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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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4/18/2014

article HALBRITTER: The right side of history [Commentary]
(New York) -- When you read about this nation's past, it is quite obvious what the phrase "right side of history" means. We know, for example, that...
article WILLCUTS: Iktomi Speaks: The Crooked Tongue of Dan Snyder
(Virginia) -- In Lakota stories, one of our traditional characters is a spider named “Iktomi." He got himself in all kinds of predicaments because he was...

4/17/2014

article Navajo Navajo President slams the National Indian Gaming Association
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation owned radio station KTNN and Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation hosted a celebrity golf tournament to help raise...
article Sponsors pull from KTNN fundraiser due to Redskins involvement
(Arizona) -- After sponsors pulled their support for the KTNN celebrity golf tournament due to a sponsorship from the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation,...

4/15/2014

article STEVENS: Supporting Derogatory Depictions Not an Option for NIGA
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Association has a long-standing history of opposition to ethnically damaging mascots. We have signed on in partnership...
article Leonard Pitts: Washington owner tries a Manhattan on American Indians
(Alaska) -- Twenty-four dollars. That, supposedly, was the price Gov. Peter Minuit paid American Indians for the island of Manhattan in 1625. It's a tale historians...
article NCAI, Oneida Nation applaud NFL team name’s condemnation
(Washington D.C.) -- On April 11, human rights expert and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples James Anaya called the Washington NFL...
article Navajo casino enterprise wasn't told of NFL team involvement
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise would have backed out of a charity golf event had it been told the lead sponsor was the Original Americans Foundation,...

4/14/2014

article KEELER: In Redskins Golf Tournament, It Was the Navajo Who Got Played
(Oregon) -- On Friday, many in Indian country were horrified to learn that the celebrity golf tournament put on by KTNN, the Navajo Nation's radio station, had cut a...
article Supporting Derogatory Depictions Not an Option for NIGA
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Association has a long-standing history of opposition to ethnically damaging mascots. We have signed on in partnership...
article Washington Redskins foundation loses another event sponsor
(New Mexico) -- The Notah Begay III Foundation pulled its support from this weekend's Arizona golf tournament to benefit scholarships for Native American students...

4/13/2014

article Redskins Sponsorship Taints Navajo Golf Event, Other Sponsors Outraged
(New Mexico) -- Shelly’s support of the Redskins is at odds with the position held by the National Congress of American Indians, the largest representative of...

4/12/2014

article National Indian Gaming Association Pulls Golf Outing Sponsorship Due to Ties to Dan Snyder
(Washington D.C.) -- On Friday, the National Indian Gaming Association, based in Washington, D.C., pulled its sponsorship of a charity golf tournament being held today,...
article Washington Redskins name change: Native American group pulls sponsorship of charity golf tourney to protest Daniel Snyder foundation
(USA) -- The Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation is off to a rocky start. USA TODAY Sports reported Friday night that the Native American Gaming...
press release Oneida Indian Nation and National Congress of American Indians Applaud the UN for Condemning the Hurtful Name of Washington’s NFL Team
(New York) -- The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples today declared the name of Washington’s NFL team and its mascot a “...
article U.N. expert: Redskins' name 'hurtful' and 'disparaging'
(USA) -- A United Nations human rights expert is the latest to object to the name of Washington's NFL team, although he stopped short of asking for owner Dan Snyder...
article UN Indigenous Rights Expert Says ‘Redskins’ Name A “Hurtful Reminder” Of Past Mistreatment
(USA) -- James Anaya, United Nations special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, today called on the owners of the Washington Redskins Football team to...
article United Nations Representative Says Name Of Washington Redskins Is Offensive
(USA) -- The Washington Redskins can now add a top United Nations official to the list of prominent people who have criticized the team’s name.
article Navajo lawmakers approve bill opposing offensive sports names
(New Mexico) -- Navajo lawmakers have officially weighed in on the debate of using Native American names in professional sports. On Thursday, the Naa'bik'íyáti...
article ROOKS: What’s in a name?
(South Dakota) -- Mid-August 1974, in the very early morning, I met Leo American Horse in front of the Red Cloud High School Building. Together, we rode two hours north...

4/11/2014

article Redskins foundation golf event loses sponsor in protest
(Washington D.C.) -- A major Native American organization has canceled its sponsorship of a charity golf tournament in Arizona on Saturday because it doesn't want to...
article UN 'expert' condemns Redskins football team
(California) -- James Anaya, a law professor with the University of Arizona, oversees global indigenous rights with the UN, and said in a statement that retaining the...
article UN Rights Expert Calls Redskins Name ‘Hurtful’
(Washington D.C.) -- A United Nations expert on human rights has weighed in on the Washington Redskins name controversy, urging Redskins owner, Dan Synder to change the...
article UN Special Rapporteur Calls Washington NFL Team Offensive
(Geneva) -- In a news release issued from Geneva, Switzerland, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, James Anaya, today called on the...
article Council opposes Redskins' name
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council formally has opposed the use of the Washington Redskins name. The council's committee of the whole voted 9-2 Thursday on the...
article Navajo Nation Officially Joins Fight Against Redskins Mascot
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council has adopted a bill opposing the use of the name redskins, a term that the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of...
article Navajo Nation wants Washington Redskins name change
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico is now a player in the battle over changing the name of the Washington Redskins. The Navajo Nation is the latest tribe to try to tackle the...
article Commentary: Redskins need to take a cue from EWU
(Washington) -- If you walk into the Phase on campus, you will notice a lining of old, tattered grey bricks outlining the walkways and hallways. But if you take a minute...

