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    Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

    (CNN) -- A Native American chief has asked all tribal employees not to use FedEx until the Washington Redskins changes its team name.
    "Until the name of the NFL team is changed to something less inflammatory and insulting, I direct all employees to refrain from using FedEx when there is an alternative available," Osage Nation Chief Geoffrey M. Standing Bear penned in his directive to all employees.
    The tribe also issued a news release saying that Redskins owner Daniel Snyder "chooses to stick with a brand which dictionaries define as disparaging and offensive. FedEx chose to endorse that brand through their sponsorship of Mr. Snyder's organization."
    Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name - CNN.com

    Very interesting. Go after corporate sponsors.
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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

    Hail to the Redskins.

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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

    I, Jmotivator of the Washington Redskins Tribe ask all Redskins fans to avoid Osage Casinos until Chief Standing Bear grows a brain.
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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

    On the news last night they had a story about Redskin employees, including Chris Cooley, going to reservations to find out how they really feel and also to give back to the nations. They broke the story after learning the representatives were landing at the airport here.


    Washington Redskins send representatives to Kickapoo Reservation | Local News - KETV Home



    "I want to do the research and figure out how Native Americans feel. I want to talk to Native Americans from other tribes. You're talking about 500 tribes, sovereign entities. You get a consensus of how these people feel only by going and talking to them,” said Cooley.

    Cooley said he’s visited 12 tribes to date, including tribes in Nebraska and Iowa. Other people he traveled with had visited more than 30 reservations all over the nation.

    Team representatives reportedly started flying to reservations offering donations to help financially struggling tribes, whether they find the team’s name offensive or not.


    “I think it's really good that the Redskins came here, so they can learn more about our culture and our traditions instead of just carrying that name they will have a better understanding of it now,” said Megan Rea Finch, of the Kickapoo Tribe.

    "What I've seen from so many Native Americans is that it's a football team. The Redskins name is associated with a football team. You talk to kids and they say, Redskins?' And then they'll say, ‘Oh football players are here,’" said Cooley.

    Snyder and the Redskins said they set up the Original Americans foundation to help Native Americans deal with the challenges that plague their lives. However, not every tribe has accepted their help, saying it's a bribe from a team using a derogatory name.

    "It's hard for me to watch people say, ‘This tribe got bribed.’ They're not getting bribed. We are asking nothing from anyone. We are talking to people. You say, ‘They have no integrity,’ and that's wrong. They are proud people. There are a number of issues on reservations that a majority of people don't understand,” said Cooley.


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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

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    Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name - CNN.com

    Very interesting. Go after corporate sponsors.


    Good for them.

    FFS you still call natives "Indians", a name given them by a sailor lost at sea and starving who thought he was 10,000 miles east of where he relly was. No one on reserves was born in India so it's really time to lose the bigoted crap like "Redskins" and "Braves".
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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

    Now I'm going to have to start using FedEx more often! Screw Standing Bear. Get your ass off the idiotic reservation and join the 21st century.
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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

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    Now I'm going to have to start using FedEx more often! Screw Standing Bear. Get your ass off the idiotic reservation and join the 21st century.
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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

    It's their right to boycott whomever they wish. The publicity they can generate is going to create a bigger stir than any loss of business.

    Maybe they can boycott the State of Maryland too.

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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Good for them.

    FFS you still call natives "Indians", a name given them by a sailor lost at sea and starving who thought he was 10,000 miles east of where he relly was. No one on reserves was born in India so it's really time to lose the bigoted crap like "Redskins" and "Braves".
    I feel like I'm the only one here who actually finds being called Indian more offensive than redskin (which I can care less for)...
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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Now I'm going to have to start using FedEx more often! Screw Standing Bear. Get your ass off the idiotic reservation and join the 21st century.
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