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Berks County school district sued over club that’s trying to end use of mascot

A high school student from a Berks County school district is involved in a First Amendment rights lawsuit against her school. The complaint alleges that Twin Valley School District is refusing to officially recognize a school club advocating for the removal of a school mascot that is based on a stereotype of a Native American person.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

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Why does Pennsylvania’s state museum have the remains of hundreds of Native Americans?

The State Museum of Pennsylvania has the 24th-largest collection of unrepatriated Native American remains in the country. Getting them back to their tribes is a challenge.
By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Broadway style musical about Native American culture comes to Lancaster this week

Distant Thunder is a Broadway style musical that is coming to The Ware Center in Lancaster on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The musical blends traditional Native American philosophy with modern concepts and displays Native American culture and concerns.

By Aniya Faulcon

Cherokee tribe supports renaming Clingmans Dome in Smoky Mountains National Park

Long before the mountain on the Tennessee-North Carolina border was a National Park attraction, the Cherokee referred to it as Kuwahi, which translates to “mulberry place.”