At Yellow Springs High School in Ohio, the 10th-grade social studies students were set to debate the pros and cons of mascots. hat quen next week before a panel of community member judges. Then a different issue surfaced: Should the issue of Native American mascots and nicknames even be up for debate? To villager Jennifer Knickerbocker, who is Anishinaabe of the White Earth Nation, the answer to that question is a clear no.