4/10/2014

article 'Beyond 140': Indigenous artist Gregg Deal on 'Redskins' name controversy
(Washington D.C.) -- "Beyond 140" is an interview series from The Stream where we seek out intriguing tweets and ask the author to tell us what they can’...
article BLOG: How #NotYourMascot Passed Me By, and How I was Wrong For Letting It
(USA) -- I’ve been maintaining this blog — a personal and political blog dedicated to Asian American feminism and race activism — for over 12 years.
article KEELER: I'm Not Your Disappearing Indian
(Oregon) -- Sometimes, you forget you’re an "Indian"—someone who is just a figment of someone else’s imagination. You're a princess or a...

4/9/2014

article In Edgewood, an “American Genocide” Mural Takes Aim at the Pigskins
(Washington D.C.) -- When Pigskins owner Dan Snyder and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell say that the name of Washington's football honors Native Americans, Gregg Deal...

4/6/2014

article FRANKEN: Momentum builds for Washington name change
(South Dakota) -- Much is being made of the various cable news networks' coverage saturation of one story or another and the reasons for their television tunnel...

4/5/2014

article Editorial: A fine line between history and racism
(Saskatchewan) -- Last week, the Journal ran an ad from a January 1955 issue. It was an advertisement announcing a baby shower for a child of one of the Humboldt Indians...
article KEELER: I'm Not Your Disappearing Indian
(Oregon) -- Sometimes, you forget you’re an "Indian"—someone who is just a figment of someone else’s imagination. You're a princess or a...
article Redskins Argument Bingo! (Or, 24 Inane Arguments Shot Down)
(USA) -- Discussing the necessity of changing the team name of the Washington Redskins gets tiresome -- whether it's comments posted to the Washington Post website...

4/4/2014

article Caufield: Racist mascots, or standing up for what's right
(South Dakota) -- The hot topic in Indian Country is the Washington Redskins mascot issue. I carefully studied press articles about this matter, especially since I was...
article CLADOOSBY: The first project for Snyder’s foundation: Changing a name
(Washington D.C.) -- Daniel Snyder’s announcement last month that he had formed a new foundation to benefit Native Americans was a clear acknowledgment of years of...

4/3/2014

article TREUER: The Price of a Slur
(Minnesota) -- THE idea of the “Indian giver” has always been deeply ironic, since it’s Indians who have been on the receiving end of some very bad...
article The Battle of Washington
(Washington D.C.) -- Daniel Snyder says it honors the heritage of Native Americans; critics consider it nothing less than a racist slur. We set out to gauge the real...

4/2/2014

article BLOG: What Do American Indians Deserve: Name Changes or Policy Changes?
(Washington D.C.) -- The movement to rid sports teams of Indian-themed names has picked up steam in recent years. In Washington D.C., activists have long pressured the...
article HUMOR: Crips Release DeSean Jackson Over Concern About His Affiliation with Washington Redskins Organization
(Washington D.C.) -- The Crips street gang announced today they will be releasing DeSean Jackson, amidst rumors of possible ties with one of the most troubled and...

4/1/2014

article Can Redskins Owner Dan Snyder Trade 3,000 Coats for a Racist Name?
(Washington D.C.) -- Last week, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder announced the creation of the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation in a letter to...
article MORON ALERT: Peter MacDonald defends racist mascot at Navajo Nation Council
(Arizona) -- Peter MacDonald, a former chairman of the Navajo Nation, defended the Washington professional football team's racist mascot at a Navajo Nation Council...

3/31/2014

article MORON ALERT: BIA acknowledges 'failed' contract with head of team's foundation
(Washington D.C.) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs said it has implemented new procedures in response to a "failed" contract with the leader of the...
article Redskins owner's new charity scores no points with Autry's West
(California) -- W. Richard West Jr. thinks the recent move by Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to launch a foundation addressing poverty and other social issues...
article Hansen: Odd gift links Omaha Tribe to owner who won't give up 'Redskins'
(Nebraska) -- The water pipes burst every year. Sometimes several times a year. Sometimes every month. The residents of Macy, Neb., many of whom are members of the Omaha...
article Navajo Nation panel delays action on legislation against NFL team's 'Redskins' name
(Arizona) -- A Navajo Nation Council committee has delayed action on legislation to have the tribe take a stance on the Washington Redskins name.

