- Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Seneca Indian Nation President Maurice John will join city of Buffalo leaders to unveil a new sign marking the entrance to the former Squaw Island.

City lawmakers voted to change the name of the island park over the summer after complaints that the 336-year-old name was offensive to Native American women.

The island in the Niagara River is now called Unity Island.

Mayor Byron Brown and Common Council member Joseph Golombek are scheduled to join John at Friday’s sign unveiling. The ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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