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Oregon governor expected to sign bill to allow Indian mascots





Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) is expected to sign a bill that allows public schools to keep their Indian mascots with tribal approval.

Senate Bill 1509 requires the Oregon Board of Education to develop new rules for the use of mascots. Schools will be able to keep their Indian names, symbols and imagery if supported by a tribe.

Some 15 schools use Indian mascots or imagery.

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Oregon mascot bill heads to governor for signature (AP 2/26)
Bill allowing Native American mascots in Oregon headed to governor's desk (The Oregonian 2/27)
House approves mascot bill (The Eugene Register-Guard 2/27)
Mascot bill passes House, heads to governor; Sprenger preps for travel (The Albany Democrat-Herald 2/27)

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