Native Education: News-Mascots, Suspension Imbalance, Powwows

USD will rename Serra Hall to also honor Native American saint
 — Joining a national reckoning over how historic figures are remembered and honored, the University of San Diego will change the name of two campus buildings to acknowledge the complicated legacy of the California missions and their impact on Native Americans.
John Wilkens in the San Diego Union-Tribune — 4/11/19

[UT] Utah school ditching ‘Redmen’ team names goes with ‘Reds’
 — CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — A southern Utah high school ditching the “Redmen” name used by its sports teams for decades because the term was considered a racial slur is adopting “Reds” as the replacement.
Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle – 4/13/19

[AZ] See how many times your kid’s school has suspended students
 — An imbalance exists in the proportion of black, Native American and Hispanic students suspended from Arizona schools in a single year compared to white students, according to an analysis by The Arizona Republic of the most recent federal discipline data.
    About 2.4% of the state’s Asian students, 4% of white students, 5.5% of Hispanic students, 10.4% of Native students and 13.9% of black students were punished with one or more out-of-school suspensions in the 2015-2016 school year.
    Use the search bar in the table below to find your school’s out-of-school suspension numbers.
Lily Altavena, Arizona Republic – 4/16/19

[UT] Powwow puts Utah Native American culture on full display
— A powwow is traditionally a social gathering that features native dancing, singing, food as well as arts and crafts, explained Johnny Kearns, president of the Native Wolverine Association at UVU. The powwow is also an educational opportunity for the campus and community to become involved in celebrating Native American culture. The event was organized by Native Wolverine Association, which works to increase the awareness, acknowledgment and educational support of Native American students on campus.
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In the Deseret News – 4/20/19

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