Grand Ronde Tribes: Oregon mascot policy won't address racism

"The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, along with representatives from some of the other nine federally recognized Tribes in Oregon, does not support the recent Oregon Board of Education decision to ban Native mascots used by some high schools.

As a sovereign nation, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde has worked diligently to build positive government-to-government relationships across all levels of government. We have done so on federal, state and local levels, including with our local school districts.

We are proud of the strides that we have made over the years, and are equally proud of the state of Oregon and its efforts to build and maintain these relationships. They benefit citizens in communities throughout Oregon, and bring with them opportunities to increase awareness of Oregon’s unique and diverse sovereign Tribal governments."

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