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Does Anyone Support D.C.'s NFL Team Using the Name Redskins? ESPN's 'Outside the Lines' Struggles to Find a Supporter

ESPN's Emmy Award-winning investigative news program Outside the Lines recently examined the Redskins naming controversy.

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9/4/2015

article Native American Rodeo Breaks With DC Football Team's Charity Over ‘Racial Slur’ Name
(Montana) -- A Montana-based Native American rodeo competition has severed ties with the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation, the controversial charitable...
article The Washington Redskins are an embarrassment of unfathomable proportions
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins have been a loathsome franchise for quite some time now. Over 16 years, one of the NFL’s most prestigious and...
article WILL: Out with ‘Redskins’ — and everything else!
(Washington D.C.) -- Autumn, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, also is the time for The Post and other sensitivity auditors to get back on — if they will...

8/26/2015

article Don’t offend anyone, and other lessons in Canadian trademark law
(Canada) -- Last month, a U.S. federal court upheld a decision by the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and ordered the cancellation of all trademarks registered by...

8/25/2015

article Mediation scheduled in Redskins trademark lawsuit
(Virginia) -- An initial mediation conference between the NFL and Native American activists has been scheduled in the trademark federal lawsuit. The Appeals Court is...

8/20/2015

article Redskins president: Team won’t change name to get new stadium
(Washington D.C.) -- Currently, the team plays in Maryland, used to play at RFK Stadium in D.C., and practices and trains in Virginia. Washington Redskins owner Dan...
article THE ONION: Redskins Maintain They Were Legally Granted Right To Name By 1807 Treaty Of Blackwater Creek
(Washington D.C.) -- Responding to widespread criticism from an increasing majority of Americans who find the team’s moniker offensive, Washington Redskins...

8/17/2015

article Bruce Allen: Redskins won't change name in order to build new home
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen said the team will not reconsider changing its name -- even if it's a political barrier to a potential...
article Washington name opponents respond to Bruce Allen’s remarks
(Washington D.C.) -- If Washington executive V.P. of football operations Bruce Allen had said anything other than “no” when asked whether the franchise would...

8/13/2015

article Letter to the editor: Should PC destroy 88 years of history?
(Indiana) -- In July, it was announced that the North Side High School mascot was offensive to some and now after 88 years, it must be changed. It is my understanding...

8/12/2015

article OP/ED: The R-Word, Snyder’s racial investment
(Washington) -- The current owner of the Washington NFL team Dan Synder is quoted in an article published by Erik Brady of USA Today Sports on May 10 of 2013: “We...

8/11/2015

article Designers of that 2004 Annenberg survey on the Redskins name: The sample was unrepresentative
(California) -- Guest post by Geoff Nunberg, Professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information and linguistics expert for the petitioners in the Blackhorse challenge to...
article BLOG: R*dskins Rejected: 3 Things the NFL Team’s Billions Can’t Buy
(Washington D.C.) -- Some things can’t be bought — they can’t be silenced. An American Indian tribe from South Dakota did a bold move: the Cheyenne...

8/10/2015

article Public quiet about Redskins decision at Goshen school board meeting; officials outline plan to move forward
(Indiana) -- No one stood up at the Goshen Community Schools board meeting Monday, Aug. 10, when the president asked for public comment. “Going once. Going twice,...

8/8/2015

article Alumni bid on Capitol Hill Redskins memorabilia
(Oklahoma) -- It’s out with the old and in with the new -- the end of an era for Capitol Hill High School as pieces of the school’s past were auctioned off...
article TAPAHE: How I Almost Got An Interview With Dan Snyder
(Virginia) -- This is the story of how I got the Washington NFL club to agree to let me do an interview with Dan Snyder, the principal owner. I planned to ask the owner...
article GLOBAL FAITHS: Religion part of life for American Indian
(Indiana) -- The recent debate over the name “Redskin” and the Goshen school board decision to retire that name invites a look at American Indian religion.

8/7/2015

article Redspears instead of Redskins? One D.C. area man is campaigning for it
(Washington D.C.) -- Travis Wright was driving on the Beltway one day, when an idea hit him. He’d been thinking about something to help the fan side of Washington...
article South Dakota tribe returning $25,000 donation from Redskins
(South Dakota) -- A Native American tribe in South Dakota will return a $25,000 donation from a charitable arm of the NFL's Washington Redskins. A check for that...
article Tribe mails back $25,000 donation from Washington Redskins group
(South Dakota) -- A little more than a month before the kickoff to this year’s National Football League season, a familiar off-the-field spat has emerged again...

8/6/2015

article 'Minority Report' changes Washington Redskins' name on show
(California) -- Fox's new show "Minority Report" has settled the longtime debate over whether the Washington Redskins should change its name. Set in...
article Native American tribe rejects donation from Redskins owner
(Washington D.C.) -- When Daniel Snyder started the Original Americans Foundation, the Redskins owner was hoping to earn some goodwill from Native Americans. The...
article Redskins Name Change: Indian Tribe Rejects Weak Payment From Daniel Snyder [VIDEO]
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins have egg on their face today after Ryman LeBeau, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux council, revealed that his tribe's...

8/5/2015

article Native American tribe votes to reject $25,000 offered by Washington Redskins foundation
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota Native American tribe’s leaders voted Wednesday to reject all money – including an already-offered $25,000 – from the...

