Mosinee High Keeps Indian Nickname

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Mosinee High School will keep its Indians nickname.

The school board voted five-four last night against changing the name.

Those who supported a change argued that ethnicity should not be a nickname. Others who wanted to keep the nickname say it's a way of honoring American Indians while maintaining a long tradition.

The school board last voted on the issue in 1994. They voted seven-two against changing the name back then.

A past president of Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Ray DePerry says he was encouraged by how close the vote was. DePerry says sooner or later the name will be changed.