Native American mascots in schools limited by legislature


April 14, 2021

State lawmakers have decided the time has long since passed that use by public schools of Native American sports mascots goes unchecked.

And on that score La Conner schools, home of the Braves, has already proved ahead of the game.

The local school district has an established history of responding to Swinomish Tribal Community requests regarding imagery portraying Native Americans, most notably the decision several years ago to substitute an interlocking L and C for tribal caricatures as the school logo.

That kind of collaboration is what State Rep. Debra Lekanoff, D-Bow, had in mind when s...

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