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Oregon Mascots

4/20/2017

article Marcola School Board tentatively approves dropping Mohawk Indians mascot and adopting Mustangs
(Oregon) -- The Marcola School District soon will have a new mascot: the Mustangs. Mohawk High School, Mohawk Middle School and Marcola Elementary School will keep their...
article Superintendent issues new mascot recommendation for Mohawk High School
(Oregon) -- Mohawk High School teams have been known as the Indians since the 1920s – but no more. A new mascot name is set to ben announced Wednesday night.

4/5/2017

article Countdown Continues For Oregon Schools With Indian-themed Mascots
(Oregon) -- Efforts to end Native American mascots – or keep them, with local tribes’ approval – have left 16 Oregon school districts until July 1st to...

4/4/2017

article Oregon school district reaches mascot deal with tribe
(Oregon) -- Rogue River High will remain the Chieftains. The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports (http://bit.ly/2oyqXiu ) the school board last week ratified an agreement...

4/3/2017

article Rogue River can keep Chieftain mascot
(Oregon) -- The Rogue River School Board on Thursday ratified a deal allowing Rogue River Jr./Sr. High School to keep its Chieftain mascot.

3/16/2017

article Oregon School Districts Work To Keep Native American Mascots Through Tribal Agreements
(Oregon) -- At least seven Oregon school districts are working to keep their Native American mascots by getting the support of local tribes.

3/13/2017

article Native American dancer puts Mohawk mascot issue into context
(Oregon) -- The profile of a Native American man with feathers and a mohawk hair cut is the center­piece of Mohawk High School’s gym floor. But the image soon...

6/21/2016

article Oregon High School Mascot Headed For A Makeover
(Oregon) -- When kids at Banks High School cheer for their sports teams in the future, they’ll still be cheering for the Braves. The nickname is staying.

5/11/2016

article Oregon School District Latest To Jettison Native American Mascot, Imagery
(Oregon) -- The Warrenton-Hammond School Board on the northwest Oregon Coast voted unanimously Tuesday night to remove Native American symbolism from its school mascots...

4/14/2016

article Banks, Grand Ronde to sign agreement to keep Braves logo
(Oregon) -- Officials with the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Banks School District are working to sign an agreement to keep the Braves logo and mascot in...

3/31/2016

article Crockett: Turmoil continues over John Swett High mascot
(Oregon) -- The John Swett school district, which quelled long-standing criticism when it voted a year ago to drop the Indian mascot used by sports teams at its high...
article Reedsport School District may give up its “Braves” mascot
(Oregon) -- After more than 50 years of being the home of the Braves, the Reedsport School District may be saying goodbye to its Native American mascot.

3/9/2016

article School, tribe working together on Philomath's mascot issue
(Oregon) -- The connection most people feel to their high school alma mater usually lasts a lifetime. In a small community such as Philomath, those feelings can take on...

3/4/2016

article Douglas county schools move forward on mascot issue
(Oregon) -- Three Douglas County school districts have decided to take the necessary steps to move forward with keeping their Native American mascots after a recent...

2/23/2016

article 2 schools drop Native American mascots
(Oregon) -- Native American mascots are on their way out at two Oregon schools. Officials at Grants Pass schools Fort Vannoy Elementary and Fleming Middle School, both...

2/16/2016

article State board OKs Native American mascots
(Oregon) -- The Siletz Valley Warriors and 14 other Oregon schools with Native American mascots will be allowed to keep their athletic symbols following a showdown at...

2/13/2016

article Mohawk High School, tribes discuss keeping Indians mascot
(Oregon) -- Officials at one Lane County high school are optimistic a recent change in state rules may let them keep the school's long-held Native American mascot...

2/11/2016

article Warriors may take native out of logos
(Oregon) -- Rather than jump through the hoops to keep the Native American imagery, Warrenton-Hammond Superintendent Mark Jeffery is asking the community to look at...

2/8/2016

article Mohawk High School reaches out to Grande Ronde tribes in hopes of keeping Indians mascot
(Oregon) -- Officials at one Lane County high school are optimistic a recent change in state rules may let them keep the school’s long-held Native American mascot...

2/3/2016

article Interim Reedsport superintendent consulting with tribal leaders on mascot
(Oregon) -- Reedsport Community Charter School may get to keep its Braves mascot if it can reach an agreement on the matter with local Indian tribes.

1/26/2016

article Reedsport Charter School reaches out to local tribes about Native American mascot
(Oregon) -- Last week the Oregon Board of Education made the decision to allow some public schools to keep their Native American mascots. Tuesday we found out what that...
article Roseburg High celebrates remodeled gym, Indian mascot
(Oregon) -- Roseburg High School students officially celebrated keeping their Indian mascot at Friday night's girls basketball game. School principal Jill Weber...

1/25/2016

article Tribes allow Mohawk High School to keep Indian mascot
(Oregon) -- Mohawk High School is pleased with the recent decision to allow the Indian mascot to remain in use. Mohawk High School Principal spoke with the confederated...

