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Indians to Feature Salish Worded Uniform on Opening Night

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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).


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