Editorial: Hockey teams — what's in a name?

July 21, 2020

Sarah Golling, thenelsondaily.com

An article published in 2018 on Global Sport Matters  on the topic of the “Washington R*******” team name and logo quoted James Riding, a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma and a founding member of Arizona State University’s American Indian Studies Program. He stated, "I flatly reject the contention of team owners and sports fans that American Indian-oriented team names, logos and mascots in professional and amateur sports pay homage to Indian bravery and courage. Their so-called honoring celebrations of Indian heroism are not only misguided, harmful and offensive to Indians but are also inextricably tied to this nation’s history of racism."

Link to the full article here.