Indigenous mascots in team names is no longer acceptable

Indigenous mascots in team names is no longer acceptable

Worldwide movement for change brings First Nation sport voices together on Indigenous mascots By Josh Giles Writer It took a wave of momentum sparked by the Black Lives Matter movement coupled with pressure from corporate sponsors like Nike, FedEx, Amazon, Target and Walmart before sports teams around the world finally got the message… the use of Indigenous mascots in team names is no longer acceptable. Gone or going are the tomahawk chop, the war chant, the Redskins and more as societal change sweeps around the world. Joining that force for change the European Lacrosse Federation brought together a panel of Indigenous lacrosse players to discuss the need for change. The panel brought included one of the best players in the NLL, the Georgia Swarm’s Lyle Thompson, and Neal Powless Head…

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