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Indian Tribe Offers to Pay for Redskins Name Change, But Not in Washington

One American Indian tribe so offended by the name Redskins, they’re willing to pay to have it changed . . . just not the team in Washington.

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Mascot Issue

2/9/2016

article In Amesbury, 'Indian' mascot has its defenders
(Massachusetts) -- Ronald McIntyre was a sophomore tight end/linebacker for the Amesbury High School football team when it rolled into Newburyport for the 1979...

2/7/2016

article Edmonton Eskimos must change offensive name, Inuit leader says
(Edmonton) -- There are growing calls for the Edmonton Eskimos to change their name. On Friday the Ottawa Citizen published an editorial calling the name offensive to...

2/6/2016

article Mascot Meeting: Should it stay or should it go?
(Massachusetts) -- An estimated five hundred Tewksbury residents attended the public forum at the Tewksbury Memorial High School gym to discuss the ongoing mascot debate...
article The Mascot should go
(Massachusetts) -- Though they were the visible minority, critics of the Tewksbury Redmen mascot stood their ground at the open forum inside the TMHS Gymnasium before...
article The Mascot should stay
(Massachusetts) -- The bleachers at the Tewksbury Memorial High School were packed tight with residents adorned in the traditional mascot and symbol of the Tewksbury...

1/31/2016

article After Mascot Ban at CT High School - Parent Designs ‘F*ck You’ Finger Headdress T-Shirt
(Connecticut) -- Soon after a Native mascot image ban at two West Hartford Connecticut high schools in 2015, a Conard Chieftain high school parent alumni created a t-...
article It’s no Confederate flag, but our banner is still pretty awful
(Massachusetts) -- It took the slaughter of nine innocents, but finally, in South Carolina and elsewhere in Dixie, the Confederate flag is being treated as the throwback...
article My Voice: Native American mascots are not OK
(South Dakota) -- My name is Mato Standing Soldier, and I’m a senior at Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls. Recently, a letter I wrote was published in my school...
article Passion rules Tewksbury mascot debate
(Massachusetts) -- With roughly 400 people looking on from the Tewksbury Memorial High School gymnasium bleachers Wednesday, Jan. 27, more than 40 Tewksbury residents...

1/26/2016

article MORON ALERT: Improving lives of Native Americans has nothing to do with mascots
(Massachusetts) -- Removing Native American nicknames and logos from schools and sports teams is a misguided concern. People calling for changes are rarely Native...
article Mohawk High School Indian Mascot May Stay
(Oregon) -- Some Oregon public schools will be allowed to keep their Native American Mascots…at least for now. The State Board of Education last week said that...
article Amherst College drops Lord Jeff mascot
(Massachusetts) -- The school's longtime unofficial mascot Lord Jeff -- based on Jeffery Amherst, the 18th-century military commander -- has fallen out of favor with...
article Amherst College Drops ‘Lord Jeff’ as Mascot
(Massachusetts) -- Lord Jeffery Amherst, the colonial-era military commander who gave this town its name, will no longer represent the prestigious liberal arts college...

1/25/2016

article Days after board meeting, Amherst College declines to comment on Lord Jeff mascot
(Massachusetts) -- The future of Lord Jeff, Amherst College's unofficial mascot, remains unknown two days after the end of a trustees meeting that was expected to...

1/24/2016

article The Daily Show Made This Town Change Its Racist Town Seal
(New York) -- Whitesboro, New York, finally rang in the 21st century this week when, ridiculed by the country and shunned by the civilized world, it ultimately decided...
article Whitesboro, N.Y., in Reversal, Will Change a Logo Called Racist
(New York) -- The official seal of the Village of Whitesboro in central New York, depicting a wrestling match between the community’s founding father and the local...

1/23/2016

article In Amesbury, Indian mascot gets second look
(Massachusetts) -- It is a subject that has the ability to divide a room very quickly, it is also a subject that refuses to die. Should the Amesbury High School mascot...
article Whitesboro Seal May Soon Change, Is The Image Historic Or Racist?
(New York) -- Whitesboro seal is getting a makeover. The New York village received a massive amount of backlash after the seal was showcased on The Daily Show. Residents...
article N.Y. village concedes to national pressures, changes official seal
(New York) -- An upstate New York village reversed its earlier decision to keep its controversial official seal, depicting a white man and Native American in hand-to-...
article National pressure makes village abandon its controversial town seal
(New York) -- Whitesboro, New York, will officially change its town seal after many called it racist. Critics of the seal, which appears to show a white man choking a...
article Whitesboro drops 'racist' seal: Sign of the times for Native Americans?
(New York) -- A decades-long debate over the Whitesboro, N.Y., seal has led to 'victory' for Native Americans who said it was offensive to their heritage. Are...
article Whitesboro, N.Y., in Reversal, Will Change a Logo Called Racist
(New York) -- The official seal of the Village of Whitesboro in central New York, depicting a wrestling match between the community’s founding father and the local...

1/20/2016

article Education board to consider Indian mascot exception
(Oregon) -- After four years of debate, the Oregon Board of Education is poised to consider a compromise Thursday to its strict policy banning American Indian mascots....

1/18/2016

article Future of Tewksbury Redmen mascot up for debate
(Massachusetts) -- For decades, athletes at Tewksbury Memorial High School have called themselves Redmen, proudly wearing sweat shirts and jackets that display the...

