Federal officials approve renaming Alaska's Saginaw Bay

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal board has approved changing the name of a Southeast Alaska bay following a petition from tribal leaders over its association with military aggression, officials said.

The U.S. Board on Geographic Names approved changing the name of Saginaw Bay to Skanax Bay last week, CoastAlaska reported.

The Alaska House of Representatives and Alaska Historical Commission endorsed the name change earlier this year. The change was requested by the Organized Village of Kake, the area’s tribal government.

“As a clan we never relinquished to the rights to this bay,” Dawn Jackson,...

 

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