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'Chief' school opens Native American House

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2003

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, criticized for its "Chief Illiniwek" mascot, has a new Native American House.

The house will serve Native students who attend the school, of which there are about 58. It will also try to increase Native American enrollment and faculty, which officials acknowledge is difficult due to the school's mascot and name.

Get the Story:
Native American House holds open house (The Daily Illini 2/7)

Relevant Links:
Chief Illiniwek, University of Illinois - http://www.uiuc.edu/dialogue/index.html
Anti-Chief Site - http://www.prairienet.org/prc/prcanti.html

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