8/4/2015

article Help offered in paying for Goshen mascot change
(Indiana) -- Taxpayers may not have to foot the bill for changing the Goshen High School mascot. According to our reporting partners at The Elkhart Truth, several Native...

8/2/2015

article Editorial: Redskins saga isn't over, but the community can rally
(Indiana) -- The 5-2 vote to change the Goshen Redskins mascot is far from the end of the saga. The furor won’t be over for a while. Those who loved the mascot,...

8/1/2015

article Why so many people defend the Goshen Redskins mascot
(Indiana) -- She wanted to defend her school mascot, the Goshen Redskins, so beloved by many yet targeted for change. In front of hundreds of people at a public meeting...

7/31/2015

article Defenders of the Washington Redskins name sound exactly like defenders of the Confederate flag did
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s not about racism. It’s about tradition, pride, honor, respect. A defense of the Confederate flag? Well, yes, all of that’s...
article Redskins owner among the big donors to Jeb Bush super-PAC
(Washington D.C.) -- The super-PAC supporting Jeb Bush’s presidential bid posted a massive $103 million fundraising haul over the past six months, boosted by 24...
article GOSHEN MASCOT: Native American groups approve of decision
(Indiana) -- Goshen School Board’s decision Monday to retire Redskins as the mascot of the high school and middle school has drawn national attention from USA...

7/30/2015

article Native American groups approve of decision
(Indiana) -- Goshen School Board’s decision Monday to retire Redskins as the mascot of the high school and middle school has drawn national attention from USA...

7/29/2015

article Native American group calls for schools to abandon Redskins nicknames
(Indiana) -- The Goshen Redskins hope to have a new nickname by January 1. But Goshen isn’t the only school in the state that still uses that as its nickname....
article North Side joins tide in jettisoning an offensive mascot
(Indiana) -- School board President Mark GiaQuinta said he believes the fate of North Side High School’s “redskins” mascot was decided when the board...

7/28/2015

article Goshen Community School Board releases statement on mascot retirement
(Indiana) -- As of Monday evening's Goshen School Board meeting, the Goshen "Redskin" mascot is no more. The following is a release from Catherine Cripe, GCS Board...

7/27/2015

article Goshen School Board votes to retire ‘Redskins’ name
(Indiana) -- A Northern Indiana school board voted Monday to retire the school’s moniker, the Redskins. The Goshen School Board met for around four hours, hearing...
article People speak for and against changing North Side H.S. nickname
(Indiana) -- Matthew Burd probably spoke for a lot of North Side High School alumni when he stepped up to microphone at the Fort Wayne Community Schools board meeting...

7/26/2015

article Mascot vote may come Monday
(Indiana) -- Redskins. It’s a term that has generated a lot of controversy in recent years regarding its use for a sporting mascot. Those against the name argue it...
article Name change? Area schools have not heard complaints about Native American mascots
(Indiana) -- The national debate over sports teams with nicknames considered offensive to Native Americans continued this month when a federal judge ordered the...

7/25/2015

article Meet the Navajo Activist Who Got the Washington Redskins’ Trademark Revoked: Amanda Blackhorse
(USA) -- The growing movement to change the name of the Washington Redskins football team has scored a surprising victory. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has...
article Big Redskins fan? Good luck with that
(Indiana) -- “Redskins” is offensive to many people, who consider it a derogatory term far beyond the meaning derived from team names meant to honor our...

7/23/2015

article Joe Haden, Special Olympics Global Ambassador, wants to end 'r-word'
(Ohio) -- Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden is using his fame to put an end to a word he doesn't want anyone to use again. He has taken up the cause of ridding...
article FWCS discussing change of North Side H.S. Redskins nickname
(Indiana) -- Fort Wayne Community Schools officials have begun discussions to change the Redskins name used by North Side High School for its athletic teams, marching...
article FWCS opens conversation for North Side nickname change
(Indiana) -- Students at North Side High School could be cheering to a different tune in the years to come – the high school’s nickname ‘the Redskins...

7/22/2015

article BLOG: Despite Cancellation, the Washington Redskins' Trademark is Not up for Grabs
(Washington D.C.) -- As of Wednesday, July 08, 2015, the Washington Redskins have lost a long-fought batter to maintain its federal trademark registrations covering...

7/21/2015

article John Boehner will golf at Oneida Indian Nation, but will he rebuke Washington Redskins?
(Washington D.C.) -- House Speaker John Boehner has accepted an invitation from the Oneida Indian Nation to attend a golf fundraiser in his honor next month at the...
article School board approves auction for old Capitol Hill mascot memorabilia
(Oklahoma) -- For decades, students at Capitol Hill High School wore uniforms and gear featuring the “Redskins” mascot. Now, these uniforms will go to a new...

7/19/2015

article Dos Palos school board backs Chowchilla opposition to mascot change
(California) -- The Dos Palos Oro Loma Joint Unified School District governing board is supporting its neighbor, Chowchilla High School, in the fight to keep its decades...

7/17/2015

article District Court Affirms Cancellation Of "Redskins" Trademarks
(Washington D.C.) -- On July 8, 2015, the Eastern District of Virginia upheld a decision by the TTAB cancelling the registration of six "Redskins" marks on the...
article NFL Legal: Redskins Trademark Still Cancelled
(Washington D.C.) -- The long arm of the law reached out and smacked the NFL around over the last couple of weeks, with no bigger moment than a federal appeals judge...

