Schools that continue to use Indian imagery and references claim that their use stimulates interest in Native American culture and honors Native Americans. These institutions have simply failed to listen to the Native groups, religious leaders, and civil rights organizations that oppose these symbols. These Indian-based symbols and team names are not accurate representations of Native Americans.

U.S. Commission On Civil Rights (2001)

Statement of U.S. Commission On Civil Rights On The Use Of Native American Images And Nicknames As Sports Symbols - 04/16/01

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