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Cheerleaders criticized for dressing as cowboys and Indians





The president of the University of Regina apologized after the cheer team was photographed in "cowboys and Indians" outfits.

President Vianne Timmons said the team's coaches and members will undergo sensitivity training. It's possible that they will face disciplinary action.

The team wore stereotypical "Indian" costumes with faux buckskin dresses and feathers.

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'Cowboys-and-Indians' cheerleaders photo sparks Regina furor (CBC 3/16)
University of Regina coach apologizes for ‘Cowboys and Indians’ team photo (CP 3/16)
U of Regina cheerleaders blasted for 'cowboys and Indians' event (CTV 3/17)