A suburban Ottawa minor football team is under the gun to change its name because an aboriginal man finds it offensive.
Ian Campeau, an Ojibway, has filed a complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal against the Nepean Redskins football club. He wants the team's name and Indian-head logo to go.
Campeau said in a news release he is filing the discrimination complaint on behalf of his five-year-old daughter.
"The players call each other 'redskins' on the field," said Ian Campeau, who is a member of the DJ group A Tribe Called Red.
"How are they going to differentiate the playing field from the school yard? What's going to stop them from calling my daughter a redskin in the school yard? That's as offensive as using the n-word."
Campeau also wants the tribunal to order the National Capital Amateur Football Association, which includes other teams using the name Redskins at various levels, to make the same change. He's not seeking financial damages, the release said.
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