'Eskomos' mascot comes under fire again


April 14, 2023

The Esko school board is once again being asked to consider changing the school mascot's "Eskomos" nickname.

The call for change from some community members comes as the Minnesota State Legislature is considering a bill that would prohibit the use of American Indian mascots and logos for all schools in the state.

As the bill is currently written, school districts may not "have or adopt a name, symbol, or image that depicts or refers to an American Indian Tribe, individual, custom, or tradition to be used as a mascot, nickname, logo, letterhead, or team name of the district or school within the...

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