Oregon Board of Education may ban Indian mascots

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon Board of Education is considering a rule that would ban Indian mascots and logos at schools.

The rule would force changes at 8 state high schools with teams known as the Indians, Braves or Chieftains.

Seven other schools known as the Warriors would be able to keep that name as long as no Native American images were associated with it.

If the new rule is adopted, The Register-Guard reports (http://is.gd/WHknWH ), schools would have until July 2017 to change to a non-Native-American logo and nickname. Schools that violate the ban could lose state funding.

The public has until May 17 to comment on the proposed rule.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com