Bedford roadI don’t think there’s a link up to the story yet but I believe the Star-Phoenix is reporting that the Saskatoon Public School Board has voted 8-2 tonight in favour of a motion to get rid of Bedford Road Collegiate’s team nickname the Redmen.

The use of indigenous names and likenesses, like Bedford’s team logo at left, is a very contentious issue in the indigenous community these days and rightly so as it’s demeaning to be thought of as a mascot for a sports team. So congrats to the school board for voting as they did.