Mascots

Michael Lycklama / Idaho Statesman

Boise High received unanimous approval from the Boise School Board Monday to change its mascot from Braves to Brave. But, the process could take several years to complete.


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Monday, Boise High officials will come to the school board meeting with a plan to change their mascot. Since the 1920s, the high school’s mascot has been the “Braves.” The new mascot would be “Boise Brave.” The Idaho Statesman broke this story and we check in to look at the history, and the future, of the mascot.

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The Teton School District is dropping its Redskins mascot. Idaho Ed News reported on the crowded Tuesday night meeting where school trustees voted on the issue. We talk with Kevin Richert from Idaho Ed News about Teton and other Idaho schools that have controversial mascots.

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Northwest Nazarene University is retiring the crusader as their mascot effective immediately.

The top administrator for an eastern Idaho high school says the school will drop its longtime Redskins nickname, logo and mascot in a move to show respect for Native Americans.

Superintendent Monte Woolstenhulm announced earlier this week that Teton High School in Driggs will begin searching for a new nickname and mascot.

He says the decision was motivated by the need to teach students to see beyond skin color and assumptions based on appearances.

Oregon Considers Lifting Ban On Native American Mascots

Apr 4, 2013

Oregon tribal members are lobbying state lawmakers to uphold a ban on Native American mascots in schools. A committee in Salem heard testimony Wednesday on a bill to overturn a ban on names like “Braves” or “Chiefs”.

Last year the Oregon Board of Education voted to phase out American Indian themed mascots in public schools. This bill would allow schools to use names associated with a specific tribe, as long as that tribe approves.