NHL Chicago Blackhawks MLB Cleveland Indians NFL Washington Redskins team name change Indigenous Land Statement

The political correctness police finally came for NHL hockey. Going forward, Chicago Blackhawks fans will be treated to the reading of an indigenous lands statement before each home game.

Of course, the woke crowd doesn’t appear to be satisfied with that and wants more.

MLB Cleveland Indians And NFL Washington Redskins

Leftwing activists scored a win when they forced the Washington Redskins to give up their name. Earlier this year, the NFL team changed their name to the Washington Football Team.

The Redskins name had long been scrutinized, but not everyone supported the change. Including the Native American son of the Redskins logo designer.

Backstory: Native American Son Of ‘Redskins’ Logo Designer Speaks Out Against Rebrand: ‘I Take Pride In It’

The PC police appear to be winning that battle against the Cleveland Indians as well.

The MLB team scrubbed all traces of their former mascot, Chief Wahoo, after protests erupted in 2014. The longstanding mascot was fully retired by the end of the team’s 2018 season.

Now, the Cleveland Indians are contemplating a name change – a frontrunner being the Cleveland Naps.

Which brings us to the NHL. You didn’t think hockey would go unscathed, did you?

In what appears to be an appeasement of sorts, the Chicago Blackhawks will blast a statement about indigenous lands for all their fans to hear before each home game.

According to The Hill, the Blackhawks agreed to read a “formal statement that recognizes the unique and enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories.”

Chicago Blackhawks Indigenous Lands Statement

The announcement the Blackhawks will read before NHL games was made at the beginning of Native American Heritage Month.

It reads:

The Chicago Blackhawks acknowledge that the team, its foundation, and the spaces we maintain, work, and compete within, stand upon the traditional homelands of the Miami, Sauk, Fox, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, and the council of the Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations. We understand that this land holds immense significance for its original stewards, the Native Nations, and the peoples of this region.

We would also like to recognize that our team’s namesake, Sauk War Leader Black Hawk, serves as a continuous reminder of our responsibility to the Native American communities we live amongst and draw inspiration from.

Team Name Changes In Pro Sports

This conciliatory step doesn’t appear to be enough for the woke social justice activists.

The Chicago Blackhawks failed to acknowledge that when you bend a knee to the political correctness police, they will just continue coming for more. 

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As soon as the Indigenous Land announcement went public, calls rang out demanding that the Blackhawks take it further and change the NHL team’s name and logo. 

This reflects what happened to the Cleveland Indians. The baseball team caved and got rid of its beloved Chief Wahoo to appease this small group of people demanding it.

There were promises that the name would remain the same. Fast forward just two years and the team announces it’s considering a name change. 

Buckle up, Chicago Blackhawks fans!

You’re going to have to listen to this woke statement at the games, and you’ll likely soon be fighting to keep your team’s name like Washington and Cleveland. 

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