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BP: Mascot issue carries local significance: Native American mascots topic of BSU discussion

 

February 14, 2019



BEMIDJI -- The use of Native American mascots in sports is an issue that has generated discussion for decades. The issue is of particular relevance to the Bemidji area with its significant American Indian population and the presence of three reservations within close proximity.

That was the topic of a discussion entitled “Kneeling on Sacred Ground: Racism in American Sports and Media” held Tuesday night at the Bemidji State University American Indian Resource Center. The discussion and presentation was led by John Gonzalez, a BSU psychology professor and member of the White Earth Anishinaabe Nation.

https://www.bemidjipioneer.com/sports/4570777-mascot-issue-carries-local-significance-native-american-mascots-topic-bsu-discussion

 

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