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Connections: The Shift Away From Native American Themes In Sports Mascots

The owners of the Cleveland Indians acknowledged recently that they pulling back from using "Chief Wahoo" as the team's main logo. That change is out of respect for Native Americans.

In New York State athletics, many schools shifted away from Native American mascots and logos, but the issue remains controversial.

Our panelists discuss the future of such imagery, and the impact on Native American populations.

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
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