Its been well documented that the FSU Seminoles relationship with the Seminole tribe is entirely different from that of the old Washington team, Cleveland Indians, and other Native American themed teams. There is permission and a constant watchfulness that isn't there for the other teams. However, when teams that are well respected make changes, the Seminoles get thrown into it.
This time the Kansas City Chiefs have made the decision to ban Native American imagery such as headdresses and war face paint. They are also currently reviewing the "Arrowhead Chop" and the pregame drum ceremony. If fans come up wearing headdresses and face paint that is reminiscent of Native American imagery, they will be asked to remove them before entering the stadium.
In a statement released by the Chiefs, it says "In 2014, we began a dialogue with a group of local leaders from diverse American Indian backgrounds and experiences. As an organization, our goal was to gain a better understanding of the issues facing American Indian communities in our region and explore opportunities to both raise awareness of American Indian cultures and celebrate the rich traditions of tribes with a historic connection to the Kansas City area."
For the whole statement CLICK HERE.
Do you think the Seminoles need to do the same?