6/6/2015

article New bill could allow some schools Native American mascots
(Oregon) -- The question has been on the table for several years now -- should Oregon schools be allowed to have Native American mascots?

6/5/2015

article Oregon lawmakers introduce tribal mascots bill
(Oregon) -- Oregon lawmakers have introduced a bill seeking to allow public schools to continue using Native American mascots in certain circumstances.

6/2/2015

article Our View: Native American mascots' time is over
(Oregon) -- With the Oregon Board of Education decision late last month, 14 public schools, including our neighboring Reedsport Community Charter School, will need to...

5/22/2015

article Native American mascot nicknames ‘demeaning’
(Oregon) -- One day after the Oregon State Board of Education confirmed an earlier decision to ban Native American mascot names, Banks School Superintendent Bob Huston...
article Native American mascots have to go, Oregon State Board of Education rules
(Oregon) -- Fourteen Oregon public schools that have fought to maintain their Native American-themed mascots in the face of state changes must pick new names by 2017,...

4/17/2015

article Lawmaker wants American Indian mascot issue settled
(Oregon) -- A state lawmaker from the Willamette Valley is pushing legislation to speed up negotiations over use of American Indian mascots by Rogue River High School...

3/6/2015

article Majority of Banks survey voters want to keep current school's Native American name and logo
(Oregon) -- According to a recent online survey by the Banks School District, it appears that students, school staff, parents, alumni and some local residents want to...

3/2/2015

article Tribal backers, schools battle over mascots
(Oregon) -- Even as the state Board of Education tries to write rules to regulate them, Oregon schools remain adamant about keeping tribal mascots — and tribal...

1/22/2015

article Mascot issue still unclear for Lebanon
(Oregon) -- State education officials are still working on the rules Oregon high schools with Native American nicknames or images must follow if they choose to discuss...
article School-mascot issue enters its fourth year
(Oregon) -- Can’t they all just be renamed after animals? The issue of Oregon school mascots with Native American or Alaskan Native connections stretched into its...

6/21/2014

article Lebanon board hears mascot update, OKs classified contract
(Oregon) -- Rep. Sherrie Sprenger, R-Scio, is keeping her promise to visit schools throughout Oregon. Lebanon Community School Board members heard from Sprenger about...

3/24/2014

article Native American mascot ban: Banks School District hopeful latest bill will let Braves mascot stay
(Oregon) -- Gov. John Kitzhaber signed into law Senate Bill 1509 March 6, which allows schools to keep Native American mascots if the school has a written agreement with...

3/15/2014

article Other Views: Starting the discussion
(Oregon) -- It bounced around the legislative session and took some unexpected turns along the way — what legislative measure does not?

3/14/2014

article Man plans suit over American Indian mascot bill
(Oregon) -- Lawmakers passed Senate Bill 1509 during February’s session, possibly assuming that they had finally begun to resolve an almost decade-long debate...

3/10/2014

article Editorial: Mascot bill opens door for genuine conversations
(Oregon) -- It bounced around the legislative session and took some unexpected turns along the way — what legislative measure does not? — but Gov. John...
article Oregon Native American mascot fight may be headed to court
(Oregon) -- The fight over Native American mascots in Oregon could be settled in a courtroom. One of the key backers of a 2012 ban on Native American mascots in public...

3/7/2014

article Kitzhaber signs tribal mascot bill
(Oregon) -- Oregon schools will have a chance to keep their Native American mascots under a bill Gov. John Kitzhaber's signed into law Thursday.
article Mascot bill signed
(Oregon) -- Rep. Sherrie Sprenger sent out the following announcement about the use Native American mascots on March 6: A bill that allows school district boards to...

3/2/2014

article Bill allowing Native American mascots in Oregon headed to governor's desk
(Oregon) -- The Oregon House approved a bill Wednesday allowing some schools to retain Native American mascots despite a statewide ban.
article House approves mascot bill
(Oregon) -- The Oregon House gave final approval Wednesday to a bill that could allow some schools to keep their Native American mascots.
article Mascot bill passes House, heads to governor; Sprenger preps for travel
(Oregon) -- A bill allowing school districts to work with local tribes to use Native American names and images has passed the Oregon House and is on its way to the...
article Oregon mascot bill heads to governor for signature
(Oregon) -- A bill expected to become law in Oregon would allow some of the state’s elementary, middle and high schools to continue using Native American mascots...

2/24/2014

article Native American mascot bill gets mixed reaction from Oregon House panel
(Oregon) -- A bill allowing some Oregon schools to retain their Native American mascots in spite of a statewide ban drew a mixed reaction from lawmakers Monday.
article Native American mascots, underage alcohol sales: Oregon Legislature Today
(Oregon) -- Mascots, grocery clerks and Cover Oregon fixes get attention Monday as the Oregon Legislature heads into the final two weeks of its short 2014 session.

