Demand Iroquois Falls Change the Racist Name & Mascot of Hockey Team

Demand Iroquois Falls Change the Racist Name & Mascot of Hockey Team

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Natalie Cote started this petition to Iroquois Falls Town Council

Its time to change our town's offensive hockey team racist name, logo & mascot. 

The name Eskis is derived from Eskimo which is a racial slur against Inuit. 

Information on this issue:

"The issue is often discussed in the media only in terms of the offensiveness of certain terms, images, and performances to individuals of Native American heritage, which tends to reduce the problem to one of feelings and personal opinions. This prevents a more comprehensive understanding of the history and context of the use of Native American names and images, and the reasons why sports teams should eliminate such practices.[2] Social science research says that sports mascots and images, rather than being mere entertainment, are important symbols with deeper psychological and social effects.[3] The accumulation of research on the harm done has led to over 115 professional organizations representing civil rights, educational, athletic, and scientific experts adopting resolutions or policies that state that the use of Native American names and/or symbols by non-native sports teams is a form of ethnic stereotyping that promotes misunderstanding and prejudice which contributes to other problems faced by Native Americans"  - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_American_mascot_controversy

"Specifically, rather than honoring Native peoples, these caricatures and stereotypes are harmful, perpetuate negative stereotypes of America’s first peoples, and contribute to a disregard for the personhood of Native peoples." - http://www.ncai.org/proudtobe

 

 

 

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