Indian Country 52 #13 – Coats for Votes
“Washington Redskins owner Dan Synder said in a letter Monday that he’s done some soul-searching about the controversy over his team’s name, and he’s decided to keep it — but the team will be opening a fund for Native American communities to sponsor projects like giving out winter coats.”
– Huffington Post, Redskins Owner: Forget My Slurs, Here Are Some Coats!
“A major opponent of the nickname said Snyder’s move was “somewhere between a PR assault and bribery.” Suzan Shown Harjo, a lead figure in a long-running case that seeks to strip the Redskins of their federal trademark protection, told The Associated Press that Snyder is showing the “same arrogance” that he’s shown previously when defending the nickname.”
– Fox News, Redskins owner creates foundation to help Native Americans; activist compares it to ‘bribery’.
“Snyder is to be applauded for distributing 3,000 winter coats to several tribes and purchasing a backhoe so Native Americans dealing with a brutal Midwestern winter can bury their loved ones. So rather than lambaste his apparent refusal to consider changing what is obviously an offensive team nickname — it’s really not even worth debating anymore, is it? — I’d like to critique the charm offensive that is Snyder’s attempt to control the narrative.”
– Washington Business Journal, 6 ways Dan Snyder is fumbling the Redskins name narrative.
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Indian Country 52
Indian Country 52 is a weekly project by David Bernie that uses the medium of graphic design by creating posters that promote issues and stories in Indian Country.
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