Change the name of Kit Carson R​.​V. Park

Change the name of Kit Carson R​.​V. Park

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A. Maria started this petition to Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President and

This petition is to urge the business leaders in the Greater Flagstaff Community to place pressure on the owners of the Kit Carson R.V. Park to change its name. 

Kit Carson led the campaign against the Navajo beginning with burning villages, slaughtering livestock, and destroying water sources in order to reduce the Navajo to starvation. In 1864, Carson, relying on the Navajos' desperation, rounded-up between 8,000-9,000 Navajos in what has become known as the Long Walk. Navajos were then marched 300 miles in winter to Bosque Redondo (in what functioned as an internment camp) where they spent four years struggling with food shortages and starvation, water problems, and disease before they were allowed to return to their ancestral lands. An estimated 3,000 or more Navajos died during this time. 

Flagstaff, Arizona serves as home to nearly 6,000 Native Americans from various tribes (but most notably, the Navajo) and because of its close proximity to various reservations in Northern Arizona, serves as one of the few communities offering off-reservation amenities, in the form of entertainment, restaurants, shopping, and healthcare. The Kit Carson R.V. Park serves as a painful and constant reminder of the brutal tactics waged against Navajos and Native Americans, in general. Business leaders must enact the change needed to end both overt and covert racism, and changing the name of the Kit Carson R.V. Park is an example of one such change business leaders can take in showing a commitment to the Native American community. 

Please sign our petition. We must begin to dismantle the structural racism that exists in our communities, and it begins here. 

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