3/30/2014

article Bob Franken: Hail to the oafs
(Alaska) -- It’s hard to tell if Washington NFL team owner Dan Snyder has publicly embraced the desperate plight of Native Americans because he’s genuinely...
article Hansen: Odd gift links Omaha Tribe to owner who won't give up 'Redskins'
(Nebraska) -- The water pipes burst every year. Sometimes several times a year. Sometimes every month. The residents of Macy, Neb., many of whom are members of the Omaha...
article OP/ED: Redskins' Name Controversy a Complicated One
(New Hampshire) -- What’s in a name? In the team’s more recent years, the Washington Redskins have been no stranger to controversy. According to Merriam-...
article Roger Goodell Stands by Washington Redskins Keeping Controversial Name
(USA) -- Roger Goodell believes Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is doing his due diligence when it comes to listening to the public about the franchise's...

3/29/2014

article CEO Of Redskins' Foundation Has History Of Swindling Native Americans
(USA) -- The Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation—with which Dan Snyder promises to end Native poverty just to make sure he can keep using a racial...
article Head of D.C. NFL team’s Native group lost federal contract over ‘unusable’ results
(USA) -- The head of Washington D.C.’s National Football League team outreach effort toward Native American communities was criticized by federal investigators for...
article Redskins foundation head drew criticism in I.G. report
(USA) -- The head of the Washington NFL team's new foundation for Native Americans also oversees an association that a 2012 government report said provided "no...
article Redskins owner's new charity scores no points with Autry's West
(California) -- W. Richard West Jr. thinks the recent move by Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to launch a foundation addressing poverty and other social issues...

3/28/2014

article Botched Job Taints Resume of Dan Snyder's New Native Friend
(USA) -- The man chosen by Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington football team, to head his new Indian country charitable foundation, helped clip the Bureau of Indian...
article CEO of new Washington Redskins foundation connected to ‘defective’ federal contract
(Washington D.C.) -- The man leading a Washington Redskins foundation aimed at helping Native Americans is also the head of organization that was the subject of a...
article Harry Reid: Redskins name will be changed within 3 years
(Washington D.C.) -- Not even politicians are buying Dan Sndyer's sudden soft spot for the plight of Native Americans. The Redskins owner announced this week the...
article Reid: Washington Redskins Owner Getting Tax Break From Aid To Native Americans
(Washington D.C.) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) says the owner of the Washington Redskins will personally benefit from a new foundation meant to aid needy...
article BLOG: The Real Reason Why Stephen Colbert’s Brand of Racism Should Be Making You Angry #CancelRedskins
(USA) -- Stephen Colbert’s television persona is a racist. This is nothing new. The Colbert Report, as a comedy show built specifically to be a mock-ultra-...
article Commentary: Gooks Don't Get Redskins Joke
(USA) -- Wednesday's episode of the Colbert Report, a satirical television program in which Stephen Colbert satirically plays a conservative buffoon, featured a...
article People Who Don't Realize 'The Colbert Report' Is Satire Want It Cancelled Over Asian Joke
(USA) -- Twitter users aimed to get the hashtag #CancelColbert trending on Thursday night after the official Twitter account for "The Colbert Report" posted a...
article ROSS: Hush Money and Ransom: An Open Letter to Dan Snyder, the Idiot
(Washington) -- You wouldn't do this with anybody else. It's a disparate treatment thing. Even if I am (or other Natives are) not subjectively offended by the...
article Stephen Colbert Accused of Racism With #CancelColbert Campaign
(California) -- Stephen Colbert is in hot water after a joke he made went viral, igniting a firestorm over Twitter. “I am willing to show #Asian community I care...
article TV’s Colbert Report in slur stir over tweet
(Washington D.C.) -- If you’re making fun of someone else’s racism, is it still possible to be racist? Stephen Colbert found himself in quite the mess after...

3/27/2014

article Harry Reid predicts Redskins name changes within three years
(Washington D.C.) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) predicted Thursday that the Redskins will change their name within three years.
article Harry Reid Predicts The Redskins Will Change Their Name 'Within The Next Three Years'
(Washington D.C.) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) believes the Washington Redskins will change their controversial name within the next three years.
article Senate leader foresees end of Redskins' name
(Washington D.C.) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid predicted Thursday that it's only a matter of time before Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder will be forced...
article Colbert Report on Redskins’ new foundation
(Washington D.C.) -- Stephen Colbert took on the new Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation Wednesday night. It went about how you’d expect.
article Redskins foundation head drew criticism in I.G. report
(Washington D.C.) -- The head of the Washington NFL team's new foundation for Native Americans also oversees an association that a 2012 government report said...

