MASCOTS

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

NATIVE AMERICAN LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION University of North Dakota School of Law November 13, 1997 Mr. Kendall Baker President 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

American Jewish Committee Statement on Team Names (1998)

AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE STATEMENT ON TEAM NAMES 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

NAACP Mascot Resolution (April 1999)

RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION TO NATIVE AMERICAN MASCOTS Whereas, the National NAACP is committed to caring for and affirming the gifts of all people, with special regard to those oppressed or disenfranchised on the basis of race, national origin, and cultural origin; and Whereas, the use of Native American people, images, symbols, and cultural and religious

5 April 2012 - Statement of the Cleveland American Indian Movement on Forty Years of Protest against CLEVELAND BASEBALL

STATEMENT OF THE CLEVELAND AMERICAN INDIAN MOVEMENT ON FORTY YEARS OF PROTEST AGAINST CLEVELAND BASEBALL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

For four decades the Cleveland American Indian Movement has strongly denounced Cleveland Baseball's use of Native references as bigoted, racist and shameful. Since 1972 we have called for the immediate removal of the team name “Indians” and the logo “Chief Wahoo” due to their offensive nature as historical symbols of genocide and White Supremacy. For forty years Cleveland Baseball has disregarded our demands in an effort to make a buck.

NCAA News Release (2005)

NCAA Executive Committee Issues Guidelines for Use of Native American Mascots at Championship Events For Immediate Release Friday, August 5 , 2005

Intertribal Council Mascot Resolution (2001)

The INTER-TRIBAL COUNCIL of the FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES Organized February 3, 1950 Resolution No. 2001 - 08 THE FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES INTERTRIBAL COUNCIL MASCOT RESOLUTION

INSULTS, NOT HONOR

A Message from the American Indian Movement, April 2007 "We are honoring Indians; you should feel honored."

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