"The most powerful film we have seen on the subject of using Native American people for sports mascots[...]unravels every excuse and argument made by those who falsely claim that their sports mascots are honoring Native peoples."
— Coalition of Natives and Allies
In Skowhegan, Maine, a fierce debate rages in a town that's become thoroughly divided over whether or not to change their high school's team mascot. Using this local example as a springboard, Fighting Indians situates the community's dispute within the wider history of the exploitation of Native Americans as sports mascots, while contextualizing that history within the broader narrative of the plight of Indigenous people in America. Featuring fiery school board meetings and heated social media exchanges, Fighting Indians serves as a microcosm of the state of cultural discourse in contemporary America.