Oneida Indian Nation
The debate over the Washington Redskins name will follow the team on the road when it faces the rival Dallas Cowboys.
Within hours of Dan Snyder issuing an open letter to Redskins season ticket holders – in which he passionately defended his team’s name, regarded by many as offensive – Ray Halbritter of the Oneida Indian Nation has issued a response.
An Indian tribe from upstate New York that’s campaigning against the Washington Redskins’ nickname held a symposium about the issue at the same Washington hotel near where the NFL is holding its fall meeting this week.
Listen to the anti-Redskins ad campaign launched by the Oneida Indian Nation, which will run on radio stations in each city the Redskins is scheduled to play in 2013, requesting NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell “stand up to bigotry” by denouncing “the racial slur.”
A tribe in upstate New York said Thursday it will launch a radio ad campaign pressing for the Washington Redskins to get rid of a nickname that is often criticized as offensive.