New York Schools Required To Change Native American Team Names Or Lose Funding

NY Gov. Kathy Hochul

At a glance

  • The New York State Education Department has asked schools to drop any Native American logos, mascots, or nicknames by the end of the year according to The Hill.
  • Schools run the risk of losing state aid if they do not change their mascot or logo.
  • Schools with a Native American-themed mascot, nickname or logo can keep it if they get approval from a recognized tribe.

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