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Indian mascot task force ready to confront Washington at Lambeau Field

For the third time in as many visits, the Washington NFL team will be met Sunday at Lambeau Field by Native Americans and their supporters protesting the Redskins name. "What they are doing is racist. They need to get rid of their name and logo and do what's right as human beings," said Clif Morton, member of the Oneida Nation and of the Indian Mascot and Logo Task Force, an entity of the Wisconsin Indian Education Association.

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7/9/2020

article Philanthropy as PR Stunt: The Demise of the Original Americans Foundation
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article Virginia's Native American tribes remain split on Washington Redskins name
(Virginia) -- Chief Kenneth Branham of the Monacan Indian Nation has been hoping to get the name changed for years. His tribe, along with others, have gotten in touch...
article Chief Glenna Wallace of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe discusses Native American mascots in sports
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article To Native American groups, Redskins name is ‘worst offender.’ Now they hope for more changes.
(Washington D.C.) -- For some Native American groups, the push for Washington’s NFL franchise to change its nickname has been not only a righteous cause, but also...

7/8/2020

article A Redskins name change would be costly at first, but it could end up as a lucrative move
(Washington D.C.) -- For any professional sports team, updating a logo, modernizing a color scheme or making the rare name change is a costly affair. Everything from...
article Amazon Will Remove Washington Redskins Merchandise Within 48 Hours
(Internet) -- Following other retail giants and sponsors, Amazon has decided to pull Washington Redskins merchandise from its website. The move follows Walmart, Nike and...
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article Dan Snyder Started a Foundation to Support Native Americans. Has It Abandoned Its Mission?
(Washington D.C.) -- For years, Daniel Snyder has claimed to serve Native Americans even as his team's name demeaned them. The “Washington Redskins Original...
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(Washington) -- The Washington Redskins will reportedly no longer include Native American imagery and may undergo a team name change after officials recently announced...
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7/7/2020

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(Washington D.C.) -- So he read it over and over again: Washington’s owner, Daniel Snyder, had written that the team would listen to the organization, alumni, sponsors,...
article Goodell Gets a ‘Time’s Up’ Warning Over Redskins Team Name
(Washington D.C.) -- Going over the team owner’s head, more than a dozen Native American leaders and organizations wrote to National Football League Commissioner...
article Native American Groups Ask Goodell to Force Washington NFL Team to Change Name
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article Walmart, Target, Dick's Sporting Goods pull Washington Redskins items as team evaluates name
(USA) -- Major national retailers have stopped selling Washington Redskins merchandise as the team undergoes an evaluation of its name, which is widely considered a...
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7/6/2020

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7/5/2020

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7/4/2020

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article Changing the nickname of the NFL team in Washington: Better late than never, but so very, very late
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(Montana) -- Lance Wetzel looks at the Washington Redskins logo and is bombarded with a flurry of positive emotions because the logo itself is symbolic of his family,...

7/3/2020

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article National Congress of American Indians: “This moment has been 87 years in the making”
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7/2/2020

article Dan Snyder Reportedly Has 'No Official Plans' to Change Washington NFL Team Name
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7/1/2020

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6/30/2020

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6/28/2020

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(Washington D.C.) -- In the wake of the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent protests over racial injustice throughout the United States and around the world,...
article Native American group urges Washington football players to speak out against name
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6/27/2020

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6/26/2020

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article Native American Leader Challenges Players on Washington’s NFL Team to Sit
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article Q&A: Why a Native American Leader Chose This Moment to Ask Players on Washington’s NFL Team to Protest Its Name
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6/25/2020

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(Ohio) -- Forest Hills School District will hold a special meeting Tuesday to discuss the future of the Anderson High School "Redskins" mascot, officials...

6/24/2020

article Redskins Cling to Team’s Name but Erase Former Owner’s
(Washington D.C.) -- George Preston Marshall, the original owner of the N.F.L. team in Washington that was the last franchise to integrate its roster, will have his name...
article Anderson School Board could vote on removal of ‘Redskins’ mascot
(Ohio) -- Students, alumni and members of the Anderson community are pushing Anderson High School to change its Redskins mascot. The mascot, a Native American caricature...