3/26/2014

article About That Open Letter Dan Snyder Just Sent to ‘Redskins Nation’
(Washington D.C.) -- Below are passages from the instantly infamous open letter that Dan Snyder just sent to “Redskins Nation" announcing his new charity...
article Goodell commends Snyder, says 90 percent of Redskins fans like name
(Washington D.C.) -- wo days after Redskins owner Dan Snyder announced that he would create a Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation that, in his words, will...
article Roger Goodell Praises Dan Snyder's Publicity Stunt, Of Course
(Washington D.C.) -- Yesterday, Dan Snyder announced the formation of a new charity, the Original Americans Foundation, which aims to alleviate pressure to get him to...
article The Washington Redskins' Latest PR Stunt Is an Insult to Native Americans
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins are at it again. Team owner Daniel Snyder announced Monday that after four months spent "[travelling] to 26 Tribal...
article What ‘Redskin’ means to an American Indian
(Washington D.C.) -- Chris Hayes talks to Kevin Gover, Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, about the history of the...
article A simple case for the NFL's Washington Redskins to change their racist name
(New York) -- The case for changing the Washington Redskins' team name is solid. The bottom line is the name "Redskins" is racist, no matter how you slice...
article Dan Snyder Thinks You're Stupid
(Washington D.C.) -- Magic and PR are the same: Both rely on the audience being stupid. A magician and a PR flack both stand in front of a crowd and shout, "Here,...
article MORON ALERT: Cherokee man serves as CEO of 'Original Americans Foundation'
(Washington D.C.) -- Gary L. Edwards, a member of the Cherokee Nation, is serving as the chief executive officer of the new "Original Americans Foundation"...
article Native Americans tell Redskins owner: I'm #Not4Sale
(The Internet) -- Native Americans are using social media to tell the Washington Redskins football team owner that their support can't be bought.

3/25/2014

article Congresswoman says Snyder's 'scheme' no substitute for changing Redskins' name
(Washington D.C.) -- The co-chair of Congress' Native American Caucus, no stranger in the debate to change the Redskins' name, smells something foul with Dan...
article Dan Snyder Acknowledges Existence of People He Prefers to Slur
(Washington D.C.) -- If you need to send your fans letters, you are probably doing something wrong. Dan Snyder, owner of Washington’s football team, whose name is...
article Dan Snyder forms foundation yet clings to racist football team name
(Washington D.C.) -- So Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins professional football team, visited 26 Native American reservations over four months and discovered...
article NCAI calls foundation a 'publicity stunt' by football team owner
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians said a foundation created by the owner of the Washington professional football team is nothing more than a...
press release NCAI: True Support Of Indian Country Only Possible If DC Team Changes Name
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is encouraged to see that after decades of insisting their team name supposedly honors Indian...
article New Redskins foundation is helping tribes, but it won’t quell name controversy
(Washington D.C.) -- Boyd Gourneau doesn’t care about the name of Washington’s football team. What matters to him is that after the team’s owner,...
article Outrage in Indian Country as Redskins Owner Announces Foundation
(Washington D.C.) -- With a four-page letter released late in the day on Monday, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder has taken his stubborn defense of the team's...
article Redskins Owner: Forget My Slurs, Here Are Some Coats!
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington Redskins owner Dan Synder said in a letter Monday that he's done some soul-searching about the controversy over his team's name,...
article Twitter Users Declare The Washington Redskins’ Latest PR Stunt A Disaster
(USA) -- Team owner Daniel Snyder wrote that he believes “even more firmly now” in the team’s name. The backlash against the NFL franchise continues.
article Baffoe: Daniel Snyder Wrote Another Awful Letter
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s pretty amazing that Daniel Snyder made his fortune in marketing, for he’s the public relations equivalent of butt cancer. In his...
article COLUMN: Dan Snyder can't buy his way out of bigotry
(Philadelphia) -- I wouldn't recommend Twitter as the first place that one should go seeking wisdom. on any subject...but you will find the occasional pearl. I did...
article Congresswoman Slams Redskins Owner For Trying To ‘Buy The Silence Of Native Americans’
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder announced Monday night in a letter to fans that he was starting a foundation to provide financial support to...
article Critics: Redskins' Snyder misguided with foundation
(USA) -- Clinical psychologist Michael Friedman thinks Daniel Snyder is running a classic misdirection play with his newly created foundation that will give money for...
article Oneida Nation not impressed with new Daniel Snyder foundation
(New York) -- Though he still refuses to change the nickname of his team, Redskins owner Daniel Snyder tried to curry some favor Monday when he released a letter...
article Professor affirms effects of Indian mascots
(Washington) -- Stephanie Fryberg, a visiting professor of psychology at the University of Washington, presented her research Tuesday on the psychological effects of...
article SATIRE: Redskins Owner Dan Snyder To Open Chain of Reservation Liquor Stores
(Washington D.C.) -- Responding to claims of racial insensitivity over the team name, NFL Redskins owner Dan Snyder embarked on a month long voyage of discovery to...
article Snyder adds insult to injury with new Indian foundation
(Pennsylvania) -- LET ME START by acknowledging that what the owner of the NFL team based in Washington is doing is to be admired. No matter how wealthy he is, Daniel...
article WASHINGTON POST: Charity won’t keep the Redskins’ name from being offensive
(Washington D.C.) -- WE THINK most Washingtonians will applaud Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder for establishing a foundation to help Native Americans.
article WISE: Latest nickname outreach is a step, but without a direction
(Washington D.C.) -- Jennie Stockle is a 34-year-old mother of three who, along with several other mothers of American Indian children, posted a selfie with a $10 bill...

