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     1-19C-1.   Legislative findings regarding offensive geographic place names. The Legislature finds that all geographic place names containing the term, squaw, are offensive and insulting to all South Dakota's people, history, and heritage. These place names have been replaced by names that reflect South Dakota's people, history, and heritage without resorting to harmful or offensive stereotypes, names, words, or phrases. All state and local government agencies shall make changes to maps and any other reference materials to reflect the changes provided in this chapter. The use of the term, squaw, in whole or in part, is prohibited as a name for any geographic feature within this state.

Source: SL 2001, ch 9, § 1; SL 2009, ch 2, § 2; SL 2014, ch 9, § 1.


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