• Amesbury May 25

    Native American Mascot Debate Rages on in Amesbury

    The Amesbury High School Indian mascot could face retirement for the second time in five years after the School Committee voted unanimously last month to create a special committee to examine the issue. The former Amesbury Fighting Indian – now simply known as the Amesbury Indian – has been the school’s mascot for more than 75 years. A group of...

  • North Brookfield Dec 22, 2020

    Massachusetts School Votes to Replace Native American Mascot

    A Massachusetts school committee has voted unanimously to retire a Native American name and mascot that has represented the high school since 1960.  Superintendent Richard Lind recommended that the North Brookfield committee members vote to retire the “Indians” name, mascot and logo Monday, the Telegram & Gazette reported.  Lind said that it is his job to create a safe...

  • High School Aug 10, 2020

    Native Mascots Still a Sticking Point in High School Sports

    Advocates have made strides in getting Native American symbols and names changed in sports, but they say more work needs to be done mainly at the high school level.

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