TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — Washington’s Tulalip (too-LAY’-lihp) Tribes are unhappy Microsoft has decided to use their name as the internal label for a new social media project.
But tribal officials are discussing the issue with Microsoft officials and the company says the name was never intended to get leak outside the Redmond software company.
The Daily Herald reports some employees of the computer software company live on or near the Tulalip reservation. The Native American Rights Fund, which defends the rights of American Indian tribes, says it’s a matter of common courtesy, not to mention the legalities. The group’s executive director says anyone who wants to use the tribe’s name should ask permission.
Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com