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Thursday, November 7 • 5:20pm - 6:20pm
Indigenous Mascots, Names, and Identity Issues

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The use of Indigenous names and symbols by sports teams as mascots and names has been demonstrated in social science research to be harmful to Indigenous communities, and especially youth. As a result, NASSS (amongst other academic organizations) passed the Native American Imagery Resolution in 2005 that called for the “discontinuation of Aboriginal/Native American symbols, names, imagery, culture and personas in sport and upon sports teams and educational institutions”. This session will present current research on the use of Indigenous imagery, names, and symbols by sport and educational institutions; Indigenous efforts to resist and end that usage; and teaching about living Indigenous peoples in their rich variety of cultures in North America and beyond that counters stereotypical imagery.

Erin Whiteside & Natalie Welch
Matthew Hodler & Callie Maddox
Estee Fresco

Thursday November 7, 2019 5:20pm - 6:20pm EST
Peacock B