By Marianne Goodland
Legislative Reporter 

Amendment buys time for Colorado schools to change Indian mascots


April 28, 2021

The Senate has approved a bill that would force the Yuma and Arickaree Indians, and almost two dozen other public schools, to stop using Indian mascots.

Senators amended Senate Bill 116 last week to give schools more time to remove mascots from gym floors or change out sports uniforms. The bill passed on a 20-12 party-line vote with three Republican members absent.

Under the bill as introduced, that deadline would have been Oct. 1, giving schools barely five months to make those changes. Bill sponsor Senator Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, agreed to an amendment pushing out that deadli...

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