3/24/2014

article Dan Snyder says he's learned a lot about Native Americans, doesn't mention changing Redskins' name
(USA) -- In a surprising move on Tuesday night, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder published a letter online to “Washington Redskins Nation” in which he...
article DAN SNYDER: To Everyone in our Washington Redskins Nation:
(Virginia) -- Several months ago I wrote you about my personal reflections on our team name and on our shared Washington Redskins heritage. I wrote then – and...
article Daniel Snyder starting Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, who has faced criticism over his refusal to change the name of his football team, announced Monday night...
article Native Americans Blast Redskins Gambit To Defuse Name Controversy With Financial Contributions
(USA) -- Embroiled in a controversy surrounding his team’s name, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder announced in a letter on his team’s web site that...
article NFL: Redskins announce foundation to aid Native Americans
(Washington) -- The Washington Redskins have launched a new initiative they hope will help improve the quality of life for Tribal reservations across the country.
article Redskins owner Dan Snyder ridiculed by Indian leader for promise of aid to Native Americans
(New York) -- Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder's attempt to assist Native Americans is "somewhere between a PR assault and bribery," an American Indian...
article TIME: Redskins Owner Announces ‘Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation’
(Virginia) -- But Daniel M. Snyder has instead announced the creation of the "Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation," an organization meant to help...
article Yes, Dan Snyder’s Latest Maneuver Is a Shameless PR Stunt. But Why Not Let Him Give Away Some Money?
(Washington D.C.) -- Tomorrow, the Washington Pigskins will announce that they're forming a new organization called the Original Americans Foundation.

3/22/2014

article Oneida Indian Nation Praises U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s Rejection of Washington Redskins Product Due to the Derogatory Nature of the R-Word
(New York) -- For the second time in just three months, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has rejected a trademark application because it contained the derogatory,...

3/21/2014

article A Setback for Redskin Potatoes Won’t Hurt The Washington Redskins
(Washington D.C.) -- The United States government said the word “redskin” is derogatory this week. But that doesn’t mean the Washington Redskins have...
article Loss of Trademark Would Be Final Straw for Washington Redskins' Name
(Washington D.C.) -- Those who defend the Washington Redskins' right to be called the Washington Redskins despite the fact the name is considered by many—...

3/19/2014

article Agency finds 'Redskin Potatoes' to be disparaging
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected another product with "Redskin" in the name, the latest sign that it might rule against...
article Ethics, Morality And A Ticking Clock For How To Report On The R**skins
(Washington) -- When Scott Simon, the host of Weekend Edition, referred to the Washington Redskins as "the Washington football club whose team name I refuse to...
article Oneida Indian Nation Praises Rejection of Another 'Redskins' Trademark
(New York) -- At least 12 trademarks with the word “Redskin” or “Redskins” have been denied by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office thus far, but...

3/18/2014

article Native American leader believes Redskins have tried to discredit Ray Halbritter
(New York) -- The question of whether the Washington NFL franchise should continue to be known as “Redskins” continues to be an issue, in part because the...

3/17/2014

article Navajo Medicine Men Pass Anti-Redskins Resolution
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation’s traditional medicine men have taken a stand against the cruel and racist name of the Washington, D.C.’s football team.
article STOKES: Time to Stop Playing Cowboys and Indians
(Pennsylvania) -- No issue better illustrates the lengths to which racist Americans will go to hold tight to the reins of power and ignorance than a statement recently...

3/16/2014

article At Onondaga, spiritual leader of the Six Nations agrees: Time for Washington to retire 'Redskins'
(New York) -- Sid Hill took the call a few months ago. It was a representative of the Washington Redskins football club, asking for Hill's take on the national furor...

3/15/2014

article Pelosi Says That the Trademark Office Should Not Protect 'Redskins'
(New York) -- On Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that the word “redskins” should not be a protected trademark.

3/14/2014

article Nancy Pelosi says US Trademark Office shouldn't recognize 'Redskins'
(USA) -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is the latest politician to denounce the Redskins name, saying Thursday that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office...

3/13/2014

article Navajo Council Member Introduces Anti-Redskins Bill
(Arizona) -- A Navajo Nation council member has proposed legislation opposing the Redskins football team name and authorizing the Nation’s president and other...
article Pelosi: Redskins should lose their trademark
(Washington D.C.) -- While many have called on Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to change the team’s name, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D, Calif.) is...
article Where Does the NFL Stand on Racism, Bigotry These Days?
(USA) -- Does the name Bobby Mitchell ring a bell? He started playing for the Washington Redskins in 1962. In fact, he was the first African-American to play for the...

3/11/2014

article Maryland delegates propose resolution urging Redskins to change team name
(Maryland) -- In the past few months, the D.C. Council has formally called for the Washington Redskins to change their name, as have several sports columnists and...
article Redskins, NFL held secret name-change meeting with U.S. senator, opposition groups
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins have long maintained that their name symbolizes pride, courage, tradition and a warrior spirit. Opponents of the name have...
article Report: Goodell, Redskins Discussed Team Name In Secret D.C. Meeting
(Washington D.C.) -- In December 2013, Roger Goodell and Redskins executives quietly met with a U.S. Senator and Native American activists opposed to the team name. It...
article Sen. Cantwell had secret meeting with NFL Commissioner
(Washington) -- A Congressional source revealed Tuesday Washington Senator Maria Cantwell held secret talks with the NFL Commissioner and representatives from the...
article KEELER: Redsk*n Jarheads Go Political
(Oregon) -- When I saw Peter MacDonald on television, still looking dapper and handsome at age 85 in a jaunty red scarf and Navajo Code Talker yellow velvet shirt...

