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Oneida Nation makes donation to Cooperstown High School
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Cooperstown High School is on the receiving end of a very special gesture of gratitude from the Oneida Indian Nation, Wednesday night.
The nation gave $10,000 to the school to help pay for the costs of changing its mascot's name. The school recently changed the name from The Redskins to The Hawkeyes.
Students at the school spearheaded the effort to change the mascot's name.
"The symbolic stuff and the cultural significance is way more important than the cost," said Josie Hinrichs student. "But, to have the some of the cost taken away, it's means.. It's means a lot to us."