Senate to consider renaming McKinley to Denali

 

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A U.S. Senate committee voted last week to rename the tallest peak in North America, Mount McKinley, its original Koyukon-Athabaskan name of “Denali,” clearing a path for full Senate approval.

In a victory for the Native cultures of Interior Alaska, a U.S. Senate committee voted last week to rename the tallest peak in North America, Mount McKinley, to its original Koyukon-Athabaskan name of “Denali.”

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved the bill by voice vote on Tuesday, June 18, allowing the proposed legislation to go to a vote before the full body of the Senate.

Senate Bill 155 would officially rename the mountain, stating, “The mountain located … in the State of Alaska shall be known and designated as ‘Denali.’ Any reference in a law, map, re...



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