Minnesota Native American Team Name Protest to be Largest Ever


When the Washington NFL team plays the Minnesota Vikings on November 2, Minnesota Native American leaders have planned the largest protest ever concerning the racist name of the D.C. team. Activists from seven states are scheduled to participate in the demonstration outside the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium. The university asked the Vikings to limit the use of the Washington team name in promotions of theĀ upcoming game. The Minnesota Vikings pay university $300,000 to use their stadium while their new facility is being built. The locally based National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media, wants Native Americans singing the National Anthem before the game, and involved in the halftime show. There are 100,000 Native Americans living in Minnesota.

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