Oct 18 6:34 PM

Native Americans speak up about 'Redskins' name controversy

Ray Halbritter of the Oneida Indian Nation speaks in favor of changing the name of Washington Redskins. Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty
The Stream (Al Jazeera)

From President Barack Obama to sportscaster Bob Costas, more people are beginning to weigh in on whether or not the Washington Redskins should change their name, which many consider to be a racial slur. Often lost in the discussion, however, is what Native Americans around the country think about the issue. Some Native Americans are trying to change that by making their voices heard and starting online campaigns such as #changethename and #changethemascot.

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