Tag: Indian Mascots
Via TurtleTalk: New Student Scholarship on Indian Sports Mascots and Nicknames
The BYU Education and Law Journal has published “Between a Tomahawk and a Hard Place: Indian mascots and the NCAA” by Stephanie Jade Bollinger. An excerpt:: Thus, a reviewing court should find that agreements between Native American tribes and Universities granting approval for the use of Indian names as mascots should be void as against public…
Via TurtleTalk: Professor Tsosie on Indigenous Identity & Sports Mascots
Professor Tsosie’s excellent Federal Lawyer article on identity and sports mascots is available below. Her longer law review article on these subjects is available here. Tsosie Fed Lawyer Art on Mascots To view the original article on TurtleTalk, click here.
Colorado Commission to Study American Indian Representations in Public Schools
News stories here and here about the Commission’s latest meetings. An excerpt from one: Military veteran Stan Snow captivated the audience with his storytelling ability, sharing the name of the bomb squadron he was a part of in 1954: The Devil’s Own Grim Reapers. The name might be offensive, Snow said, but when the B-52s shielded Americans…
Via greeleytribune.com: Eaton teacher: Gov. Hickenlooper’s Native American mascot commission brings stakeholders together
An excerpt: Eaton High School is one of a few dozen Colorado high schools that features either a Native American nickname or mascot. The school has weathered protests and been in legislators’ cross hairs, including a failed bill this past year that would have cut state funding from schools with nicknames or mascots deemed offensive…
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…