Native Americans find it insulting and/or disrespectful. They are the ones to decide. I find it disingenuous for a predominantly white government to make the decision on whether it is insulting or disrespectful.
As a Ute Indian I find it disrespectful for our ancestors to be used as a mascot. Our warriors fought and made the ultimate sacrifice, that is in no way like a high school basketball game.
Absolutely not. That is a privilege to be named a mascot, not disrespectful.
what do the Native Americans say? it should be their decision treat this with delicacy and respect.