Tag: Colorado Governor’s Commission on Indian Representation
Gov. Hickenlooper, Commission release report on the Study of American Indian Representations in Public Schools
DENVER — Monday, April 18, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Governor’s Commission to Study American Indian Representation in Public Schools today released their final report on the use of mascots and imagery in Colorado public schools. The group was joined by William (Bill) Mendoza, the executive director of White House Initiative on American…
Via CPR.org: In Rural Eaton, Students Takes Lead on Whether to Remove Indian Mascot
An excerpt: Like most students, Eaton High School senior Karalee Kothe had never thought about her school’s mascot — the Fightin’ Reds — really deeply. Then last year, she heard about state lawmakers who were pushing a bill that would have created a committee to review the use of potentially offensive Indian mascots. If the committee – or a tribe –…
Should Colorado public schools be allowed to use Native American mascots?
An excerpt: Should public schools in Colorado be allowed to use Native American mascots? The nationwide issue is once again taking center stage in Colorado. The Governor’s Commission on Indian Representation met at Strasburg High School Monday night. Strasburg’s mascot is the Indians and its logo features the facial profile of a Native American in a…