PITU Statement on Cedar High School Mascot Name Change

Mar 28, 2024 | News


On March 21, 2024, the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (PITU) Tribal Council drafted a letter to the Iron County School District Board of Education expressing the Council’s opposition to the Cedar High School mascot name being changed back to “Redmen.”

From the letter:

The term “Redmen” is a term not recognized within Native American communities as paying respect to the history and legacy of this nations first people. But rather a slang term that has been used over 200 years to attribute racial defamation to Native people.

To read the full letter to the ICSD Board, click here.