Sitemap

Know About Life

How to Change Native American Mascots

2012-02-12   Views:3

Advertisement

Native American mascots are recognised by much of the public as offensive. Sports team mascots depicting Native Americans traditionally offered crude stereotypes of physical characteristics and culturally significant rituals. The NCAA banned the use

How to Change Native American Mascots

Native American mascots are recognised by much of the public as offensive. Sports team mascots depicting Native Americans traditionally offered crude stereotypes of physical characteristics and culturally significant rituals. The NCAA banned the use of Native American team names in 2005, ruling that any team names considered hostile or abusive to Native Americans must be changed. Sports team mascots fall into three categories: animals, objects and professions. The exception to this are teams names that reference ethnic slurs. Redskins, Savages, Squaws make up a fourth category of team names based on race. A campaign to change a Native American mascot should appeal to sports fan's sense of justice and compassion.

Skill level:Challenging

Instructions

1 Compose a clear statement of your intent to change the Native American mascot. Write in a tone that is polite and specific. Include the reasons for your campaign in the opening paragraph. Cite examples of teams that have changed their mascots, such as the Stanford University Indians to the Stanford Cardinal.

2 Publish the statement in the newspaper's letters to the editor section. Keep track of responses, positive and negative. Respond politely and respectfully to people's concerns. Use the positive responses to identify sympathetic individuals and groups that can be called on to assist in the campaign.

3 Circulate a petition to change the Native American mascot. Collect names, e-mails and addresses. Your argument for changing the mascot should be stated clearly and concisely at the top of the petition.

4 Take advantage of social media by creating a Facebook page and Twitter hashtag. Encourage supporters of the cause to use the sharing feature of Facebook and Twitter to alert their network of friends.

5 Offer an alternative to the Native American mascot. Select an animal, object or profession that has meaning to the community served by the sports franchise represented by the mascot.

Tips and warnings

Be aware that sports fans often feel a fierce loyalty to their mascot.

How to Change Native American Mascots

How to Change Native American Mascots

Category:HealthRelease time:2012-02-12Views:130

Native American mascots are recognised by much of the public as offensive. Sports team mascots depicting Native Americans traditionally offered crude stereotypes of physical characteristics and culturally significant rituals. The NCAA banned the use[More]

How to Make Native American Horse Crafts

How to Make Native American Horse Crafts

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-01-01Views:130

Horses play an important role in the culture of many Native American tribes. The image of a Native American riding across the plains on his horse presents a symbol of freedom. These images can be very inspiring. You may wish to incorporate a Native A[More]

How to make native american drumsticks

How to make native american drumsticks

Category:HealthRelease time:2012-08-24Views:130

Native American drumsticks, commonly referred to as drum beaters, are padded sticks used to pound traditional Native American drums used in tribal songs and dances. The beater is an essential element in making Native American music and is usually des[More]

How to Make Native American Polymer Clay Figures

How to Make Native American Polymer Clay Figures

Category:LifestyleRelease time:2013-05-10Views:130

Making Native American polymer clay figures is not very difficult. For a basic Native American figure wearing a red blanket and denim blue trousers, you will need to purchase a few different colours of bakeable polymer clays. The most popular brands[More]

How to Make Native American Crafts at Home

How to Make Native American Crafts at Home

Category:HealthRelease time:2013-07-15Views:130

Dream Catchers are a traditional Native American craft made from twigs and inexpensive materials. Tradition states that if dream catchers are hung above beds, they catch the bad dreams in their netting. Good dreams find their way through the woven we[More]

How to Do Native American Makeup for Halloween

How to Do Native American Makeup for Halloween

Category:LifestyleRelease time:2013-08-08Views:130

Dressing as a Native American for Halloween presents many creative opportunities to dress in classic garb and paint your face any number of ways. Historically, Native Americans painted their face for warfare or ceremonial purposes. All different kind[More]

How to Make Native American Beaded Fringe

How to Make Native American Beaded Fringe

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2013-10-16Views:130

Native American beaded fringe is a stylish feature on many types of clothing, including Native American costume. The fringe is actually made up of the material from the clothing item itself, so the only other materials are the beads themselves. You c[More]

How to Make Native American Corn Husk Dolls

How to Make Native American Corn Husk Dolls

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2014-01-18Views:130

Teaching children about Native American culture can be made more exciting by showing the kids how they can construct a traditional Native American toy, such as a corn husk doll. Corn husk dolls were made during the corn harvest time, and were a symbo[More]

How to Make Native American Hunting Fighting & Survival Tools

How to Make Native American Hunting Fighting & Survival Tools

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-01-13Views:130

Traditional Native American hunting, fighting and survival tools use natural resources and unique craft. The tools are shaped and built from objects found in the natural environment. Many of the base objects are easily obtained but the crafting of th[More]

How to Make Native American Beaded Earrings

How to Make Native American Beaded Earrings

Category:StyleRelease time:2012-04-28Views:130

The striking jewellery created by Native Americans reflects their reverence for earth elements. Silver and turquoise beads are traditional components of Native American handiwork, and the beads can be fashioned into beautiful earrings and necklaces.[More]

