Indians to Feature Salish Worded Uniform on Opening Night - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Indians to Feature Salish Worded Uniform on Opening Night

Posted:
The Salish word for Spokane, Sp'q'ni, will feature on the Indians jersey 18 times this season. The Salish word for Spokane, Sp'q'ni, will feature on the Indians jersey 18 times this season.
SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Spokane Indians will look to honor the local Native American tribe with a special uniform this season, using the Salish word for the city they serve 18 times throughout the 2014 season. 

The Indians will also be making history by wearing the jersey on the field as the first professional sports team to wear a uniform with a word in a Native American language emblazoned across the chest. The Salish word for Spokane, "Sp'q'n'i" with a character that is not a part of the English language will feature in the lettering.

Here is more on the Indians release about the groundbreaking jerseys:

The Spokane Indians have announced a new home alternate uniform for the 2014 season - a uniform that uses the Salish logo as well as the name Spokane in the native language. "S'q'n'i" will be featured in lettering across the front chest along with a character not in the english language.

"We welcomed the opportunity to collaborate with our namesake professional baseball team on this project," said Rudy Peone, Chairman of the Spokane Tribe. "We view this collaboration as a significant opportunity to educate thousands of baseball fans about the language and culture of the Spokane Tribe of Indians - the city's first inhabitants."

In 2006, the Spokane Indians Baseball Club and the Spokane Tribe of Indians made history by collaborating on a rebranding of the baseball team's logo by becoming the first pairing of such two parties to respectfully agree on the use of local native imagery. During the rebranding, a Salish version of the logo was created. This logo has been stitched on the team's sleeves since its inception. Brandiose, a nationally respected branding company that specializes in minor and major league sports teams, took lead on the design.

"We're extremely proud of our close relationship with the Tribe, and these new uniforms will help foster that even further" said Otto Klein, the Spokane Indians Senior Vice President. "We appreciate the tribe allowing us to be a vehicle to promote their language and culture."

The Spokane Indians will wear the Salish uniforms at home throughout the season at select games starting with Opening Night Fireworks on Friday, June 13th against the Eugene Emeralds. The jerseys will be worn on most Friday and Saturday nights at Avista Stadium.

The uniforms will be signed by each Spokane Indians player and auctioned off at the end of the season with proceeds benefiting Spokane Tribal Youth programs.

The Spokane Indians would like to thank all of our fans for their support during the record-setting 2013 season. The Indians are the Short Season Class "A" affiliate for the Texas Rangers. Ticket packages are on sale now for the 2014 season, and start as low as $63. Click here for the 2014 schedule. Reserve your seats today by calling the Avista Stadium Ticket Office at (509) 343-OTTO (6886).


  • Pro SportsProMore>>

  • Four-Run First Leads Indians To Win

    Four-Run First Leads Indians To Win

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:02 AM EDT2014-07-28 06:02:51 GMT
    The Spokane Indians finally pulled out a win thanks to an early offensive display.The Spokane Indians finally pulled out a win thanks to an early offensive display.
    Four walks and a Jose Trevino sacrifice fly were all the Indians needed as Spokane scored all four of its runs in the first inning to top the Vancouver Canadians 4-2 at Avista Stadium on Sunday night.More >>
    Four walks and a Jose Trevino sacrifice fly were all the Indians needed as Spokane scored all four of its runs in the first inning to top the Vancouver Canadians 4-2 at Avista Stadium on Sunday night.More >>
  • Jimmy Shane, Team Oberto Wins Columbia Cup

    Jimmy Shane, Team Oberto Wins Columbia Cup

    Jimmy Shane in the U-6 Oberto boat wins the 49th HAPO Columbia Cup.More >>
    Jimmy Shane in the U-6 Oberto boat wins the 49th HAPO Columbia Cup.More >>
  • M's Fall In Extras To O's

    M's Fall In Extras To O's

    Sunday, July 27 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-07-28 00:45:59 GMT
    Manny Machado lifted a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 Sunday.More >>
    Manny Machado lifted a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 Sunday.
    More >>
  • Spokane IndiansSpokane IndiansMore>>

  • Four-Run First Leads Indians To Win

    Four-Run First Leads Indians To Win

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:02 AM EDT2014-07-28 06:02:51 GMT
    The Spokane Indians finally pulled out a win thanks to an early offensive display.The Spokane Indians finally pulled out a win thanks to an early offensive display.
    Four walks and a Jose Trevino sacrifice fly were all the Indians needed as Spokane scored all four of its runs in the first inning to top the Vancouver Canadians 4-2 at Avista Stadium on Sunday night.More >>
    Four walks and a Jose Trevino sacrifice fly were all the Indians needed as Spokane scored all four of its runs in the first inning to top the Vancouver Canadians 4-2 at Avista Stadium on Sunday night.More >>
  • Indians Finally Win, Top Salem-Keizer 4-1

    Indians Finally Win, Top Salem-Keizer 4-1

    by S-K Volcanoes Media RelationsKEIZER, Ore. - Having been outscored 28-11 in the first four games, the Spokane Indians were out for revenge in the final game of the five game series. Tallying 11 hits, Spokane scored four runs and got a solid outing from starter Derek Thompson to salvage the series with a 4-1 win.Spokane wasted little time, scratching across a run in the first inning. A Nick Gonzalez walk to Isiah Kiner-Falefa and a single by Seth Spivey put runners aboard to start the game. ...More >>
    by S-K Volcanoes Media RelationsKEIZER, Ore. - Having been outscored 28-11 in the first four games, the Spokane Indians were out for revenge in the final game of the five game series. Tallying 11 hits, Spokane scored four runs and got a solid outing from starter Derek Thompson to salvage the series with a 4-1 win.Spokane wasted little time, scratching across a run in the first inning. A Nick Gonzalez walk to Isiah Kiner-Falefa and a single by Seth Spivey put runners aboard to start the game. ...More >>
  • Indians Send League-High Eight To NWL All-Star Game

    Indians Send League-High Eight To NWL All-Star Game

    The Northwest League announced the 2014 All-Stars, and the Spokane Indians had a league-high eight nominations for the second annual mid-summer classic. Spokane players that will be representing the Indians at PK Park, home of the Eugene Emeralds, on Tuesday, August 5th, will be Jose Trevino, Luke Tendler...More >>
    The Northwest League announced the 2014 All-Stars, and the Spokane Indians had a league-high eight nominations for the second annual mid-summer classic. Spokane players that will be representing the Indians at PK Park, home of the Eugene Emeralds, on Tuesday, August 5th, will be Jose Trevino, Luke Tendler...
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.