Board to vote on 'Chief Illiniwek' resolution
The University of Illinois Board of Trustees will meet today and consider a resolution that officially ends the school's controversial "Chief Illiniwek" mascot.

The university has already put an end to public performances of the "dancing" chief. Native students, alumni and tribes called the portrayal an insult and degrading.

"The Board adopts and ratifies the actions announced on February 16, 2007 ending the performances of Chief Illiniwek," the resolution states, according to The Chicago Sun-Times.

The resolution also calls for the "immediate conclusion to the use of Native American imagery as the symbol of the University of Illinois and its intercollegiate athletics along with the related regalia, logo and the names 'Chief Illiniwek' and 'Chief.''

Get the Story:
Resolution officially ends Chief's reign (The Chicago Sun-Times 3/13)
Two Chief resolutions on agenda at board of trustees meeting (The News-Gazette 3/13)

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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