A committee of students, teachers and tribal members is recommending that Cedar High School in southern Utah get rid of its "Redmen" mascot, saying it’s offensive to Native Americans and others.
The Spectrum newspaper in St. George reports that the committee voted 17-7 to change Cedar High School's mascot.
The decision by a committee formed by the district to study the matter came after several public hearings about the issue. The Iron County School District board will hear the recommendation and make a decision at an upcoming meeting.
The local Cedar Paiute Tribe of Utah didn't request a mascot change but supported the review process. The school has used the mascot name since 1943.