Offensive place names dot the American landscape. Efforts to change them are about to get a lot faster.
By Karin Brulliard
December 17, 2021
IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado takes immense pride in the soaring peaks, sparkling creeks and red rocks that have made it famous as a wilderness wonderland. But in recent months, the state has been publicly grappling with shame over what some of those landmarks are called. Read the full Washington Post Article here.
Mestaa’ėhehe Mountain: Name change seen as reconciliation and healing
Proposal to rename Mount Evans has support from Evans family
October 29th, 202o
Three more proposals, including a third for Mount Evans, have been submitted to the U.S. Board of Geographic Names and now have joined the list in front of the Colorado Geographic Naming Board. Read the full Gazette article
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes call to rename Colorado’s Mt. Evans and reckon with its namesake’s violent legacy
The Wilderness Society
December 4th, 2020
On Nov. 30, the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes and The Wilderness Society filed an official petition to rename Mt. Evans, in Colorado’s Front Range, as Mt. Blue Sky. Read the full Wilderness Society article
The Mestaa'ėhehe Coalition brings together tribal representatives from the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes, Denver Area Indigenous Leaders, and allies to rename Mt. Evans as Mt. Blue Sky. The Coalition was established in the summer of 2020, and successfully worked to rename Sq__ Mountain to Mestaa'ėhehe Mountain and advises on other renaming efforts in Colorado.