7/15/2015

article Blackhorse: The Washington Football Team Is About to Exhaust Itself
(Arizona) -- On July 8, during a layover at the Houston airport, I heard the great news. United States District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee upheld the decision to cancel the...
article BLOG: The Irony Of The Redskins Trademark Case
(USA) -- About two week ago, the U.S. District Court upheld the previous court’s cancellation of the Redskins trademark after ruling in favor of a lawsuit brought...

7/14/2015

article Court sides with Native American groups fighting Washington team's 'racist' name
(Washington D.C.) -- A very happy Amanda Blackhorse welcomed the latest victory July 8 in her long-running feud over the Washington Redskins name, which Blackhorse, who...

7/13/2015

article Goshen school board hears public debate over Redskins mascot
(Indiana) -- This isn't the first time Goshen's mascot, the Redskins, has made headlines, but it is the first time school board members have commented on it....
article Goshen school board, public debate Redskins mascot; vote could come at July 27 meeting
(Indiana) -- The seven Goshen Community Schools board members publicly revealed how they felt about the name for the first time during a meeting Monday, July 13.

7/12/2015

article Change the name of Washington’s NFL team
(Washington D.C.) -- Legal scholars raised intriguing questions last week after a federal judge ruled that Washington's pro football team could no longer trademark...
article Washington NFL trademark case has roots in Lawrence
(Washington D.C.) -- Amanda Blackhorse is a lot of things — a social worker, an activist, a Navajo. But she is not a mascot.
article As Confederate flags fall, ‘Redskins’ defenders buck tide of progress
(New York) -- The Confederate flag came down from the statehouse grounds last week in South Carolina. In Lancaster, the pro-“Redskins” fight goes on.

7/11/2015

article BLOG: Joe Theismann Goes on Fox News to Offer Terrible Defense of “Redskins” Name (Video)
(USA) -- The old debate over the name of that Washington NFL franchise was stirred up again this week when a federal judge upheld the decision of the U.S. Patent Office...
article BLOG: On Outnumbered: "Redskins" Is Harmless "Nickname" For Team Being Attacked By Obama!
(USA) -- Fox News provides warm affirmation to Christians who are offended by the mythical "gay agenda." But according to the hosts of Fox's Outnumbered,...
article Joe Theismann Compares Redskins Name Change To Caitlyn Jenner
(USA) -- Joe Theismann claimed in an interview with Fox News on Thursday that he’s done his own surveys of Native Americans and believes that the majority do not...
article Theismann compares Redskins’ name-change debate to Caitlyn Jenner
(Las Vegas) -- Is it possible that Joe Theismann is still in shock from the gruesome broken leg he suffered 30 years ago at the hands of Lawrence Taylor on “Monday...
article HUD Secretary Tells Native Journalists the Washington NFL Team’s Name is Offensive
(Virginia) -- Housing Secretary Julián Castro received much applause when he called the Washington NFL football team’s “offensive” on Saturday.
article Washington Post: Change the Washington football team’s name
(Washington D.C.) -- Legal scholars raised intriguing questions Wednesday after a federal judge ruled that Washington’s pro football team could no longer trademark...
article What the Nazis, the Confederates and the Redskins All Have in Common: Symbols That Deserve Burial
(Arizona) -- History has shown that when people become impassioned and determined enough to join forces in noble causes against inhumanity, injustice and hatred, symbols...
article REDSKINS CONTROVERSY: Crowds gather to buy 'Save our mascot' shirts in Goshen
(Indiana) -- A line of “Redskins” supporters had formed even before Deb Zentz Robeck could get the 144 brightly colored “Save our mascot” shirts...

7/10/2015

article Confederate flag coming down, but what about symbols offensive to Native Americans?
(USA) -- Friday will be a historic day as the Confederate flag, long considered a symbol of racism and oppression in the United States, will be taken down from outside...
article Washington Redskins Trademark Update: Status Quo – For Now
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins and their controversial name are once again back in the national spotlight. Yesterday, United States District Judge Gerald...
article NAJA issues statement on court’s decision to uphold cancellation of Washington NFL trademark registration
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal judge in Virginia dealt a significant blow Wednesday to the Washington NFL team name, ordering the cancellation of the NFL team’s federal...

7/9/2015

article Judge upholds ruling against Redskins' trademark; team to appeal
(Virginia) -- For the first time in a legal battle that has stretched over 20 years, a federal judge on Wednesday ordered the cancellation of the Washington Redskins...
article Redskins Lose Round in Battle Over Name
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal judge upheld a decision by the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s appeal board to cancel six trademarks held by the...
article Change the Mascot Issues Response to Ruling Ordering Cancellation of R*dskins Trademark
(New York) -- Change the Mascot released the following statement after a federal judge today called for the cancellation of the Washington NFL team’s federal...
article OP/ED: The Washington Redskins Need To Go
(USA) -- Today's America is full of attempts at political correctness, manipulative headlines that cater to minorities, and constant ethics questions that are argued...
article ZIRIN: A Judge Just Ruled Against the Most Racist Name in Football
(Washington D.C.) -- Traveling today through Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, site of the most critical—and bloody—Northern victory of the Civil War, I saw perhaps...
article Loudoun County official wants the Redskins to change their name — to the Loudoun Redskins
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s difficult for Scott K. York, chairman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, to determine whether his county has a decent shot at...
article Redskins ruling could pave way for overreach in federal trademark office
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal court ruling ordering the cancellation of the Washington Redskins‘ trademarks could pave the way for government overreach in the...

