Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Criticism Continues of Indian-Dressed Cheer Squad at Regina University

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Criticism Continues of Indian-Dressed Cheer Squad at Regina University

Article excerpt

Indian-dressed cheer team criticized

--

REGINA - Some aboriginal people in Saskatchewan say they're not satisfied with the punishment given to the University's of Regina's cheer team.

University president Vianne Timmons apologized on the weekend after a photo of team members dressed in cowboys and Indians costumes circulated on social media.

Timmons says the team's members and coaches will be required to discuss the matter with university officials and will have to take cultural sensitivity training.

The cheerleaders dressed as Indians wore dresses that looked as though they were meant to resemble buckskin and headbands with single feathers on the front.

Bonny Gordon, a student at the First Nations University, says such stereotypical images are feeding the underlying racism that still exists in Saskatchewan.

Regardless of the penalty imposed on the cheer team, Gordon says all University of Regina students should take cultural sensitivity classes.

"If they did . …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.