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Mukwonago schools to defend 'Indians' mascot

MUKWONAGO (WKOW) -- Mukwonago School District officials will defend their high school's use of the "Indians" mascot to the state Department of Public Instruction.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the hearing set for August 27, was prompted by a complaint filed in July against the school by a recent graduate.

It will be the second such hearing to enforce a new law giving the department authority to order public schools to change race-based mascots.

The DPI has already ordered the Osseo-Fairchild School District to drop its "Chieftain" logo. The Kewaunee School District decided to drop it Indians team name before a hearing.

In the Mukwonago complaint, the former student said the school's use of the Indians name and logo contributed to his harassment as a student of Native American descent.

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