2 more Michigan school districts drop Indian mascots – CW50 Detroit

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HARTFORD, Michigan (AP) – Two more Michigan school districts are dropping Indian nicknames and images.

Saranac in Ionia County and Hartford in Van Buren County are the latest to make the change.

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Hartford Superintendent Kelly Millin said the district, known as the Indians, was heavily influenced by members of the Pokagon Band from Potawatomi. The Indian mascot will no longer be used by the end of the school year.

“What once served as a representation of culture no longer has the same point of pride for all who see it, and we have been asked to change our Native American logo and mascot,” Millin said in a letter to the community. .

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The Saranac school board voted last week to “respectfully remove the Redskin mascot.”

Schools in Camden-Frontier in Hillsdale County and Sandusky District in Sanilac County are still called Redskins, MLive.com reported.

More and more districts in Michigan still use “Indians”.

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