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Vatican looks at sainthood for Kateri Tekakwitha

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The Vatican is reviewing documents that could lead to Kateri Tekakwitha being declared a saint, according to the priest in charge of the effort. Tekakwitha, a Mohawk Indian woman who lived during the 1600s in villages around Auriesville and Fonda, was declared “holy” in 1980 by the Roman Catholic Church. “Once a person is declared to be holy, there’s only one more thing necessary for our canonization process … there has to be a definite ...

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September 16, 2009
10:13 a.m.

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Doesn't the Gazette's Style Book require "Native American"?

September 16, 2009
1:53 p.m.

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That's a good question.

The Gazette, with some exceptions, follows The Associated Press Stylebook which has this entry:

"American Indian or Native American is acceptable for those in the U.S. Follow the person's preference. Where possible, be precise and use the name of the tribe: He is a Navajo commissioner ..."