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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

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

22 March 2012 - Opening Day Demonstration 2012

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

[CLEVELAND,OH] - Join the American Indian community, our supporters, and the Cleveland American Indian Movement in the continuing fight in Cleveland for dignity as people. Organizers declare that the Cleveland “Indians” team name, logos, and mascot “Chief Wahoo” are clearly bigoted, racist, and shameful. Pursuant to the findings of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, organizers insist that Cleveland Baseball abolish their use.

U.S. Commission On Civil Rights (2001)

Statement of U.S. Commission On Civil Rights
On The Use Of Native American Images And
Nicknames As Sports Symbols - 04/16/01

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