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NCAI Mascot Resolution (1993)

RESOLUTION MID-GB-93-58

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)

INDIANS INTO MEDICINE
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)

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
head logo and the "Fighting Sioux" nickname of the University of
North Dakota.

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
demeaning, whether intended as such or not;

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

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
traditions as sports names, logos and mascots perpetuates racist stereotypes and
undermines the self-determination and dignity of Indian people; and

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.

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