Mascots, Racism and Wisconsin Politics

Friday, 8 November 2013 | A Public Affair

November is Native American Heritage month, but Native Americans, especially in Wisconsin, are facing several issues such as education, land, and mascots.

On Wednesday November 6th, our host Karma Chavez spoke with Barbara Munson, a member of the Oneida Nation who lives in Mosinee, Wis. She is also a chairperson for the Wisconsin Indian Education Association “Indian” Mascot and Logo Taskforce.

AB297 and SB317 in the Wisconsin State Legislature, is making it more difficult to file claims to change their school’s mascots, logos, and team names.

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