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    Gallery: National group defends ‘Indians’ name, meets with Skowhegan supporters - Morning Sentinel photo by David Leaming | of | Share this photo

    Jennifer Poirier, of the Skowhegan Indian Pride group, speaks to the news media Sunday before a discussion with members of the Native American Guardians Association who came to Skowhegan in support of continuing the tradition of using the term "Indian" to represent School Administrative District 54 schools.

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    Skowhegan police Officer Jake Boudreau asks members of the Wabanaki nation, including Diana Owen, of Milo, to stay out of the public roadway Sunday while they protest a nearby discussion in Skowhegan between the Native American Guardians Association and a group of local residents who support the continued use of the term "Indian" in connection with local school sports teams.

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    School Administrative District 54 board member Derek Ellis, an opponent of the continued use of the term "Indian" to represent Skowhegan schools, speaks about his opposition Sunday in Skowhegan beside posters favoring the tradition during a discussion with members of the Native American Guardians Association.

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    School Administrative District 54 school board member Harold Bigelow speaks in favor of the tradition of using the term "Indian" to represent district schools during a discussion Sunday in Skowhegan with members of the Native American Guardians Association, who came to Skowhegan in support of continued use of the term.

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    Pamela Wyman and others speak on Sunday in support of the continued use of the term "Indian" to represent School Administrative District 54 schools during a discussion with members of the Native American Guardians Association in Skowhegan.

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    Melissa Keister, of Norridgewock, speaks in favor of continued use of the term "Indian" for its historic and educational value during a discussion Sunday with members of the Native American Guardians Association, who came to Skowhegan to support the continued use of the term to represent kowhegan school sports teams.

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