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Neshaminy student newspaper to resume 'Redskin' ban

What started as a journalistic exercise at Neshaminy High School may end in a courtroom. A law firm representing student newspaper editors has told school officials that the editors plan to resume their ban on printing the word redskin - and that any attempt to stop them would be unconstitutional.

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Mascot Issue

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...
article Twist delays Colorado House vote on American Indian mascot bill
(Colorado) -- Rep. Joe Salazar unexpectedly delayed a vote on his American Indian mascot bill Tuesday after discovering at the last minute that it would have died.

4/13/2015

article Native American leaders speak about Skowhegan mascot
(Maine) -- A group of Maine tribal leaders and a subcommittee of the Skowhegan school board met Monday night to discuss the mascot of Skowhegan High School.
article Tribes, school officials to discuss Skowhegan Indian name change
(Maine) -- The Regional School Unit 54 school board's education policy will meet Monday night to discuss the use of the name "Indian" for the sports teams...
article Colorado House gives initial OK to American Indian mascot bill
(Colorado) -- As several American Indians looked on, the Colorado House on Monday approved a bill designed to eliminate public school mascots and names deemed offensive...

4/12/2015

article Members of 4 Maine tribes to meet with Skowhegan school officials over use of "Indians"
(Maine) -- Representatives of four Maine Indian tribes will meet with members of the Skowhegan school board to try to persuade them to drop "Indians" as the...
article Skowhegan’s Indian on the line
(Maine) -- Members of Maine's Indian tribes will try to explain at a meeting with a school board panel Monday why they think continuing use of 'Indians' as a...

4/7/2015

article Guest Commentary: Throwing a yellow flag on the treatment of American Indians
(Colorado) -- The debate over House Bill 1165, which would create a panel to decide whether a school district's depiction of an Indian mascot is respectful, has...

4/3/2015

article Native mascot bill loses funding
(Colorado) -- A Colorado legislative committee Thursday stripped funding for a measure that would limit Native American mascots at public schools. Lawmakers on the House...

4/2/2015

article Indian mascot bill advances, with less help for schools
(Colorado) -- A Colorado bill to ban schools from using American Indian mascots without permission from a panel of Native Americans has been cleared for a vote by the...
article Lamar, home of the Savages, defends mascot as culture wars rage
(Colorado) -- Out here on the Eastern Plains, it's a savage country. Tornadoes, hail and blizzards can hit without warning. A prolonged drought has pummeled the...

3/31/2015

article Opinion: Chicago Blackhawks fan wearing headdress shocks hockey fans
(Winnipeg) -- It was a much anticipated, Central Division match-up between the hometown Winnipeg Jets and the visiting team from Chicago. The MTS Centre was abuzz with...
article Opinion: Mascot bill wrong way to go
(Colorado) -- The bill that is making its way through the Colorado House of Representatives has the right idea but it's the wrong path to take. Full disclosure here...
article Professor affirms effects of Indian mascots
(Washington) -- Stephanie Fryberg, a visiting professor of psychology at the University of Washington, presented her research Tuesday on the psychological effects of...

3/27/2015

article OP/ED: Colorado Legislature's American Indian mascot panel would miss the mark
(Colorado) -- According to a group called American Indian Cultural Support, Colorado has 48 schools with "Native American Racial Mascots." That list includes...
article Tears, cheers as mascot bill passes committee
(Colorado) -- Some who wept in sorrow, later cheered in joy. An attempt to persuade Colorado schools from using American Indian images as mascots got through a...
article MORON ALERT: Brian Kilmeade: School Mascots Offensive To Native Americans Are Just Fine
(USA) -- In the alternate reality of Fox News, offensive ethnic stereotyping is just fine and any attempt to address the offensiveness is, well, offensive. At least that...

3/26/2015

article Colorado Lawmakers Use Slideshow With N-Word When Pushing Bill For Native American Mascot Ban
(Colorado) -- Two Colorado representatives upset fellow lawmakers this week when they presented a slideshow filled with racist images and slurs at a House Education...
article Legislation targets American Indian mascots
(Arizona) -- School like Yuma and Arickaree could be faced with getting permission to continue using “Indians” as a mascot, if a bill in the state...

