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Cherokees ask Jeep to stop using tribe’s name

(CNN) — The Cherokee Nation is asking Jeep to stop using it’s Tribe’s name on its SUV’s.

Jeep has been selling it’s Cherokee brand models for about 45 years.

The auto maker says it’s vehicle names have been carefully chosen over the years to celebrate Native American people for their nobility, prowess and pride.

But the Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation says having their name plastered on the side of a car does not honor them, even if it comes from a well-intended place.

Jeep says it is committed to an open dialogue with the tribe over this issue.

This comes after other brands dropped names and logos that are considered stereotypes and offensive, including the Washington Football Team, Land O’ Lakes, Uncle Ben’s and Aunt Jemima.

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