7/8/2015

article Bruce Allen ‘Surprised’ by Ruling to Uphold ‘Redskins’ Trademark Cancellation
(Washington D.C.) -- Redskins President Bruce Allen is “surprised” by a federal court ruling Wednesday to uphold the cancellation of the team’s federal...
article Federal Court Rules Against Redskins In Legal Battle With Native Americans
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal court has ruled against Washington, D.C.'s, professional football team in a legal battle with Native Americans over the team's...
article Federal judge orders cancellation of Redskins trademark registrations
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins' legal battle to maintain registrations of their federal trademark suffered another setback Wednesday. A federal judge...
article Federal judge orders cancellation of Redskins’ trademark registrations
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins lost their biggest legal and public relations battle yet in the war over their name after a federal judge in Northern...
article Judge rules against Redskins trademark
(Washington D.C.) -- Training camp may be weeks away, but the Washington Redskins have already been dealt a big defeat. A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Patent...
article Judge won’t restore Washington Redskins’ trademarks
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Football League’s Washington Redskins have lost an emotionally charged battle over whether the team’s name is an ethnic...
article Redskins lose on name in district court, but have hope at appellate level
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington NFL team lost in court Wednesday when a federal judge ordered the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to schedule cancellation of six...
article Washington Redskins Lose Some Protection for Trademark Name
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Football League’s Washington Redskins lost some protection for its controversial name after a federal judge ruled it may be...
article Washington's 'Redskins' name dealt serious blow by federal judge's ruling
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington lost their biggest battle yet over their controversial “Redskins” name, after a federal judge upheld a ruling that ordered...
article Navajo activist celebrates trademark ruling against Washington Redskins
(Arizona) -- A federal judge has ordered the Patent and Trademark Office to cancel registration of the Washington Redskins' trademark, ruling that the team name may be...
article The Redskins and The Slants: How an Asian American band name case may affect the Redskins trademark
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal district court today upheld the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s cancellation of the Redskins mark. A federal statute bars...

7/3/2015

article Obama Admin Blocks New D.C. Stadium Until Redskins Change Name
(Washington D.C.) -- The Obama administration has said it will not allow the proposed construction of an NFL stadium in Washington, D.C., unless the Washington Redskins...
article The Washington Redskins’ offensive name may thwart the team’s plan for a new stadium
(Washington D.C.) -- In an move to pressure the Washington Redskins football organization, US Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said that her office will likely bar the...

7/1/2015

article County Board Requests Redskins Name Change
(Virginia) -- The Arlington County Board May 19 adopted a resolution calling on the owners of the Redskins to change a team name that the board said is “...
article Obama administration likely to block new Redskins stadium
(Washington D.C.) -- The Obama administration will likely block Washington, D.C., authorities from building a new stadium for the NFL's Washington Redskins because...
article Obama Administration rebuffs D.C.’s efforts to bring back the Redskins
(Washington D.C.) -- Efforts to lure the Washington Redskins back to the District have come up against a potentially insurmountable challenge: the Obama Administration...

6/30/2015

article Are they defending the Redskins name or the Confederate flag?
(Washington D.C.) -- The Redskins name debate has been mentioned in connection with the Confederate flag debate for at least 25 years. “The argument that the Stars and...
article Alaska's Largest Tribe Will Boycott Sponsor FedEx Until Redskins Name Changed
(Alaska) -- In an effort to put financial pressure on the Washington Redskins regarding their offensive mascot, Alaska's largest native American tribe is boycotting...
article Other Native groups join FedEx boycott
(Alaska) -- Following news that Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska will boycott shipping giant FedEx, a major sponsor of a National Football...

6/29/2015

article Cleveland church calls on Washington Redskins to change name, logo
(Ohio) -- The United Church of Christ has passed a resolution calling for the National Football League and Washington Redskins to change the team name and stop using...
article United Church of Christ calls for Washington Redskins to change name
(Ohio) -- The United Church of Christ has called for the Washington Redskins to change its name, announcing on Monday that it has asked its nearly 1 million members to...
article United Church of Christ to boycott Washington Redskins
(Ohio) -- The United Church of Christ, a progressive denomination, has called on its 1 million members to boycott Washington Redskins football games and merchandise...
article Alaska's largest tribe vows FedEx boycott until Redskins sponsorship revoked
(Alaska) -- At 30,000 members strong nationwide, Alaska's largest Native American tribe has taken direct aim at FedEx in the hope that the shipping giant's...

6/27/2015

article Large Alaska tribe to boycott FedEx for its NFL sponsorship
(Alaska) -- Alaska’s largest tribe is boycotting FedEx until the company pulls its sponsorship from the Washington, D.C. NFL team or that team changes its name.