1/17/2016

article Seesequasis: Images like Whitesboro's official seal dehumanize indigenous peoples
(Canada) -- Thanks to mascots on sports jerseys, headdresses on lingerie models and offensive language in clothing lines, the issue of indigenous representation comes up...

1/16/2016

article Churchill: Wrestling with history in Whitesboro, New York
(New York) -- When I meet someone new, I will often challenge them to an amicable wrestle. There's no better way to make a new friend. All awkwardness disappears...
article People of Whitesboro defend their controversial village seal (video)
(New York) -- It's been a rough week for Whitesboro. The village, located in Oneida County has been propelled into the national spotlight due to their controversial...

1/13/2016

article 'The Daily Show' gave Whitesboro logos for village vote on 'racist' seal
(New York) -- Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" provided serious and "mock" designs of possible village logos to Whitesboro for the village's...
article Old village seal becomes 2016 tussle
(New York) -- Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" had a hand in an upstate village's vote on whether to change its longtime logo, which has been called...
article Whitesboro mayor speaks out on why village used 'The Daily Show' logo designs
(New York) -- With national attention now focused on the Oneida County community of Whitesboro and its controversial village seal, Mayor Patrick O'Connor has...

1/12/2016

article A Village Named Whitesboro Votes to Keep Its Insanely Racist Seal
(New York) -- Yay, democracy? Residents of the aptly named New York village of Whitesboro, in the town of Whitestown, voted Monday to keep their controversial village...
article Comedy show had role in vote on village's criticized seal
(New York) -- Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" had a hand in an upstate New York village's vote on whether to change its long-time logo, which has...
article Poll: Should Whitesboro change its seal?
(New York) -- The Whitesboro village seal is the focal point of controversy, once again. The seal depicts village founder Hugh White with his hands on a member of the...

1/11/2016

article MORON ALERT: New York village votes to keep emblem labeled racist against Native Americans
(New York) -- Those looking to stamp out an image labelled offensive and racist were disappointed when a central New York village voted to keep its controversial seal....
article Upstate Village of Whitesboro Votes Overwhelmingly to Keep Logo Criticized as Racist
(New York) -- Residents of a central New York village want to keep their logo that has been called racist and offensive because it appears to show a white man choking a...
article Whitesboro residents vote to keep controversial 'racist' village seal
(New York) -- Whitesboro residents voted Monday night to keep the village's controversial seal, rather than replace it with a new image. Of 212 votes cast, 157 of...
article Sachem mascot to be studied
(Massachusetts) -- Two alumni and a current Pentucket junior say the Sachem mascot is a racist symbol that must be changed before the district can ever truly consider...

1/5/2016

article Goshen retires Redskins, begins using RedHawks
(Indiana) -- Goshen Community Schools has retired its nearly 90-year-old Redskins nickname following action by the school board last year. The Goshen school district...

12/30/2015

article MORON ALERT: 'Redmen' name symbolizes town's history, best values
(Massachusetts) -- I am writing in response to the article printed in The Sun on Dec. 27, regarding the use of the name Redmen by Tewksbury High School. I am neither a...

12/27/2015

article Critics: Time has passed for 'Redmen'
(Massachusetts) -- What's in a name? In Tewksbury, it depends who you ask. In recent years, Tewksbury Memorial High School's athletic teams mascot, the "...

12/23/2015

article Switch from 'Redskins' to 'RedHawks' underway at Goshen High School
(Indiana) -- While Goshen Community Schools students and staff enjoy a two-week Christmas Break, crews at the high school and middle school have been hard at work,...

12/22/2015

article Point of View: The push to eradicate 'offensive' nicknames
(Oklahoma) -- Are there any politically correct nicknames left? Or does every school in the United States have to call itself the Tigers, or the Lions? But maybe those...

12/18/2015

article Controversy brews around Native American imagery in Northmen logo
(Michigan) -- When the Petoskey High School football team takes the field, their helmets are emblazed with a feathered spear. Students walking the halls wear T-shirts...

12/13/2015

article The Edmonton Eskimos’ name debate opens a larger discussion about naming and reconciliation
(Edmonton) -- During the recent debate about the Edmonton Eskimos and the team’s controversial name, one opinion emerged again and again: we have more important...
article 17-year-old helps Native Americans stay in school, wins against racist school mascots
(California) -- When Dahkota Kicking Bear Brown sees a wrong, he doesn’t wait for someone else to do something about it. He takes action.

12/12/2015

article Performance art challenges public's perception of indigenous stereotypes
(Colorado) -- It's a photo that was making the rounds on social media recently. The image is of a fully dressed Plains Indian — with headdress — sitting...

12/9/2015

article Worst Team Nicknames
(Washington) -- In my household, there are certain words that are not uttered. The couple of most obvious ones my kids hear on a regular basis from their salty-mouthed...

12/8/2015

article Tribal leaders say school mascot issue comes down to respect
(Idaho) -- When it comes to school mascots that refer to Indians or tribes, tribal leaders on the Idaho Indian Affairs Council said today that the key is respect. Bill...

12/4/2015

article Inuit Canadians have bigger issues than Eskimos' team name: Norma Dunning
(Edmonton) -- Following Sunday's Grey Cup win by the Edmonton Eskimos, and the attendant debate over the team's name, an Inuit woman in Edmonton hopes to refocus...

