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School District to Review Turners Falls Game Actions

Let’s add this to the last post about mascots

Sokoki Sojourn

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The debate over whether Turners Falls should keep its Indian mascot was brought to the field on Thursday at the annual Thanksgiving Day football game between Greenfield and Turners Falls when the team did the “Tomahawk Chop” and a waterboy wore a Native American headdress. The “Tomahawk Chop” is when the participants moves their arm in a downward chopping motion, as to mimic a Native American use of the particular type of hatchet.

The Gill-Montague Regional School Committee banned the Tomahawk Chop, and its accompanying chant from sporting events in 2009. While fans occasionally do the Tomahawk Chop, it hasn’t been done by the football team since the ban. Michael Sullivan, superintendent for the Gill-Montague Regional School district, said the administration is reviewing what took place at the game.

Read the full story in the Greenfield Recorder.

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