Which Washington Schools Will Have to Remove “Indian” Nicknames?
If legislation being drafted by Washington State 40th Legislative District Representative Debra Lekanoff passes, many schools within the Evergreen State will be mandated to change their mascot/nickname.
Lekanoff is the first Native American woman ever elected to the Washington State House of Representatives.
Which schools would be affected statewide?
According to information compiled by author Marc Sheehan andposted on a website called Halcyon.com (which was last updated in July of 2017), we can take a look at who might need a makeover.
Walla Walla Warriors
Bishop Blanchet Braves (Seattle)
Chief Leschi Warriors (Puyallup)
Cle Elum-Roslyn Warriors
Clover Park Warriors (Lakewood)
Columbia River Chieftains (Vancouver)
Crosspoint Warriors (Bremerton) -- formerly King's West
Jubilee Christian Warriors (Prescott)
Kamiakin Braves (Kennewick)
La Conner Braves
Lummi Blackhawks (Bellingham)
Moses Lake Chiefs
Muckleshoot Tribal Wolves (Auburn)
North Central Indians (Spokane)
Quileute Tribal Wolves (LaPush)
St. Michael's Warriors (Spokane)
Sammamish Totems (Bellevue)
Seattle Christian Warriors (SeaTac)
South Bend Indians
Tyee Totems (SeaTac)
Wahluke Warriors (Mattawa)
Wilbur Redskins -- combines with Creston to become Wilbur-Creston
Wishram Indians -- combines with Lyle to become Lyle-Wishram