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Racist Sports Team Mascots and Names

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Suzan Shown Harjo will discuss the the ongoing struggle to educate people about racist sports team names and the negative mascot images that degrade Native American people. One team in particular is the Washington football team. The are way overdue for a name change. Join us as Suzan Shown Harjo guides us through an historical timeline that documents actions that have been taken to get rid of offensive mascots. Ms Harjo is a well-known Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee advocate for Native American rights. She is a poet, writer, lecturer, curator, and policy advocate, who has helped Native peoples recover over a million acres (4,000 km²) of land. She serves as President of the Morning Star Institute, a national Native American rights organization. Be a part of the dialogue by listening and calling 1-646-716-4294.