Nepean Redskins to change team name
By Chris Cobb
The club has been under fire from across Canada for what critics say is an outdated, racist reference to native people.
But the Redskins had resisted the change, saying there was never any intent to offend any group.
Ottawa musician Ian Campeau, an Ojibway, filed a complaint with Ontario Human Rights Tribunal three weeks ago asking them to order the National Capital Amateur Football Association to change the names of all Redskins teams in its association and to scrap logos that depict the cartoon figure of a native man.
This comes a mere two weeks after the Redskins' president assured us that Canada's First Nations approved the name and it would continue. I guess he was lying through his teeth.
For more on the Nepean Redskins, see Human Rights Complaint Against Nepean Redskins and Campaign Against Nepean Redskins.