6/26/2015

article Alaska's largest tribe boycotts FedEx
(Alaska) -- Until FedEx pulls its sponsorship or Washington, D.C.’s NFL team changes its name, the shipping giant can expect to lose business from Alaska’s...
article Tribe boycotts FedEx over ‘Redskins’ support
(Alaska) -- Central Council Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is boycotting FedEx. The Juneau-based tribal organization announced Thursday that it has sent notice to...
article Why the Confederate flag may hurt the Washington Redskins
(Washington D.C.) -- If you’ve turned on the news once this week, you will have seen all the controversy behind the Confederate flag and what it does or does not...

6/25/2015

article Southeast Alaska tribal group targets FedEx in Washington Redskins boycott
(Alaska) -- A major Alaska tribal group is boycotting one of the state's top employers, hoping to pressure the Washington Redskins to change the team name, which...
article Tribe boycotts FedEx over ‘Redskins’ support
(Alaska) -- Central Council Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is boycotting FedEx. The Juneau-based tribal organization announced Thursday that it has sent notice to...
article Native Americans Look At Confederate Flag Controversy And Ask: What About 'Redskins' And Other Racist Symbols?
(USA) -- The Confederate flag’s days seem numbered as retailers and statehouses alike remove (or consider removing) it for public consumption in the wake of the...
article Washington Redskins Lawyer: White People Think “Redskins” Is Worse Than Native Americans Do
(Washington D.C.) -- “White people seem to think the word ‘Redskins’ is worse than Native Americans do,” Bob Raskopf told BuzzFeed News on...
article ‘Pure private speech': Washington NFL team tries to avoid comparisons to Confederate flag
(Washington D.C.) -- As a California law that would ban schools from using the term “Redskins” for their athletic programs gains momentum, the attorney for...

6/24/2015

article Hearing on ‘Redskins’ Trademarks Takes Unexpected Turn
(Washington D.C.) -- The latest twist in the Washington Redskins organization’s ongoing efforts to keep its name trademarked involve a Supreme Court ruling last...
article Native Americans seek trade board ban of Redskins name
(Washington D.C.) -- Citing a Supreme Court ruling that allowed Texas to ban license plates bearing the Confederate flag, lawyers for a group of Native Americans are...
article Washington NFL team’s case could be swayed by Texas ruling
(Washington D.C.) -- A U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week on license plates and the Confederate flag could be bad news for Washington’s NFL team. Lawyers for...

6/23/2015

article Confederate flag case argued in Redskins name case
(Washington D.C.) -- The Confederate flag, which is much in the news in other contexts this week, took center stage at a federal court hearing Tuesday morning in a long-...
article Does Supreme Court ruling on Confederate license plates bolster case against Redskins trademark?
(Washington D.C.) -- Lawyers for the Native Americans battling the Washington Redskins over the team’s trademark argued in federal court Tuesday that their case...
article Native Americans seek trade board ban of Redskins name
(Washington D.C.) -- Citing a Supreme Court ruling that allowed Texas to ban license plates bearing the Confederate flag, lawyers for a group of Native Americans are...
article NFL's Redskins urge judge to restore trademarks in slur fight
(Washington D.C.) -- Lawyers for the NFL's Washington Redskins urged a U.S. federal judge on Tuesday to reinstate six trademark registrations that were canceled last...

6/22/2015

article Education committee supports school nickname ban
(California) -- California officials took one step closer to banning the name “Redskins” from public schools. Senate Education Committee members, in near-...
article Redskins mascot debate packs Goshen school board meeting with supporters, opposition
(Wisconsin) -- The Redskins debate is gaining steam again. More than a dozen members of the public spoke about the Goshen High School mascot at a board meeting Monday,...

6/21/2015

article Letter: Despicable behavior tarnishes Lancaster
(New York) -- After reading about the problems in the Hamburg School District the past couple of years, I never thought there would be a district with a more...

6/20/2015

article Ed Secretary Arne Duncan Calls for Washington Football Team to Change Name
(Washington D.C.) -- It has been a momentous 24 hours in the fight to end the R-word racial slur. Landmark legislation restricting the term’s use in schools...
article How the Redskins name controversy wound up in a Supreme Court dissent
(Washington D.C.) -- Some critics of the Redskins name have compared it to the controversy over continued use of the Confederate battle flag, arguing that the...
article How Is the Blackhawks’ Name Any Less Offensive Than the Redskins’?
(USA) -- Hockey’s Stanley Cup is now held by a team with a Native American name. The Chicago Blackhawks triumphed over the Tampa Bay Lightning this week to win the...

6/19/2015

article Washington football fans are as guilty of cultural appropriation as Rachel Dolezal
(Washington) -- For much of my life, at least on fall and winter weekends, I was Rachel Dolezal. I donned a T-shirt, sweatshirt or cap emblazoned with some image and...

6/17/2015

article Ban of Redskins name moves forward
(California) -- The California Senate Education committee voted 7-1 Wednesday to approve legislation that would ban “Redskins” as an athletic team name,...
article Ban on ‘Redskins’ One Step Closer to Law in California
(California) -- The first statewide public ban of the term ‘Redskins’ is two steps away from becoming California law. The California Racial Mascots Act,...
article California bill seeks to ban 'Redskins' mascots at all schools
(California) -- California may soon ban "Redskins" mascots at all schools across the state. The California Racial Mascots Act would make the state the first in...
article Effort to rid California of 'racial' mascots moves forward
(California) -- Assembly Bill 30 seeks to establish the “California Racial Mascots Act,” that phases out the use of the term “Redskins” as a...

