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Nipissing First Nation Chief applauds move to drop Brave’s head symbol at Northern Secondary School

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The Nipissing First Nation supports the decision to drop the Brave’s head symbol at Northern Secondary School in Sturgeon Falls.  And Chief Scott McLeod appreciates that school principal Laurent Paquette consulted with the First Nation on what he was considering.  McLeod also says Paquette approached the First Nation sometime back and wanted to make sure the residents were alright with the effort to drop the Brave’s head as a school symbol.  McLeod is a 1980s graduate of Northern and admits the Brave’s head instilled pride.  He adds the symbol was never perceived as malicious or derogatory nor is it considered like that today.  But he says times have changed especially with how some things are perceived.   He says we have to consider what’s appropriate in today’s environment because it’s not the 70s anymore.  McLeod also notes that having a race of people on a hockey jersey is not the best way to show respect today.  The Chief adds he’s quite certain that races of other people are not depicted on high school jerseys in Canada.  McLeod says Nipissing did not tell Paquette what to do.   He says Paquette was told it was his decision to make.   McLeod says he, his council and the majority of the First Nation support dropping the Brave’s head symbol.

 

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