Skip to comments.Court Hearing on Potential Ontario Ban of Indians Name, Logo
Posted on 10/17/2016 8:52:00 AM PDT by outpostinmass2
A Toronto court will hear arguments Monday on an attempt to bar the Cleveland Indians from using their team name and "Chief Wahoo" logo in Ontario.
The legal challenge by indigenous activist Douglas Cardinal comes on the same day the team plays the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series in Toronto.
The long-standing logo, which appears on some team caps and jerseys, depicts a grinning, red-faced cartoon with a feather headband.
Cardinal's lawyers will ask the court Monday to bar the usage of the name and logo by the team, Major League Baseball and Toronto team owner Rogers Communications, which broadcasts the game in Canada. Justice Tom McEwen will hear the challenge early Monday afternoon. Michael Swinwood, one of Cardinal's lawyers, said the judge will rule before Monday night's game.
Cardinal believes the team shouldn't be allowed to wear their regular jerseys, the logo shouldn't be broadcast and the team should be referred to as "the Cleveland team."
"It's quite obviously a derogatory, cartoonish representation of an indigenous person," Swinwood said. "The whole concept of how it demeans native people is essentially his concern."
Swinwood said the legal challenge is a high-profile opportunity to bring awareness to the racism aboriginal people face in North America.
Indians spokesman said Curtis Dansburg said the team is focused on the playoffs and "will not comment any further on matters that distract from our pursuit on the field."
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When did “Indian” become a derogatory term?
When you can make money from being a “victim”
Replace the feather with a dot and rename the team The Gandhis.
At least for one game.
That’s what Bill Veek would have done.
Canada has a nerve.
When the Chief of a Western Tribe of the Inuit (My People!) saw the “Bird Flu” ravaging his community, he petitioned the Canadian Government to send cases of Medicine and hand-sanitizer.
The government refused, saying that the medicine was too expensive, and that the Indians would probably just DRINK the hand-sanitizer.
Instead, they sent a chief 100 BODY BAGS.
I’m not kidding.
I was rooting for the Blue Jays. Was...
“It’s the TEAM WHO MUST NOT BE NAMED!”
“THE FORGOTTEN ONES”
“THE ONES WHO DO NOT EXIST!”
“THE BURIED ONES!”
“THE WRITTEN OUT OF HISTORY ONES!”
There is no such thing as free speech in Canada.
I guess Canada will need to change the name of its Capital. Shouldn’t offend a tribe renowned for its courage by using its name for the capital of such a panty waist country.
The Catholic Church should take this guy to court on his offensive last name making fun of the hierarchy in the Church. He should be forced to change it.
You would think it would be a source of pride for them. World is screwy now.
Vacuous Vapid Orifaces.
Let them eat the loss by default.
When my Dad was a kid in western Oklahoma, in a ‘dry’ county, at rodeos they would ask him to go into the drugstore buy them bottles of Aqua Velva aftershave lotion.
Heap good smellum.
might just as well ban the NHL Canucks....another stain on our Canadian neighbors/s.
Insanity is contagious.
I REALLY want them to force the Indians to wear different jerseys. That’ll easily be good for another half million Trump votes. Show us what PC run amok can do you canuck weenies. Bring it on!
In the lands of the perpetually offended, everything is derogatory and no one has a sense of humor.
Bingo. If the Canadian snowflakes can’t handle the Cleveland INDIANS and their logo, just forfeit the games. We don’t want to offend the twinkies and snowflakes.
indigenous activist Douglas Cardinal, who culturally appropriated a European name, is attacking people of all colors who self identify as Indians. The left is entirely nuts.
LoL! This pretty much sums up the entire Canadian government. When they get offended because their stupid ideas don’t work they blame the people who tell them their stupid ideas don’t work. When their baseball team chokes, it’s the racist Indians...or whomever!
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