Native American nicknames

NFL Commissioner Sees Redskins' Nickname In Positive Light

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the Washington Redskins nickname is "unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect." Goodell was responding to a letter from 10 members of Congress who want the name changed because it is offensive to many Native Americans. Goodell cited the nickname's origins and polls that support its popularity.Read More »

Input Requested on Native American School Nicknames

Public comment is being taken until May 17 on a proposal the Oregon Board of Education is considering that would ban Indian mascots and logos at schools. The rule would force changes at 8 state high schools with teams known as the Indians, Braves or Chieftains. Seven other schools known as the Warriors would be able to keep that name as long as no Native American images were used.Read More »

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