Living Lake Country
On March 2, 2010. The reporter Amy Nixon wrote an article title, "The end of the Indians?" I knew even before I had read the article, what was going to be said. It seems every few years that someone decides that the Mascot issue is not politically correct when referring to the American Indian. The article refers to a high school senior, Rain Koepke and Representative Jim Soletski of Green Bay, The honorable Soletski wants to put an end to the use of the American Indian being used in an unfair stero typing way.
I don't get it; Mukwonago was a Native American villiage, settled thru the Potawatomi Indians. The name, "Mukwonago" means "The place of the bear." I do not see how anyone is taking away from the Native Americans by the use of a mascot. Don't get me wrong, I realize that the Native Americans had it bad in history, but I am part Irish and I am not offended at Saint Patricks day and the use of wearing green like we are leprechauns and drunks with green beer. I just think that it is silly.
If I have offended anyone, I apologize and realize that these words might offend some. This is written by David Byrans, and not the Pokagon Times, that is why the Pokagon Times lists the links "The answer link" and "Spearheaded by Forest County Potawatomi." Pokagon Times does not like mascots but covers news from others for Potawatomis to understand the other sides argument.
Pokagon Times has covered, extensively the issues on mascots and covers Forest Counties efforts to stop mascots usage, so please do not get mad at me for just reporting stories that end up in my mail box. (regarding comments, to see comments, click on the title of the story)
The answer link
Spearheaded by Forest County Potawatomi