Indigenous activist Douglas Cardinal is applauding Cleveland’s Main League Baseball workforce for deciding to alter its identify.

Cardinal filed human rights complaints in 2016 in an try and cease the workforce from utilizing the Chief Wahoo emblem throughout a playoff sequence in Toronto.

The determine was a cartoonish picture of a grinning man with a scarlet face and single feather in his headdress.

Proceedings have been resolved in 2018 and the workforce dropped the brand from its caps and jerseys for its final street sequence towards the Blue Jays that 12 months, a change that grew to become everlasting the subsequent season.

Talking from his Ottawa dwelling, Cardinal says he thinks Cleveland’s choice may have a “ripple impact” on different professional golf equipment with related workforce names.

Cleveland’s Main League Baseball workforce will proceed to be referred to as the Indians till a brand new identify is chosen, a course of that is anticipated to take no less than a 12 months.

Washington’s NFL workforce and Edmonton’s CFL workforce dropped their names earlier this 12 months.

WATCH | Professional sports activities groups face stress to alter their names:

CBC Information’ Raffy Boudjikanian reviews on the Washington Redskins’ plans to evaluation their nickname, adopted carefully by the Cleveland Indians’ choice to rethink their workforce nickname. 2:30


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