Chief Glenna Wallace of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe discusses Native American mascots in sports

From team names to the automobile industry, the Chief of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe sits down with Jesse Irwin for a conversation about American Indian names and imagery.

Depending on who you ask, a particular word or symbol can hold a lot of meaning.

In professional sports and beyond, Native American terms and imagery have always been around, and the debate surrounding questionable mascots is once again at the forefront of the national dialogue.

Chief Glenna Wallace of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe sat down with Jesse Irwin to learn her perspective on the matter, and how powerful a word or symbol can be.

Part I (above): “[Redsk*ns] is an extremely painful, negative term to me.”

Part II (below): The Cleveland Indians and Taste vs. Intent

Part III (below): The Kansas City Chiefs and the Automobile Industry

Part IV (below): The impact of COVID-19 on her tribe