6/22/2020

article RICKERT: Now is the Time for the Washington NFL Team to Drop Its Racist Name
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6/19/2020

article USA TODAY: Never say 'NEVER'? Now is time for Dan Snyder to extinguish Washington's racist NFL name
(Washington D.C.) -- George Preston Marshall's monument was removed from RFK Stadium on Friday morning, which incredibly had been positioned outside the city-owned...
article WASHINGTON POST: Change the name of the Washington NFL team. Now.
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6/18/2020

article Racism Debate Renews Calls For Redskins Name Change
(Washington D.C.) -- The recent national debate over racism has renewed calls for the NFL’s Washington Redskins to change their name, with Native American...

6/16/2020

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(Washington D.C.) -- DC Mayor Muriel Bowser said during a radio show that the Washington Redskins football team should have changed their name and returned to the...

6/15/2020

article National Congress of American Indians commends D.C. mayor for speaking out against Washington nickname
(Washington D.C.) -- Whenever the question of the Washington team name arises, the organization hides behind a deeply flawed (and, earlier this year, completely debunked...

6/13/2020

article Mayor Calls For Redskins To Change Name; Sued Over Street Art
(Washington D.C.) -- In light of growing concerns over the treatment of ethnic groups following the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel...

6/12/2020

article Mayor of D.C. calls on Redskins to change name that 'offends so many'
(Washington D.C.) -- In a time when much of the American nation is forced to step back and take a look at some of their practices and historic landmarks that likely...

6/11/2020

article In this moment, Washington’s nickname must change
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article Racial Justice Protests Revive Debate Over Washington Redskins’ Name
(Washington D.C.) -- The recent protests over the death of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter revived the decades-old debate over the name of Washington, D.C.’s...

6/9/2020

article Native Americans Take on Washington Redskins in Trailer for ‘Imagining the Indian’ Doc (Video)
(USA) -- If the 2020 NFL season kicks off on schedule, the Washington Redskins and the league will be met with some added pressure from the new documentary “...
article VIDEO: Native Americans Take on Washington Redskins in Trailer for ‘Imagining the Indian’ Doc
(Washington) -- If the 2020 NFL season kicks off on schedule, the Washington Redskins and the league will be met with some added pressure from the new documentary...

6/6/2020

article Amid Black Lives Matter protests, D.C. filmmakers seek to up heat on the Redskins
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6/3/2020

article Native American Advocates React to the Redskins and Other Teams Condemning Racism
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article AOC rips Washington Redskins over 'Blackout Tuesday' post
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called on the NFL’s Washington Redskins on Tuesday to change their name after the team shared a social media...

5/14/2020

article American Indian Man Aims to Revive Lawsuit Against Redskins, NFL
(Washington D.C.) -- A man asserting American Indian ancestry asked the Ninth Circuit on Thursday to allow his appeal of dismissed defamation and trademark infringement...

4/26/2020

article Land O Lakes Did Something That Football Team In D.C. Doesn’t Have the Decency To Do
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3/31/2020

article Paw Paw community will vote on new mascot after retiring Redskins moniker
(Michigan) -- After voting to retire a mascot that caused years of controversy, leaders at Paw Paw Public Schools are now charged with naming a new one.

3/10/2020

article How Legal Sports Betting Is Factoring Into Redskins' Stadium Plans
(Washington D.C.) -- The location of a new Washington Redskins stadium remains to be determined, but the odds on whether ground eventually breaks in Maryland, Virginia...
article Paw Paw dropping "Redskins" nickname
(Michigan) -- The Paw Paw school district is dropping a controversial nickname. The southwest Michigan district’s school board voted six to one this week to drop...

