#changethename Redskins Rally

The last protest I covered on this issue was attended by Senator Paul Wellstone and now, 21 years later, this corporate miss-appropriation of cultural identity issue is STILL sticking us all in the eye.

Lead by Native, local and civil rights leaders from around the country, over 4,000 people protested to stop using the name redskin for the football team. The rally outside the stadium at the Minnesota Vikings vs Washington Redskins game at TCF Stadium on November 2, 2014 demanded the Redskin owner Dan Snyder change the racist name, logos and mascots to something that doesn’t offend the indigenous people of America.

Clyde Bellecourt, Winona LaDuke, Spike Moss, Keith Ellison, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, former governor Jesse Ventura, the American Indian Movement and others gather in solidarity and statement to #changethename.