2/19/2014

article Gov. Kitzhaber changes direction on school mascots
(Oregon) -- Gov. John Kitzhaber says he’ll sign a bill that would allow Oregon schools to retain Native American mascots under certain conditions after state...

2/18/2014

article Editorial: Retire Indian mascots
(Oregon) -- State Sen. Jeff Kruse is proud to be a Roseburg High School Indian, and has worked hard to come up with a compromise that will allow his alma mater to keep...
article Indian mascot: 'It would be wonderful for this community'
(Oregon) -- Roseburg School District officials are pleased with the news coming out of Salem regarding the possibility of keeping the 'Indian' mascot.

2/14/2014

article Kitzhaber says he'll OK bill on school mascots
(Oregon) -- Gov. John Kitzhaber says he'll sign a bill that would allow Oregon schools to retain Native American mascots under certain conditions after state...
article Native American mascots in Oregon: Senate approves compromise bill
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Senate unanimously approved a bill that would allow Oregon public schools to retain Native American mascots Friday.
article Native American mascots may not disappear in Ore.
(Oregon) -- The state Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would let Oregon school districts keep Native American mascots and nicknames under certain conditions.
article Native American mascots: Compromise bill heading for Oregon Senate vote
(Oregon) -- Oregon Senators advanced a compromise bill Thursday that would permit some public schools to retain Native American mascots, in spite of a statewide ban.
article Native American mascots: Oregon Senate working on compromise bill
(Oregon) -- A compromise bill allowing some Oregon public schools to retain Native American mascots in spite of a statewide ban is forming in the state Legislature.
article Senate takes another look at Native American mascots bill
(Oregon) -- The senate took another stab at designing a bill to let schools work with neighboring tribes to use Native American mascots, names and images this week,...

2/13/2014

article Lawmakers to further explore school mascot issue
(Oregon) -- Oregon lawmakers are once again taking up the question of whether Native American names and images can be used for high school sports teams if local tribes...

2/11/2014

article Native American mascots in Oregon: Supporters have two days to broker deal with Gov. John Kitzhaber
(Oregon) -- Proponents of a bill that would allow Oregon schools to retain Native American mascots in spite of a statewide ban have two days to broker a compromise with...
article Senate wrestling with Native American mascots for schools bill
(Oregon) -- The senate took another stab at proffering a bill to let schools work with neighboring tribes to use Native American mascots and names on Tuesday, but has...

2/9/2014

article Mascots to get more consideration
(Oregon) -- With the Oregon Legislature in session for a month a bill that would allow local school districts to retain their Native American mascot names will again be...

2/6/2014

article Editorial: Kitzhaber should approve revised mascot bill
(Oregon) -- Gov. John Kitzhaber said last week that he’s open to additional discussion on the issue of whether Oregon public schools can retain Native American-...

1/30/2014

article Oregon bill allowing Native American mascots could return in different form
(Oregon) -- A controversial bill allowing Oregon public schools to retain Native American mascots in spite of a statewide ban will return to the Oregon Legislature in...

1/25/2014

article Editorial: Let the process work
(Oregon) -- Fifteen Oregon high schools that have proudly borne Native American mascots for decades, like ours here in The Dalles, are facing a tough and unasked-for job...

12/7/2013

article Opinion: On use of Native American mascots in Oregon schools
(Oregon) -- When the Oregon Board of Education voted in 2012 to ban the use of Native American mascots, the state’s 15 square-peg public high schools did not rush...

12/5/2013

article Banks takes lead on mascot issue in Oregon
(Oregon) -- Banks School District Superintendent Bob Huston has become a leader in the fight to keep Native American mascots in Oregon high schools.

12/2/2013

article Banks High School and its Native American mascot: Editorial comment
(Oregon) -- What do you think, readers? Is it time for Banks and other school districts to give up on efforts to retain their Native-themed mascots? The Oregonian's...
article Time for Banks, other districts to give up on Native American mascots: Editorial
(Oregon) -- When the Oregon Board of Education voted in 2012 to ban the use of Native American mascots, the state's 15 square-peg public high schools did not rush...

11/26/2013

article Native American mascot ban: Banks school superintendent meets with Grand Ronde tribal chair
(Oregon) -- Banks Superintendent Bob Huston hasn’t given up the fight to keep his district the home of the Braves, and he’s been asked to unite...

11/14/2013

article Bill allowing Native American mascots will return to Legislature: Oregon politics today
(Oregon) -- Oregon public schools with Native American mascots may be able to hold onto them if supporters of a bill rolling back a statewide ban are successful in...
article Native American mascot issue to return in February
(Oregon) -- This February, Oregon lawmakers will have another crack at a bill that would allow Oregon schools to keep mascots, nicknames and logos that depict Native...

9/30/2013

article Mascot bill remerges in special session
(Oregon) -- A bill that would have allowed Oregon high schools to keep their Native American mascots reemerged Monday during negotiations for special session votes.

