The Chicago Blackhawks announced they are banning Native American headdresses as costumes at team events and United Center games.
Headdresses "are sacred, traditionally reserved for leaders who have earned a place of great respect in their Tribe, and should not be generalized or used as a costume or for everyday wear," the team said in a statement.
Notably, the team has refused to change their name, even as other teams with Native American-inspired names have discussed.
The team claims the name is related to a specific Native American leader. The team also said it is working on a new wing at Trickster Cultural Center, the one Native American-owned Illinois arts institution. They are also working on a new Chicago Blackhawks Cultural Education Center.