HARTFORD — The Hartford Public Schools superintendent is recommending the district drop its mascot name, which is known as the “Indians.”

In a statement given to The Herald-Palladium on Wednesday, Superintendent Kelly Millin said efforts to change the name were expedited after the tribal council of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians sent a resolution, condemning the use of any Indian nicknames or mascots by all non-native organizations.

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