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SCIA to address use of 'Geronimo' as codename at hearing

The use of "Geronimo" as a codename for the U.S. military mission against Osama bin Laden will be discussed at the Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on racist stereotypes tomorrow.

The hearing was scheduled before the use of the codename became public. But Loretta Tuell, the staff director for the Democrats on the committee, said the "Geronimo" issue will be addressed.

"These inappropriate uses of Native American icons and cultures are prevalent throughout our society, and the impacts to Native and non-Native children are devastating," Tuell told the Associated Press.

The hearing takes place tomorrow at 2:15pm in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. It will be webcast.

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Senate official: Wrong to link bin Laden, Geronimo (AP 5/4)

Committee Notice:
OVERSIGHT HEARING on "Stolen Identities: The Impact of Racist Stereotypes on Indigenous People" (May 5, 2011)

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