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What Others Are Saying

Want to know what other people who support the Washington Redskins name are saying in the media and online?

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News Coverage

Chief Zee will be missed

A Redskins fan remembers Zema Williams, a.k.a. Chief Zee.
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"Critics Can't Ignore Poll Results"

Washington Post columnist reverses stance on name change.
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Washington Post poll finds 9 in 10 Native Americans aren’t offended by Redskins name

A new poll conducted by the Washington Post found that 9 in 10 Native Americans are not offended by the Redskins name. “The Washington Redskins team, our fans and community have always believed our name represents honor, respect and pride,” team owner Daniel Snyder said in a statement. “Today’s Washington Post polling shows Native Americans agree. We are gratified by this overwhelming support from the Native American community, and the team will proudly carry the Redskins name.”
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Redskins foundation gave $3.7 million to more than 20 tribes

The Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation gave $3.7 million over its first year of existence, helping 20 tribes in need of assistance with items like vans, computers and winter coats. Arlen Quetawki, the former Pueblo of Zuni governor, could think of no one who had done more for his people.
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Oklahoma School District Votes in Favor of Keeping Redskins Mascot

After an overwhelming outpouring of support for keeping the name, a school board in Oklahoma has voted to retain its Redskins mascot. Once the community was notified of the potential mascot change, it was noted that a board meeting was “packed with so many supporters of the name, that not all those who wished to attend could even get in the front door.”

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Native Americans Join Legal Battle to Protect Redskins Trademark

Several Native Americans joined together to file an amicus brief urging the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse the cancellation of the Redskins' trademarks. The group notes that “The term “redskins” carried uniformly positive connotations for Native Americans at its inception. The word was first used by Native Americans to describe themselves. The color red also had positive associations linked to red clay, to warriors’ position of social respect within particular tribes, and to the natural powers of the body.”

A copy of the brief can be found here.