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National Congress of American Indians Releases Anti-Redskins Advertisement

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    Just in time for Super Bowl XLVIII, the National Congress of American Indians has released an advertisement, but not the "funny ha-ha" kind.

    It is called "Proud To Be," a two-minute commercial that highlights influential Native Americans throughout history.

    As the advertisement comes to a close, the narrator tells us that "Native Americans call themselves many things [and[ the one thing they don't..." before flashing a picture of a Washington Redskins helmet.

    You can watch it in its entirety below.

    "This week's celebration of football is exactly why we need to keep talking about the D.C. mascot," the organization told Indian Country Today Media Network. "Cheering for a football team should never include the casual use of a racial slur. It is important for all teams and all of their fans that the name of the D.C. team is changed."

    Information provided in the YouTube description implores viewers to contact the NFL, the Redskins and The Washington Post.

    Hey, at least it is not a conversation about Peyton Manning's legacy.


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