MSU Native American Law Students Association to “Paint the Rock” to Draw Awareness to Mascot Issue

Last year, MSU American Indian students and others painted “The Rock” with a No DAPL message. Photo from Facebook

Published September 20, 2017

EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN – The Michigan State University Native American Law Students Association invites the Indigenous community, law community, and allies to “Paint the Rock” to draw awareness to the issue of American Indian mascots. Michigan Senate Bill 487 would ban the use of “Redsk*ns” in schools. Currently, five schools in Michigan use “Redsk*ns” as their mascot.

The United Tribes of Michigan passed a resolution denouncing the use of the term.

MSU Rock map of Michigan State University campus

Those interested in assisting are welcome Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Organizers say they are painting  the rock for display on Michigan Indian Day, so they are need of volunteers to stand guard during the day to secure our spot and during the night until sunrise.

The rock serves as a billboard for MSU campus groups and events.

A photograph to display solidarity in the fight against the mascot is planned close to the end of the painting of The Rock.

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