Indian nicknames

8:30 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Federal department rejects complaint against Michigan schools with Native-American mascots

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Michigan Civil Rights Commission had called for end of Native-American imagery with high school mascots
LANSING, MICH. - A federal agency has dismissed a complaint seeking to ban the use of American Indian mascots in Michigan's K-12 schools. In February, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights cited 35 Michigan school districts for discrimination, saying their mascots reinforce stereotypes and hurt American Indian students' self-esteem and learning.
6:31 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Pokagon Tribe, schools consider use of nicknames, mascots

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State Department of Civil Rights has filed a complaint with federal Education Department asking for a ban on Indian nicknames and imagery.
DOWAGIAC - Consensus may be elusive among Pokagon Band Potawatomi when it comes to what they think about schools using Indian nicknames and mascots, a tribal spokeswoman said.
6:16 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Saugatuck High School doesn't plan to change nickname despite complaint

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The state Department of Civil rights has filed a complaint with the federal government over schools using American Indian names and mascots.
State Rep. Bob Genetski, R-Saugatuck, sent a letter to the state requesting the complaint be withdrawn