3/10/2014

article MORON ALERT: Whitewashing Redskins Tour Gets Navajo Code Talkers Assoc. Endorsement
(Washington D.C.) -- Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins, has been trying to sway public opinion to support his football team’s racist name for years now...

3/7/2014

article Maryland Church Proposed a Boycott Against Washington NFL Team
(Maryland) -- A church in Catonsville, Maryland, has proposed a boycott against the Washington NFL team by asking its 22,000 members to shun products bearing the team...

3/6/2014

article Redskins Launch ‘Community Voices’ PR Campaign To Defend Name
(Washington D.C.) -- For the fourth time in the last month, the Washington Redskins have released a piece of their “Community Voices” program, a series of...

3/2/2014

article Hands off the Redskins [Letter]
(Maryland) -- After recovering from the fit of laughter at a fan of another team telling me what I should call my team, I could barely contain myself after reading this...

3/1/2014

article Churches propose a boycott of Redskins unless the team changes its name
(Washington D.C.) -- The governing body of United Church of Christ congregations in the Mid-Atlantic is proposing that its members boycott Washington Redskins games and...
article NFL crackdown on racial slurs should start with team's name, Rep. McCollum says
(Washington D.C.) -- The NFL appears likely to take steps this offseason to curb the use of racial slurs by players during games, but Minnesota Democratic Rep. Betty...

2/27/2014

article Opinion: NFL may throw flag on N-word, but what about the 'R-word'?
(New York) -- This week, the elite owners of the National Football League are considering instituting a 15-yard penalty for any NFL player caught using the N-word on the...

2/25/2014

article COLUMN: The Redskins are fighting a battle they can’t win
(Texas) -- On the day the Washington Redskins came to play the Dallas Cowboys last October, I weighed in on the team mascot controversy by saying it was time Washington...

2/24/2014

article Redskins continue to release unverified statements of support from Native Americans
(Washington D.C.) -- As the NFL moves toward eradicating the N-word from its playing fields and locker rooms, one of the league’s teams continues to defend its...

2/23/2014

article How the NFL is Perpetuating Racism
(Canada) -- In a league that is built on the backs of Blacks, where one of its biggest stars came out and compared the NFL to "modern day slavery," it is no...

2/22/2014

article NFL may impose 15-yard penalties for racial slurs on the field
(USA) -- The NFL may implement a new rule this offseason calling for 15-yard penalties for any players who use racial slurs on the field. John Wooten, head of the Fritz...

2/19/2014

article McCARTNEY: We need a fresh, reliable opinion poll to show what Indians today think of ‘Redskins’ name
(Washington D.C.) -- Would somebody please conduct an objective, thorough, scientifically valid opinion poll to find out what American Indians today think of the name of...

2/18/2014

article Our two cents: Get rid of 'Redskins' moniker
(Montana) -- A Tribune article in the Sports section Sunday looked at a Montana connection to the logo of the Washington Redskins NFL football team.

2/13/2014

article Redskins attack Senator by quoting Rick Reilly’s infamous father-in-law column
(Washington D.C.) -- When Redskins owner Daniel Snyder wrote (or at least read and signed) an open letter defending the team’s name, he didn’t mention Rick...
article The N.F.L.’s Racist Team Name
(New York) -- After Michael Sam, a defensive end at the University of Missouri, told The New York Times and ESPN that he was “an openly, proud gay man,” the...

2/12/2014

article 11 Reasons to Ignore the 10-Year-Old Annenberg Survey About the Washington Football Team’s Offensive Name
(Washington D.C.) -- Yesterday afternoon, Washington College of Law’s Sports & Entertainment Law Society held its first annual Sports Law Symposium featuring a...
article KEELER: Inside the #NotYourMascot Super Bowl Twitter Storm
(Oregon) -- In an interview on a Washington D.C. radio show in September, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said, “I know the team name is part of their history and...
article Oneida Indian Nation, Redskins issue competing Monday morning press releases
(USA) -- On the heels of a new bipartisan letter from members of Congress to Commissioner Roger Goodell urging the league to change the name of the Washington Redskins,...
article Sen. Maria Cantwell: ‘Redskins’ name is a ‘slur’ [video]
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cyclists are joined by Sen. Maria Cantwell to discuss a letter from members of Congress pushes the NFL to change the name of its Washington team.

2/11/2014

article Fox News Declares Washington ‘Redskins’ Name A Fake Controversy
(Washington D.C.) -- Megyn Kelly and Lauren Ashburn engaged in some jaw-dropping whitesplaining about the Washington Redskins team name tonight. First, Ashburn insisted...
article Lawmakers say Redskins should change name without congressional strong arm
(Washington D.C.) -- While several local members of Congress said they support a name change for the Washington Redskins football franchise, it does not appear that...
article Sen. Maria Cantwell tells NFL: Redskins’ name ‘insult,’ ‘racial slur,’ must be changed
(Washington D.C.) -- The continued use of the name “Redskins” by the NFL team in Washington is “an insult to Native Americans” to which the NFL...

