Indian mascot bill advances, with less help for schools

April 2, 2015
Photo: Indian painting dunking basketballRachel Estabrook/CPR News
A painting on the wall of the gym at La Veta High School, which was painted by a local artist, according to school board member Eleanor Foley.

A Colorado bill to ban schools from using American Indian mascots without permission from a panel of Native Americans has been cleared for a vote by the full House.

But lawmakers amended the proposal Thursday so that the state won't use tax dollars to assist schools that have to change signs and uniforms.

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