October 20, 2019
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Petition hopes to bring back ‘Indian’ mascot in Skowhegan

WGME | CBS 13
WGME | CBS 13
There's a petition to keep the "Skowhegan Indians" mascot, after the town's school board voted Thursday night to get rid of it.

There’s a petition to keep the “Skowhegan Indians” mascot after the town’s school board voted Thursday night to get rid of it.

The board voted 14-9 to get rid of the imagery and name altogether, though there’s no timetable yet on when that will happen.

The ACLU says by retiring the mascot, the town is forging a bold new legacy of leadership, with Maine becoming the first state in the nation to completely eliminate indigenous mascots from its schools.

A petition on change.org has more than 1,000 signatures to bring back the “Indian” mascot.



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