Maine To Ban Indigenous Names, Imagery for Public School Mascots

Nicole Rojas
May 2, 2019 - 5:00
Maine To Ban Indigenous Names, Imagery for Public School Mascots

Maine moved one step closer to banning the use of Native American names and imagery for its public school mascots on April 29. A Democratic-sponsored bill passed along party lines in a 88-49 vote in the Maine House of Representatives. The bill, introduced by Representative Ben Collings (D-Portland), would ban public schools and higher education institutions from using Native American names, symbols, or images as their mascot, team nickname, or school logo, The Bangor Daily News reported.

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