3/24/2015

article Colorado panel passes bill limiting Native American mascots
(Colorado) -- A proposal debated Monday by lawmakers about the use of Native American mascots by Colorado schools prompted a tense moment about possibly offensive team...
article Forum dissects use of Native American mascots in West Hartford
(Connecticut) -- It’s the eve of what could be a history-changing decision at Conard High School: Board of Education members are expected to officially nix the...

3/23/2015

article Bill Would Require CO Schools Get Permission From Native Americans For Team Names
(Colorado) -- The Legislature will consider a bill on Monday that would pull state funding from Colorado schools using Native American mascots. The Washington NFL team...
article Colorado legislature to consider bill concerning Indian school mascots
(Colorado) -- A state lawmaker whose two great grandmothers were Apache said he doesn't want to outlaw the use of Indian names as school mascots but he wants to make...
article Indian mascots bill passes first committee after emotional testimony
(Colorado) -- “We are not some people you can just make fun of,” Lakewood student Jerico Lefthandbull told the House Education Committee Monday afternoon,...
article Indian mascots go under the microscope
(Colorado) -- A Democratic-controlled Colorado House committee Monday advanced a measure that would limit American Indian mascots at public schools. House Bill 1165...
article Native American mascots under debate in Colorado
(Colorado) -- A bill up for its first hearing Monday in the Colorado House would require public schools with American Indian mascots or logos to get permission from a...

3/19/2015

article West Hartford closer to removing Native American symbols from high schools
(Connecticut) -- West Hartford leaders have moved one step closer towards pulling all Native American symbols out of the town’s high schools, and the students are...

3/18/2015

article OP/ED: West Hartford Should Change Indian Names, Too
(Connecticut) -- West Hartford's school board took a disappointing half step toward cultural sensitivity by voting to eliminate the Native American symbols in high...
article West Hartford closer to removing Native American symbols from high schools
(Connecticut) -- West Hartford leaders have moved one step closer towards pulling all Native American symbols out of the town’s high schools, and the students are...

3/17/2015

article Haudenosaunee Statement On Mascots
(New York) -- The Nation regards the depiction of natives as mascots defamatory to our people. In brief, here are a few of the reasons why:
article The University of Wisconsin’s Point Guard Says Change the Mascot
(Wisconsin) -- On January 11, 2015, Bronson Koenig, backup point guard for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team, was thrust into a starting role for...

3/16/2015

article Native Americans: Indian mascots at Connecticut schools no symbol of pride
(Connecticut) -- To many in this town of about 23,000, the North Haven High School’s Indian’s nickname shows a pride in their community and the courage and...

3/15/2015

article Mark Charles Connects Use of American Indian Mascots in Sports to Dehumanizing References in The Declaration of Independence
(Tennessee) -- Did you know that the Declaration of Independence refers to Native Americans as “merciless Indian Savages?” If you are like the vast majority...

3/14/2015

article We are not your mascots: Why Laura Ingraham’s Redskins remarks are so clueless
(Washington) -- On Tuesday, Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham was asked by Fox News host Brian Kilmeade what she thought of the “crazy behavior” of two...

3/13/2015

article Lebanon seeks input on 'Warrior' name
(Oregon) -- The Lebanon School Board wants to hear from students, residents and alumni: What should be done with the high school's Warrior name? The State Board of...

3/6/2015

article Education called key to Indian mascot dispute
(Maine) -- Are images of an American Indian as a sports team mascot a mockery or an honor? Do the people that Skowhegan high school boosters think they are honoring as...

3/5/2015

article Sokaogon chair: changes to mascot law ‘a mockery of indigenous people’
(Wisconsin) -- The state of Wisconsin’s tribes received some attention at the Capitol on Thursday, where lawmakers took a break from heated debate over right-to-...

3/3/2015

article MEET THE MORON: Not all Native Americans find "Redskins" offensive
(New York) -- The residents in one Western New York town are torn over whether the school district should change the mascot name from “Redskins.” A Native...
article Chief Illiniwek Unofficial shirts sparks discussion on copyright, ‘offensiveness’
(Illinois) -- As Unofficial draws closer, spirit wear stores around campus remove their orange and blue attire from the mannequins and replace them with traditional...