12/3/2015

article Molalla High School community will help decide on new mascot
(Oregon) -- “Once an Indian, always an Indian” has been the battle cry for many Molalla High School alumni, students and families during the past year. But...

11/30/2015

article Edmonton Eskimos must change offensive name, Inuit leader says
(Edmonton) -- There are growing calls for the Edmonton Eskimos to change their name. On Friday the Ottawa Citizen published an editorial calling the name offensive to...

11/27/2015

article AISD keeps Indians mascot despite controversy
(Texas) -- Despite the controversy over school districts employing mascots and logos connected to Native Americans, Alvarado ISD will remain with the Alvarado Indians.
article Stop, Eskimos, stop: Inuit group wants Edmonton CFL team to change name
(Manitoba) -- Canada's national Inuit organization says the storied Edmonton Eskimos Canadian Football League franchise should change its name. "It isn't...

11/26/2015

article Possible ban on Native American mascots could be costly to Colorado schools
(Colorado) -- As Coloradans around the state gather today to enjoy Thanksgiving football, another group is planning to determine how to handle schools that use mascots...
article Ottawa Citizen editorial reignites debate over Edmonton Eskimos' name
(Ottawa) -- On Thursday, the Ottawa Citizen published an editorial calling on the Edmonton Eskimos to change the team name because it is disrespectful. You can read the...

11/25/2015

article The Future of Native American Imagery in Sports
(USA) -- When Cali­for­nia re­cently be­came the first state to of­fi­cially out­law use of the term “Red­skin” for mas­...

11/20/2015

article Greeley woman appointed to governor's board on Native American mascots in schools
(Colorado) -- A Greeley woman will serve along with 14 others from around the state on a commission created by Gov. John Hickenlooper to study the use of Native American...
article For some Minnesota schools, little debate on Indian nicknames
(Minnesota) -- At a football game several years ago, when he was the new superintendent of Sleepy Eye Public Schools, John Cselovszki heard with dismay that some of the...

11/18/2015

article Native American groups vow to change mascots at local schools
(North Carolina) -- The South Point Red Raiders and East Gaston Warriors are two schools with long traditions that include Indian mascots and images. Native American...
article The Chief: An unspoken presence Part IV
(Illinois) -- Chris Castle is tired. It’s not that he’s given up, but he’s done it too many times. On any given day, during his walk to class or stroll...

11/17/2015

article Native American activist pushing for Gaston County schools to change mascots
(North Carolina) -- Shawn Greeson, a Native American activist from Charlotte, has recently made a push to do away with mascots at some local high schools. Greeson, who...

11/16/2015

article The Chief: An unspoken presence Part III
(Illinois) -- Editor’s Note: This is part three in a four-part series about how the tradition of the Chief continues on campus despite its ban in 2007. The Daily...

11/11/2015

article MORON ALERT: The Chief: An unspoken presence Part II
(Illinois) -- Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in a four-part series about how the tradition of Chief Illiniwek continues on campus despite its ban in...

11/9/2015

article Woonsocket ponders nickname change after resolution this week
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota high school is reconsidering its “Redmen” nickname after a state activities association discussed a measure to encourage...
article Woonsocket stays silent on Redmen nickname
(South Dakota) -- For now, the "Redmen" nickname will live on in Woonsocket. The Woonsocket School Board held a brief informational session at its regular...

11/8/2015

article New Push Urges Gaston Co. Schools to Change Native American Mascots
(North Carolina) -- The sports company Adidas announced Thursday it will offer funding and support for high schools to change their mascots if they're offensive to...
article Should schools be able to carry Native American mascots?
(North Carolina) -- The debate over using Native American mascots in sports have been ongoing for many years.
article Adidas Is Doing Something Generous To Eliminate Racist Mascots In Sports
(Washington D.C.) -- "Lane also suggested that Adidas "next targets" would be those professional teams, but spokesman Michael Ehrlich said the company...
article Board member: Transparency, not harassment behind posting of Native American activist's email
(North Carolina) -- A Charlotte man said he is receiving harassing messages from Gaston County residents after an email he sent to school board members went public.
article Letter: ‘Red Raiders’ name was selected out of admiration, not malice
(North Carolina) -- I am a 77-year-old subscriber, former player as a “Red Raider” of Belmont High School and a 1957 graduate of the same. I also came back...
article ‘Redmen’ to consider nickname change
(South Dakota) -- At least one South Dakota high school will consider changing its nickname after a resolution was brought to the South Dakota High School Activities...

11/7/2015

article Obama praises Adidas move to help schools eliminate Native American mascots
(Washington D.C.) -- President Barack Obama criticized sports teams’ continued use of Native American mascots on Thursday and commended popular German sportswear...
article Adidas Takes Stand to Eliminate Indian Mascots…Where is Nike N7?
(Washington D.C.) -- News hit the interwebs Nov.5 about the Athletic Shoe-Apparel company Adidas announcing that it would assist any High School that wanted to change...
article Native Americans Applaud Adidas for Joining Fight Against Native Mascotry
(Oregon) -- Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry, a group of Native parents and their allies from across the country applaud adidas for its recent announcement to help...

