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Oneida Indian Nation To Meet With NFL Officials Regarding 'Redskins'

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Oneida Indian Nation Meeting With NFL Wednesday

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One day after Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, the league is set to hold another meeting Wednesday, this time with the Oneida Indian Nation.

According to The Washington Post, senior vice president Adolpho Birch, general counsel Jeff Pash and Paul Hicks, who runs the NFL's public relations office, will be in attendance. 

“We are encouraged that Commissioner Goodell has recently said the league should be listening to critics of the Washington team name,” Oneida Indian Nation recently 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.”

Reports indicate that Snyder told Goodell that he has no intention of changing the team's name.

In other news, the San Francisco Chronicle will reportedly stop using the Redskins name in their copy, joining an already-long list of publications. 


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