6/16/2015

press release CA Assemblyman Alejo, National and State Tribal Leaders to Hold Press Conference at CA Capitol Calling on Senate to Pass Bill Banning R-word in State’s Schools
(California) -- A press conference will be held the State Capitol on Wednesday, June 17 at 11:30 a.m. calling for the passage of Assembly Bill 30 - The California Racial...

6/14/2015

article OUR VIEW: 'Redskin' nickname issue worthy of discussion in Goshen
(Indiana) -- This past Monday two Goshen residents attended a school board meeting and suggested the high school’s nickname/mascot, the “Redskins,”...

6/9/2015

article After Lancaster School Board approves new mascot, meeting turns nasty
(New York) -- The Lancaster School Board meeting started as a joyful celebration of the district’s official new mascot: the Lancaster Legends. As expected, the...
article New York school district drops ‘disrespectful’ Redskins name
(New York) -- A school district in western New York has changed its team name from the Redskins to the Legends three months after board members decided to retire the 70-...

6/8/2015

article MORON ALERT: Redskins supporters turn backs on 13 year old designer of new mascot
(New York) -- The Lancaster Board of Education unanimously voted to adopt the "Legends" as their new district mascot. The board voted earlier this year to...

6/5/2015

press release NARF ends FedEx service over FedEx’s sponsorship of the Washington NFL football team
(Colorado) -- The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) has chosen to end its relationship with the FedEx Corporation for all of our mailings. As NARF’s letter to...

5/29/2015

article LETTER: ‘Redskins’ is racist
(California) -- Concerning the Valley Voices piece “We call ourselves ‘Redskins’,” (May 16): The term “Redskin” was coined by...

5/26/2015

article The Washington Redskins Might Be Getting Trademark Help
(Philadelphia) -- "I'll never change the name of the Redskins. You have my word on that." — Daniel Snyder, current owner of the Washington Redskins.

5/22/2015

article After Washington NFL team’s gift scandal, Utah’s Paiutes try to heal
(Utah) -- In wake of gift scandal over Washington’s NFL team name and ouster of Paiutes’ leader, the Utah tribe looks to unify its splintered bands.

5/21/2015

article Pro-mascot candidates win seats in Lancaster
(New York) -- Lancaster School District voters, angry about the abrupt retiring of their mascot, tossed out two incumbents who voted to do away with the mascot that was...

5/19/2015

article Arlington board majority asks football team to change Redskins name
(Virginia) -- The Arlington County Board on Tuesday joined the call for the Washington Redskins to change the team’s name, calling it a “objectionable ... a...
article How high school lacrosse team played role in 'Redskins' name change
(New York) -- Akron High School's boys lacrosse team leads the nation with nearly 24 goals per game. The Tigers are 17-0 after Tuesday's 25-11 win against...

5/18/2015

article BLOG: The "Redskins" Poll Bill O'Reilly Thought Didn't Exist Shows Native Americans Hate The Name
(Washington D.C.) -- Fox News host Bill O'Reilly suggested the name of Washington, D.C.'s NFL franchise was not offensive to the Native American community and...

5/15/2015

article The "Redskins" Poll Bill O'Reilly Thought Didn't Exist Shows Native Americans Hate The Name
(USA) -- Fox News host Bill O'Reilly suggested the name of Washington, D.C.'s NFL franchise was not offensive to the Native American community and said he'd...

5/14/2015

article AUDIO: Native American Supporters Come Out for Redskins Mascot Removal at Conrad
(Delaware) -- Red Clay Consolidated School District returned to a familiar subject matter Wednesday night at its board meeting, as the Redskins mascot discussion...
article Native American supporters come out for Redskins mascot removal at Conrad
(Delaware) -- The Red Clay Consolidated School District's school board voted unanimously Wednesday night to create a committee to be involved with the decision-...

5/13/2015

article Appeal denied for tribal leader who accepted Redskins gifts
(Utah) -- An American Indian tribe in Utah won't reinstate a leader ousted from office for accepting gifts from the Washington Redskins. The Cedar City-based Paiute...
article Paiutes deny ex-chairwoman’s appeal of her impeachment
(Nevada) -- The Tribal Council of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah has denied an appeal filed last month by impeached former Chairwoman Gari Lafferty over her ouster in...

5/12/2015

article EDITORIAL: Harry Reid’s disgraceful Deflategate take
(New York) -- Sen. Harry Reid took to the Senate floor Tuesday to comment on Deflategate. But he didn’t denounce the New England Patriots or Tom Brady, but the NFL...
article Harry Reid slams NFL and Roger Goodell on DeflateGate and ‘racist’ Redskins name
(Washington D.C.) -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) opened his remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday with a shot at the NFL for its handling of the DeflateGate...
article Harry Reid: NFL cares more about Deflategate than 'racist' team name
(Washington D.C.) -- Add Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to the list of folks who've decided to chime in on the NFL's handling of the Deflategate scandal. A day after...
article Sen. Harry Reid: 'The Redskins name is a racist name'
(Washington D.C.) -- Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said the NFL seems to be more concerned with the Deflategate scandal than changing the Washington...
article MORON ALERT: Our Redskins are threatened
(California) -- The California Legislature seems poised to pass a bill banning the use of the Redskins name for California’s public schools; the bill has been...