8/20/2013

article Kitzhaber vetoes mascot bill
(Oregon) -- When Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber vetoed a bill Friday that would have enabled 15 Oregon high schools to work with neighboring tribes to ensure that their...

8/19/2013

article Editorial: Veto of mascot bill is a missed opportunity
(Oregon) -- After toying with it a while, Gov. John Kitzhaber finally pulled the plug on Senate Bill 215, the bill that would have allowed school districts to keep team...
article OP/ED: Kitzhaber chooses the kids over the mascots
(Oregon) -- All through the legislative process, Gov. John Kitzhaber was direct in his position on the bill that would override recently adopted State Board of Education...

8/17/2013

article Kitzhaber vetoes mascot bill
(Oregon) -- When Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber vetoed a bill Friday that would have enabled 15 Oregon high schools to work with neighboring tribes to ensure that their...

8/16/2013

article Kitzhaber vetoes Native American mascot bill, says he'll look for consensus bill in 2014
(Oregon) -- Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber vetoed a bill Friday that would have allowed some Oregon schools to maintain Native American mascots in spite of a statewide ban....
article Kitzhaber vetoes Native American mascot bill
(Oregon) -- Gov. John Kitzhaber on Friday vetoed a bill that would have allowed some Oregon schools to keep their mascots, nicknames and logos that depict Native...

8/15/2013

article Should Oregon ban Native American mascots? What if tribes OK them?
(Oregon) -- A year ago, the state Board of Education banned all Native American mascots, names, and images from Oregon public schools, effective in 2017. There are 15...
article Warrenton commissioner attacks Kitzhaber over mascots
(Oregon) -- Commissioner Dick Hellberg usually has a bone or two to pick to with the government. His latest frustration comes from Warrenton High School’s...

8/14/2013

article Fate of Lebanon 'Warriors' still uncertain
(Oregon) -- The fate of Lebanon High School’s “Warriors” nickname and imagery is still up in the air. Gov. John Kitzhaber has indicated he plans to...
article John Kitzhaber still mulling veto of bill allowing schools to keep Native American mascots
(Oregon) -- Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber used his line-item veto powers on two bills Wednesday, but is still deliberating whether to veto a bill allowing some schools to...
article Native American mascot bill the last item on John Kitzhaber's to-do list
(Oregon) -- Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber used his line-item veto powers on two of the 66 bills he signed Wednesday, but is still deliberating whether to veto a bill...

8/12/2013

article Oregon debate over mascots far from over
(Oregon) -- Oregon officials spurred debate over whether Native American mascots are appropriate. But one thing is clear, the term Redskins should be eliminated.

8/10/2013

article EDITORIAL: Veto the mascot bill / Legislature allows too broad an exemption
(Oregon) -- Those who believe that Gov. John Kitzhaber should back off and let Oregon high schools keep their Native American mascots if local Indian tribes do not...

8/8/2013

article Kitzhaber indicates he may veto mascot bill
(Oregon) -- Gov. John Kitzhaber is ready to veto a bill that loosens a ban on the use of Native American mascots by Oregon schools. The governor's office said...

8/7/2013

article John Kitzhaber issues veto notices for Native American mascot, budget bills
(Oregon) -- Gov. John Kitzhaber announced Wednesday morning that he plans to issue vetoes on three additional bills passed by the Oregon Legislature this year, bringing...
article Kitzhaber Threatens Veto Of Native-American Mascot Bill
(Oregon) -- Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber is signaling his intent to veto a bill that would ease a ban on Native American mascots.
article Kitzhaber will veto mascot name bill
(Oregon) -- It appears Governor John Kitzhaber will veto SB 215, a bill that would have allowed some school districts to keep their American Indian mascot names.
article Oregon governor gives veto notice on bill allowing Native American mascots
(Oregon) -- Gov. John Kitzhaber has provided the required five-day notice that he might veto a bill that loosens a ban on the use of Native American mascots by Oregon...

7/19/2013

article Smoke Screens: Indian Mascots and Teaching Indian History in Oregon
(Oregon) -- Oregon's governor John Kitzhaber went on record saying he will veto Senate Bill 215. The bill, which has now passed the House and Senate, would...

7/10/2013

article Mascot bill faces veto
(Oregon) -- An Oregon senator backing a bill to protect the use of Native American mascots in schools says he hopes the governor doesn’t sign it.

7/7/2013

article Editorial: Gov. Kitzhaber should sign mascot bill
(Oregon) -- Both houses of the Oregon Legislature have voted by large margins to relax a ban on Native American-themed mascots in high schools.

7/3/2013

article Native mascots dishonor Oregon's tribal people: Guest opinion
(Oregon) -- Gov. John Kitzhaber has gone on record as saying he will veto Senate Bill 215. This bill, which has passed the House and Senate, would effectively overturn...

7/2/2013

article Oregon’s ban on Native American mascots gets complicated
(Oregon) -- A year after Oregon's Board of Education banned Native American mascots in schools, the state's governor doubled down, vowing to veto a bill that...

