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Lack of Support for Team Native Mascots by Native Americans

Berkeley News  reported that “[c]ontrary to polls showing that relatively few Native Americans take offense at the Washington Redskins’ name, a new UC Berkeley study has found that at least half of more than 1,000 Native Americans surveyed are offended…

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Neshaminy School District can keep ‘Redskins’ name, but must educate students to prevent stereotypes, state commission says

“The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission on Monday voted that the Neshaminy School District can continue to use the name Redskins for its athletic teams, but must educate students about Native American history to prevent stereotypes. The commission, which met in…

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Follow up on Neshaminy mascot hearings

Arla Patch reported on the January 10, 2019 hearing: The use of Native names, slurs, images and symbols is a stark reminder of how colonized our communities still are. Donna Fann-Boyle (Chocktaw/Cherokee) has persisted for over four years to educate…

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Smithsonian Curator Weighs in on Cleveland Indians’ Decision to Retire ‘Racist’ Logo

Paul Chaat Smith, one of the curators of “Americans,” a new exhibit at Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is unambiguous in his thoughts about Chief Wahoo, the symbol which, it was recently announced, will be removed from the Cleveland Indians baseball…

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