Oneida Nation Chairman Calls for Elimination of American Indian High School Mascots

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The Chairman of the Oneida Nation is calling on Wisconsin Lawmakers to eliminate any remaining American Indian High School Mascots.

The Chairman Tehassi Hill spoke today during the annual State of the Tribe’s Address before Lawmakers and Governor Tony Evers.

Hill said 31 Wisconsin schools still use American Indian Mascots, which he says encourages racist behavior and its time to change that:

“I ask this team to introduce new legislation which shares the Wisconsin Indian Education Association Model to teach respect, not racism. Indians are people not mascots.”

Protecting the environment and aggressively fighting Chronic Wasting Disease were also topics of discussion.

Hill also lamented Tribal Drug Addiction, Poverty and Health Care Costs. 

He said Wisconsin Tribes support Evers’ proposal to expand Medicaid coverage. 

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