Hundreds of American Indians and their supporters in Minneapolis are calling for the Washington Redskins to change the team’s name.
The Oneida Indian Nation issued a press release Tuesday praising the D.C. City Council for passing a resolution calling for the Redskins to change their “racist and derogatory” team name.
The D.C. Council approved a resolution Tuesday calling on the Washington Redskins to change their nickname, which some consider offensive to Native Americans.
The D.C. Council is set to debate a resolution calling on the Washington Redskins to change their name and the team is asking its fans to fight back.
Representatives of the Oneida Indian Nation have requested a meeting with all 32 NFL owners during Super Bowl week, hoping to persuade them to get the Washington franchise to drop the nickname Redskins.
One day after meeting with Daniel Snyder, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell with discuss the Washington Redskins name with Native Americans who say the name is a racial slur.
Redskins owner Dan Snyder maintained he still has no plans to change the team’s name in a meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday, according to the Washington Post.
Comcast SportsNet’s Chick Hernandez, who along with Tarik El-Bashir first reported Roger Goodell would be meeting with Dan Snyder over the Redskins team name, reported live from outside that meeting on Tuesday, saying, “I gotta feel that this is gonna change at some point.”
Ahead of a planned meeting between Roger Goodell and members of the Oneida Indian Nation, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder sat down with the NFL commissioner on Tuesday.
The Washington Redskins are shooting down rumors the team will be changing its name to the Bravehearts.