January 29, 2018

Cleveland Baseball Team Discontinues Chief Wahoo Logo

Following a year and a half of ongoing litigation on this matter, Lenczner Slaght and Douglas Cardinal are delighted by the decision of Major League Baseball and the Cleveland baseball team to discontinue the discriminatory Chief Wahoo logo on the Cleveland uniforms beginning in 2019.

The decision by MLB and the Cleveland baseball team to stop using the racist Chief Wahoo logo for on field use comes on the heels of the case brought by world-renowned Canadian activist for indigenous people, Douglas Cardinal, who has continued his fight against the use of the discriminatory team name and logo.

“We are delighted that MLB and the Cleveland baseball team have finally recognized that the use of the Chief Wahoo logo is inappropriate. Douglas Cardinal has fought to end the use of the racist logo in Ontario in an important case which brought worldwide attention to this issue. Much work remains to be done to end racism and discrimination in all forms.  Lenczner Slaght is proud to be involved in this case” said Monique Jilesen, partner at Lenczner Slaght.

Counsel to Douglas Cardinal are Lenczner Slaght litigators Monique Jilesen, Rebecca Jones, Paul-Erik Veel, Laurel Hogg, and Margaret Robbins.