Indians mascot

Jay Field / For Maine Public

The tribal ambassador of the Penobscot Nation says she and others will keep up the pressure to retire Skowhegan High School's "Indians" mascot, despite attempts to let an "outside" group influence the issue.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

School officials in Skowhegan heard from dozens of local residents, students, and tribal members Tuesday night about whether to retire the high school’s Indians mascot. While several other districts have retired and replaced Native American mascots in recent years, Skowhegan High School is the only school in the state that still uses the name.

SKOWHEGAN, Maine - The new Democratic governor of Maine weighed in on an ongoing debate in Skowhegan over the school district's "Indians'' nickname for its sports teams.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public

The school board representing MSAD 54 narrowly approved a motion Thursday night to hold a public forum in January to consider ending the use of Skowhegan High School's Indians mascot.