Reardan-Edwall District changing mascot
Spokane Tribe won’t support use of Native-related moniker
Last updated 5/6/2021 at 4:56pm
REARDAN – The Reardan-Edwall School District will be choosing a new mascot by next school year, the district announced Monday, May 3. The “Indians” mascot was among the Native American monikers banned in House Bill 1356, which was just signed into state law.
The bill offered an exception for schools to use a Native-related mascot if the district is in or borders a county with some or all of a tribal reservation, if said tribe gives permission. However, superintendent Eric Sobotta announced in a Facebook post on the district's page that the Spokane Tribe won’t support public schools...