Cleveland Indians owner says executives will meet with Native American groups to discuss name change

The U.S is going through high political changes right now. The BLM movement has brought light to many injustices minority communities face in the country. In light of recent news, the Cleveland Indians have decided that they are going to change the team’s name. 

On Thursday, the Cleveland Indians owners announced that they intend to meet with Native American groups to discuss the matter further. 

Paul Dolan, the team’s owner, released a statement saying that they wanted to understand the Native American perspective. He also said that they wanted to keep the views of the fans, their players, employees, and their partners as well. 

He added, “We feel a real sense of urgency to discuss these perspectives with key stakeholders while also taking the time needed to ensure those conversations are inclusive and meaningful.”

The players were seen wearing their jersey that only had the word “Cleveland” on it last Friday. The jerseys they usually wear have the word “Indians” on the front of it. 

Meanwhile, Ohio’s Native American Indian Movement has stated that the Native American community is yet to be contacted by the Major League Baseball team. 

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