Workshop Description

Why is there still so much debate about using Indigenous people as sports mascots and logos? This workshop will examine a range of different American Indian mascots, symbols, and icons. We will discuss why the use of human beings to represent teams, communities, or brands is so controversial. After covering a brief history of the images used as mascots and logos there will be discussion about existing native mascots and logos. Commentary on native mascots and logos by American Indians and a discussion of recent legal cases will also be included.

2 thoughts on “What is the Big Deal About Indian Mascots?”

  1. I learned a lot. It was different to see the mistreatment of more than just the groups we see on the news and I liked it a lot.

  2. Very engaging and interesting!

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