How to Identify Native American Mortars & Pestles

How to Identify Native American Mortars & Pestles

Category:LifestyleRelease time:2012-07-26Views:130

The mortar and pestle was an integral part of Native American society. It was used to grind items like corn, wheat, seeds and nuts for food and medicine. Mortar and pestles were such a part of the lifestyle that giant ones were made from large bedroc[More]

How to Cut Native American Star Quilt Pieces

Category:StyleRelease time:2013-03-24Views:130

Native American star quilts are composed of small diamonds pieced together to create eight larger diamonds, or star points. The star points are joined to create an eight-pointed star. The finished star quilt top must lie flat for quilting. Precision[More]

How to Make Native American Whistles

How to Make Native American Whistles

Category:LifestyleRelease time:2013-04-12Views:130

According to Native American customs, the eagle bone whistle was an important spiritual tool. A young man would hide in the brush and ambush an eagle, capturing it in his bare hands. After honouring the eagle in a ceremony, the young man would form a[More]

How to Make Native American Earrings

How to Make Native American Earrings

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2013-05-27Views:130

Native Americans believe in using gifts from nature in making their jewellery. Indian jewellery has stones, such as turquoise and citrine, teeth from animals, feathers, shells and other objects found in nature. Native American jewellery is a colourfu[More]

How to Make Native American Dance Outfits

How to Make Native American Dance Outfits

Category:LifestyleRelease time:2013-08-02Views:130

There are several different types of Native American dance outfits, but one of the most commonly worn by females is the decorative skirt or dress. There are many variations on the dance outfit. Dresses and skirts can be made from buckskin, wool or ot[More]

How to Draw Native American Art

How to Draw Native American Art

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2013-10-25Views:130

Native American art often focuses on nature, animal life, tribal weapons and pottery and leadership, such as chiefs and medicine men. To begin drawing Native American artwork, you will first need to focus on a particular subject. Having an image, pho[More]

How to Style Native American Crafts

How to Style Native American Crafts

Category:FoodRelease time:2013-11-10Views:130

Native American crafts range from dream catchers to leather bracelets. Celebratory occasions in Native American cultures also require lavish headdresses with hundreds of feathers and beads. The many tribes of North America have specific designs relat[More]

How to Make Native American Hair Ties

How to Make Native American Hair Ties

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2013-11-29Views:130

Native American culture includes much adornment of the body, such as the traditional feathered headdresses and colourful hair ties. Native American hair ties are composed of beads strung on leather lacing, and often have feathers dangling from the en[More]

How to Make Native American Hair Ties with Beads

How to Make Native American Hair Ties with Beads

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2014-02-15Views:130

If you're looking to jazz up your hairstyles, think about doing Native American hair ties in your hair (also known as Mexican hair ties). The different threads add a lot of colour and fun to your 'do. With the thread being "sewn" into your hair, the[More]

How to Lace Native American Hand Drums

How to Lace Native American Hand Drums

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2015-04-27Views:130

The hand drum, one of the most important instruments in Native American culture, is used as a form of entertainment, for communication and in tribal rituals. A wooden frame, stretched and tanned hide, and leather lace are the components universally u[More]

Hot
Straw bale houses are beginning to catch on as a type of sustainable housing, both inside and outside the U.S. The straw bales which serve as the walls of the house are thicker than standard brick walls, which helps insulate the building and save mon [More]
Flying involves many hassles, one of which is luggage. Airlines have strict luggage size requirements for passengers that apply to number of bags, volume and weight. Failure to conform to these requirements may result in additional fees or the airlin [More]
Before closing your home for the winter season or performing major plumbing repairs, the building's water supply and water meter must be shut off. Finding and operating a main water supply valve is easy and requires few, if any, tools. Whether you're [More]
Frigidaire, previously owned by GM, is a subsidiary of Electrolux. Electrolux frigidaire makes a variety of refrigerators, in a myriad of colours. The refrigerators are known for their Spacewise organisation systems, which help the consumer keep food [More]
It is worrying when you press the power button on your laptop and you are met with silence instead of the usual hum from the fan, no flashing LEDs or warning message on the blank screen. Your laptop appears to be dead. There could be a number of caus [More]
The allium hybrid, Globemaster, is rightly named. Three-foot stalks hold up balls of flowers as big as your two fists. These beauties come in shades of purple and blue, and are often used by professional florists for arrangements. In the landscape, a [More]
Electricity can be a potent special effect in Flash animation, from a bolt of lighting, to cracking electrodes or even superpowers. There are only a couple of basic tricks to know to get the most out of your electrical effects. Skill level:Easy Thing [More]
Most hotels will allow early check-in in some circumstances, and all will deny it under others. Timing, policy and a bit of luck are key. Guaranteed Early Check-In Some hotels will guarantee the option of early check-in for an additional fee. The Lux [More]
Social Security provides those with disabilities and those who suddenly find themselves with a disability the peace of mind of having financial support from the government. The list of disabilities that may qualify is quite extensive; however, each c [More]
A mock trial is a trial enactment where students play the roles of various individuals in the courtroom, such as the lawyer, district attorney, witnesses and jury. They create and use resources that guide the overall trial, such as evidence and witne [More]