Ottawa basketball team drops plans to use ‘TomaHawk’ as nickname
David McNabb, who teaches indigenous thought at York University, said he doesn’t understand the fuss over the name or logo. The tomahawk, he said in the Toronto Star Feb. 27, is a tool developed by First Nations and doesn’t carry any racist connotations to it. “It’s a tool they invented based on their cultural knowledge and experience,” he said. “There is no misinterpretation with the logo or name. It’s just a basketball and the name. It’s not like the Braves or Redskins.” Read full story.
March 1: Devin Cuddy forges his own path away from dad Jim and Blue Rodeo
Growing up in the shadow of Blue Rodeo, you can’t blame musician Devin Cuddy for veering away from mid-tempo country rock. But instead of turning up the volume and rocking out, his method of teenage rebellion involved jazz. A serious study of jazz, in fact, at York University. “It was as far as I could be from his musical world,” said Cuddy in the Ottawa Citizen Feb. 28, referring to his father, Jim, singer-songwriter and co-founder of the beloved Canadian roots-rockers. Read full story.