11/6/2015

article THEIR VIEW: Discussion on Native American mascots is overdue
(North Dakota) -- South Dakota will soon look at its mascots and ceremonies, and we say: it's about time. A story in Thursday's edition reported on the South...
article Banks resident drafts new mascot to prepare for state-required change
(Oregon) -- Just about nobody in the small Washington County town of Banks wants to see the high school's Banks Braves mascot go. But a statewide ban on Native-...

11/5/2015

article Chicago Blackhawks logo of actual black hawk gets support of Quebec First Nations chief
(Montreal) -- A proposed alternative to the Chicago Blackhawks' logo shared online has the support of Quebec's top First Nations chief. Ghislain Picard, the head...
article Adidas launches effort to help schools with harmful mascots
(USA) -- The adidas sports apparel company is joining the campaign to eliminate harmful mascots. The German-based company will help high schools that want to get rid of...
article Adidas offers to help schools change Native American mascots
(Arizona) -- Adidas announced Thursday that it is launching a program to help bring an end to "potentially harmful Native American imagery" in high school...
article Colorado weighs in on Adidas' plan to oust American Indian mascots
(Colorado) -- An initiative by the athletic company Adidas to fund the removal of high school American Indian mascots is receiving mixed reviews in Colorado.

11/1/2015

article Panel on Sports Mascots is Saturday at Freedom Center
(Ohio) -- Former major league manager and player Dusty Baker will be part of a panel discussion about sports mascots highlighting a special exhibition slated to open at...
article School logos racist? Red Raiders, Warriors imagery sparks complaint
(North Carolina) -- (NORTH CAROLINA -- Native American mascots, tomahawk chops and war chants have been tradition at two Gaston County public schools for decades.
article West Hartford Private School Drops Indian Mascot
(Connecticut) -- Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford announced on Thursday that is ending a 50-year association with the mascot and team name “Indians...

10/28/2015

article Will ‘Warriors’ be the next mascot targeted?
(California) -- Passage of state legislation banning the use of the Redskins as a school nickname has raised speculation in some quarters that use of other Native...

10/27/2015

article Cherokee High School takes pride in culture and football
(North Carolina) -- There is no word for goodbye in Cherokee, I’m told. Only words for “Until I see you again.” Voices echo in the mountains so they...
article Rochester woman asks Spaulding to change mascot
(New Hampshire) -- Spirit Week at Spaulding High School is Oct. 26-30, and students can show their school pride by doing everything from dressing up to participating in...

10/23/2015

article Indian mascot at Armijo High School must end, speakers say
(California) -- Replace the Indian mascot at Armijo High School, speakers told Fairfield-Suisun School District trustees Thursday. Antonio Gonzales, director of the...

10/22/2015

article MORON ALERT: Despite Native American mascot ban, Banks residents say 'Braves Forever'
(Oregon) -- Even as the 2017 deadline for changing Native American-themed mascots in Oregon public schools approaches, people in Banks are saying, "Once a Brave,...

10/20/2015

article Demeaning mascots and skewed history lessons make school unfriendly, Native Americans say
(Washington) -- Native American youth, parents and advocates told federal officials that their efforts to make school more inviting are frequently dismissed or met with...
article Stanley Cup met by protesters outside American Indian Center
(Illinois) -- Some protesters met the Stanley Cup at the American Indian Center in Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood. The event featured Native American food,...

10/19/2015

article Colo. looks at high school mascots
(Colorado) -- Eyes roll when government at any level deals with a difficult issue by announcing a committee to study it. The government is the broom, the committee is...
article Rally at Vikings game protests American Indian names, mascots
(Minnesota) -- About three dozen people stood outside TCF Bank Stadium before the Minnesota Vikings vs. Kansas City Chiefs football game on Sunday to protest the use of...
article Some feel American Indian heritage awareness by Chiefs has fallen short
(Missouri) -- The Kansas City Chiefs organization has made strides to create awareness about the American Indian heritage and history. However, some feel their efforts...
article Ute Tribe honored at halftime of Utah vs Arizona State game in Salt Lake City
(Utah) -- While all eyes were on the football field for Saturday’s tightly-contested game between Utah and Arizona State, it’s what happened at halftime that’s gaining a...

10/16/2015

article Native American groups to protest Kansas City Chiefs nickname at Vikings game
(Minnesota) -- Members of the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media and other protesters plan to rally at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday to bring attention...
article Native Americans talk Redskins, $20 bill in Nashville
(Tennessee) -- Using Indians as sports nicknames, logos and mascots and Andrew Jackson’s picture on the $20 bill are issues that have been protested by and on...

10/15/2015

article Students Want Schools To Reconsider Native American Mascots, Obama Administration Says
(Washington D.C.) -- School districts that use Native American nicknames and imagery should analyze whether they are causing harm to their students and consider changing...

10/14/2015

article Colorado Governor Creates Commission to Study Native Mascots
(Colorado) -- Colorado governor John Hickenlooper as created a commission to study the representations of Native Americans in Colorado’s public schools, according...
article Dartmouth Provost Calls Students 'Cowardly' For Indian Flyers
(New Hampshire) -- Dartmouth College Provost Carolyn Dever and Dean of the College Rebecca Biron issued a campuswide email Tuesday that called people who anonymously...

