‘Are you a Disney character or a mascot?’: Tribunal told indigenous-themed logos are damaging

Logos, mascots and team names that depict indigenous culture and imagery are “problematic” and feed stereotypes of native populations, an expert told the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal on Tuesday.

Postmedia filesLogos for the Mississauga Reps and Mississauga Chiefs.

The tribunal is considering a human rights complaint from a Mississauga man who alleges the city violated his rights by allowing hockey leagues with indigenous-themed logos to use its facilities.

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