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Seminole Tribe supports FSU's 'Seminoles' mascot


Leaders of the Seminole Tribe reaffirmed their support for the "Seminoles" mascot of Florida State University.

Tribal and FSU officials said they have had a long relationship. But they want to do more, such as create educational, health and other opportunities for tribal members.

FSU submitted a report on the use of its mascot to the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The NCAA's Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee is studying the Indian imagery of more than 30 schools.

Get the Story:
Seminole tribe strikes deal with FSU on name (The Brandenton Herald 6/21)
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Heading NCAA off at pass is Seminole tribe's goal (The Pensacola News Journal 6/21)

Relevant Links:
Seminole Tribe - http://www.seminoletribe.com
a Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee - http://www1.ncaa.org/eprise/main/
membership/governance/assoc-wide/moic/index.html

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