10/12/2015

article Governor’s New Panel Will Examine Use of Indian Names in Public Schools
(Colorado) -- Eyes roll when government at any level deals with a difficult issue by announcing a committee to study it. The government is the broom, the committee is...
article Dual rallies call attention to high school mascot
(Maine) -- The debate over the Skowhegan High School's Indians mascot isn't going away, as evidenced by a pair of Columbus Day rallies. A group that opposes the...
article Goshen mascot revote to take place this week
(Indiana) -- After a name had to be removed from the list, Goshen students will once again vote Monday for a new mascot. The steering committee chose to remove Red...
article Skowhegan community spars over heritage on Columbus Day
(Maine) -- The Indigenous People's Day event illuminates the effects of Christopher Columbus' arrival on native peoples, while the Skowhegan Indian Pride gathering says...

10/10/2015

article School board may meet to discuss Bellevue East's ban on Native American props, costumes
(Nebraska) -- Community outcry over the ban on Native American props and costumes at Bellevue East High School might prompt the school board to address the issue next...

10/7/2015

article Colorado Schools With Native American Mascots To Meet With Tribes
(Colorado) -- Gov. John Hickenlooper is putting pressure on schools that have mascots that could be considered offensive to Native Americans. On Tuesday he signed an...
article Guv forms mascot commission
(Colorado) -- Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday signed an executive order creating a commission to study migrating away from Native American mascots. The order comes...

10/6/2015

article Colorado governor creates task force on American Indian mascots
(Colorado) -- Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order Tuesday creating a commission to discuss American Indian high school mascots. The group would include...
article State board to study use of school mascots
(Colorado) -- Sidestepping the Colorado Legislature, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order Tuesday creating a special state commission to study the use of...

10/1/2015

article What is a marauder? Dedham High weighs rebranding its image
(Massachusetts) -- What’s a marauder look like? That’s the question being pondered by Dedham High School officials, who think it’s time for an image...

9/30/2015

article Tulare Union awaits fate of Redskins team name
(California) -- Tulare Union High School is lobbying to keep its mascot name, the Redskins, in the face of pending California legislation that would outlaw the moniker...

9/29/2015

article Goshen's mascot submission period ends Sunday
(Indiana) -- Goshen Community Schools board members on Tuesday received their first update from students serving on the mascot steering committee as two seniors shared a...

9/25/2015

article Goshen opens submissions for new mascot ideas
(Wisconsin) -- Years of controversy and months of pretty intense back-and-forth debate have led us to this point. The Goshen High School Mascot, the Redskins, is about...

9/24/2015

article School on Standing Rock votes to stop using 'midget' mascot
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota school district on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation is changing its mascot following a request from a national group representing...
article Whitney: Watertown homecoming needs to change
(South Dakota) -- Becky Plumage has been away from South Dakota for a few years attending college, but the 22-year-old Pierre native still keeps up with home-state...

9/21/2015

article A compromise on Native American nicknames? It's tricky, but possible
(Indiana) -- Amid over 82,000 cheering Florida State fans, Osceola charges onto the field at Doak-Campbell Stadium atop his horse, Renegade. The famous Seminole Indian...

9/17/2015

article ‘Scalp towel’ Facebook post highlights Skowhegan’s problem of tamping down ‘Indians’ controversy
(Maine) -- Indian advocate Maulian Smith has asked SAD 54 to address baseball coach Rick York's post, and the district's lawyer plans to meet with school...

9/15/2015

article Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia Behind New Push To Change Native American Mascots
(Colorado) -- There’s a new push to change Native American mascots in Colorado schools. Native American groups believe school mascots such as the Lamar Savages and...

9/14/2015

article State to re-examine Native mascots
(Colorado) -- Ute tribal leaders say the state could be a shining example for the nation if Native American mascots were retired at public schools. Earlier this year,...

9/12/2015

article Assembly passage sends nickname ban to governor
(California) -- Legislation that would ban the term “Redskins” as an athletic team name, mascot or nickname in public schools is heading to the governor...

9/8/2015

article Pascack Valley students will design new logo, school board president says
(New Jersey) -- Pascack Valley High School’s graphic design students will be tasked with creating an alternative logo to replace the school’s previous...

9/1/2015

article Indian mascot names stir outrage, pride
(California) -- For many years the symbol of Winters High School and its sports teams, the Warriors, was an Indian wearing a feathered headdress. The symbol still adorns...

8/28/2015

article Native American artist finds unique canvas to discuss sports teams using American Indian mascots
(Oklahoma) -- For many years there have been calls for the Washington Redskins, and other sports teams using Native American imagery, to change their mascots and names....

8/27/2015

article Artist turns tables on Native American mascot debate, paints white people on football helmets
(Oklahoma) -- An artist from Oklahoma is painting figures like Patrick Swayze and the Pope on football helmets in an effort to make people reconsider how Native...
article Emmet County High School Repaints "Fighting" On Football Field
(Michigan) -- We have an update on the debate over a sign change at a Northern Michigan high school football stadium. Social media blew up over the weekend after...

8/26/2015

article Native American artist gives white people a taste of their own mascots
(Oklahoma) -- The owner of Washington D.C.’s football team has been fighting to keep the trademark to his team’s name and mascot for decades now. Even...

