Michigan School Drops American Indian Head Logo

OKEMOS (AP) – A Lansing-area school district has decided to stop using an American Indian head logo for its high school.

The Lansing State Journal reports a letter announcing the elimination of the Chieftain logo was sent Thursday to parents at Okemos High School.

The decision was arrived at by a four-person committee originally formed in the spring of 2004. The letter says the committee made a good-faith effort to phase out the use of human imagery or the Indian head silhouette as the school logo.

Some consider such American Indian logos offensive.

Okemos School Board members upheld the committee’s decision Monday. Some parents have criticized the change.

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