There is a new journal article that summarizes the research findings on the effects of Native American mascots. This article can be downloaded for free. If you click this link and then click "PDF" you can download the article: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13613324.2020.1772221?fbclid=IwAR16VIhDjdYzxBZlh2gRZx0yfRjRhIsJdn-WJgSwyRDPJcYU37PzwjiN8T4
I graduated from EPCHS in 2005. I had a vague understanding that the mascot was wrong, but I just accepted it as the way things were. It never crossed my mind that I could speak out against it. This sort of imagery tokenizes Native Americans, and it is unacceptable. EPCHS, it's long since time for a change.
It's time already. Thousands of native organizations have said so, the American Psychological Association, the NFL, the NCAA. My own petition has made the AP Wire and been featured in the Washington Post- don't be like my school and suffer national shame for refusing to address this.