Published Online: September 29, 2015
Published in Print: September 30, 2015, as School on Indian Reservation to Scrap 'Midget' Mascot

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School on Indian Reservation to Scrap 'Midget' Mascot

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A South Dakota school district on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation is abandoning its midget nickname and mascot because it is offensive to little people.

McLaughlin school board President Juliana White Bull-Taken Alive said the nonprofit group Little People of America recently reached out to the district asking for the change. She said there was not much opposition.

The American Indian community has long asked school districts and professional sports teams with names and mascots that it finds offensive to change them.

Vol. 35, Issue 06, Page 4

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