Oneida Indian Nation on D.C. Team Name: NFL Must Finally Stop Marketing Hate and Bigotry

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In a speech previewing his tribe's Wednesday meeting with top NFL officials, the Oneida Indian Nation Representative says professional football must stop promoting the idea that America's first people should be persecuted on the basis of their alleged skin color.

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Just two days before his scheduled meeting with the NFL on Wednesday, Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter has released the full text of a speech he will deliver today at the United South & Eastern Tribes’ annual meeting in Cherokee, North Carolina.

USET collectively represents 26 federally recognized Tribes at the regional and national level to promote Indian leadership, improve the quality of life for American Indians, and protect Indian rights and resources on Tribal lands.

Halbritter and other representatives for the Oneida Indian Nation are scheduled to meet this week with top officials of the National Football League about the Nation’s Change the Mascot campaign.

The full text of Halbritter’s prepared remarks is available on the Change the Mascot website.

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