The Atlanta Braves will continue their dialogue with the Native American community in the wake of criticism over the tomahawk chop chant.
Ryan Helsley told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch he thinks the chant is insulting, and the 25-year-old rookie was disappointed when it was heard during Game 1 of the NLDS.
Helsley is a member of the Cherokee Nation. The Tahlequah, Oklahoma, native speaks the Cherokee language and is one of only a few Native Americans in the majors.
The Braves say they "appreciate and take seriously" Helsley's concerns. The team says it has "worked to honor and respect the Native American community through the years."