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Waterloo forms committee to discuss whether to change ‘Indians’ nickname

Waterloo School Superintendent Terri Bavis says a special committee has been formed to discuss the future of the schools’ “Indians” nickname.


The Finger Lakes Times reports discussing the nickname is part of the district’s strategic plan. The state has been pushing schools to discontinue the use of Native American nicknames. Bavis says there are only a few districts in the state still using Native American nicknames. The Watkins Glen District has begun the process of changing its “Senecas” nickname. Other native American team nicknames in the Finger Lakes include the Red Jacket Indians, Romulus Warriors and Canandaigua Braves.

No word on when the committee will begin its meetings.



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