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University of Louisiana-Monroe wants to keep 'Indians'


The University of Louisiana-Monroe says it should be allowed to keep its "Indians" nickname and imagery.

The school got rid of its "Chief Brave Spirit" character and no longer calls the campus "The Reservation." But an Indian in face paint rides on a horse during home football games.

The school plans to talk to tribes in Louisiana to discuss keeping "Indians."

Get the Story:
Louisiana-Monroe wants to keep nickname (Morris News Service 9/15)
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NCAA Policy:
NCAA Executive Committee Issues Guidelines for Use of Native American Mascots at Championship Events (August 5, 2005)

Relevant Links:
University of Louisiana-Monroe - http://www.ulm.edu
NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee - http://www1.ncaa.org/eprise/main/
membership/governance/assoc-wide/moic/index.html

National Coalition on Racism in Sports and Media - http://www.aimovement.org/ncrsm

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