SD 76 weighing options over nickname


School District 76 officials are continuing to look into Medicine Hat High Schools Mohawk nickname. Trustees at the most recent board meeting dealt with the issue and will be contacting Mohawk First Nations in order to garner their opinion on its use. A petition to remove the name and logo from Hat Highs sports teams was started by a student but has yet to be submitted to the district while a counter petition is in trustees hands. Many schools in Canada and the U.S. have in the past few years stopped using First Nations names and logo’s due to objections from First Nations people.