7/1/2013

article Final vote on Native American mascots, possible votes on taxes and PERS: Oregon Legislature today
(Oregon) -- Bills should continue to fly out of chambers today as the Legislature pushes to adjourn. The Senate starts at 10:30, with possible votes on a last deal...
article Oregon Lawmakers Vote To Ease Native Mascot Ban Despite Veto Threat
(Oregon) -- Oregon lawmakers have ignored a threatened veto and approved a measure to relax a ban on Native American-themed school mascots. The Senate Monday gave final...
article Oregon Legislature passes bill allowing Native American mascots in face of veto threat
(Oregon) -- A bill allowing schools to retain Native American mascots, in spite of a statewide ban, if they obtain the permission of a nearby tribe is heading to Gov....
article Oregon Legislature passes schools mascot bill, Kitzhaber threatens veto
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Senate on Monday passed a bill that would allow Oregon schools to use Native American mascots if they enter into a written agreement with the...
article Senate backs mascots bill destined for veto
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Senate has overwhelmingly backed a bill that would allow schools to keep Native American mascots, nicknames and logos despite Gov. John Kitzhaber...

6/30/2013

article Representative hopes for mascot compromise
(Oregon) -- Rep. Sherrie Sprenger says she’ll keep working toward passage of a bill to allow tribes and school districts to work out mascot decisions in spite of a...

6/28/2013

article John Kitzhaber threatens veto of bill that would allow Native American mascots in Oregon
(Oregon) -- Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber sent a memo to lawmakers Friday threatening to veto a controversial bill that would allow schools to keep Native American mascots...
article Oregon House passes bill allowing Native American mascots in spite of veto threat
(Oregon) -- A bill that would allow schools to continue using Native American mascots passed the Oregon House Friday – but is certain to end up as the first...

6/19/2013

article Mascot bill stalls near session end
(Oregon) -- The sponsor of a bill that would allow some school districts to keep their Native American mascots bill is not confident it will make it through the current...

6/5/2013

article Future of mascot bill murky
(Oregon) -- A controversial bill designed to let some schools keep their Native American mascots is headed for another Oregon House committee where its fate is uncertain.

5/29/2013

article Native American mascot bill running out of time in Oregon Legislature
(Oregon) -- Proponents of a bill that would allow some schools in Oregon to avoid a statewide ban on Native American mascots are facing a difficult time crunch in Salem.

5/23/2013

article Legislators ponder mascot bill
(Oregon) -- A hearing on an Oregon Senate bill that would affect Native American mascots in the state’s schools is scheduled for a hearing at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May...

5/3/2013

article Tribal mascots harm Native students: Guest opinion
(Oregon) -- Reyn Leno wanted to set the record straight on the use of tribal mascots in Oregon schools, yet his remarks as chairman of the Confederated Tribes of Grand...

4/17/2013

article Mascots bill advances in the Oregon Senate
(Oregon) -- A bill regarding the use of Native American mascots by local schools, if a local tribe approves them, has passed the Oregon Senate.
article Senate Bill allows school districts to work with local tribes on mascots
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Senate passed a bill that would allow Native American mascots with a local tribes permission. Senate Bill 215 passed the with a 24-4 vote.

4/13/2013

article Editorial: Senate shows common sense
(Oregon) -- The state Senate struck a small blow for common sense this week when it voted to approve a measure that eases a policy barring schools from using Native...

4/11/2013

article Letter: Mascots hurt those of Native American descent
(Oregon) -- To the editor: First they said there is no credible evidence that Indian mascots are harmful. Then, when an overwhelming amount of federally funded, peer-...
article Oregon Senate Loosens State Native American Mascot Policy
(Oregon) -- On May 17, 2012, the Oregon Board of Education voted to ban the use of Native American mascots in the state's schools. The institutions were required to...
article State senate passes mascot bill
(Oregon) -- The Oregon State Senate passed a bill today that would make it easier for schools to keep their Native American mascots. The bill's lsponsor, Senator...

4/10/2013

article Oregon Senate Approves Lifting Ban On Native American Mascots
(Oregon) -- Some Oregon public schools may soon be allowed to keep their Native American mascots. The state Senate voted Wednesday in favor of overturning a ban on names...

4/3/2013

article Oregon Considers Lifting Ban On Native American Mascots
(Oregon) -- Oregon tribal members are lobbying state lawmakers to uphold a ban on Native American mascots in schools. A committee in Salem heard testimony Wednesday on a...

4/1/2013

article Legislation may allow some schools to keep Native American mascots
(Oregon) -- Roseburg High School may be able to keep its Indian mascot - if a bill in Salem passes. The piece of legislation, House Bill 3397, would allow schools with...

3/30/2013

article Bills would allow schools to keep Native American names if nearby tribes approve
(Oregon) -- The state Board of Education's decision to ban Native American mascots is less than a year old but attempts are already being made to weaken it.
article Oregon Legislature could alter mascot ban
(Oregon) -- Three bills introduced in Salem attempt to weaken the state Board of Education's 2012 decision to prohibit Native American mascots.

