June 28, 2022

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Lamar school board votes to drop “Savage” from mascot name

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Lamar High School cannot use the term “Savage” in any form in its school mascot name. Not Savages. Not Savage Thunder.

That was the decision Thursday of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs, which added 10 more schools — all with Thunderbird mascots — to a list of those not in compliance with a state law banning most Native American mascots.

The Lamar School Board, meeting in a special session at the same time, listened to the CCIA board remarks, heard the rejection of its proposed nicknames, and adopted Plan C: Lamar Thunder.

The Lamar board’s resolution showed up in the chat section of the CCIA commission’s Zoom meeting. Then, during public comment at the end of the meeting Superintendent Chad Krug told the commissioners the word Savage had been dropped and asked them…

Sue McMillin

2022-05-20 04:05:00

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