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The chattering class have to have something to dither about. So the Haida who have been front and center during on ice ceremonies were appropriated as well? More like another rather crass attempt at extorting money by a select few. 

 

Perhaps NHL teams should be made up on the basis of racial proportion. 

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10 hours ago, BowtieCanuck said:

Their logo is based on an individual though. The team is named after him.

And what about the logo?

 

If the whole argument is about appropriation then that would fall in the same category no?

 

How about we just claim our orca is an actual orca? Easy out.

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5 hours ago, Bitter Melon said:

Time to retire the "Canucks" name too. Its only a matter of time until somebody complains. Might as well get out of ahead of everything in one fell swoop.

How about "British Columbia They's".  Although the British may complain. 

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6 hours ago, Dumb Nuck said:

This is so confusing, I so want the orca gone but this is just wrong, uggggghhhh.

Sorry Dumb Nuck.   For now at least, the Orca is safe ... like a cat with nine lives, it got bad or mixed reviews when it came out and on mostly the power of new generations and probably just as much to do with continuity it’s survived.   Changing back to our original colours probably saved a permanent demise.   
 

Thing that is hilarious, the BlackHawks have had one of the most popular selling uniforms and one of the most highest ranked ones (by professional designers) over the past decade.   THN did a mag ranking the best hockey (top 50) uniforms all-time - they were near the top of the list (all pro designers doing the ranking).   Vancouver didn’t have ONE in their top 50, several junior teams made the cut - as did some esoteric ones too - the Trail Smoke Eaters was around the top ten.     They did rank our Skate ones the highest, followed by the SIR and finally the Orca.    On the SIR, they really liked it and it made honourable mention - felt it was abandoned way too early as well as being cutting edge for the time in its simplicity.   Felt the V was a bit mess, and the Orca a major fail - but did acknowledge that a lot of major fails happened around the same time (fish-sticks NYI, Buffalo-slug, half the league going to black all at once etc).    They also acknowledged that Vancouver was ahead of its time with the Skate and using black.    Unfortunately it was copied by a lot of the league - said if we kept our Skate it would have meant a lot more then it did.   
 

Personally I think continuity is more important then change at this point.   My favourite is the Skate for sure, and hope they make it the third uni permanently, Horvat never looked more boss then he did wearing that - same with every player on the team, even our fourth liners.    Because they were the best.   SIR ... well I was a baby then so can’t comment too much - other then it’s also pretty darn good.    It’s just a logo.   The uniforms matter more to be, the colours are fine now.   And with two generations of new fans growing up with the WCE and Sedin teams I completely get how fierce some might be to want to keep the Orca.     And feel we are better off just doing that.    Sure would like to see a lot more games with the Skate and SIR...hope they keep that up.   Even the V would be fun to watch....

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17 hours ago, canuck73_3 said:

I don't disagree but at what point do habitually offended people move on and live their lives. Once this passes they’ll move on to the next thing that “offends” them and frankly it's tiring at best now. 

I don't much like what the term 'progressive' has become either. I'm a Liberal supporter but I don't support what so-called progressives are doing. It really is bordering on Puritanism in many ways. 

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11 hours ago, Smashian Kassian said:

 

And another part of the problem, IMO, is the non-indigenous people who 'genuinely care' about FN, that will try to paint something like this or Holtby's mask as some big problem - while ignoring much more important issues the indigenous communities are facing. 

 

E.g: 

https://globalnews.ca/news/5887716/first-nations-boil-water-advisories/

 

https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/canada-indigenous-drinking-water-dangers/

 

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/07/20/features/we-feel-were-held-hostage-say-diesel-dependent-first-nations

 

Seems to me like these would be more important issues to have a conversation about before some sports team. That's not to say you can't have both conversations - but it seems like alot more time & energy is going to sports stories. 

bingo. We're talking about a logo, that BC First Nations at worst are indifferent to and some actually seem to like, and not these other issues. 

 

But, I do really like what the BC grand chief had to say about the Canucks organization so thats really good to see. Some good seems to be coming out of this despite the intent of the broadscast and that noob prof from Winnipeg. 

 

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23 hours ago, DrJockitch said:

If Holtby’s mask is a problem then this is a problem. 
where is the line between honouring the local heritage and cultural appropriation?  
Do I have to be Spanish or French to paint in a cubist style?

If I make tacos for dinner have I done something wrong?

I don’t know where the line is anymore. 

It does raise the question of where the line is drawn. Do Chinese restaurants have to take burger and fries off their menu? Do pubs and restaurants have to stick to a single cuisine based on the owners ethnicity? I remember somebody claiming caucasian's with dreadlocks were guilty of cultural appropriation. Would that not in turn rule out African Americans from straightening their hair and dying it blond? Then there's Cardi B's video where Kardashian was being called out for cultural appropriation for wearing a leopard print while Cardi B was wearing a tiger print. Well tigers aren't native to Africa so Cardi B would also be guilty of appropriation.

 

Do whites have to stop rapping? Do you need to be white to play classical or country? Do Asians need to stop wearing and manufacturing western style clothing and stick to their own ancestral clothing style? If the Orca is appropriation do Haida artists need to restrict themselves to that style of art alone? Meaning native artists cannot do European style paintings of people or landscapes. I believe in the two way street.

 

The truth is when it comes to art, music, and clothing styles various cultures and ethnicities have influenced each other for centuries.

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11 minutes ago, Baggins said:

It does raise the question of where the line is drawn. Do Chinese restaurants have to take burger and fries off their menu? Do pubs and restaurants have to stick to a single cuisine based on the owners ethnicity? I remember somebody claiming caucasian's with dreadlocks were guilty of cultural appropriation. Would that not in turn rule out African Americans from straightening their hair and dying it blond? Then there's Cardi B's video where Kardashian was being called out for cultural appropriation for wearing a leopard print while Cardi B was wearing a tiger print. Well tigers aren't native to Africa so Cardi B would also be guilty of appropriation.

 

Do whites have to stop rapping? Do you need to be white to play classical or country? Do Asians need to stop wearing and manufacturing western style clothing and stick to their own ancestral clothing style? If the Orca is appropriation do Haida artists need to restrict themselves to that style of art alone? Meaning native artists cannot do European style paintings of people or landscapes. I believe in the two way street.

 

The truth is when it comes to art, music, and clothing styles various cultures and ethnicities have influenced each other for centuries.

^ this is all firmly in the realm of the ridiculous, which is where these discussions always end up, imo because what gets forgotten is just having a basic level of respect for people. Which is clearly what the Canucks organization did with the orca logo, by discussing it with Reid and others, and also through other respectful engagement with the Salish nation.

 

Once everyone found out the real story, it popped the "progressive" balloon pretty damn fast.

 

 

 

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This might be the dumbest thread (and idea) that I have heard in my over 10 years on this site...

 

Unfortunately, I actually mean that.

 

Quick edit: This also shows how educational institutions are often out of touch with the realities of the outside world. I found this to be the case in my studies in computer science where I learned a lot of theory (which does help to a degree) but less technologies that actually would get me hired)

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