3/9/2020

article Michigan school scraps Redskins mascot, citing division
(Michigan) -- The Paw Paw Redskins will be no more after district leaders voted to scrap the controversial mascot, citing division in the community. The Paw Paw Public...
article Supporters mourn loss of Redskins ‘tradition’ as district retires mascot
(Michigan) -- Many parents, alumni and longtime members of the Paw Paw community spoke in defense of the school’s longtime mascot Monday before the board voted to...
article MORON ALERT: Virginia sports betting bill passes, Washington Redskins excited
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3/7/2020

article Report: Virginia gambling law could help pave way for Redskins stadium
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3/5/2020

article Redskins betting license added to bill advancing through Maryland legislature
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3/4/2020

article Michigan school district might drop Redskins next week
(Michigan) -- The leader of a school district in southwestern Michigan said he will recommend that the Redskins nickname be dropped. Paw Paw Superintendent Rick Reo said...

2/21/2020

article A New Study Contradicts a Washington Post Poll About How Native Americans View the Redskins’ Name
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2/10/2020

article WASHINGTON, POST: Officials must press Dan Snyder on his football team’s racist name
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1/23/2020

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article Redskins Owner Threatens Move if No Legal Sports Betting in Maryland
(Maryland) -- Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder met recently with Maryland lawmakers to urge the group to legalize sports betting so that he may offer wagering in...

12/9/2019

article Rebrand Washington Football gathers at franchise's Ashburn headquarters to protest team name
(Virginia) -- Rebrand Washington Football officials assembled in Ashburn Saturday morning with one goal in mind: to convince Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder to...

12/8/2019

article Protesters Speak Out Against Washington's Logo, Mascot At Lambeau Field Sunday
(Wisconsin) -- Green Bay Packers fans weren't the only group outside Lambeau Field on Sunday morning. A sizable contingent turned out to protest the name and logo of...

12/6/2019

article Indian mascot task force ready to confront Washington at Lambeau Field
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12/2/2019

article Neshaminy To Fight Human Relations Commission Decision
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article State official: Neshaminy should stop using ‘Redskin’
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Executive Director Chad Dion Lassiter made his feelings clear despite a commission ruling the term can continue...

12/1/2019

article EDITORIAL: Happy Thanksgiving, Native Americans. Neshaminy can keep saying ‘Redskins’
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11/27/2019

article State tells Pennsylvania school to stop using 'offensive' Redskins logo
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11/26/2019

article Bucks County school district can keep ‘Redskins’ nickname, but must educate students to prevent stereotypes, state commission says
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11/25/2019

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11/22/2019

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11/7/2019

article Bemidji City Council member receives backlash over Facebook post
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10/30/2019

article Simon Tam’s Memoir Closes the Book on His Band the Slants’ Long Legal Fight—and Their Career
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10/28/2019

article Human Relations Commission Pushes ‘Redskins’ Vote
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) tabled a vote on the use of the “Redskins” name by the Neshaminy School District.

10/26/2019

article Protesters Slam ‘Racist’ Redskins Nickname Before NFL Game
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10/25/2019

article MORON ALERT: Washington Redskins Spokesman Says Native Americans 'Proud' Of Name, Team Will Continue To Use It Despite Recent Protest
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10/24/2019

article Flanagan, lawmakers to join protest of Washington NFL team name
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and several state lawmakers will join with protesters at a rally outside of the U.S. Bank Stadium the night of Thursday...
article Protesters rally against Redskins name before Vikings game in Minnesota
(Minnesota) -- Around the time the Washington Redskins were arriving at U.S. Bank Stadium late Thursday afternoon, a group of about 300, most of them Native Americans,...
article Rosario: Washington, it’s long past time to retire the R word
(Minnesota) -- I’m a straight, no-chaser kind of guy. So, I’m not going to tiptoe around this, whether you agree or disagree. This is not about political...
article State, tribal officials condemn Washington NFL team's name at rally
(Minnesota) -- Elected officials and tribal leaders from across Minnesota called out the Washington, D.C., professional football team for using a name and logo that is...