5/11/2015

article Families adjusted as Central went through its nickname change
(North Dakota) -- Somewhere in Glenn Hansen's Grand Forks home is a baseball cap with the words "Redskin Forever" embroidered on it. The 63-year-old hasn...

5/8/2015

article Dispute over Neshaminy's 'Redskins' mascot nears hearing
(Pennsylvania) -- A preliminary ruling by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission has found that a Bucks County high school's mascot is offensive and should be...

5/6/2015

article State Assembly moves to ban use of nickname
(California) -- California has moved closer to banishing the term “Redskins” for public school mascots statewide, the first in the nation to do so should the...

5/5/2015

article 'Redskins' name closer to being banned as school mascot
(California) -- At Calaveras High School in San Andreas, students and teachers are proud to call themselves Redskins, but it's a mascot name that might not last much...
article California assembly passes bill to ban 'Redskins' as high school team name
(California) -- California could be the first US state to bar high schools from using the racially charged term “Redskins” for athletic teams. An assembly...
article Local representatives react to bill banning Redskins mascot
(California) -- The Assembly Floor passage of a California bill that calls for banning using "Redskins" as a public school mascot name had local politicians...

5/4/2015

article Assembly approves ban on Redskins school team name
(California) -- The state Assembly has approved legislation barring California public schools from using the Redskins name for teams and mascots. AB30 by Assemblyman...
article California Assembly passes bill to ditch ‘Redskins’ mascots
(California) -- A handful of California high schools would need to ditch their “Redskins” mascots under legislation that passed the state Assembly on Monday...

5/2/2015

article 10 Reasons Why the Organization of American Historians Want the R-Word Dropped
(Connecticut) -- On April 29, Jon Butler, president of the Organization of American Historians (OAH), announced that the executive board voted unanimously to pass a...

4/30/2015

article Organization of American Historians calls on Redskins to change name, logo
(Washington D.C.) -- Add the Organization of American Historians to the list of groups calling on the Washington Redskins football team to change its name and logo. The...

4/29/2015

article Activist fighting ‘Redskins’ name
(Oregon) -- Slowly but surely, Native American mascot names are disappearing across the country — and Native American rights advocate Suzan Harjo is a big reason...

4/28/2015

article Activist fighting ‘Redskins’ name
(Oregon) -- Slowly but surely, Native American mascot names are disappearing across the country — and Native American rights advocate Suzan Harjo is a big reason...
article State civil rights agency finds Neshaminy's use of ‘Redskins’ name ‘racially derogatory,’ could open door for lengthy proceedings
(Pennsylvania) -- In its preliminary finding, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) has determined that Neshaminy High School’s use of ‘Redskin...
article OP/ED: It shouldn't take a state law for schools to drop 'Redskins' team name
(California) -- Four public high schools in California still cling to what is, at best, a bad life lesson for their students: Rallying school spirit around a racial...

4/27/2015

article Suzan Shown Harjo Honored by Her Tribe
(Oklahoma) -- For decades, Dr. Suzan Shown Harjo has worked tirelessly for the advancement of American Indian rights. Last year, her efforts were rewarded by the entire...
article Bill seeks to change 'Redskins' mascot name in public schools
(California) -- Tulare's oldest mascot may have to go. Sarah Koligian, Tulare Joint High School District superintendent, said the district will follow state...

4/23/2015

article California bill would ban 'Redskins' as school team name or mascot
(California) -- Public schools in California would have to phase out use of the term “Redskins” for their athletic team names or mascots under a bill...

4/21/2015

article Racial Slurs Shouldn’t Be Trademarked
(USA) -- Washington, D.C.’s National Football League team uses a racial slur for its name. Several Native Americans brought a lawsuit to cancel the team’s...
article California moving forward on law to ban nickname
(California) -- California is poised to become the first state in the nation to ban the use of “Redskins” as a team name or mascot in public schools under...
article This State Might Be The First In The Nation To Ban 'Redskins' School Mascots
(California) -- California, home to the largest number of American Indians in the country, is for the third time considering legislation that would end the use of...

4/20/2015

article Extremely Awkward Conversation With a Native American at Redskins Game
(Washington D.C.) -- It was a cool, late autumn Sunday and the Washington football team was playing a home game. Joseph Bennett, an African American gentleman in his...

4/19/2015

article Historians' Petition: Washington "Redskins" Change Your Name!
(Washington D.C.) -- The Organization of American Historians is on track to demand that the Redskins change their name. A petition demanding the change was presented at...
article Opinion; Any Sanction of Mascot Fosters Mass Validation of Humiliating & Harmful Practices
(Michigan) -- I would like to start off by addressing the incident of red face this past weekend, April 11th

4/16/2015

article Proposed law would be first in nation to ban ‘Redskins’ school mascot
(California) -- California, home to the largest number of American Indians in the country, is for the third time considering legislation that would end the use of...

4/15/2015

article Local chief supports 'Redskins' ban, tribal recognition
(California) -- One of the more influential Native American voices in the region told the Free Lance he supports a local assemblyman’s efforts to ban the use of...

4/11/2015

article Tug-of-war for new Redskins stadium is complicated by name debate
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins’ lease at FedEx Field doesn’t expire for another 12 years, but Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is aggressively...
article Cooperstown Redskins' transition not so easy
(New York) -- The quaint, tiny Cooperstown community offers some telling lessons and fodder for the Lancaster School District to consider as it works through countless...

