WASHINGTON — A coalition of Native organizations announce a march and rally to protest against the Washington football team at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, on December 28, 2014.
Several proponents of the anti-mascot movement, including the National Congress of American Indians, the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media, Oneida Nation’s Change the Mascot campaign, the American Indian Movement, and Not Your Mascots invite tribal nations, organizations, and allies to join in a demonstration against institutional racism.
As the Washington team’s season comes to a dismal close, we call on Dan Snyder to claim a simple win: change the name. Washington’s ongoing use of a Native American slur and mascot promotes the dehumanization, marginalization, and stereotyping of Native peoples.
The march will commence at 10:00 a.m. – EST at FedEx Field, with a rally to follow. Ride shares and march route to be announced.