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Rural Colorado students sue to block law demanding 26 schools shed their Native American mascots 

A lawsuit filed this week in U.S. District Court challenges the constitutionality of a new Colorado law requiring public schools to get rid of Native American mascots, logos and imagery by next summer or face massive fines. In its opening salvo, the lawsuit suggests that a law that similarly forbade the use of the name […]

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New Colorado law banning most American Indian mascots forces schools to confront cultural shifts

Faced with a new state law requiring the elimination of most American Indian mascots, a handful of Colorado schools are delving into their histories and having community-wide discussions about what a nickname, mascot or logo should represent. In Lamar, that means sticking by its Savages nickname, even if images and logos must be changed. And […]

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Grand Junction high school prepares to retire Warrior mascot as Polis signs prohibition into law

By Stina Sieg, CPR News After 75 years, Grand Junction’s Central High School will keep the name Warriors, but the school’s mascot — that depicts a Native person — will soon be retired. The image looks like it was pulled straight out of an old Western film: an Indigenous man with a stern, angular profile, […]