3/2/2015

article "Redskins" nickname supporter flown in ahead of rally
(New York) -- Two Native Americans from outside Western New York were flown in Monday ahead of a rally in support of the Lancaster School District's controversial...
article Lancaster Alumni Group Brings Outside Pro-Redskin Voices Into Nickname Debate
(New York) -- It's about 1400 miles from Pine Ridge, South Dakota to Lancaster, New York. Joe Milk made the flight Monday for the very first time. While Milk is...
article MORON ALERT: Pro-Redskins group brings in out-of-town Native Americans who support Redskins mascot
(New York) -- On the eve of a community forum on whether the Lancaster School District should keep or drop the controversial Redskins mascot, a pro-Redskins group flew...

2/28/2015

article LSA passes resolution opposing use of Native American-themed mascots in sports
(Oregon) -- A resolution opposing the use of Native American-themed mascots and symbols by sports teams has been passed overwhelmingly by the membership of the...

2/20/2015

article Native American Girls Protest High School's "Offensive" Redmen Logo
(South Dakota) -- A group of female basketball players is lobbying a South Dakota school to remove its "racist" team name—and face deeper social...

2/18/2015

article Skowhegan cancels meeting over mascot, disappointing tribe
(Maine) -- Penobscot Indian Nation organizers who want Skowhegan schools to stop using the Indian image as a sports mascot said Tuesday they want a small planning...

2/17/2015

article Maine Indian organizers want meeting with Skowhegan school officials
(Maine) -- Penobscot organizers who want Skowhegan schools to stop using the Indian image as a sports mascot said Tuesday they still want a small planning session with...

2/15/2015

article Skowhegan school meeting with tribal officials on ‘Indian’ mascot put off
(Maine) -- A meeting between Skowhegan school officials and Indian tribal leaders on use of the “Indians” mascot and nickname for sports teams has been...

2/14/2015

article Loveland High works with Sioux on respectful Indian mascot
(Colorado) -- Loveland High School is looking to a Lakota Sioux tribe for help creating a new mascot and a hands-on lesson in history and culture for the school. “...

2/13/2015

article Efforts To Change ‘Deeply Offensive’ Native American Mascots Continue Across The U.S.
(USA) -- As activists continue their fight to change the name of Washington’s professional football team, calling “Redskins” a “dictionary-...
article Native American Mascot Issue Stirs Strong Debate In West Hartford
(Connecticut) -- The high schools' Warrior and Chieftain mascots were described alternately as proud and respectful or racist and offensive by speakers at a...
article Crockett: Indian mascot discontinued at John Swett High School
(California) -- A tradition spanning nearly 90 years came to an end Wednesday evening when the John Swett school board retired the Indian mascot carried by athletic...
article John Swett High School In Crockett Drops ‘Indians’ Mascot
(California) -- A Native American advocacy group is cheering the removal of a mascot from a Bay Area high school. Though several people spoke against the change at...

2/10/2015

article Bangor NAACP urges Skowhegan schools to drop Indian mascot, nickname
(Maine) -- The president of the Greater Bangor Area NAACP has formally asked school officials in Skowhegan to stop using the Indian name and image as a mascot for sports...
article NAACP asks Skowhegan High School to change nickname
(Maine) -- Skowhegan Area High School is the last school in Maine whose mascot is the Indians. But now, there is a new push on for the school to find a new mascot. For...

2/8/2015

article The NFL Perpetuates Stereotypes That Fuel Racism, Domestic Abuse
(New York) -- Last Sunday, I stood in downtown Phoenix with 100 other Native American protestors chanting “No More Victims, No More Stereotypes” and praying...

2/7/2015

article Native American mascots causing controversy in West Hartford
(Connecticut) -- The mascots and logos of several clubs named after Native Americans are causing a controversy in West Hartford. The community is taking action to...

2/1/2015

article Crowdsourcing The Super Bowl: Protest And People Power At The Big Game
(New York) -- Super Bowl Sunday is America’s great secular feast day, loosely organized around a professional championship football game but centered on food,...
article Watch ‘In Whose Honor?’ Documentary Film
(New York) -- Washington Redskins, Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves — Indian mascots and nicknames have historically been first draft picks in American sports....

1/31/2015

article How to Argue Against Racist Mascots
(USA) -- Someone is a human being. Something is a mascot. And when it comes to Native Americans, sports franchises have placed us in the latter category time and time...
article Loveland, Eaton could be forced to address mascots
(Colorado) -- The Loveland Indians, Eaton Reds and dozens of other Colorado schools using Native American nicknames could soon be required to make changes.

