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Kingston Redskins reaction to Washington team name change

Published: Jul. 13, 2020 at 6:43 PM CDT
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KINGSTON, Oklahoma (KXII) - Now that Washington has pulled the name “Redskins” from their franchise in the NFL, that could certainly impact other teams with similar team nicknames. In the case of Kingston, the very same name. But school officials say, they don’t anticipate making a change.

“We have a pretty large number of our students, over 50% that are Native American. Several of our faculty members, our support staff, our coaches are Native American,” said Kingston athletic director Taylor Wiebener. “Nobody personally to me has ever complained about our mascot. The people that I’ve talked to, they have a sense of pride about our name, and about our mascot being the Redskin.”

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