On Wednesday, senior NFL execs will listen to Oneida Indian Nation’s concerns

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The long-awaited meeting between the NFL and Oneida Indian Nation will occur on Wednesday.  So who will be there, and what will transpire?

According to the NFL, at least two executive Vice Presidents will attend, along with other senior league executives.  It’s not yet known whether Commissioner Roger Goodell will be present.

The league’s goal, per the NFL, will be to listen. Oneida Indian Nation’s goal will be to talk.

They talked about their plans for talking in a statement issued Sunday to PFT.

“We are encouraged that Commissioner Goodell has recently said the league should be listening to critics of the Washington team name,” Oneida Indian Nation said. “As a proud sponsor of the NFL, we want to see the league continue to be a unifying force for the ideals of mutual respect. That’s why we are hopeful that this meeting begins the process of ending the league’s continued promotion of painful racial slur. We plan on presenting the league with several different steps they can take to begin addressing this important issue.”

It’s not known what the suggested steps will be. It’s possible that we’ll all find out after the meeting happens.

It’s currently unlikely that it will make any difference, given that both the NFL and the team have taken the position that the name should not be changed.

40 responses to “On Wednesday, senior NFL execs will listen to Oneida Indian Nation’s concerns

  1. Yeah, we know they’re meeting. You already posted about it. Doing whatever you can to keep the “controversy” alive when most everyone else has moved on to the next flavor of the month topic, eh? Transparent.

    In all likelihood, Halbritter will walk out the meeting in frustration at hearing Goodell talk endlessly about wanting a team in London.

  2. chocopoppy says:

    How much you wanna bet that the Oneida nation is getting mucho dinero from some liberal thinktank or the Rainbow Coalition to push this issue?
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    Obama’s probably giving them taxpayer money.

  3. Have I yet to hear a legitimate reason to change the name. Every poll, historical fact, etc points to keeping the name. Yet a handful of media are completely obsessed with this…80 years later.

  4. How about Washington Parasites, in honor of the overpaid, underworked federal employees, lawyers and consultants who leech off the the American taxpayer?

  5. Nothing reminds me how regressive certain sports fans are like reading the comments section of websites like this one.

    Of course the name is racist, and of course it should be changed, polls be damned.

  6. Can’t wait till halftime when the OIN stooges posing as NBC sports reporters hype this garbage with a report showing the 10 paid protesters who made fools out of themselves in Denver this afternoon.

  7. audient says: Oct 27, 2013 8:03 PM

    Nothing reminds me how regressive certain sports fans are like reading the comments section of websites like this one.

    Of course the name is racist, and of course it should be changed, polls be damned.
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    Because the tyranny of the minority should always triumph.

  8. msclemons67 says:

    Because the tyranny of the minority should always triumph.

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    Because decency and respect toward any person or group of people should not be subjected to the whims of the majority.

  9. enough of this garbage – the tomahawk chop and
    the war hoop in arrowhead are infinitely more
    offensive

  10. Mr. Halbritter, recognized by the federal government as the Oneidas’ official representative and a wildly successful businessman, is described by his critics as a “fraud,” and faces accusations that he is using the Redskins fight as a vehicle to boost his own political profile.

  11. Because decency and respect toward any person or group of people should not be subjected to the whims of the majority.
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    Change the Name already!

    Hey reactionaries move to Texas. Heck, they even want to secede just like the good old days, huh?

  12. audient says:
    Oct 27, 2013 8:03 PM
    Nothing reminds me how regressive certain sports fans are like reading the comments section of websites like this one.

    Of course the name is racist, and of course it should be changed, polls be damned.

    Because decency and respect toward any person or group of people should not be subjected to the whims of the majority.

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    Audient –

    The issue people have with the PC police like you, is that you always categorize the opposition as “mentally ill”, “ignorant”, “racist”, and our opinions are “whims”.

    But your stand is noble, informed, tolerant, sensitive, “decent”, and “respectful”.

    You act like you are tolerant as you sit up there on that giant pony, but the fact is you can’t even bring yourself to CONSIDER the other side – that the word is not offensive to a very high majority of the people. I’m worry that your white guilt has you fighting this very insignificant battle, but the good thing is, there will always be other battles to fight – eliminating tag during recess, ensuring everyone gets a ribbon, banning season champions from sports, etc etc.

    Keep up the good fight. Every time you lose, the country wins

  13. Just change the name to an actual tribe name like the Apaches, Cherokees or Navajos and watch all of the other teams whine about that, too! Mainly because their team wasn’t chosen . . .

  14. fu4life says:
    Oct 27, 2013 8:23 PM
    The Oneida actually fought for Gen.Washington against the British .

    I’d like to see the brain trust that gave this comment a thumbs down.

  15. I expect that the forces that are against the name b/c it is offensive will lead by example on this issue and start protesting the tribal high schools that use the nick name for their team moniker.

  16. The NFL controls it’s brands, not Synder. The name WILL change because it’s racist. Let’s go over this again for the teabaggers:

    The Red Sox are socks not an ethnic group.
    The Dolphins/Cubs are animals not an ethnic group.
    The Chiefs/Braves/Warriors are a rank not an ethnic group.
    The Redskins/Indians ARE ethnic groups and should be respected as such, not mocked with cartoon/cigar shop images and monikers.

    Let’s hope it changes to Washington Rednecks, now more appropriated than ever.

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