Tribes allow Mohawk High School to keep Indian mascot

The confederated tribes of Grand Ronde allowed Mohawk High School to keep its Indian mascot.

MARCOLA, Ore. - Mohawk High School is pleased with the recent decision to allow the Indian mascot to remain in use.

Mohawk High School Principal spoke with the confederated tribes of Grand Ronde to ask their permission to keep the school's mascot. The tribes agreed and said they could keep it.

Students say the mascot gives them a great sense of pride and at the same time they think it's important to learn about their local tribe's culture and history.

Last week, Oregon's Board of Education said some schools may be able to keep their Native American mascots if they get approval from a local tribe.

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