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Alora Wassily, Harmony Larson, and Trista Wassily hold large notepad. The notepad lists new names community members suggested for a creek in Dillingham.
Avery Lill/KDLG
One year ago, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland issued a declaration to remove a slur against Indigenous women from nearly 650 place names on federal lands. New names were finalized this fall — including one for a Dillingham creek that bore the slur. Three elementary students in Dillingham had been pushing to change the creek’s name long before the federal government started its process.
Dillingham students. August 2021.
Izzy Ross
There will soon be a switch-up of leaders at the Dillingham City School District. Starting Monday, middle-high school Principal Beth Dillman will begin work as the elementary school’s director of climate and culture. The current director, Megan McCambly, will become the middle-high school’s interim principal.

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