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Michigan Group Aims to Educate and Eliminate Native American-Themed Mascots and Logos

As Native American Heritage Month comes to a close, we'd like to highlight an issue that concerns Native American people across the county and at home here in Michigan. That issue is the continued use of Native American-themed mascots and logos by schools, colleges, and professional athletic teams. In Michigan, that issue became real life disruption for Linda Cypret-Kilbourne when her daughter, who was attending Marshall High School in Marshall, Michigan, became the target of racial bullying by other students. Cypret-Kilbourne is a woman of Anishinaabe heritage who identifies with the Osage-Ch...

 

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