American Indians to run anti-Redskins ad during NBA finals - WRBL

American Indians to run anti-Redskins ad during NBA finals

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A powerful video that urges the Washington Redskins to change their mascot will air in seven television markets during the NBA finals, according to The Washington Post.

The video, done by the National Congress of American Indians, was originally released before the Super Bowl and ran only online in a two-minute version. The video shows a mix of ordinary American Indians and great Indian leaders, and says Indians are called many things – but not Redskins.

The video closes with a picture of the Washington Redskins helmet.

A 60-second version of the video will air in seven cities, and was paid for by a California Indian tribe.

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder has defended the name and said he has no intention of changing it.

CNN reported last year that Snyder, in a letter to fans, said, "When I consider the Washington Redskins name, I think of what it stands for. I think of the Washington Redskins traditions and pride I want to share with my three children, just as my father shared with me -- and just as you have shared with your family and friends.”

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