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Utah tribal leaders call for mascot resolution to be withdrawn

Posted at 5:51 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 19:51:00-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A coalition of tribal leaders in Utah are calling for a resolution on Native American mascots to be withdrawn from the legislature.

The tribal leaders issued the resolution on Monday, demanding House Joint Resolution 10 not advance. It has been stuck in the House Rules Committee since it was introduced in the legislature earlier this year.

Read the resolution here:

Rep. Rex Shipp, R-Cedar City, ran the resolution in response to the controversy surrounding Cedar High School removing its "Redmen" mascot, an issue that divided the Cedar City community. He offered a substitute that watered down some of the language, removing claims that tribes support certain Native American mascots.

HJR10 is unlikely to be considered in the final four days of the legislative session.