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Native American chief calls on Jeep to drop Cherokee name – New Zealand Herald

A chief of Cherokee Nation has called on companies to stop using Native American names.

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There are growing calls to drop the name Cherokee from the name of the car. Photo / Getty Images It is time for Jeep to stop using the Cherokee Nation’s name on its Cherokee and Grand Cherokee SUVs, the chief of the Oklahoma-based tribe said.
Chief Chuck Hoskin, Jr. said in a statement first reported by Car & Driver magazine that he believes corporations and sports teams should stop using Native American names, images and mascots as nicknames or on their products.
“I’m sure this comes from a place…

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