Native American group cheers school reinstating Warrior logo despite ‘culturally insensitive’ claims


The Native American Guardian’s Association (NAGA) is cheering after a southern Pennsylvania school board voted on Thursday to restore the district’s mascot logo that features a Native American fighter to go along with the “Susquehannock Warriors” name.

Despite cries of cultural insensitivity from woke critics, the Southern York County School District voted 7-2 to bring the retired logo back and retain the Susquehannock High School teams’ name as the “Warriors.”

NAGA is a nonprofit organization that urges learning institutes to “Educate NOT Eradicate.”

It advocates “for increased education about Native Americans, especially in public educational institutions, and greater recognition of Native American Heritage through the high profile venues of sports and other public platforms,” according to its website.

The group gave an “hourlong presentation” at the district meeting, which included “a nearly two-hour public comment session,” according to Fox News Digital.

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“Several parents spoke against reinstating the logo, saying the board was lacking in humanity and should be focused on education. Some students also said the logo debate has heightened racial bullying,” the outlet reports. “Supporters of the logo cited the district’s history and said many students and parents favor it but are afraid of being called racists.”

“The result of their months of hard effort is a design that includes a respectful honoring of the area’s indigenous past, while allowing the concept of a warrior to extend beyond a tired and stereotypical depiction of a male member of the Susquehannock tribe,” one parent who spoke out against the retired logo argued, according to Local21 News.

But one NAGA member told the board, “What you’re doing in my belief is the right thing. And I totally agree. Why do you want to take away and hurt a culture that’s such a minority in this country?”

NAGA members insisted they weren’t offended by the old mascot, arguing it keeps their history alive and educates the next generations.

“This school is built on Susquehannock Indian land. Those Indians lived here,” one community member said. “Let’s continue to honor the Native Americans that have lived in this area and let’s keep our warrior.”

Sentiments about the old mascot shifted last November after five new members who included the Native American warrior on their campaign materials were elected to the school board.

On X, users celebrated NAGA’s victory.

“Let me understand this. You’re a group of ‘natives’ and want the logo there?” one user asked NAGA. “If so that’s awesome!”

“90% of Natives love our names & imagery,” NAGA replied. “Eradication is insulting.”



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