8/24/2015

article Removal of word 'fighting' from Petoskey stadium causes backlash
(Michigan) -- A decision to remove the word “fighting” from the football stadium at Petoskey High School has some parents up in arms. A slogan over Curtis...

8/20/2015

article Native American Imagery Removed From Logos at West Hartford High Schools
(Connecticut) -- When some students in West Hartford head back to class, they will find new logos on the signs out front, stripped of any Native American imagery. The...

8/19/2015

article West Hartford High Schools Get New, Non-Native American Logos
(Connecticut) -- The town's two high schools are set to start the new year with fresh logos, created after the board of education recommended that use of all Native...

8/16/2015

article A colorful history of Arkansas mascots
(Arkansas) -- While the University of Arkansas was organized in 1871, it was several years before competitive sports began. The earliest records indicate that students...

8/12/2015

article Eastern Michigan University Will Remove Huron Logo From Marching Band Uniforms
(Michigan) -- After 4 years of protests and debate, Eastern Michigan University has announced its decision to retire the school's controversial Huron logo a second...

8/11/2015

article Eastern Michigan to remove 'Hurons' logo from band uniforms
(Michigan) -- Eastern Michigan University announced Tuesday that it will drop logos depicting the profile of an American Indian and the word "Hurons" from...

8/7/2015

article Arson threat targets Skowhegan Indian sculpture
(Maine) -- A police investigation was launched Friday into an online arson threat to the Skowhegan Indian sculpture, a day before the community dedicates a new park at...

8/6/2015

article Native Americans rally to retire Skowhegan high school mascot
(Maine) -- A rally of Native Americans and supporters of retiring the “Indians” sports mascot at Skowhegan Area High School was mostly quiet Thursday night,...

8/5/2015

article BLOG: 'Wall Street Journal' Column Claims Mascots Honor Native Americans; This Native American Begs to Differ
(USA) -- Starting with a dig at those who would dare question the polling data in support of Native American mascots, last Friday, Naomi Shaefer Riley published...

8/4/2015

article SJSU: Mascot flap at new president's old school irks Native-American leaders
(California) -- It's an old, retired logo that many Eastern Michigan University alumni cherish yet critics find racially insensitive. But the school's former...

7/31/2015

article BOOK: Pride or Prejudice?
(USA) -- ‘Defenses of Native American mascotry often rely on personal anecdotes and polling data,” writes Jennifer Guiliano—disapprovingly—in “Indian Spectacle.” She...

7/27/2015

article Tulsa painter tackles American Indian mascot issue with artistic helmet series
(Oklahoma) -- Under the bright lights, a gleaming line of helmets showcases mascots and logos no team has ever worn — and almost certainly, no team ever will. A...
article Wabanaki representatives to protest at Skowhegan’s Moonlight Madness
(Maine) -- A rally representing the four tribes of Maine’s Wabanaki federation is planned for Aug. 6 during Moonlight Madness, a part of Skowhegan’s annual...

7/22/2015

article Time To Retire These Mascots
(USA) -- On Wednesday, July 8, U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee ordered the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to cancel six of the federal trademark registrations...

7/6/2015

article Mascot fight continues in Lancaster
(New York) -- The dynamic of the Lancaster School Board officially changed Monday night. What seemed like it would be a calm transition to swear in two staunch...
article LETTER: Time for Amesbury to get rid of Indian mascot
(Massachusetts) -- To the editor: In the wake of the horrendous act of domestic terrorism carried out by Dylann Roof at a historically black church in Charleston, South...

6/29/2015

article Debate over ‘Indians’ mascot persists despite school board vote to keep it
(Maine) -- Letters have been sent to the state education commissioner, the state Board of Education, the Skowhegan-based School Administrative District 54 school board...
article In wake of Lancaster mascot controversy, Newstead moves to establish Indigenous Peoples Day
(New York) -- Akron lacrosse players took a stand in March when they refused to play a game against the Lancaster Redskins because of their name, and now their hometown...

6/28/2015

article Skowhegan ‘Indians’ mascot conflict continues behind the scenes
(Maine) -- Letters have been sent to the state commissioner of education and to members of the state Board of Education, to the Skowhegan-based School Administrative...

6/25/2015

article COLUMN: It’s no Confederate flag, but our banner is still pretty awful
(Massachusetts) -- It took the slaughter of nine innocents, but finally, in South Carolina and elsewhere in Dixie, the Confederate flag is being treated as the throwback...

6/22/2015

article Middle school begins process of replacing Braves as its mascot
(Oregon) -- The Braves are on their way out. Philomath Middle School principal Steve Bell said during the June 15 school board meeting that a timeline is being developed...
article Wisconsin school district bans American Indian team apparel
(Wisconsin) -- Sports fans may have to leave their Blackhawks, Indians or Redskins gear at home if they plan on entering a Madison public school next year.

6/19/2015

article Wisconsin school district bans American Indian team logos
(Wisconsin) -- Sports fans may have to leave their Blackhawks, Indians or Redskins gear at home if they plan on entering a Madison public school next year.

6/18/2015

article Native American community protests after Regents Board meeting
(Michigan) -- After the June 16 Board of Regents meeting, the Native American community held a protest outside of Welch Hall. Some held up signs saying “first...

6/17/2015

article Native Americans want 'Huron' logo off EMU band uniform
(Michigan) -- The gift was simple, but the message was clear. During the public comment at today's Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents meeting, members of...

