- Associated Press - Saturday, December 24, 2016

KALAMA, Wash. (AP) - A Native American mascot at a high school in southwest Washington is getting a new look.

The Daily News reports (https://goo.gl/nhMQIr ) the Kalama High School mascot known as Charlie Chinook has buck teeth, a large nose, wears a loin cloth and holds a tomahawk.

Kalama School Board president Ryan Cruser told the newspaper the issue has been on the back burner and needs to be addressed.

The original image was a version of an early 1900s caricature of a Native American best known as the former Arizona State University athletic logo.

Charlie Funk, a Chinook tribal member and political cartoonist for The Chronicle in Centralia, will do the redesign.

School administrators are also consulting the Chinook tribe, as well as involving a student leadership class in the mascot modification.


Information from: The Daily News, https://www.tdn.com

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