Discussion – “Indian Mascot” – Due Nov 29
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In this discussion, watch the videos and read material about discriminatory mascots. Native Americans are not the only group that has been used as mascots. You will find that the issue is not really a sports issue at all.
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What is your experience with the “Indian Mascot” debate?
What are some of the most compelling arguments for and against the use of Indian imagery as sport teams mascots?
Has your perspective n the debate changed after exploring this topic? (Explain why or why not)
Culturally Appropriate Chicago Blackhawks Logo by First Nations Artist Goes Viral (Links to an external site.)
The following is the Dahkota Brown video, “Missing the Point: The Real Impact of Team Names on American Indian and Alaska Native Youth”