For example, the Washington Redskins pokes fun at almost all tribes. There fore all Indians should be happy that they are being remembered. I think it is honorable for their name to be used. I understand that to the members of the tribe, all of their culture and rituals are in honor of their name. But they need to be happy that they are being remembered.
As the debate over whether or not it’s appropriate to wave Confederate flag continues to rage in various parts of the country, a bevy of sports fans and Native American advocates are claiming deja vu,
arguing that opposition to the rebel banner is directly connected to
the push to change the team name of the Washington “Redskins” football
Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) is among the legion of
politicians who has taken a stand against the name of Washington’s NFL
franchise because it is offensive to Native Americans. She has
previously committed to not saying the name, and in 2012 she was a
member of the city council that unanimously approved a resolution
condemning its continued use.
In July, a federal judge has ordered the Patent and Trademark Office to cancel registration of the Washington Redskins’ trademark, ruling that the team name may be disparaging to Native Americans. The judge said the organization could keep its name.