Esko eschews 'Eskomos' moniker

No nickname to be used until decision made on replacement


June 16, 2023

Pine Knot News

Igloo iconography and the term "Eskomos" will likely be eliminated from Esko school grounds after the school board decided to drop the Eskomos nickname by June 30.

By unanimous vote of the school board Monday night, the Esko school nickname will no longer be "the Eskomos" as of June 30. The change, which has been urged for at least three years by some in the community, comes as a new state law goes into effect that prohibits school districts from using names, symbols, or images that refer to American Indian tribes.

The board told parents and the community that they were still researching options about the nickname at its meeting on May 8 and planned to talk about the issue after the school year. It voted to discontinue the nickname at its first summer...

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