School board, tribal senate agree to keep Braves mascot


La Conner High will remain the home of the Braves.

The school district’s board of trustees on Monday formally approved a unanimous Swinomish Tribal Senate resolution supporting retention of the Braves name for La Conner athletic and academic teams.

Board president Susie Deyo joined members Amanda Bourgeois, John Agen and Lynette Cram in approving the Senate measure.

Board member J.J. Wilbur, who also serves on the Swinomish Senate, abstained.

The joint tribal-school district action is in accordance with state legislation passed earlier this year that bans use of Native American names,...

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