3/29/2013

article Lawmakers Hope To Reverse The Native American Mascot Ban
(Oregon) -- Two emergency bills were heard by the Senate yesterday in an effort to reverse the ban on Native American school mascots.
article Oregon lawmakers question public school ban on native mascots
(Oregon) -- The debate over Native American mascots is heating up again in Oregon. Legislators discussed bills Thursday to overrule last year's state education board...

3/28/2013

article Oregon tribal leaders split on mascot ban, bills to reverse it
(Oregon) -- Oregon lawmakers are considering overturning a statewide ban on Native American school mascots adopted last year, but it’s unclear if the effort will...

3/5/2013

article Three New Bills in Oregon Legislature Seek to Undermine Native American Mascots Ban
(Oregon) -- Three new bills recently introduced into the Oregon state legislature seek to undermine the state school board's ban on Native American mascots by...

2/24/2013

article LETTER: Some Indian mascots are OK [2nd Item]
(Oregon) -- There are those little issues that we never seem to be able to put to political bed. No matter how many times we think we have solved them, they pop back up...

2/20/2013

article Mid-valley legislators introduce mascot bills
(Oregon) -- One mid-valley lawmaker has introduced a bill that would eliminate penalities for Oregon schools choosing keep Native American mascots, and a second lawmaker...

2/15/2013

article Republicans aim to overturn Oregon Native American mascot ban
(Oregon) -- Some lawmakers want to overturn a ban on Native American mascots in Oregon's public schools, tempting another passionate debate between school boosters...

1/27/2013

article Oregon district suspends fight against mascot ban
(Oregon) -- The Roseburg School Board has suspended its legal challenge to the state ban on Native American mascots after learning that it was unlikely to win.

7/5/2012

article MORON ALERT: Team mascots show Native pride
(Oregon) -- What better way to honor our Native Americans than to name the heart of a school's pride, its mascot, after one of their own? What better way to inspire...

6/20/2012

article Philomath High will stay Warriors
(Oregon) -- Philomath High School is keeping “Warriors” as its school nickname, but the American Indian imagery that has been associated with the name since...

6/12/2012

article To End Racism, State Should Mandate Teaching Oregon Tribal History
(Oregon) -- The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, along with representatives from some of the other nine federally recognized Tribes in Oregon, does not support the...

6/8/2012

article OP/ED: It was time to ban American Indian mascots in high schools
(Oregon) -- It wasn’t too many years ago that a high school in Eastern Oregon’s rustic Wallowa County made headlines by dumping its racially insensitive...

5/29/2012

article EDITORIAL: Oregon goes overboard with tough ban on Indian-themed mascots
(Oregon) -- Here is a draft of Wednesday’s editorial: Oregon’s new ban on American Indian-themed school mascots is a well-intentioned but misguided foray...

5/28/2012

article Harjo Revived? Oregon Board of Education Bars the Use of Native American Mascots by State High Schools
(Oregon) -- Twenty years ago, seven Native Americans brought a petition to the Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), challenging...
article Mascot issue: This could get complicated
(Oregon) -- The more you think about the state edict against Indian mascots and logos for school teams, the more potentially complicated it gets.
article BLOG: The Native American Mascot: Tribute or Stereotype?
(Massachusetts) -- In yet another chapter of a continuing debate, the State of Oregon announced last week that its public schools must discontinue the use of Native...

5/27/2012

article Tribe Disapproves of Oregon Banning Native Mascots
(Oregon) -- One of the 15 schools affected by the Oregon Board of Education’s decision to ban Native American mascots is Siletz Valley School, an Indian charter...

5/26/2012

article MORON ALERT: Speaking of Injuns. . .
(Oregon) -- So while we’re on the subject of Indians Native Americans, have a look at a news story in today’s Wall Street Journal on how political...

5/25/2012

article OP/ED: A mile in their moccasins
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Board of Education's ruling that Rogue River High School and 14 other Oregon schools must retire Native American nicknames, logos and mascots...

5/23/2012

article Tribe complains about state mascot ruling
(Oregon) -- The new state rule against the use of Native American logos and mascots by Oregon schools does not sit well with at least one Indian tribe.

5/22/2012

article Indian mascot ban irks Siletz
(Oregon) -- On the list of 15 public schools in Oregon that will have to change their mascots in the wake of a state school board decision last week to ban the use of...
article ODE bans mascot: Warriors may keep name, art sculpture
(Oregon) -- The State Board of Education voted 5-1 at its May 17 meeting to ban the use of Native American mascots in all K-12 Oregon schools that receive public funding.
article Two tribes call state's Native American mascot ban disappointing
(Oregon) -- Two Oregon tribes say they're disappointed with the State Board of Education's decision last week to ban Native American-themed mascots in schools.