1/29/2015

article School officials vote to retain Berlin Indians mascot
(Wisconsin) -- Berlin Area School District officials have decided the high school mascot will remain the same amid criticism that it's racially insensitive.

1/28/2015

article Berlin mascot debate could soon come to an end
(Wisconsin) -- The debate over the mascot for the Berlin School District could end this week. The school board is scheduled for a possible vote Wednesday on the Indians...

1/26/2015

article OP/ED: Conard's Native American Mascot An Insult
(Connecticut) -- As a graduate of West Hartford's Conard High School who once clapped along with cheerleaders dressed in quasi-Native American garb, and mother of a...
press release ASU's Indian Legal Program Presents Sports Symposium on Stereotypes
(Arizona) -- The Indian Legal Program at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is sponsoring the Indigenous Stereotypes in Sports...

1/22/2015

article Redskins nickname is debated in Lancaster
(New York) -- Native American leaders and educators had a frank dialogue Wednesday with Lancaster school officials, sending them a strong message that use of the...

1/14/2015

article Critics vent over change of high school's Redskins mascot
(Oklahoma) -- The first Oklahoma City School Board meeting since the board voted to remove Redskins as the mascot at Capitol City High School drew students, faculty and...

1/13/2015

article 'Redskins' mascot name change at Oklahoma City school still draws dissent
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma City Public Schools is moving forward with plans to remove all references to Redskins from Capitol Hill High School, despite protests Monday night...
article Critics vent over change of OKC high school’s Redskins mascot
(Oklahoma) -- The first Oklahoma City School Board meeting since the board voted to remove Redskins as the mascot at Capitol City High School drew students, faculty and...

1/12/2015

article Capitol Hill mascot name change still draws dissent
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma City Public Schools is moving forward with plans to remove all references to Redskins from Capitol Hill High School, despite protests Monday night...

1/11/2015

article Reluctant Townie: Save the last dance ... for Chief Illiniwek?
(Illinois) -- Last week, the Tuscola school district canceled an appearance by Chief Illiniwek at a high school basketball game after facing intense pressure from local...

1/7/2015

article Bill to assess Indian-themed school mascots to hit Colorado Legislature
(Colorado) -- If schools in Colorado with mascots like Indians, chiefs, and braves want to keep using those names, they'll have to receive approval from a panel of...
article 'Mascot Work Group' discussing procedures to keep school mascot names
(Oregon) -- Schools with Native American mascots - including the Roseburg Indians - was the subject of a committee that met in Salem Tuesday. The Mascot Work Group is...
article Obama's visit reignites 'Squaw Peak' controversy
(Arizona) -- When President Barack Obama settles in for the night in Phoenix on Wednesday, he is expected to do so at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, a north...
article OP/ED: Should Obama stay in hotel with 'squaw' in its name?
(Arizona) -- It's just a room -- or, more likely, a really nice suite -- but should President Barack Obama be spending his night in Phoenix in a hotel with the word...
article OP/ED: Would Obama stay in a hotel called Hilton Redskins?
(Arizona) -- President Barack Obama arrives in Phoenix tonight and will stay at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak. A reader this morning asked me an excellent question: Where...

1/6/2015

article American Indian parents' group holds forum on Capitol Hill mascot name change
(Oklahoma) -- The Native American Parent Committee held a forum Tuesday night to educate residents about the term “redskin,” which they deem a racial slur....
article Forum Set To Discuss Removal Of 'Redskins' Mascot At Capitol Hill High
(Oklahoma) -- The largest school district in the state is hoping parents and students show up Tuesday night for a forum that will address the removal of the "...
article Opinions over mascot clash at public forum
(Oklahoma) -- Pam Townley, a 1973 graduate of Capitol Hill High School, said she will always be a “proud Redskin” and she had strong advice for any students...
article MORON ALERT: Former Chief: 'It's a disappointment'
(Illinois) -- A University of Illinois student who currently dresses and dances as Chief Illiniwek at non-university events said he was disappointed when Tuscola High...
article Polk: Years later, Chief Illiniwek still a source of controversy
(Illinois) -- In 2007, the University of Illinois retired Chief Illiniwek, the official mascot and symbol of the Fighting Illini since 1926. Admittedly, I was among the...

1/5/2015

article Former racially insensitive Univ. of Illinois mascot pulled from prep hoops performance
(Illinois) -- Chief Illiniwek was retired from action and any official affiliation with the school in 2007 amidst pressure from local and NCAA officials. The chief, who...