10/23/2019

article Opponents rally again, calling for Washington to drop offensive NFL team name
(Minnesota) -- As the Vikings host Washington on Thursday night at U.S. Bank Stadium, organizers hope to bring thousands of people to rally against the visitor’s...
article Tribal leaders: It’s time to change the name of the Washington NFL team
(Minnesota) -- Five years ago, representatives from our state’s 11 sovereign Native American tribal nations were joined by allies and sports fans at the largest...
article Academy Honors Wes Studi, Geena Davis, David Lynch and Lina Wertmuller With Honorary Oscar
(Hollywood) -- Though actor Wes Studi is known for playing men of few words who often let their actions do the talking for them — think Magua in “Last of the Mohicans,”...

10/21/2019

article Protest of ‘degrading’ Washington mascot planned before Vikings game
(Minnesota) -- Indigenous protesters will hold a rally and march Thursday to urge the Washington, D.C., professional football team to retire its team name and mascot....

10/18/2019

article American Indians plan protest Thursday when the Washington Redskins visit the Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Vikings may be playing the Washington Redskins inside U.S. Bank Stadium on Thursday, but there also could be significant action outside the...

10/9/2019

article Is it a curse or just bad luck? Redskins struggle since Native American blessing last year
(Washington D.C.) -- Perhaps new management isn't the only issue the Washington Redskins are facing. The controversy over the team name has sparked debate over...

10/8/2019

article Washington’s sports teams have been a treat lately, except the one with that name
(Washington D.C.) -- Watching Washington’s professional sports teams in action lately has been a real treat, for the most part. The Nationals are now tied in the...

10/7/2019

article Washington Redskins Are 1-11 Since Celebrating American Indian Heritage Month In 2018
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins are so far past being a dumpster fire that the term to describe the franchise hasn’t been created yet. It only gets...

9/9/2019

article Redskins’ backdoor cover causes ‘huge’ swing at Las Vegas books
(Las Vegas) -- Eagles bettors received a rude welcome back to the NFL on Sunday. Philadelphia closed as a 10-point favorite over the Redskins— the highest on the...

9/5/2019

article ‘Redskins?? More like white skins.’ Graffiti opposing high school’s mascot opens old wounds.
(Ohio) -- Police are investigating vandalism at a Cincinnati high school that targeted athletic facilities and made reference to the school’s Redskins mascot....
article OP/ED: 'Redskins?? More like white skins.’ Graffiti opposing high school’s mascot opens old wounds.
(Washington D.C.) -- Police are investigating vandalism at a Cincinnati high school that targeted athletic facilities and made reference to the school’s Redskins...

9/3/2019

article NAGLE: Washington's NFL team has always used pretendians to excuse the team's racist mascot
(Washington D.C.) -- In the 1980’s, every Washington R--skins Football game began with Princess “Pale Moon” Rose, in full buckskin regalia, singing the...
article 'Redskins?? More like whiteskins': Anderson High School spray-painted with graffiti
(Ohio) -- A vandal spray-painted Anderson High School's athletic track and dugout Tuesday with criticism of the school's much-maligned mascot: the Redskins....

8/18/2019

article Schools in 2 states just retired Native American mascots. The D.C. NFL team should take note.
(Washington D.C.) -- SINCE 1929, Teton High School in Driggs, Idaho, has fielded a football team called the Redskins. No more. The school board voted recently to retire...

8/14/2019

article Another Botched Poll on the Name of the Washington Football Team
(Washington D.C.) -- In May 2016, the To post published his own poll, after years of debate about the name of the team. It shows that 9 out of 10 Native Americans were...
article NAJA demands The Washington Post retract unreliable data sets and associated reporting
(Washington D.C.) -- Racialized mascots and their potential long-term effects are a serious public health issue and a pressing problem faced by Indigenous communities....

