Loveland High School asks Sioux for help with respectful Indian mascot

February 10, 2015

Loveland High School is asking students from Oglala Lakota College in South Dakota to design a replacement logo, according to the Reporter Herald. The school's mascot is currently an "Indian".

In addition to designing a logo, tribe members will visit the school to share ceremonial dances and other parts of their culture.

"It creates a whole different understanding of culture, and it shows a tremendous respect for the history of the Native American culture," said Superintendent Stan Scheer, who went through a similar process at Arapahoe High School in Centennial and is excited for the possibilities in Loveland.

"It is a tremendous learning opportunity for our students," Scheer said.

Arapahoe High School decided that "any image of a chief was worn over the heart not on the back and ensured that there were no faces of tribesmen on the gym floor."

Read more at the Reporter Herald