‘Bittersweet Winds’ exhibit returns with day of discussion on Indian mascots, logos

UW-Green Bay’s First Nations Studies Program and the Wisconsin Indian Education Association Mascot and Logo Task Force are collaborating on a day of discussion this Friday (Sept. 13) in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. “Operation Respect: A Forum on Stereotyping and the Legacy of Historical Misinformation about First Nations People Perpetuated by Sports Teams, Media and Schools.” The format of the event is highly participatory with discussion circles taking place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, and participants coming and going as schedules permit. The forum will feature the Bittersweet Winds Exhibit and will center on the discussion of important topics including: empirical research versus opinion polls, understanding historical trauma, sports nicknames, images and the idea of honor, the use of race-based names in sports, and the media position on reporting about race-based mascots.