Or maybe the Puite (my autocorrect kept going to “Paiute,” which is correct?) tribe could have told them to pound sand, we don’t want to work with your school. And that would have been fine too.That's my whole point of working with the local tribes. Had CHS gone straight to the Piute Tribe, and worked with them on a real resolution, CHS wouldn't be the "reds" today. They might not be the "Redmen", but they might be something close that honored the history of the Native American people here in our area, and brought not just pride back to CHS, but some real understanding as well. Win / Win. Instead we got a lose / lose. Go redwolves. errrr....wolves! doh, I mean Reds! (what's a Red???). Ugh. Go Canyon View!
When it comes to this stuff I think there needs to be enough room for people to respect what others think without getting upset about it. I’m not Native American, and don’t even pretend to understand their culture or experiences. I am far from being able to tell them how they “should” feel about something. I may not understand it and in some cases even disagree with what they’re saying, but I can still be respectful and let them feel the way they want to feel.