By Jennifer McRae

DENVER (CBS4) – Native American mascots will no longer represent schools in Colorado. Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law prohibiting the practice.

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The law applies to all public and charter schools in the state. Any school that still has a Native American mascot has until June 1, 2022 to change it.

Any public school that does not change its mascot can be fined $25,000 every month until the mascot is changed. One exception would be if the school receives permission from an American Indian tribe.

Jennifer McRae