6/16/2015

article E. Michigan asked to take 'Hurons' logo off band uniforms
(Michigan) -- Some students at Eastern Michigan University want school officials to remove logos depicting the profile of an American Indian and the word "Hurons...
article Native Americans rally against Hurons logo at EMU
(Michigan) -- Officials at Eastern Michigan University faced a protest Tuesday from about 50 opponents of the school’s Hurons logo, which Native Americans say...
article Report: Native Americas plan protest against EMU's use of Huron logo
(Michigan) -- Several people who are upset by Eastern Michigan University's use of its old Huron logo will protest outside of Welch Hall during the school's...

6/14/2015

article New Lancaster board members take mascot fight to Internet radio
(New York) -- The new Lancaster Legends school mascot could be short-lived if Lancaster School Board members-elect Brenda Christopher and Kelly H. Depczynski get their...

6/8/2015

article Justice Department hears concerns from EMU's Native American student group on Hurons logo
(Michigan) -- The Associated Press is reporting officials from the Justice Department met with Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin and the university'...

6/7/2015

article EMU faces controversy over resurrected Huron logo
(Michigan) -- Officials from the U.S. Department of Justice were at Eastern Michigan University this week to meet with President Susan Martin and a Native American...
article Justice Department hears concerns from EMU's Native American student group on Hurons logo
(Michigan) -- The Associated Press is reporting officials from the Justice Department met with Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin and the university'...

6/2/2015

article Lancaster students begin mascot voting
(New York) -- Students in the Lancaster School District begin voting on a new mascot name Tuesday. The Lancaster School Board recently approved removal of the former...
article Brickbat: Maybe Some Day When They Learn, Cherokee Nation Will Return
(Wisconsin) -- The Madison, Wisconsin, school board has banned students from wearing "shirts, hats, or other attire depicting Native American team names, logos, or...

5/31/2015

article MORON ALERT: Fox News' Right Wing Native-American Is A Fraud?
(Washington D.C.) -- While those on Fox are constantly whining about Christians getting no respect, Fox endorses mascots which are disrespectful to Native-Americans. And...

5/24/2015

article Education board says tribal mascots must go
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Board of Education has voted to essentially reaffirm an earlier ruling that banned Native American-themed mascots at Oregon public schools. The...

5/22/2015

article Red Wolves will replace Redskins as Capitol Hill High School mascot in Oklahoma City
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma City school board voted in December to drop the 88-year-old name Redskins for the Capitol Hill High School mascot after members of the...
article Redskins mascot to be replaced with Red Wolves at Capitol Hill High School
(Oklahoma) -- After 88 years as Redskins, Capitol Hill High School students have spoken: From now on the school mascot will be known as the Red Wolves.

5/20/2015

article Despite new names on Lancaster board, no interest in refighting war over mascot
(New York) -- Will the Redskins return to Lancaster? Not if newly elected School Board member Brenda Christopher has anything to say about it. “To even entertain...
article It’s 2015. Why do 40 Mass. high schools still have Native American mascots?
(Massachusetts) -- Before the Boston Redskins football team took the field for a game in 1933, every player smeared his face with red paint. The coach, William “...

5/19/2015

article Local tribe pulled into mascot controversy
(Louisiana) -- It wasn’t a fight they went looking for, nor even one they were aware existed until a Biloxi reporter called asking for a comment. But the Tunica-...

5/17/2015

article Abandon use of racialized logos
(California) -- As legislation banning the term “Redskin” as a mascot is slated to be considered by the California State Senate, after being passed in the...

5/13/2015

article Lancaster School District has tough sell to divided community
(New York) -- Two open seats on the School Board. A nearly $100 million operating budget. A capital project of $57.3 million for an artificial turf field, fieldhouse...

5/12/2015

article Skowhegan mascot still racist, still offensive, and issue isn’t over
(Maine) -- Members of School Administrative District 54 School Board listened to a panel of respectful and well-spoken Natives representing many different tribes tell...

5/7/2015

article Public in uproar over Skowhegan school mascot, again
(Maine) -- The Skowhegan School District held a public forum Monday night on the school's use of its nickname and mascot, the "Indians" - a tradition that...
article SAD 54 School Board votes to keep ‘Indians’ name
(Maine) -- The Skowhegan-based district school board put an end to months of debate Thursday night with an 11-9 vote in favor of retaining the ‘Indians’ name...
article Swedish hockey team accused of offending Native Americans
(Sweden) -- Gothenburg’s Frölunda Hockey Club has been reported to Sweden's discrimination ombudsman because of its nickname and logo, which the complainant...

5/6/2015

article Speaker argues Native American mascots damaging to youth
(California) -- Associate Director for the Center for American Progress Erik Stegman spoke at UCR last Friday about the negative impact Native American mascots have on...

5/5/2015

article Organizer of efforts to keep Skowhegan ‘Indians’ mascot changes mind
(Maine) -- The young organizer of a petition drive, placard protest and Facebook page to keep the “Indians” mascot at Skowhegan Area High School had a change...
article SAD 54 residents argue over keeping the Indian mascot for school sports teams
(Maine) -- Whose heritage is honored by the Native American image and the name “Indians” for sports teams? Is it the players, parents and boosters of...
article Mascots bill killed in committee
(Colorado) -- The Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee put to an end to a bill requiring public schools with American Indian mascots to work with tribes...

