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Wisconsin lawmaker may join anti-mascot effort

A Wisconsin lawmaker is considering legislation to stop the use of Indian mascots after a key tribal leader called for their removal.

State Rep. Jennifer Shilling, a Democrat, said she became interested after hearing Raymond DePerry, the chairman of the Red Cliff Chippewa Tribe and the president of the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, talk about mascots in the first-ever State of the Tribes address on Tuesday. DePerry said the use of Indian imagery was offensive.

Assembly Speaker John Gard, a Republican, also said he was open to the issue.

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Shilling may sign on to American Indian mascot ban (The La Crosse Tribune 3/10)

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