South Dakota Board on Geographic Names

 

The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names was created by the 2009 Legislature to recommend replacements for offensive names for geographic places. The board consists of representatives from the State Historical Society and the departments of Tribal Relations, Transportation, Environment and Natural Resources, and Tourism. The board works with tribes, local governments, historical societies, citzens and other interested parties in finding suitable replacement names for geographic features containing the offensive names “squaw” and “negro,” and makes such recommendations to the United States Board on Geographic Names. For further information, visit http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/policies.htm

 

press releases:

Board on Geographic Names Seeks Input On Proposed Name For Creek In Campbell County

 

S.D. Board on Geographic Names Holding Board Meeting In Pierre

 

Board on Geographic Names Recommends Name for Unnamed Creek in Minnehaha County

announcements: 

The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names

Meeting on Thursday, September 25, 2014

 

The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names

meeting on Tuesday, July 29, 2014