Belinder Elementary PTA votes to discontinue use of Native American imagery

The Braves logo will disappear from spiritwear and other materials produced by the Belinder PTA.

Saying that imagery associated with the school’s Braves mascot could be viewed as insensitive and may contribute to the objectification of indigenous peoples, the Belinder Elementary PTA has moved to stop using Native American imagery in spirit wear and other materials it produces.

The idea for the resolution on discontinuing use of Native American imagery was brought before the PTA’s general membership by the school’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which was formed in 2017. The resolution was unanimously adopted by both the PTA’s executive committee and all of the members who attended a general membership meeting last week.