[Tagging] Unofficial name change of "Lake Calhoun" in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Thu Jun 8 23:23:50 UTC 2017


On Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 3:11 PM, Tom Hardy <rhardy702 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Lake Calhoun <http://www.openstreetmap.org/?way=44164741> is the subject
> of
> local discussion due to racist associations of the word "Calhoun".  I know
> a
> name change has been promoted, but I have no further details.
>
> The name was recently changed to name=Bde Maka Ska, with name:dak=Mde Maka
> Ska, something that won't be recognised by most people or entities in the
> area.
>
> I added name:en=Lake Calhoun and added a note but have taken no further
> action.
>

According to Wikipedia [1], the city can not change the name. But since
they did put up new signage, according to the article, I agree that
name=Bde Maka Ska is appropriate. I would use the name_1=Lake Calhoun
instead of name:en. Lake Calhoun isn't the english version of Bde Maka Ska.

>From an article in the StarTribune [2] it looks like the park is still
called East Lake Calhoun Park.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Calhoun#Name
[2]
http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-park-board-to-vote-tonight-on-lake-calhoun-name-change/421157163/

Clifford

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