Killingly Loses State Funding for Native American Mascot

State Sen. Cathy Osten. Photo credit: Christine Stuart, CTNewsJunkie (file photo)

West Hartford’s high schools changed the names of the high school mascots from the Conard Chieftains and Hall Warriors to the Red Wolves and Titans earlier this year, in part due to state legislation which would have impacted the town’s funding.

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

The town of Killingly will lose more than $94,000 in funding from the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Fund as a result of its high school’s ongoing use of the sports team names “Redmen” and “Red Gals,” the Office of Policy and Management announced Thursday.

Killingly is one of three Connecticut towns to run afoul of a law passed last year by the state legislature, which makes towns using team names or mascots depicting images associated with Native Americans ineligible to receive grant funding from the two tribes.

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