2/10/2014

article Lawmakers threaten NFL tax-exempt status over Redskins name
(Washington D.C.) -- A pair of lawmakers plan to send a strongly worded letter to the National Football League, urging it to change the name of the Washington Redskins...
article Lawmakers: 'Redskins' is insulting
(Washington D.C.) -- Two lawmakers are calling for the National Football League to back a name change for the Washington Redskins, saying the name is offensive to Native...
article Lawmakers: ‘Redskins’ is ‘insulting’
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Football League is - once again - facing pressure from Congress. This time, Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell and Oklahoma Rep. Tom Cole...
article Sen. Cantwell to NFL: It's time to dump the 'Redskins' name
(Washington D.C.) -- A Washington state senator has sent a strongly worded letter urging the National Football League to support changing the name of the Washington...
article FOX NEWS: Dem Senator Shredded By Washington Redskins for Phony Name-Change Plea
(Washington D.C.) -- "As the former Chair of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Senator Cantwell should be aware that there are many challenges facing Native...
article MORON ALERT: Redskins received 7,000 letters in support of the name, 200 from Native Americans
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins are still defending their name and have released some new information. The team says they have received more than 7,000...
article Oneida Indian Nation, Washington Redskins escalate war of words
(Washington D.C.) -- The Oneida Indian Nation and Washington Redskins escalated their war of words today after two additional members of Congress suggested the football...
article Redskins should consider racial implications of mascot
(USA) -- More than a week after the Super Bowl and we’re still talking about the commercials. There were some great ones, the Budweiser “Best Buds”...
article Washington Redskins: Politicians call for NFL to back new name
(Washington D.C.) -- Two members of the US Congress have called on the head of the largest professional American football league to support changing a team name they...

2/9/2014

article Lawmakers Press N.F.L. On Name Of Redskins
(Washington D.C.) -- Two members of Congress plan to send a strongly worded letter to the commissioner of the National Football League on Monday urging him to support...
article NFL faces pressure from Congress to change Redskins’ name
(Washington D.C.) -- Two members of Congress have written a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell urging Goodell and the league “to take a formal position in...

2/7/2014

article Del. Wilson legislation urges Redskins name change
(Maryland) -- Del. C.T. Wilson is co-sponsoring a joint resolution urging the Washington Redskins to change the team’s nickname. Introduced on Wednesday by Wilson...

2/6/2014

article Maryland lawmakers introduce resolution to urge Redskins name change
(Maryland) -- Two Maryland lawmakers have introduced a resolution in the House of Delegates urging the Washington Redskins' owners to change the team's name.

2/5/2014

article “Proud to be” video tries to get Washington D.C. team to change its name
(Washington D.C.) -- While Superbowl 48 is in the books one issue in football isn’t going away anytime soon. Another organization is piling on the pressure to try...

2/4/2014

article Redskins Lied About Not Paying Horrible People To Defend Team Name
(Washington D.C.) -- This became news a few days ago—the Friday evening before the Super Bowl, to be exact. Because of that timing, we can only assume the Redskins...

2/3/2014

article 'NotYourMascot' Trends on Twitter Over Super Bowl Weekend [37 Images]
(USA) -- Both the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos had their share of Native American fans rooting for an NFL championship season, but many American Indians who didn...
article Indigenous activists take mascot fight to Super Bowl
(USA) -- As millions of viewers tuned in on Sunday to the top football event in the United States, the Super Bowl, many took to Twitter using #NotYourMascot to protest...

2/2/2014

article Goodell Defends R-Word in Pre-Super Bowl Press Conference
(New York) -- Roger Goodell has decided to stand on the wrong side of history.
article Editorial: Goodell's 'Redskins' defense betrays ignorance, indifference
(Michigan) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell apparently believes that tradition is on the side of those who want to preserve the Washington Redskins nickname.

2/1/2014

article Here's an ad about R--skins that its makers don't have the money to show during Sunday's Superbowl
(Washington D.C.) -- That wonderful video, "Proud to Be," was released by the National Congress of American Indians just in time for the Super Bowl in its...
article The Best Ad You’ll See This Super Bowl Weekend
(Washington D.C.) -- Super Bowl Sunday isn’t just the occasion National Footbal League’s championship: it’s the advertising industry’s biggest...
article YouTube Ad Encourages Fans To Push For Change To Redskins’ Team Name
(New York) -- The National Congress of American Indians has released an ad ahead of the Super Bowl in hopes of encouraging fans to push the Washington Redskins to change...
article Redskins Paying Team Of Republican Advisers For Advice On Name Controversy
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins are paying a team of high-profile consultants with ties to the Republican Party to advise the team on issues around its...
article Roger Goodell says ‘Nine of 10 Native Americans support the Redskins’ name’
(New York) -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell backed the Washington Redskins’ moniker Friday, stating that nine out of 10 Native Americans support the name.
article Voices not to be ignored: Local tribal members shown in commercial opposing Redskins moniker
(Idaho) -- The coming of Super Bowl XLVIII will provide a national forum for the National Congress of American Indians who plan to seize the opportunity to remind people...
article BLOG: “Proud to Be”: NCAI’s answer to the R-word mascot debate
(Washington) -- I’ve been sent this video a bazillion times in the last few days, and I think it’s a powerful and important PSA to add to the mascot “...

