CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks are banning headdresses at home games as part of their pledge to honor the Native American community.
The NHL team says it consulted with Native American partners to establish new policies and initiatives. The Blackhawks will further integrate Native American culture and storytelling into game presentation and community involvement.READ MORE: Chicago's Police Union Fights City Hall Over COVID Vaccine Mandate In Court Hearings
The team said earlier this month it will continue to use the Blackhawks name because it honors a Native American leader who has been an inspiration to generations.
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We look forward to continuing this dialogue and sharing additional updates on these plans with you in the months ahead and thank you for joining us in this important and ongoing conversation.https://t.co/fizqUIF3dO
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) July 29, 2020
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