5/21/2012

article EDITORIAL: State is right to force high schools to drop Native American nicknames
(Oregon) -- Roseburg has one of the richest high school sports histories in Oregon. The school has claimed five football state championships, six wrestling championships...
article State of Oregon passes strict rule against Native American mascots
(Oregon) -- The Oregon State Board of Education recently passed a new rule aimed at eradicating Native American-themed mascots, names, and imagery from all state-funded...

5/19/2012

article Editorial: Mascot overreach
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Board of Education might decide on Thursday to require 15 public high schools to do away with their mascots or logos, by 2017, because the symbols...
article Oregon bans all Native American mascots in schools
(Oregon) -- Every state with Native American mascots in some of their high schools, please step forward. Not so fast, Oregon! All Native American-themed sports mascots...
article Oregon Joins Wisconsin in Banning Native American Mascots
(Oregon) -- In a 5-1 vote on Thursday, May 17 the Oregon Board of Education decided the fate of Native American mascots in the state’s schools—they will be...

5/18/2012

article Lebanon board to challenge state ban
(Oregon) -- The Lebanon School Board on Thursday had no formal reaction to the state Board of Education decision to ban the use of American Indian names and images as...
press release NIEA applauds the Oregon State Board of Education for ban on Native mascots
(Washington D.C.) -- National Indian Education Association applauds the Oregon State Board of Education for its decision yesterday to ban the use of offensive Native...
article Oregon Bans Native-American Mascots in High Schools
(Oregon) -- In what is being called one of the toughest restrictions ever placed on the use of Native American mascots, nicknames and logos, the Oregon State Board of...
article Oregon passes ban on Native American mascots
(Oregon) -- Public schools in Oregon, including Scappoose High, will have five years to scrap their Native American mascots following a State Board of Education decision...
article State Board votes to ban Native American mascots
(Oregon) -- Three Douglas County high schools will be required to retire their Native American mascots within five years following the Oregon Board of Education's...

5/17/2012

article BLOG: State Board of Education bans use of Native American mascots
(Oregon) -- Here is the latest in a statement from the Oregon State Board of Education: The Oregon State Board of Education today voted 5-1 to adopt a rule prohibiting...
article Mascot decision has implications for Philomath schools
(Oregon) -- The popular Warrior mascot at Philomath High School could be on its way out. The Oregon Board of Education voted 5-1 on Thursday to ban the use of all...
article Mohawk Indians mascot: 'I think it's fine the way that it is'
(Oregon) -- Fifteen Oregon schools will have to retire their Native American mascots and names after a 5-1 vote by the Board of Education on Thursday, which gave the...
article Native American mascots banned in Oregon schools
(Oregon) -- Eight Oregon high schools will have to retire their Native American mascots after the Board of Education voted Thursday to prohibit them, giving the state...
article Native American mascots now banned in Ore.
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Board of Education has voted to require Oregon schools to retire their Native American mascots within five years or risk losing state funding.
article Oregon Bans American Indian Sports Mascots In Schools
(Oregon) -- Native American-themed sports mascots will no longer be allowed in Oregon public schools. That's the decision Thursday by the state Board of Education....
article State Board: Roseburg can't be 'Indians'
(Oregon) -- The Roseburg Indians have to come up with a new name. The State Board of Education voted today 5-1 in favor of the ban that would take Native American...
article With one of nation's strictest rules, State Board of Education bans Native American mascots
(Oregon) -- Under a new rule that may be the toughest in the nation, at least 15 Oregon schools must get rid of their Native American-themed mascots by 2017 or risk...

5/11/2012

article Warrenton School Leaders Count Potential Cost Of Mascot Controversy
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Board of Education will likely hold a vote Thursday on whether to ban the use of Native American mascots in schools. Warrenton-Hammond School...

5/9/2012

article Mascot issue on agenda for Amity School Board
(Oregon) -- Amity High School could have a different mascot if a proposed resolution by the Oregon State Board of Education passes.

5/7/2012

article OP/ED: Mascot solution seems reasonable
(Oregon) -- If Oregon's State Board of Education insists on imposing its will on a local issue, state Rep. Sherrie Sprenger's proposal to let school districts...
article Oregon Board Close To Vote On Native American Mascot Ban
(Oregon) -- Fifteen Oregon schools may have to change their sports imagery soon. A state panel could vote later this month on whether to ban Native American-themed...
article Sanford School Committee votes to stop using Redskins for teams
(Maine) -- The last high school in Maine to call its teams Redskins will retire the name, which is offensive to Native Americans and others.

5/4/2012

article Molalla students lead mission to keep Native American mascot
(Oregon) -- Three Molalla High School students are on a campaign to fight the Oregon Department of Education's proposal that schools eliminate their Native American...

5/2/2012

article Tribes speak on mascot
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Board of Education heard testimony about the proposed ban on Native American mascots for four and half hours at the state Capitol on April 27.

4/30/2012

article Proposal: Let schools, tribes agree on name
(Oregon) -- Opponents of a proposal to ban all American Indian names and images from use as high school mascots strongly supported a suggestion from Rep. Sherrie...

