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An April 19, 2014 email received from Mr. Rice stated that "we can definitely scratch Southern Aroostook High School...and Wells High School is in the process of moving to "generic Warriors" according to Superintendent Ellen Schneider, in responding to the columns in her southern Maine region.  
Maine is now at just two schools continuing the practice: Nokomis of Newport and Skowhegan."

On May 10, 2013 Mr. Rice provided this update:  The only schools in Maine left using American Indian sports team tokens  include:

Nokomis High School of Newport, Maine -- Warriors (with Indian head)
Wells High School of Wells, Maine -- Warriors (with Indian head)
Skowhegan Area High School of Skowhegan -- Indians (with Indian images)
Southern Aroostook High School of Dyer Brook and Island Falls, Maine told me they were moving to a generic "Warriors" but still had Indian head images on their web site. I took their administration at their word that they were changing this sometime this school year.


Thank you to Mr. Ed Rice for patience and providing the following October 2010 update on the current institutionalized use of American Indian sports team tokens by public school in the State of Maine.   Author, advocate, and educator, Mr. Rice's website is at Sockalexis.Info

Mr. Rice wrote:

"I found there are really only 9 schools left in Maine doing this: 
"3 elementary schools (Athens Apaches, Strong Indians and the Indian school, Beatrice Rafferty, in Perry*),
 * Note:  It is the general policy of AISTM.org to exclude American Indian specific schools from these related listings.

"0 (Zero!) junior high/middle schools, and just 

"6 high schools (Wells Warriors, Nokomis Warriors of Newport, Southern Aroostook Warriors, "Skowhegan Indians, and the two most egregious, Sanford Redskins and Wiscasset Redskins). 

"I believe the Fort Kent Community High School should be dropped from the "list after speaking with principal Tim Doak…who has eliminated all use of "icons "(including an Indian head on the gym floor) and has the school "moving towards a '“generic”' Warrior that offers NO American Indian "representation."

 



Athens Elementary School
PO Box 167 Fox Hill Rd
Athens, ME
mascot - Apaches

Strong Elementary School
Main St RR 1 Box 5
Strong, ME
mascot - Indians

Sanford High School
2 R Main St
Sanford, ME
mascot - REDSKINS

Nokomis Warriors of Newport, 
Skowhegan Indians

Skowhegan Area High School
Skowhegan, Maine
Indians (with Indian images)

Southern Aroostook Warriors 

Wells High School
Wells, Maine
Warriors

Wiscasset High School
Gardiner Rd
Wiscasset, ME
mascot - REDSKINS

 


Information that follows is that which was presented on AISTM.org from circa 1998 to Dec. 2010.

Number of  "Indian" sports team tokens - Approximately 27

Most frequently used "Indian" token - "Indians" (18)

Instance of "Redsk*ns" nickname usage - 1

 

Quick mascot facts on the State of Maine:

 

 

 

MAINE    

Braves - 4, Chiefs - 1, Indians - 18, Other - 1, Redskins - 1, Warrior - 3   Total - 28

A D Gray Junior High School
56 School St PO Box 329
Waldoboro, ME
mascot - Indians

Athens Elementary School
PO Box 167 Fox Hill Rd
Athens, ME
mascot - Indians

Beals Elementary School
Mills Pond Rd
Beals, ME
mascot - Braves

Blue Hill Consolidated ElementarySchool
High St PO Box 837
Blue Hill, ME
mascot - Indians

Columbia Falls Elementary School
Point St
Columbia Falls, ME
mascot - Braves

Daniel W Merritt Elementary School
State Rt 187
Addison, ME
mascot - Warrior

Etna Dixmont School
RR I Box 1800
Etna, ME
mascot - Indians

Fort Kent Community High School
55 Pleasant St
Fort Kent, ME
mascot - Warrior
Per the Oct. 2010 update above, this school has consciously retired the association of its Warrior nickname to any ethic group and now moving toward a generic icon.

Husson College
1 College Circle
Bangor, ME

Mardti Stevens Learning Center
PO Box 249
Skowhegan, ME
mascot - Indians

Mildred L Day Memorial School
600 Limerick Rd
Arundel, ME
mascot - Indians

Morison Memorial Elementary School
Main Rd PO Box 7
East Corinth, ME
mascot - Indians

Narragansett Primary School
284 Main St
Gorham, ME
mascot - Indians

Old Town High School
203 Stillwater Ave
Old Town, ME 04468 
(207) 827-3910
mascot - Indians  RETIRED

Pemetic Elementary School
Main St PO Box 255
Southwest Harbor, ME
mascot - Indians

Peru Elementary School
RFD Box 80 Main St
Peru, ME
mascot - Indians

Philip W Sugg Middle School
Lisbon Rd
Lisbon Falls, ME
mascot - Indians

Sabattus Elementary School
PO Box 280 Pond Rd
Sabattus, ME 04280
Principal Ms. Catherine Folan
207-375-696
mascot - Chiefs

Saint Albans Elementary School
129 Hartland Rd RR 1 Rt 152
Saint Albans, ME
mascot - Indians

Sanford High School
2 R Main St
Sanford, ME
mascot - Indians

Sanford Junior High School
8 Main St
Sanford, ME
mascot - Braves

Strong Elementary School
Main St RR 1 Box 5
Strong, ME
mascot - Indians

Trenton Elementary School
RR 1 Box 139
Ellsworth, ME
mascot - Warrior

Walton Ninth Grade School
92 Mary Carroll St
Auburn, ME
mascot - Indians

Wiscasset High School
Gardiner Rd
Wiscasset, ME
mascot - Indians

Wiscasset Primary School
PO Box J
Wiscasset, ME
mascot - Indians

Woodstock Elementary School
224 Rumford Ave RR 2 Box 731
Bryant Pond, ME
mascot - Indians

 

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