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Offline wilber

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« Reply #30 on: July 29, 2020, 01:52:52 pm »
So there’s controverses over the name Totems?

Not that I know of but with all the controversy and name changing going on with pro teams, why risk it?



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« Reply #31 on: July 29, 2020, 02:19:44 pm »
Not that I know of but with all the controversy and name changing going on with pro teams, why risk it?

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« Reply #32 on: July 29, 2020, 03:18:27 pm »
Not that I know of but with all the controversy and name changing going on with pro teams, why risk it?

Because that name doesn’t seem to be exploitative, racist or about negative stereotypes like “redskins” or “Eskimos”.

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« Reply #33 on: July 29, 2020, 05:14:43 pm »
Because that name doesn’t seem to be exploitative, racist or about negative stereotypes like “redskins” or “Eskimos”.

Maybe but on the other hand you could hear indigenous groups saying we don’t call them totems, that’s a European word.
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« Reply #34 on: July 29, 2020, 09:53:08 pm »
Maybe but on the other hand you could hear indigenous groups saying we don’t call them totems, that’s a European word.

Well....  i don’t think so, as it’s English.  Of course they didn’t use English.

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« Reply #35 on: July 30, 2020, 11:51:54 pm »
Because that name doesn’t seem to be exploitative, racist or about negative stereotypes like “redskins” or “Eskimos”.

Cultural appropriation.  "My culture is not your hockey jersey!"

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« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2020, 12:03:22 am »
On a vaguely related note, Ethan Bear's culture IS on his hockey jersey!  During Tuesday's exhibition game, Ethan wore this special jersey, with his nameplate in Cree:




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An Indigenous NHL player paid special homage to his nation on his jersey during Tuesday night's Battle of Alberta between the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames.

During the exhibition game, Oilers defenceman Ethan Bear wore a jersey with his name written in Cree syllabics. The 23-year-old is from the Ochapowace Nation in southern Saskatchewan.

In a statement posted on the NHL website, Bear said he was wearing the jersey for all Indigenous players who came before him and for Indigenous kids dreaming of playing in the NHL.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/ethan-bear-edmonton-oilers-cree-name-syllabics-1.5667325

Bear's family worked with Pro-Am Sports on the jersey to make sure they got the lettering right.

There's also a Kailer Yamamoto jersey with Japanese script, but I don't know if he has any plans to wear it.



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Re: Sports Culture
« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2020, 12:52:02 pm »
NHL playoffs start tomorrow.  Hockey all day, every day!  Exciting!

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« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2020, 01:07:10 pm »
Cultural appropriation.  "My culture is not your hockey jersey!"

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Yup,  yet a Mongolian can don a kilt and play the bagpipes badly but it isn't cultural appropriation. Not that I would know when they are being played badly.
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« Reply #39 on: July 31, 2020, 06:32:32 pm »
Cultural appropriation.  "My culture is not your hockey jersey!"

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Where has that argument been used? 
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