1/31/2014

article National Congress of American Indians rips Redskins in emotional ad
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians continues to take the Washington Redskins to task over the name of the franchise.
article Native American Organization Releases Anti-Redskins Ad
(Washington D.C.) -- Just in time for Super Bowl XLVIII, the National Congress of American Indians has released an advertisement, but not the "funny ha-ha"...
article NCAI's new anti-'R-word' ad
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians urges the Washington Redskins to change its name and The Washington Post not to use the mascot's name...
article Goodell: Redskins name honors Native Americans
(New York) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the Washington Redskins nickname has been “presented in a way that honors Native Americans.”
article NFL is ‘listening’ to those who oppose Redskins’ name, Roger Goodell says
(New York) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday that the league is “listening” to and is “being respectful” to those who have expressed...
article NFL's Roger Goodell endorses 'Redskins' name
(New York) -- Put on the spot about whether the Washington Redskins should change their name because it is offensive to Native Americans, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell...
article Roger Goodell ‘Isn’t Listening’ to Native Americans on Redskins Name
(Washington D.C.) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended the Redskins organization’s continued use of its team name on Friday, and at least one Native American...
article Chris Cooley defends Redskins name to Keith Olbermann
(Washington D.C.) -- After weeks of dormancy, there has been considerably more chatter about the Redskins name this week, for obvious Super Bowl reasons. That led to...
article On Seeing Dan Snyder at an Event to Promote Racial Justice
(New York) -- On the Thursday of Super Bowl weekend in New York City, I was a guest at an awards ceremony being staged by the Fritz Pollard Institute, an organization...

1/30/2014

article The Epic Battle To Save The Most Offensive Team Name In Professional Sports
(Washington D.C.) -- It was a simple declaration. With it, the owner of the Washington Redskins probably thought he was putting to bed the idea that his franchise might...
article The Redskins Asked George 'Macaca' Allen to Help Defend Their Name
(Washington D.C.) -- When the Washington Redskins' VP of communications emailed a group of advisors seeking advice in how to respond to questions about the team'...
article Why The Redskins’ Secret Roster Of Republican Advisers Matters
(Washington D.C.) -- This morning, my colleague Travis Waldron published an important and exhaustive account of how the term “Redskins” turned into a slur...

1/28/2014

article American Indian rights group reignites ‘Redskins’ debate; locals weigh in
(New Mexico) -- As football fans prepare for Super Bowl Sunday, an American Indian rights group released a video Monday aimed at reigniting debate over use of the name...
article New video pressures Redskins to change name before Super Bowl
(Washington D.C.) -- Just days before Super Bowl XXLVII, the National Congress of American Indians in the United States has released a video​ denouncing the term '...
article From pork rinds to cheerleaders, the trademark office rejects the word ‘Redskins’
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s not only pork rinds that have felt the crunch of the Redskins’s name controversy. A recent examination by the law firm fighting the...

1/25/2014

article U.N. Meets With Oneida Indian Nation To Discuss Washington Football Team's Name
(Washington D.C.) -- The Oneida Indian Nation—the Native American tribe that spearheaded a massive campaign this season to get the Washington football team to...
article Native Sun News: Offensive mascots may be in jeopardy
(South Dakota) -- For a number of years, efforts have been made to change offensive mascots in the professional sports world, but two recent developments may signal that...

1/24/2014

article Oneida Indians to meet with U.N. over Redskins name
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation is scheduled to meet with human rights representatives of the United Nations on Friday to discuss the Washington NFL club's...
article Oneida Nation Leader to Meet With UN Human Rights Office Days Before Super Bowl
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation has announced a meeting with officials from the United Nations to discuss the human rights issues rose by the Washington NFL team...

1/23/2014

article Oneida Indian Nation's Halbritter taking complaint about Redskins nickname to UN
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian leader who has become a high-profile critic of the Washington Redskins' nickname is taking his case to the United Nations.

1/19/2014

article ESPN considered banning 'Redskins' for reports on the team
(USA) -- It has been revealed that ESPN seriously considered banning use of the controversial Redskins nickname from reporting. ESPN ombudsman Robert Lipsyte wrote in a...
article Houston School Board Votes To Ban Offensive Sports Mascots
(Texas) -- Four school mascots—the Indians, Warriors, Rebels and Redskins—have officially been banned by the Houston Independent School District school board.
article Redskins ‘blowback’ prompts police complaint
(Ottawa) -- Somewhere in Ottawa a young man who goes by the name of “Corey” may soon have a police officer knocking on his door. Ever since the Nepean...

1/18/2014

article Racism in the Nation's Capital and a Lesson from South Park
(USA) -- Summary: In this short clip from the animated television series South Park, Jimbo and Chef argue over whether the town flag should be changed.
article HISD OKs policy banning some mascots
(Texas) -- Four HISD campuses will have to adopt new mascots after the school board gave final approval Thursday to a policy banning certain nicknames, such as the...

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