12/29/2014

article 'Redskins’ school mascots would be phased out under bill
(California) -- A California lawmaker is attempting to force four high schools in the Golden State that use “Redskins” as their mascots to abandon the...

12/25/2014

article KC Chiefs have one clear victory: Achieving mutual respect with Native American group
(Missouri) -- An end of season report where the Kansas City Chiefs are clear winners: These plays were deftly made off the field by management. Chiefs’ leadership...
article Neshaminy nickname pays homage to Native Americans
(Pennsylvania) -- A keen sense of anticipation must have filled the noisy wooden hallways of the old Langhorne High School on Cherry Street. On a winter school day, Jan...

12/16/2014

article A look at Oklahoma colleges and high school with American Indian nicknames
(Oklahoma) -- About a year ago, when the Washington Redskins were beginning to face some significant backlash about their nickname, the organization reached out to other...

12/14/2014

article Why Oklahoma City Public Schools chose now to do away with the Redskins nickname
(Oklahoma) -- The debate over American Indian mascots is decades old. As far back as the 1960s, teams were changing caricatures and mascots to better respect the Indian...
article A look at Oklahoma colleges and high school with American Indian nicknames
(Oklahoma) -- About a year ago, when the Washington Redskins were beginning to face some significant backlash about their nickname, the organization reached out to other...

12/13/2014

article UND tries to unite groups in passionate nickname debate
(North Dakota) -- At a well-attended meeting with community members here last month, several people on a nickname task force spoke to the crowd about the need for the...

12/10/2014

article Native Americans Calling on Arizona Cardinals to Make Policy Against Headdresses, Redface
(Arizona) -- As another NFL team with a Native American-inspired mascot came to town last weekend, some Native American groups banded together to protest the Kansas City...
article People are not mascots: a short history of Native American representations in sports
(California) -- It is difficult to believe a debate as passionate and historical as the one over the use of Native American mascots has a singular starting point. Yet,...
article High school students walk out over ‘Redskins’ name change
(Oklahoma) -- The debate over the “Redskins” name in sports isn’t just at the professional level. Students at an Oklahoma City high school were...

12/9/2014

article OKC school board votes to remove Redskins nickname from Capitol Hill High
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma City School Board, after listening to the impassioned pleas from students, teachers and a district official who characterized the 88-year-old...

12/8/2014

article Board Of Education Removes 'Redskins' Mascot At OKC School
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma City Public Schools District said a unanimous vote by the school board led to the removal of "Redskins" as the mascot for Capitol...

12/2/2014

article Assemblyman Hopes to Ban Use of 'Redskins' as Mascot in Public Schools
(California) -- Assemblyman Luis Alejo wants to ban the use of "Redskins" as a mascot in all California public schools. Calling the term derogatory, the...

12/1/2014

article Assemblymember Alejo seeks ban on offensive mascots
(California) -- Assemblymember Luis Alejo wants to end the use of “Redskins” as a mascot in California public schools, once and for all. The Watsonville...
article Skowhegan schools might rethink Indians mascot, name
(Maine) -- Skowhegan Area High School, one of the last schools in Maine to use the image and name of an American Indian as its sports mascot, is revisiting the issue...

11/27/2014

article Native American Groups Want You to Know They’re More Than Mascots
(California) -- Last Sunday outside Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., there was a lot more than pregame tailgating going on. Over 300 protesters holding signs...

11/24/2014

article Shirt stirring controversy ahead big game update
(Michigan) -- Football isn't the only thing people are talking about heading into the big Central-Western weekend. Shirts that depict a Native American behind bars...

11/17/2014

article Speaker at OU says it’s time to get rid of racist mascots
(Oklahoma) -- "The mascot has got to go." The mascot refers to various Native-American symbols used as identifiers for many sports teams across the U.S. The...

11/16/2014

article Dr. Treuer Says All Indian Mascots for Sports Teams Should Be Banned
(Ohio) -- Dr. Anton Treuer, the executive director of the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University, thinks all Indian references, as sports mascots,...

