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Student Complaint Prompts School Review of Sundancer Name

By Ashley Lytle, Editor-in-Chief

May 30, 2017

The name of the Cleveland dance team--the Sundancers--is in review after a Native American student has stepped forward and asked for it to be changed, calling it appropriation of Native American culture. When sophomore Nia Williamson attended the homecoming assembly this year she was excited, that is until “they announced, ...

Cleveland students go back to the basics sporting the classic green and yellow football stripes rather than double stripes or dots.

Sundancers, Face Paint, and Traditions: Cultural Appropriation at Cleveland

December 5, 2016

In 1988, Cleveland changed its mascot from the Indians to the Warriors, and the school newspaper went f...

The student-run newspaper of Cleveland High School
Native American Appropriation