NAACP Mascot Resolutions (November 1999)

printed in The New Crisis: Magazine of Opportunities and Ideas
November/December 1999 (vol. 107 no. 6)

Resolutions Submitted Under Article X, Section 2, of the NAACP

5. In Opposition to Native American Mascots
[Champaign, Ill, Branch]

...THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the national NAACP call upon all members and friends to refrain from purchasing items with Native American sports team logos and cross out such logos on merchandise already in their possession; and

Racist shirt from the rapper Layzie Bone that must be taken down!

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Click on the link above and you will see a picture of a Chief Wahoo shirt that has Chief Wahoo smoking a joint and it says "Chiefin in my Wahoo." You can buy that shirt at this website
but apparently it is sold out so that just shows how sad people really are. This shirt comes in different colors, those colors include red, blue, and white.

NCAI Mascot Resolution (1993)


National Congress of American Indians (Est 1944)

Adopted by the Executive Council at the Mid-Year Meeting of the National Congress of
American Indians, June 28-30, 1993.

Denouncement of the Use of any American Indian Name or Artifice Associated With
Team Mascots by any Professional/Non-professional Sport Teams

UND Native medical students resolution opposing "Fighting Sioux" (1999)

University of North Dakota
School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Indians into Medicine Program Tribal Board
Resolution Number 99-1

WHEREAS: The Indians into Medicine Program was established in 1973 at the University
of North Dakota as a means of providing American Indian health
professionals to meet American Indian health needs, and INMED has
become the country's foremost support program for the training of Indian
health professionals; and

UND Native law students oppose "Fighting Sioux" (1997)

University of North Dakota
School of Law

November 13, 1997

Mr. Kendall Baker
University of North Dakota
PO Box 8193
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8193

Dear President Baker:

The members of the UND Native American Law Students
Association wish to express our support for changing the Indian
head logo and the "Fighting Sioux" nickname of the University of
North Dakota.

American Jewish Committee Statement on Team Names (1998)



Whereas it is the mission of the American Jewish Committee to combat bigotry
and promote intergroup relations, and;

Whereas the use of racial or ethnic stereotypes in the names, nicknames, or
titles of business, professional, sport or other public entitles [sic] is frequently
demeaning, whether intended as such or not;

Whereas demeaning symbols create an environment in which degrading acts
become more acceptable;


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