I'm an Ojibwe from the northern minnesota tribes ...I have been a diehard football fan since the 1970's ...and I for one hope they DONT change their name , if it aint broke , dont fix it ......us natives that live ON the reservations, could care less about the team nicknames and mascots ...it has NEVER been a problem for US ...but we notice the native americans that live in the urban areas are the first ones to cry foul over a team logo , it's never us, the ones that live on the reservations that keep our language and traditions going ...the "city indians" or "designer indians" as we call them ..are the idiots that get all dressed up in native regalia when ever they want their picture taken , or to take advantage of their race and flaunt their "nativeness" in front of the media .
Trust me , we dont make a big deal of it , as long as somebody doesnt "intentionally" disrespect my heritage ....go ahead and call them redskins , my uncle has been a redskins fan since forever, and nobody in my family has felt slighted due to a team mascot, it seems when ever the so called "native leaders" want some kind of attention , they protest something silly...dont get me wrong, I LOVE my people, but the attention seeking natives are a pain in the ass, and I'n not the only one that shares this opinion ...just my 2 cents
GO NINERS !!!!!!!!!!!
[ Edited by NeeJ49er on Feb 14, 2013 at 8:09 AM ]