I was still in shock they have the internet up there!
in 2000 we didnt, at the time, I worked for the government doing GPS and GIS mapping of northern alberta and I had to convince the government to run a fibre optic connection as our maps would sometimes take days to upload via dial up! I used to go on the other forum a lot and it would take an hour for a thread to come up because of the signatures lol.
FS- I told a story once about when AIM showed up when I was about 12 or so, they were going around to all the indian reserves to complain and drum up support regarding the chiefs, redskins, braves and blackhawk names and symbols. I showed up wearing a Redskins hat and Hoody, one of my Buddies had a storm jacket with REDSKINS across the back, Merv had a Blackhawks ballcap on and several other people were wearing braves gear (baseball is huge up there and the braves were one of the big teams at the time.) one of the reasons the Redskins were so popular was the head coach and organiser of our football program up there was a Texan who was a HUGE redskins fan, so most of us had been exposed to the redskins Via his sattelite TV.
anyway one of the Dbags starts in with " its disrespectful" argument, and my dad says" if you are ashamed of being who you are, everything is disrespectful, I don't like the tomahawk chop, but the redskins dont do anything lame like that." they then asked him if he thought the name redskins was derogatory and he said " take a look around you, everyone here is darker skinned than you, and yet a quarter of us are wearing Redskins hats or jackets, we take it as a measure of pride that they represent us so well."
then one of them got in my face and told me to take off my ballcap, I just laughed in his face and told him to come back after he ate a few meals and looked more like a man. they left after only 2 people at the meeting signed their petition.
Thats why I always laugh when someoen brings up our teams name.