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Banks High School mascot
The Banks High School mascot is shown on the wall of their gym Thursday, May 17, 2012, 2012, in Banks, Ore. The Oregon Board of Education is scheduled to vote on a resolution that would require Oregon schools to retire their Native American mascots within five years or risk losing state funding. The vote Thursday, May 17, 2012 could give Oregon some of the nation's toughest restrictions on American Indian nicknames, mascots and logos. If approved, eight high schools would need to change their nickname and mascot by July 2017 or lose state money. Seven schools identified as the Warriors would only have to alter their mascot. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)