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NFL To Discuss Redskins' Name With Oneida Indian Nation

Several media outlets have stopped referring to the teams' name, since it is considered a racial slur.
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Several media outlets have stopped referring to the teams' name, since it is considered a racial slur.

The NFL says it will meet with representatives of an Indian tribe from New York that is campaigning for the Washington Redskins to change their nickname.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says a meeting was scheduled for next month and could happen sooner.

The Oneida Indian Nation held a symposium on the issue in Washington Monday to coincide with the NFL owners' meetings taking place in the same hotel today.

At the symposium, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), said the league and team are "promoting a racial slur'' and "this issue is not going away.''

This past weekend, President Barack Obama said he would "think about changing'' the Redskins' name if he owned the team.

Redskins owner Dan Snyder has said that he'll never change the team's name.

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