Fucked up, right?
The scientist I spoke with did use the term “killer whale,” and so did NOAA. “Orca” is fine though, too! It’s all love here for the orcas/whales.
Sacred lands include those with unmarked graves and ancient burial grounds. It’s not about “spirits” or “magic.” It’s about protecting the little land some of these communities have left because white colonizers decided to destroy most of it.