5/4/2015

article Skowhegan holds public forum on Indian school nickname
(Maine) -- More than 100 people turned out for a public forum Monday about whether or not Skowhegan High School should drop the Indian as its mascot.

5/1/2015

article Bill Governing Public Schools Use of Native American Mascots Voted Down
(Colorado) -- A bill that would have created a committee to review the use of Native American mascots in Colorado public schools was killed by a 3-2 party-line vote...

4/30/2015

article American Indian mascot bill fails
(Colorado) -- A bill that would have required public school officials to get approval from tribes to use American Indian mascots failed in a Senate committee Wednesday...
article American Indian ‘I am not your mascot’ bill fails in Senate
(Colorado) -- For the Left Hand Bulls it was a family affair to advocate for a bill that would put American Indian school mascots up for approval by a board of tribal...

4/29/2015

article Colorado Senate weighs bill limiting Native American mascots
(Colorado) -- Legislation to prohibit Native American mascots at Colorado schools unless a tribe approves faces its toughest test in the state Senate. The proposal...
article Senate committee kills American Indian mascots bill
(Colorado) -- As expected, a bill that would require tribal approval for public schools to continue using American Indian mascots died tonight in a Republican-controlled...
article Senate halts bill to limit Native American mascots
(Colorado) -- A GOP-led Senate committee has rejected legislation that would have prohibited Native American mascots at Colorado schools unless a tribe approved. The...

4/28/2015

article BLOG: How To Change A Racist Sports Team Name Near You
(Canada) -- To say Ian Campeau has had an epic month is putting it mildly. The founding member of indigenous DJ crew A Tribe Called Red has spun records from the frozen...

4/27/2015

article Finalists for Capitol Hill mascot revealed
(Oklahoma) -- Capitol Hill High School is one step closer to getting a new mascot. The Oklahoma City school board voted to oust the old mascot, the redskin, after...

4/26/2015

article ‘Indians’ mascot debate sparks another question: What does ‘Skowhegan’ mean?
(Maine) -- A postal clerk in Skowhegan in the 1870s amused himself one year by making a list of 140 different spellings of the name “Skowhegan” that he had...

4/24/2015

article Biloxi "Indians" mascot offensive? Some Native Americans shout 'Yes!'
(Mississippi) -- The long arm of political correctness has caught up with the Biloxi High Indians. The school band marched recently in the National Cherry Blossom...

4/22/2015

article OP/ED: American Indian Mascots and Team Names Need to be Retired and Banned
(USA) -- Nathan Phillips was taking an afternoon stroll Saturday, April 11, in Ypsilanti, Mich., in an area near a university, when he happened upon a loud party of...

4/19/2015

article Mailbag: Mascot law is coercion
(New York) -- An agency of the State Board of Education has told the school districts to get rid of their native paintings, murals, mascots, etc., or lose funding in the...
article “Sioux” Not Silent on the UND Fighting Sioux Mascot, By Dr. Erich Longie
(North Dakota) -- I was alerted that my name appeared in a video, “The Sioux Were Silenced,” which is displayed on a Facebook page by the same name and was...

4/18/2015

article House roots on mascot bill
(Colorado) -- Colorado lawmakers heard several bills Wednesday, emphasizing that the clock is ticking with only 21 days left in the legislative session.

4/17/2015

article BLOG: Why Indian Mascots Send the Wrong Message to Kids
(USA) -- Should schools and sports teams promote American Indian mascots? The dominant group says they’re a symbol of “honor,” but many indigenous...
article California Tomahawks Use of ‘Redskins’ as Mascot in Public Schools
(California) -- California lawmakers proposed a law that will ban the use of “Redskins” as a school team name or mascot in public schools. The Golden State...

4/16/2015

article Colorado passes bill limiting Native American mascots
(Colorado) -- Native American mascots would be prohibited at Colorado schools unless a tribe approves, under a Democrat-sponsored bill that passed the House by just one...

4/15/2015

article Colorado House approves American Indian mascot Bill
(Colorado) -- The Colorado House approved a bill on Monday designed to eliminate public school mascots as well as names deemed offensive to American Indians, according...
article With Votes Suddenly Scarce, Colorado's American Indian Mascot Bill Is Delayed
(Colorado) -- Democrats in the House unexpectedly delayed a vote on an American Indian mascot bill after they realized Republicans had enough votes to stop it. House...

4/14/2015

article Maine tribes tell high school to drop Indian nickname
(Maine) -- Ten people representing four Maine Indian tribes have met with a Skowhegan school panel to urge its members to drop Indians as the local high school's...
article SAD 54 school subcommittee told ‘Indian mascots are wrong
(Maine) -- Being an “Indian” does not mean slipping into a pair of moccasins and donning feathers during halftime at a football game. Being an “Indian...
article Colorado Republicans Ready to Kill Mascot Bill in Senate
(Colorado) -- A bill that would regulate the use of Native American mascots in Colorado will likely be heard in the Republican-lead Senate next week where it's...
article GOP questions mascot limits
(Colorado) -- Republican state Reps. J. Paul Brown of Ignacio and Don Coram of Montrose questioned national pressure on the NFL’s Washington Redskins to change the...

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