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Urban Outfitters Stops Using the Word 'Navajo'

Last month, the clothing-and-home-decor retail store Urban Outfitters pulled the word 'Navajo' from a new line after criticism from the Navajo Nation as well as numerous bloggers.

However, items that were affiliated with the name are still being sold - everything from underwear to shirts to flasks.

Does the offense stop with the name? Or does it extend into appropriation of Native patterns?
The Art and Science of Brand Names


On October 12th, NPR's Talk of the Nation had John Colapinto on to talk about the "the art and science of creating brand names." It's a fascinating interview - check it out here.