November is American Indian Heritage Month and the Wisconsin Indian Education Association has called for a Day of Action focused on eliminating race-based imagery, mascots and nicknames in schools, and to educate Wisconsin legislators and gain media awareness. Tribes, communities, universities and groups across the country plan to hold local and national events. From documentaries and movie showings, to book readings and workshops, and cultural events, the National Day of Action on Race-Based Mascots brings to the forefront the social issues caused by Indian and other race-based mascots.
“We’re encouraging everyone to participate in American Indian Heritage Month along with the November 17 National Day of Action on Raced Based Mascots,” said Brian Jackson, President, Wisconsin Indian Education Association.
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