South Dakota tribe votes to return $25,000 donation from Redskins
A Native American tribe in South Dakota voted to return a $25,000 charitable donation from the Washington Redskins, according to the Associated Press.
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe will return the donation, made out to their rodeo association, by the Redskins' Original Americans Foundation, which was created by owner Dan Snyder in March 2014. Snyder created the new charitable arm after an outcry of calls for the team to change its name, which many consider offensive due to its ethnic and racially charged origins.
The Tribe's motion to return the donation includes the stipulation that Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier cease all “unsanctioned communication” with Synder's organization.
The Redskins organization has long maintained its stance that the name honors Native Americans, and have refused to change it.
- Jeremy Woo