4/29/2012

article Momentum moves toward Native American mascot ban
(Oregon) -- A majority of feedback to a proposed public school ban on Native American mascots received by the Oregon Department of Education is in opposition to such a...

4/28/2012

article Lawmaker proposes mascot solution
(Oregon) -- Opponents of a proposal to ban all American Indian names and images from use as high school mascots strongly supported a suggestion from Rep. Sherrie...

4/27/2012

article Banks student travels to Capitol to save school mascot
(Oregon) -- When the national anthem concludes at each football game, as “home of the brave” rings throughout the stadium, students raise their fists in the...
article Hearing today on mascot ban
(Oregon) -- The “Warriors” nickname may be the only reference to Native Americans permitted under a proposed rule that would ban the use of Indian-related...
article Oregon Board of Education Nears Decision on Native Mascots
(Oregon) -- Oregon’s Board of Education heard public testimony Friday on a proposed rule that would eliminate the use of Native American mascots in Oregon Public...

4/21/2012

article Pride and Prejudice? / State education board considers banning Native American team names
(Oregon) -- Rogue River High School will be forced to drop its Chieftains mascot name and remove any related images if a State Board of Education proposal discussed...

4/20/2012

article Draft of Native American mascot ban presented to education board
(Oregon) -- A draft resolution presented to the state Board of Education on Thursday would require Oregon schools to retire their Native American mascots within five...
article Oregon Considers Giving Schools 5 Years To Retire Native American Mascots
(Oregon) -- A resolution presented to the state Board of Education on Thursday would require Oregon high schools to retire their Native American mascots within five...

4/18/2012

article As momentum moves toward Native American mascot ban, feedback shows opposition to change
(Oregon) -- A majority of feedback to a proposed public school ban on Native American mascots received by the Oregon Department of Education is in opposition to such a...

4/10/2012

article Oregon School District Digs In Its Heels On Native Mascot
(Oregon) -- An Oregon School District is digging in its heels against a proposed state ban on Native American mascots. The School Board in the Willamette Valley farm...

3/21/2012

article OP/ED: Indian mascot dialogue is overdue but could be costly for some schools
(Oregon) -- Laker and Pacer fans get to sit on the sidelines while one of the most fascinating controversies – public schools in Oregon with Native American...

3/13/2012

article HARJO: Ending Stereotypes in Oregon School Sports
(Oregon) -- After waiting in vain for five years for its public schools to voluntarily eliminate Native race-based sports stereotypes, Oregon is on the verge of making...
article Banks Braves mascot could face extinction
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Board of Education moved closer toward a proposed ban of Native American mascots and symbols at public schools this week, which, if enacted, could...

3/12/2012

article State: We'll consider team name changes
(Oregon) -- The state Department of Education has decided that there is enough information in support of a banning of Native American mascots to hold a public meeting.

3/10/2012

article Warriors prepare for name battle
(Oregon) -- Kiante Davis is well aware of controversy over the use of Native American symbols and team names. That’s partly why he chose to wear a headdress to...

3/9/2012

article Native mascot ban might be in the works in Oregon
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Board of Education will draft a rule that could ban the use of Native American mascots in high schools after hearing emotional testimony Thursday.
article Oregon considers banning Native American mascots
(Oregon) -- Angry at a halftime show depicting a bare-chested Native American boy with a target painted on his skin, Che Butler set out to force the Molalla Indians and...
article Oregon Board of Education one step closer to potential Native American mascot ban
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Board of Education moved closer towards a proposed ban of Native American mascots and symbols at public schools this week, which, if enacted,...

3/8/2012

article Education Board Considering Whether To Ban Native Mascots
(Oregon) -- Oregon's Board of Education met Thursday to consider a ban on Native American mascots in Oregon public schools. Board members heard from a broad panel of...
article Oregon Board Of Education Hears Testimony On Use Of Native Mascots
(Oregon) -- Oregon’s Board of Education met today to consider a ban on Native American mascots in Oregon public schools. Board members heard from a broad panel of...
article Oregon Board of Education inches toward ban of Native American mascots
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Board of Education will continue to take steps toward adopting rules that could ban Native American mascots from schools across the state.
article Oregon Board of Education to continue discussion on Native American mascots
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Board of Education decided to draft a possible ruling on banning the use of Native American mascots in schools after emotional testimony on both...
article Oregon considers ban of American Indian mascots
(Oregon) -- Oregon is rejoining a longstanding national debate over Native American-related mascots, nicknames and logos in schools.
article Oregon considers banning Native American mascots
(Oregon) -- Angry at a halftime show depicting a bare-chested Native American boy with a target painted on his skin, Che Butler set out to force the Molalla Indians and...
article Roseburg "Indians" may be a thing of the past
(Oregon) -- Roseburg High School, along with sixteen other Oregon schools, may have to change their mascot based on a vote in the State Board of Education Thursday.

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