24 min

Is It Ever Okay To Use Native American Logos in Sports? Let's Talk About Race

    • Society & Culture

The Chiefs. The Indians. The Redskins. The Blackhawks. The use of Native American iconography is entrenched in US sports, from pro leagues down to the high school level. In light of the recent retirement of the Redskins name for the now Washington Football Team, I sit down with Blackfeet tribal nation member— and grandson to the logo's designer–– Donnie Wetzel Jr., to talk representation of Native Americans in sports. 

The Chiefs. The Indians. The Redskins. The Blackhawks. The use of Native American iconography is entrenched in US sports, from pro leagues down to the high school level. In light of the recent retirement of the Redskins name for the now Washington Football Team, I sit down with Blackfeet tribal nation member— and grandson to the logo's designer–– Donnie Wetzel Jr., to talk representation of Native Americans in sports. 

24 min

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