11/11/2014

article Cheboygan schools update Chiefs logo
(Wisconsin) -- Cheboygan Area High School, CAHS, will be getting a new logo, replacing the long-time profile of a Native American chief head designed by the late Jim...
article Cloquet: Pep rally skit depicting DeLaSalle mascot decried as racist
(Minnesota) -- A pep-rally skit became the subject of a heated debate over racist attitudes Monday during a Cloquet school board meeting. At issue was a skit acted out...
article U. says it’s making good on pact with Ute tribe
(Utah) -- Fewer fans are showing up to University of Utah football games in headdresses, warpaint or other culturally-insensitive getups. University leaders pointed to...

11/7/2014

article Schools & tribes working together on mascot issue
(Oregon) -- After the last legislative session in March, Oregon Governor John Kitzaber signed a bill that would allow schools to keep their Native American imagery and...

11/6/2014

article Denver Post: Too far on Indian names, mascots
(Colorado) -- It is appalling that a few Colorado schools continue to cling to offensive American Indian mascot names, but a solution being proposed by state Sen. Joe...

11/5/2014

article Texas school bans shirt with alleged pro-rape slogans
(Texas) -- The questionable Native American mascot on t-shirts issued to Texas’s Arlington Martin High School football team wasn’t the only thing that could...

10/30/2014

article Texas school bans controversial T-shirt for possible rape message
(Texas) -- A North Texas school district has banned a controversial high school football team t-shirt with the phrases "Shhhhhhh just let it happen" and "...

10/27/2014

article Chiefs game day drum will be blessed, and more Native American Heritage Months events
(Missouri) -- The Chiefs announced several events for Sunday's Chiefs-Jets game in connection with Native American Heritage Month, including a blessing of the Chiefs...
article COLUMN: One rotten Chief spoils the barrel
(Illinois) -- It’s been nearly a decade since Chief Illiniwek’s final halftime dance. So, I was surprised and alarmed to see a version of the infamous Chief...
press release Chiefs to Honor American Indian Heritage Month Leading Up to Game on Sunday
(Missouri) -- The Kansas City Chiefs and the American Indian Community Working Group, in association with the American Indian Center of the Great Plains, will celebrate...

10/24/2014

article Seeing red: Legislator promises bill that would endanger Native American mascots across Colorado, including Eaton Reds
(Colorado) -- About 9:30 a.m. on a Sunday, nearly 200 protesters took to the streets of Eaton over the high school’s mascot. It was May 18, 2002, and the only...

10/14/2014

article Native American activist puts mascots in the penalty box
(Illinois) -- In the midst of the recent controversy surrounding the Washington football team, Charlene Teters, a Native American artist, professor, and lecturer,...
article Walker: Team’s new nickname demonstrates respect
(New York) -- I recently became the head coach of a Lancaster youth baseball team that my son has played on the past two years.

10/8/2014

article Group again asks Nike to stop use of Native American mascot logos
(Oregon) -- A Native American group on Saturday again protested at Nike's World Headquarters over the sportswear giant's inclusion of Chief Wahoo and other...
article Is it offensive to a Native American tribe for sports teams to use their names?
(USA) -- Is it offensive for sports teams to use the names of Native American tribes? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get...
article Bullying Native American Children through Racial Mascots
(USA) -- One year ago, the National Congress of American Indians released a report on the harmful effects of Indian sports mascots like the ones used by the Washington,...

9/25/2014

article MORON ALERT: Harlandale has the Best High School Mascot
(Texas) -- The word can be traced back to France, where it was used to described something that brought luck to a household.* What are we talking about? -- MASCOTS.

9/23/2014

article BLOG: A Super-Simple, Step-by-Step Guide to Determine if Your Team Mascot Is Offensive
(USA) -- There has been a lot of debate in the news about whether the team name of the Washington N.F.L. team is racially offensive and ought to be changed. On Friday,...

9/19/2014

article Aniak Halfbreeds? Proud name; Washington Redskins? Racist slur
(Alaska) -- On Nov. 2 the Washington Redskins will play the Minnesota Vikings in a National Football League game. That the Vikings have a running back who switched his...
article Feds toss Mich. complaint to ban Indian mascots
(Michigan) -- American Indian mascots, names and imagery will stay in Michigan schools for now. The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has...
article Native American Activists Slam Winterhawks Logo As Racist
(Oregon) -- Native American activists see the logo of the Portland Winterhawks as offensive and are demanding the team make a change. “Mascotry has to stop,...
article Warroad school district to re-dedicate logo
(Minnesota) -- Warroad School District is holding a re-dedication of its Warroad Warrior name and logo, according to the district.

