No charges over threat to Indian student in Illinois
No charges will be filed against two University of Illinois students who posted online threats against an Indian student who is fighting the school's "Chief Illiniwek" mascot.

The students made their remarks on Facebook, a social networking site. They made reference to a Lakota female student, suggesting "we throw a tomohawk into her face."

But since the threats were not made directly to the female student, authorities said no charges were warranted. The students, however, face disciplinary action through the university.

Get the Story:
No charges against U of I students accused of threats (AP 1/29)

NCAA Update:
Status of Indian Mascot Policy (April 28, 2006)

NCAA Executive Committee Decision:
Native American Mascot Appeals Decisions (April 28, 2006)

NCAA Policy on Indian Mascots:
NCAA Executive Committee Issues Guidelines for Use of Native American Mascots at Championship Events (August 5, 2005)

Relevant Links:
Chief Illiniwek, University of Illinois - http://www.uiuc.edu/dialogue/index.html
Retire the Chief - http://www.retirethechief.org

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