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In Oregon, a familiar debate over Indian nicknames

Published 03/14/2012, Grand Forks Herald

The emotional issue before a state education board last week was the use of an American Indian name and logo for a school’s athletic teams. Some, including American Indians, fervently support the tradition. Others, including American Indians, just as passionately oppose it. No, not here. This was in Oregon, where Scapoose High School athletes are known as the Indians and their logo is a fiercely determined American Indian in full headdress. That image may be banned, along with more than a dozen others in Oregon, within a few weeks.

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