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  • Skabewis
    Maine group wants to ban Indian school mascots
    by Skabewis
    Augusta, Maine (AP)

    The Maine Indian Tribal State Commission is going to ask the Legislature to ban schools from using American Indian nicknames.

    At a meeting last week, commission members asked the Maine Human Rights Commission to co-sponsor the legislation.
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    12-22-2010, 12:57 AM
  • Skabewis
    Wisconsin bill requires Indian logo investigations
    by Skabewis
    Madison, Wisconsin (AP)

    Democratic lawmakers are proposing a bill that would require the state to investigate complaints about American Indian mascots in Wisconsin schools.

    If the complaints are justified, the state Department of Public Instruction would have to order...
    02-27-2009, 03:49 PM
  • Skabewis
    Mishicot doesn’t plan to change Indian logo
    by Skabewis
    Mishicot, Wisconsin (AP)

    The Mishicot School District has no plans to drop its Indian logo and mascot because of a new state law signed recently by Gov. Jim Doyle.

    The district is one of about a dozen in Wisconsin that have not dropped the Indian nickname.

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    05-18-2010, 05:37 PM
  • Skabewis
    Nevada higher ed seeks increased Indian enrollment
    by Skabewis
    Reno, Nevada (AP)

    Higher education officials have formed a coalition to try to turn around the historically low number of American Indian students who go on to college in Nevada.

    “A lot of students from rural areas haven’t been away from the reservation at all, and...
    03-03-2008, 08:29 PM
  • Skabewis
    Association postpones American Indian proposal
    by Skabewis
    Casper, Wyoming (AP)

    The Wyoming School Boards Association has tabled a proposal that would have required schools around the state to teach students about American Indian history and culture.

    Members of the association voted on Nov. 19 to table a resolution that would have...
    12-01-2008, 02:54 PM

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