises and private businesses in recent years.

The Derogatory Geographic Names Task Force will include representatives from federal land management agencies along with diversity, equity and inclusion experts, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced Friday.

The process will include dialogue with tribes, state and local governments and the public, the department said, adding that it was now classifying the term ‘squaw’ — referring to an indigenous woman — as officially derogatory.

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