"Native American People, Sports Mascots, and Higher Education: Issues of Cultural Appropriation"

February 18, 2009
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Welles Brown Room
Rush Rhees Library

“Native American people, Sports Mascots, and Higher Education: Issues of Cultural Appropriation”
Presented by Dr. Mike Taylor, Seneca, Wolf Clan

Native Americans are varied in their opinions about the uses and displays of race-based images and logos and mascots of certain team names like Indians, Braves, Chiefs, and Redskins. Some see no harm in such portrayal, others see the historical representations of such images as harmful and derogatory. Also involved in the debate, the various policies of post-secondary institutions, athletics governing bodies, and the national level of debate will be included in the topic materials.