9/17/2014

article Native Americans file claim over AT&T Park dustup
(California) -- Two San Francisco Giants fans filed legal claims Tuesday against the city over what they described as police brutality as they were forcibly ejected from...
article Neshaminy adviser suspended over newspaper's word ban
(Pennsylvania) -- The faculty adviser for Neshaminy High School's student newspaper was suspended for two days this week in what appeared to be the latest turn in a...

9/16/2014

article Native Americans Ejected from Giants Game Move to Sue San Francisco
(California) -- Two Native Americans who were ejected from Native American Heritage Night at the Giants' AT&T Park after a dispute over a headdress have filed...
article Native Americans File Claim Against San Francisco After Getting Ejected From Giants’ Native American Night At AT&T Park
(California) -- Two Native Americans ejected from the San Francisco Giants’ Native American Heritage Night at AT&T Park have filed claims against the city...
article Native Americans Suing Cops Over Headdress Fracas Release List of Demands
(California) -- The two Native American Giants fans who were tossed from a game earlier this summer are not only suing the city for "police brutality" but they...
article CHARLES: School Those Ignorant Fans With Their Trail of Tears Sign
(USA) -- They say a "watched pot never boils." But that's not entirely true. Of course a watched pot boils, it's just that intently watching a pot of...

9/15/2014

article Mask that inspired Seahawk’s logo coming to Seattle
(Washington) -- The Native American mask that inspired the Seahawks logo is coming to Seattle. The two-foot-long cedar eagle mask dates back to the late 19th Century....
article Lancaster Takes Public Input on "Redskins" Nickname
(New York) -- Sixty-seven years ago, the Lancaster School District adopted the "Redskins" nickname for their sports teams.

9/14/2014

article Debate over Redskins name is reignited in Lancaster
(New York) -- Chatter is growing in Lancaster about getting rid of the school district’s Redskins name and mascot. The Lancaster Bee in July stopped using Redskins...

9/10/2014

article Lawmaker discusses proposal to require schools to get approval or change Indian-themed mascots
(Colorado) -- A Colorado legislator discussed a law proposal Wednesday that would require public schools to change Indian-themed mascots that the Native American...

9/8/2014

article Legislation Would Deny Funding To Schools With Unauthorized Native American Mascots
(Colorado) -- Schools that use nicknames based on Native American names or imagery must seek tribes’ permission or lose funding under a bill proposed by a Colorado...

9/5/2014

article 538: The 2,128 Native American Mascots People Aren’t Talking About
(USA) -- When Samuel Henry was a kid growing up in D.C. in the late 1950s, he and his friends were devoted Washington Redskins fans — they had the jerseys and knew...
article Indian mascots popular in Iowa
(Iowa) -- As debate rages nationally around the name of the Washington Redskins' football team, American Indian names remain popular among Iowa high school teams,...

9/3/2014

article Student, tribe member to portray OU mascot
(Kansas) -- A historic figure representing Ottawa University will be seen near the Franklin County Courthouse this weekend.

9/2/2014

article Bill would require school mascots get approval from the Indian community or risk losing funding
(Colorado) -- A state lawmaker wants Colorado schools with American Indian mascots to get approval to continue using them from the Native American community. If the...

9/1/2014

article Coachella Valley High drops mascot that offended Arab Americans
(California) -- For 83 years, Coachella Valley High School has rallied behind a mascot with a snarling face, a hooked nose, a heavy beard and wearing a headscarf...

8/29/2014

article The Dalles becomes latest Oregon school to drop Native American mascot
(Oregon) -- One less Oregon high school will have a Native American mascot this year. The Dalles High School, known for years as the Indians until merging with cross-...

8/27/2014

article Take a Little Stroll Down ‘Redskin’s Drive,’ Newly Named Road in Maine
(Maine) -- As the movement to end the use of the Washington football team’s racist name grows across the country, one small town in Maine is headed in the opposite...

8/22/2014

article Maine town renames street 'Redskin's Drive'
(Maine) -- Officials in a Maine town are renaming a road after the local high school's former mascot, which was changed because some people found it offensive.
article MORON ALERT: Wiscasset names road after old school mascot
(Maine) -- Many people in the United States, including trademark authorities in the federal government, consider the word an offensive racial slur – a leftover from...

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