8/13/2019

article NCAI Response to Latest Flawed Poll on R*dskins Team Name
(Washington D.C.) -- “This new poll, which purports to survey individuals who self-identify as Native Americans with no ability to confirm their identity, is...
article OP/ED: Native American Imposters Keep Corrupting the “Redskins” Debate
(Washington D.C.) -- This past Friday, I was sitting in the backyard of a cheap dive bar, enjoying a round of drinks with new acquaintances. After about 30 minutes and a...
press release The Native American Journalists Association Disputes The Washington Post’s Mascot Data
(Oklahoma) -- The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA), one of many organizations that feels it is time to do away with racialized mascots, is calling for The...

8/10/2019

article A survey explores how Native Americans feel about the name Washington Redskins. No, it’s not that survey. This one is new.
(Washington D.C.) -- The majority of Native Americans still aren’t offended by the name of the Washington Redskins. That finding is from a recent survey and...

8/8/2019

article NFL’s Washington Redskins to offer gambling-focused TV broadcast
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins will become the first NFL team to have a gambling-focused telecast of their games, offering cash prizes to viewers who...

8/6/2019

article A Redskins preseason game will mark the NFL’s latest step toward embracing gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- In a first for the NFL, NBC Sports Washington will air an augmented broadcast with sports betting information, real-time statistics and a free...
article A Redskins preseason game will mark the NFL’s latest step toward embracing gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- In a first for the NFL, NBC Sports Washington will air an augmented broadcast with sports betting information, real-time statistics and a free...
article Redskins to offer preseason telecasts that will focus on in-game gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins will become the first NFL team to have a gambling-focused telecast of their games, offering cash prizes to viewers who...

7/19/2019

article Redskins sign brings cheers from many, insult to others
(New York) -- Drive between Saranac Lake and Bloomingdale on state Route 3, and on the side of a construction building is a sign from the past. It bears an old nickname...

7/17/2019

article After 90 years, Idaho high school retires its controversial Native American mascot
(Idaho) -- After 90 years, the Teton Redskins are gone. The school board for the Teton School District voted 4-1 on Tuesday night to retire the high school’s...
article Amid dueling student protests, a high school will retire its Redskins mascot after 90 years
(Idaho) -- The school board for an Idaho high school that was the site of two student walkouts this spring in defense of its “Redskins” mascot voted Tuesday...

7/3/2019

article Teton County, Idaho, school board to consider Redskins mascot
(Idaho) -- Heritage or racism? Education or eradication? The Teton School District 401 Board of Trustees will grapple with these dichotomous questions during its next...

6/26/2019

article Another Supreme Court ruling backs Washington NFL team keeping their brand
(Washington D.C.) -- A Supreme Court decision to strike down bans on trademarks seen as immoral or scandalous has implications in a fight over a Washington NFL team name...

6/24/2019

article Elena Kagan Makes The Washington Racial Slurs A Little Less FUCT’d
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court is continuing to move towards a definition of the First Amendment that includes the government’s sanctioning of offensive...
article SCOTUS: Patent Office Can’t Ban Trademark for FUCT Clothing Brand
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court on Monday overturned a provision of a 1946 law that banned the trademarking of “immoral or scandalous” terms. At issue...
article Supreme Court hands Redskins a victory in trademark case
(Washington D.C.) -- A Supreme Court decision this morning will serve as a victory for the Washington Redskins’ ongoing efforts to protect their team name. The...
article Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Barring Vulgar Trademarks
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law barring the registration of “immoral” or “scandalous” trademarks,...
article Why a Supreme Court trademark ruling could benefit the Redskins
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court is siding with a brand spelled F.U.T.C. saying it can receive federal trademark protection.

6/12/2019

article The Life of Reilly: From celebrity sportswriter to Internet punchline to Trump antagonist
(Washington D.C.) -- Rick Reilly was between bites of a samosa during a recent dinner on H Street, pondering his career. He was an 11-time national sportswriter of the...

6/11/2019

article Shoshone-Bannock Tribes rebuke national group’s Redskins message
(Idaho) -- Members of the Native American Guardians Association recently spoke at a community gathering of more than 100 people who came to hear the Washington, D.C.-...

