Redskins release video of Native Americans defending name
The Washington Redskins released a two-minute video Monday showing Native Americans saying they either don't find the team's name offensive, approve of the name or aren't bothered by it.
The video is part of a campaign by RedskinsFacts.com, a site supported and sponsored by former players such as Joe Theismann, Mark Moseley, Chris Cooley and Gary Clark.
"The Redskins is a powerful name. It's a warrior name," says Mark Beasley of The Navajo Nation in the video.
According to the Washington Post, many of the people who appear in the video are from Rocky Boy’s Reservation in Montana, which has received an influx of money from the team in recent weeks.
Clark, Cooley and Moseley recently visited the reservation, where they met with Chippewa-Cree tribal leaders and visited a football practice and a rodeo session.
Watch the video here:
- Molly Geary