Thursday, February 13, 2014

2-14-14 menominee tribal chairman criticizes school mascot law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Menominee Nation's new chairwoman is criticizing Wisconsin's new school mascot law in front of the state Legislature. Republican Governor Scott Walker signed a bill in December making it harder to force public schools to drop tribal nicknames. Menominee Chairwoman Laurie Boivin told legislators during the annual State of the Tribes address today that native children shouldn't be subjected to inaccurate representations of their culture.

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