5/28/2019

article State Rep. Christensen wades into 'Redskins' debate
(Idaho) -- Ammon Republican Rep. Chad Christensen, who represents Teton County, has posted on his social media account that he supports maintaining the current Teton...

3/14/2019

article Revisiting the Redskins
(Washington) -- It was not until the very end of the meeting, around 9:15 p.m. after the Teton School Board wrapped up its agenda, that Victor resident Stephanie...

2/25/2019

article OP/ED: Dear Alyssa Milano: Please Stop Selling Redskins Merchandise
(Washington) -- Dear Alyssa Milano: I know that you see us. I can appreciate your tweet acknowledging the statistics we face as Native women—that we are "...

1/28/2019

article SCHUETZ: The ‘R’ Word
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins organizations has been deluged with pleas to change its name because of its perceived racial slur. Current management has...

1/11/2019

article Washington Redskins name change: A view from real Native Americans
(USA) -- The Washington Redskins have been under tremendous pressure over the past decade to abandon their name and mascot, but not all Native Americans are behind that...
article Neshaminy Staff Testifies On Neshaminy ‘Redskins’ Name
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission hearing over the use of the Neshaminy School District’s “Redskins” name continued...
article Public hearing concludes on Neshaminy use of ‘Redskins’
(Pennsylvania) -- A decision will not come until at least the summer, according to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. A high-level Neshaminy School District...
article The ‘Redskin’ defenders in Neshaminy have the right to use the shameful name | Opinion
(Pennsylvania) -- In the 1820s, a group of settlers in central Illinois named their town Pekin because they believed that Peking, China, was at the opposite end of the...
article Will state hearing bring closure to Neshaminy ‘Redskins’ debate?
(Pennsylvania) -- When Jessica McClellan was a Neshaminy High School senior and managing editor of the school paper, the Playwickian, she was the lone member of the...

1/10/2019

article Bucks County parent details violent origin of controversial school mascot
(Pennsylvania) -- A Bucks County parent told a Pennsylvania commission Thursday that the Neshaminy School District must retire a decades-old mascot because it’s a...
article “Call Me A Redskin!”: Outburst During Neshaminy Hearing
(Pennsylvania) -- The Neshaminy hearings continued for their fourth day Thursday with increasing heat and tension. The Solarium Room was far from solemn today when a...

1/9/2019

article Neshaminy's 'Redskin' nickname doesn't belong at public school, former student testifies
(Pennsylvania) -- It doesn't make sense to keep using a name that offends many and has caused so much controversy, 2001 Neshaminy High School graduate Zachary Uzupis...

1/8/2019

article Neshaminy teacher: ‘Redskins’ nickname ‘clearly is not’ a ‘term of honor’
(Pennsylvania) -- Five years ago, a group of student editors at Neshaminy High School in Bucks County made national headlines as they fought to remove the name “...

1/6/2019

article Pennsylvania school’s ‘Redskins’ nickname to go before ‘human relations’ commission
(Pennsylvania) -- The fate of a Pennsylvania school’s nickname of “Redskins” may be decided this week as a longtime foe of the moniker gets her moment...

1/5/2019

article Neshaminy SD faces Human Relations Commission hearing over Redskins name
(Pennsylvania) -- Donna Fann-Boyle says she’s quarreled with her neighbors on social media, been bullied and threatened and called names like “half-breed...

12/17/2018

article Democrats object to land deal for NFL team with 'racist' name
(Washington D.C.) -- Two key Democrats -- Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) and Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) -- don't want the NFL team with the "racist"...

12/14/2018

article Daniel Snyder belongs on the NFL’s Hall of Shame. D.C. shouldn’t indulge him.
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s hard to not get worked up about a new stadium possibly getting built on the existing RFK site, especially with Washington’s...