4/10/2015

article GOVER: Daniel Snyder's ‘Gifts’ to Natives Undermine and Corrupt
(Oklahoma) -- Last week the Chairwoman of my tribe, Gari Pikyavit Lafferty, was removed from office by our tribal council for accepting personal gifts from Dan Snyder...
article Lancaster School Board Candidate Agrees Indians Should 'Go Back to the Reservation'
(New York) -- It’s only been three weeks since the Lancaster School Board in upstate New York voted unanimously to retire its Native American moniker and mascot...

4/9/2015

article Halbritter on R-Word: Change Comes Slowly, But it Will Come
(Massachusetts) -- Oneida Nation Representative and CEO of Oneida Nation Enterprises Ray Halbritter returned to Harvard Law School—where he earned his J.D. in 1990...
article ‘Breaking Bad’ Banks Calls Out ‘Jewish’ Redskins Owner: ‘Change the Name’
(USA) -- “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul” actor Jonathan Banks appeared as a guest on Wednesday’s airing of “Olbermann” on...
article Lancaster School Board to get award for mascot decision
(New York) -- The Lancaster Board of Education will receive a 2015 Award of Excellence from the Western New York Educational Service Council for their decision to change...

4/8/2015

article When is a word a slur? One linguist argues Big Data can help tell
(Washington D.C.) -- The evolving controversy over the Washington NFL team’s name has prompted several local news organizations — the Washington City Paper,...

4/7/2015

article Utah tribe’s leader to appeal removal over gifts from controversial NFL team
(Utah) -- A Utah tribe's leader who was ousted from office for accepting gifts from the NFL's Washington, D.C., team said Monday she plans to appeal the decision...

4/4/2015

article Former Paiute chairwoman to appeal ouster
(Utah) -- Gari Lafferty, the former chairwoman of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, who was ousted this week amid an ethics scandal, says she will appeal the council...
article California Committee Approves Legislation To End Use Of ‘Redskins’ Mascots
(California) -- The next front in the fight against “Redskins” mascots: California. The California state assembly’s education committee last week...

4/3/2015

article Original Americans Foundation claims work with over 50 tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- The Original Americans Foundation claims it is spending millions of dollars in Indian Country but hasn't publicly disclosed a leadership board,...
article Utah tribe's leader removed from office over Redskins gifts
(Utah) -- A Utah tribal leader was ousted from office Thursday for accepting gifts from the Washington Redskins, which council members say wrongly linked their tribe to...

4/2/2015

article Paiute Tribal Leader Faces Impeachment For Taking Redskins Gifts
(Utah) -- A football autographed by Robert Griffin III ain't worth what it once was. But it might still cost a Utah tribal official her job. Gari Pikyavit Lafferty,...
article Paiute Tribe removes chairwoman for accepting NFL team's gifts
(Utah) -- Leaders of the Paiute Tribe of Utah voted 5 to 0 to remove Chairwoman Gari Lafferty from office because she accepted gifts from the Washington NFL team. The...
article Tribal official faces impeachment after taking gifts from Dan Snyder
(Utah) -- Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: An exchange of trinkets and a free cross-country trip for a promise of goodwill didn’t work out so hot for...
article Tribe’s infighting offers glimpse into Redskins foundation’s tactics
(Utah) -- Last fall, Gari Lafferty and her husband left their remote Native American reservation in southern Utah and boarded a flight to the nation’s capital,...

4/1/2015

article Stop using Redskins football team name
(Montana) -- In the Readers Sound Off section of the Great Falls Tribune on March 17, Jaime Carolyn Pretell-Samsey from Alexandria, Va., mentioned several items in...
article Utah Paiute tribal leader accused of taking bribes from Washington Redskins, facing impeachment
(Utah) -- A Utah Paiute tribal leader accused of taking bribes from the Washington Redskins and is now facing impeachment.

3/31/2015

article Native Appropriations And New Media
(North Carolina) -- Washington's NFL team made headlines last year but not because of their record.

3/30/2015

article AP is considering its policy on ‘Redskins’
(Washington D.C.) -- A tidbit of news coming from the annual confab of the American Copy Editors Society: How to handle the controversy over the name “Redskins...
article Associated Press Mulls Future of R-Word In Stylebook
(USA) -- A hot topic this past week in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the annual convention of the American Copy Editors Society was usage of the R-word as dictated by the...
article Washington Redskins NEWS: Associated Press May Remove 'Redskins' From Stylebook, Furthering Name Change Debate
(USA) -- The Washington Redskins are already facing the loss of their exclusive trademarks due to an American Indian campaign and a decision by the U.S. Patent and...

3/28/2015

article Halbritter on R-Word: 'When Many People Speak Out Change Can Happen'
(New York) -- Speaking at Columbia University in New York City Thursday night, Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter said he believes the name of the...
article Washington Redskins: The Original Americans Foundation Falls Silent
(Washington D.C.) -- This time last year, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder had a big problem: His football team couldn’t stay out of the headlines.

3/25/2015

article MOYA-SMITH: The one word that schools are dropping
(Washington D.C.) -- For years, Native Americans have called on Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder to change the team's name. It's a dictionary-defined racial...
article Oneida Nation rep speaks out against Washington’s NFL mascot
(New York) -- Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter will discuss Washington’s NFL mascot at two colleges in order to raise awareness for the name...

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