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Washington signs ban on Native American school mascots
April 27, 2021
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill to ban the use of Native American names, symbols and images as school mascots, logos and team names at most public schools in Washington.
Inslee signed the measure Monday, and the ban would take effect Jan. 1.
“This bill will end the disrespectful use of Native American imagery in our schools,” Inslee said.