12/13/2018

article Secretary Ryan Zinke backs Washington NFL team's return to D.C.
(Washington D.C.) -- Will the Washington NFL team and its racist mascot be returning to the nation's capital with the help of the Trump administration and Congress?

12/11/2018

article Democratic Rep. McCollum opposes Washington Redskins stadium on federal land; calls name a 'racial slur'
(Washington D.C.) -- The next chair of the House Appropriations subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies made it clear on Tuesday that she is firmly...
article Key Dem lawmaker objects to building new Redskins stadium on federal land
(Washington D.C.) -- The incoming Democratic chair of an influential congressional subcommittee said she opposes a plan to build a stadium for the Washington Redskins on...
article Key Democratic lawmakers object to Redskins stadium on federal land
(Washington D.C.) -- Two key lawmakers — the incoming chairman of a House panel and the ranking Democratic senator directing the Interior Department’s...
article The Washington Redskins’ Interest in Colin Kaepernick Went Nowhere. Good.
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden told reporters on Tuesday that his injury-racked team would not sign Colin Kaepernick to a contract. The...

12/5/2018

article Redskins Are 0-3 Since Celebrating Native American Heritage Month
(Washington D.C.) -- This may come as no surprise, but the Washington Redskins' weak gesture to honor Native Americans did not help their chances when it comes to...

11/30/2018

article Utah school district considers changing 'Redmen' mascot
(Utah) -- A review is underway to determine if a potentially offensive mascot at a southern Utah high school should remain. The Spectrum reports Iron County school...

11/23/2018

article Simon Moya-Smith The Thanksgiving game with the Cowboys is just another insult to Native Americans in a season full of them
(USA) -- Every November, most Americans are focused on three dominant things: Thanksgiving, buying crap they don’t need and, of course, football. This year will...

11/21/2018

article JEFFERSON KEEL: Here’s something I’d be thankful for: Ridding football of racial slurs
(Washington D.C.) -- Thanksgiving, as most Americans know, is the day we commemorate the bountiful harvests that brought together the newly arrived Pilgrims and members...

11/20/2018

article Going Native: Losing the Hate
(Washington D.C.) -- National Football League owners are reacting to Washington, D.C. team owner Daniel Snyder’s plans to rebuild Robert F. Kennedy Memorial...

11/18/2018

article Going Native: Losing the Hate
(Washington D.C.) -- National Football League owners are reacting to Washington, D.C. team owner Daniel Snyder’s plans to rebuild Robert F. Kennedy Memorial...

11/2/2018

article Washington Redskins To Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month For Texans Game
(Washington) -- As part of the organization’s commitment to honoring the Native community, the Washington Redskins will celebrate American Indian Heritage Month on...

10/14/2018

article 'It still stings': Billboard campaign aims to eliminate race-based mascots from Michigan schools
(Michigan) -- If you travel down Interstate 94 near Paw Paw, Mich., you'll see a massive billboard with nothing more than a definition on it. "Redskin. Noun....

10/10/2018

article Why Won't Washington Redskins Change Their Name? With Cleveland's Wahoo (Kind Of) Out, It's Worth Asking
(USA) -- Chief Wahoo is (partially) dead. The Cleveland Indians' jerseys on Monday, for the last time, featured the cartoonish, red-hued, wide-grinned caricature...

10/5/2018

article HOYER: The psychological toll of that name
(Washington D.C.) -- Zema Williams was enjoying a warm September day in South Philadelphia. A 40-year-old man, he sat on a bench in his traditional Native American...

9/20/2018

article ACLU to Walmart: Keep Redskins gear out of Paw Paw store
(Michigan) -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan is pushing for Walmart to keep Paw Paw High School merchandise out of its local store, saying the school...

9/17/2018

article Native American activists continue their fight against Redskins team name
(Arizona) -- They clambered from a small caravan of SUVs and cars in a CVS parking lot. They unpacked a few banners emblazoned with slogans like “I Am Not Your...
article University faculty talk reclaiming derogatory terms, The Slants Supreme Court decision
(Michigan) -- University of Michigan students and faculty discussed issues of free speech, derogatory terms and minority groups’ efforts to reclaim these terms...

