Indigenous advocates say Quebec teams need to ditch their Indigenous-derived names and logos – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 2020406 Views

July 19, 2020

MONTREAL — The Washington NFL team made headlines this week after announcing they would drop their ‘Redskins’ name and logo, a move Indigenous advocates have been calling on the team to make for years. The Edmonton Eskimos are likely to follow suit, according to an insider report.

But what about Quebec, where several teams continue to use names and titles referencing First Nations and Inuit culture?

The Granby Inouk, a AAA Junior Hockey League team from Cégep de Granby, uses a cartoon of an Inuit holding an ice-covered hockey stick. “Inuk” is a French translation for Inuit, the first peoples of Inuit Nunangat, which includes northern Canada.

The Vallyfield Braves, also in the AAA Junior League, use a man with a mohawk and face paint as their logo.

The Sorel-Tracy Hawks of the North American Hockey League has a man in profile with red and white face paint and feathers in his hair, similar to the Chicago Blackhawks.

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