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Seminole Nation opposes FSU's 'Seminoles' mascot


The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma opposes the use of Florida State University''s use of "Seminoles" as a nickname and mascot, council member David Narcomey said.

Narcomey said the Seminole Nation's council plans to pass a resolution opposing the mascot. He criticized the Seminole Tribe of Florida for supporting the name.

"As far as the complexity of the mascot issue and the harm it brings, they don't seem to have an understanding that should be there," Narcomey told USA Today . "Their understanding is just that of the average non-Indian person."

The NCAA's Minority Interests and Opportunities Committee is considering tribal views at is looks at the Indian imagery used by over 30 schools. But an outright ban is not an option, said the committee's chairman.

Get the Story:
Indian nicknames face NCAA scrutiny (USA Today 6/23)

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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