9/10/2018

article The Argument Against Washington Team's Mascot After Protest In Glendale
(Washington) -- It was the season opener for the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, and while most of the headlines about the game were about...

9/9/2018

article Protesters call for NFL mascot name change: "R*dskin is a dictionary-defined racial slur"
(Arizona) -- No players protested during the national anthem on the field ahead of the Arizona-Washington game Sunday afternoon at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, but...

8/24/2018

article Nine Civil Rights organizations openly oppose Washington NFL team move to DC
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, NCAI and eight national civil rights organization partners joined together to formally denounce the Washington team's offensive R-word...
article Nine Civil Rights organizations openly oppose Washington NFL team move to DC
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, NCAI and eight national civil rights organization partners joined together to formally denounce the Washington team's offensive R-word...

8/15/2018

article Billboards reignite debate over Paw Paw mascot
(Michigan) -- There’s renewed debate over Paw Paw High School’s Redskins mascot after a new billboard was unveiled along I-94 Wednesday. The billboard...
article I-94 billboard protests school's Redskins mascot
(Michigan) -- A billboard visible from I-94 has been erected in protest of the Paw Paw High School mascot. The mascot Redskins, which is used for the school's sports...

7/26/2018

article Talking Redskins at Work Not Harassment, District Court Says
(Washington D.C.) -- A Native American attorney was not subjected to illegal harassment when her colleagues at the Department of Energy talked about the Washington...

7/24/2018

article MORON ALERT: Joe Theismann Says He’s Spoken With Native Americans & They’re Cool With Redskins Name (VIDEO)
(Washington D.C.) -- This past January, the Cleveland Indians finally caved into pressure to remove their beloved Chief Wahoo and many thought the Washington Redskins...
article Sidelining the Redskins – How US sports are facing an identity crisis
(USA) -- The Seattle Chieftains became the Redhawks in 2000, Arkansas state Indians became the ‘Red Wolves’ in 2008, the North Dakota Fighting Sioux became...
article TMZ: Joe Theismann: Native Americans Cool With Redskins ... Don't Change Name!
(Washington D.C.) -- Joe Theismann tells TMZ Sports he's talked to a few Native Americans recently ... and based on his unofficial straw poll -- the Washington team...

6/12/2018

article For now, Anderson High School athletes are still Redskins
(Ohio) -- After nearly four months of heated debate, a committee assembled to investigate the modern-day acceptability of Anderson High School’s "Redskin...

5/3/2018

article A.J. Francis calls Redskins’ logo “racist”
(New York) -- Former Washington defensive tackle A.J. Francis didn’t waste any time ripping his former team after it cut him Monday. After he signed with the...
article 'Your logo is racist': NFL free agent celebrates his move from the Redskins to the Giants by laughing at his former team in a scathing Instagram post
(New York) -- Free agent defensive tackle A.J. Francis was happy to sign with the New York Giants recently, not only because he can continue his NFL career, but also...

4/2/2018

article School board discussing Anderson High School's 'Redskins' name
(Ohio) -- Should Anderson High School keep its mascot? A committee will discuss the future of the school's "Redskins" mascot Monday night. The district...

2/17/2018

article Pennsylvania high school newspaper becomes flashpoint in debate over 'Redskins'
(Maryland) -- Either publish the word Redskins or don't print the paper at all. That was the choice school administrators at Neshaminy High School in Pennsylvania...

2/15/2018

article Native voices carry weight as schools debate 'Redskins' name
(Maryland) -- George Godfrey has devoted much of his life to studying and writing about the history and culture of Native Americans. So, when he was called upon to...

1/31/2018

article New bill would prevent displaying ‘Redskins’ in Arizona public-funded stadiums
(Arizona) -- Two days after the Cleveland Indians announced that the Chief Wahoo logo would be retired in 2019, local politicians said they hope to limit disparaging...

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