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Resolution urging Utah schools to retire Native American mascots narrowly passes House committee

Posted at 8:15 AM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 10:17:28-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A resolution to encourage schools to retire Native American mascots in Utah's K-12 schools narrowly passed a House committee Monday.

The resolution was put forth in response to controversies surrounding the Bountiful Braves and Cedar City Redmen mascots.

RELATED: New Utah state resolution calls for name changes of Native American mascots

West Valley City Representative Elizabeth Weight's resolution notes that such mascots can be offensive to Native Americans.

The bill made it out of the House Education Committee on a 6-5 vote. It now goes to the full House of Representatives for a vote.

In November, Bountiful High School principal Aaron Hogge announced the school would choose a new mascot.