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    Gallery: Hearing of Native American imagery for school mascots - Morning Sentinel photo by David Leaming | of | Share this photo

    Barry Dana of Solon speaks before lawmakers Monday in support of a proposal to ban the use of 'Indian' as a nickname or mascot in Maine schools.

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    Jennifer Poirier, center, an SAD 54 school board member and member of Skowhegan Pride, spoke against the bill to ban the use of 'Indian' as a nickname or mascot in Maine schools.

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    Rep. Benjamin Collings, D-Portland, spoke about the bill he is sponsoring to ban the use of 'Indian' as a nickname or mascot in Maine schools during a committee hearing Monday that was well attended by those who want to keep the Indians nickname in Skowhegan and those who don’t.

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    Barry Dana of Solon speaks before lawmakers in support of a proposed law to ban the use of the term 'Indian' as a nickname or mascot in Maine schools on Monday at a well-attended hearing on the bill, L.D. 944.

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    Larry Harrington wore a shirt supporting the use of the nickname 'Indian' in SAD 54 schools during a hearing in Augusta on Monday.

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