Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

October 12, 2014

GLENDALE, Ariz: Protest Racist NFL Team Name Oct. 12, 2014

Battle Over Racist NFL Team Name Comes to Glendale, Arizona
Indigenous Organizations to Hold March, News Conference and Rally for Respect
PHOENIX, AZ – A march, news conference an rally for respectful representation of Indigenous Peoples will be held in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday, October 12, 2014. The events will coincide with an NFL game at University of Phoenix Stadium where the controversial Washington team will play against the Phoenix Cardinals.
Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry, a sponsor of the demonstrations, has issued a call for support of Native Americans, human rights activists, and others who believe Native Americans deserve the right to determine how our culture and identity is represented in media and who are concerned for the future of Native American youth. The Arizona protests are part of a series of nationwide actions at NFL games to “Change the Name & Change the Mascot!” that will be held in Texas, Minnesota, California, & Maryland. The actions in Arizona have special significance as October 13 is recognized by some as “Columbus Day”.

What: March, rally, news conference, & for respectful representation of Indigenous Peoples.
The protest and news conference will coincide with the controversial Washington NFL team’s game versus Phoenix Cardinals.

When: Sunday, October 12, 2014
9:00am - March
11:00am - Rally & News Conference

Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona.
1 Cardinals Dr, Glendale, AZ 85305
Rally & news conference to be held directly north of University of Phoenix Stadium corner. March start location & route to be announced.

Who: Sponsored by Arizona to Rally Against Native Mascots, Eradicating Offensive Native  
Mascotry, and Indigenous Action Media.
Speakers at the news conference will include:
Amanda Blackhorse, Diné, lead plaintiff in Blackhorse v. Pro-Football, Inc. Simon OrtizAcoma poet, writer, & professor.
Amay Tadits (Kenrick Escalanti), Fort Yuma Quechan Tribal Member. President, Kwatsan Media, Inc.
Nicholet Deschine Parkhurst, Hunkpapa Sioux/Diné, Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry, doctoral student of public administration & policy
Native Youth United
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More information:

Nicholet Deschine Parkhurst
Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry

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