Cape Breton high school changes team name to be more culturally respectful – CBC

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Cape Breton high school changes team name to be more culturally respectful – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 202035 Views

More than 900 students at Riverview Rural High voted on new name

Sep 24, 2020

A high school in Coxheath, N.S., has ended a tradition spanning nearly 50 years by rebranding its sports teams.

Officials at Riverview Rural High announced last year they would drop the name Redmen and begin the search for a team name more culturally respectful toward Indigenous people.

The school said this week that more than 900 students had voted in favour of the Ravens.

School principal Joe Chisholm told CBC Cape Breton’s Mainstreet that more than 100 names were submitted for consideration, including the Rats and the Rascals, but the final vote came down to a choice between Fusion and the Ravens.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/cape-breton-high-school-rebrands-team-name-1.5735781

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