Episode 6 – McGill Redmen: Change the Name

 

On this episode of Changing On The Fly, we kick it with Tomas Jirousek, an Indigenous student athlete at McGill University in Montreal. He’s a rower, former hockey player, hailing from the Kainai First Nation in Alberta, and he’s been leading the charge to get McGill to change their racist varsity team name – The Redmen.

Then, we take you to a recent demonstration held at McGill on this issue, and we’ll hear from Nakuset of the Montreal Native Women’s Shelter, and Denzel Sutherland-Wilson, another Indigenous athlete at McGill (from the Gitxan nation).

We also talk about the RCMP attack against the Unist’ot’en Camp on Wet’suwet’en territory in northern BC. For more updates and info on that, check out http://www.unistoten.camp.

Want to sign the petition to change the Redmen name? Check out https://www.change.org/p/mcgill-university-change-the-redmen-name

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