In the heated debate over teams with indigenous names and logos, one Mississauga team is keen on keeping theirs, and have gone about it the right way to secure a blessing from the First Nations.
The Mississauga Chiefs, who play in the Mississauga Girls Hockey League, have had the name since the team’s debut. Their logo, an arrowhead, was designed more recently after a discussion with the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.
The Chiefs were among five hockey teams in Mississauga cited in a complaint to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario over team names and logos deemed “racially insensitive.”
New Credit Chief, Stacey Laforme, was involved in the discussion that saw the logo change, from a chief’s head to an arrowhead, and is supportive of the team’s new direction.
Stacey Laforme joined host Kelly Cutrara to discuss the change, and why the New Credit Chief gave the Mississauga Chiefs their blessing.