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Oneida Indian Nation To Meet With NFL Wednesday On Redskins Name

The Oneida ad campaign has helped mobilize support for a name change for Washington's football team.
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The Oneida ad campaign has helped mobilize support for a name change for Washington's football team.

Representatives from an American Indian tribe in upstate New York are scheduled to meet with NFL executives over concerns about the Washington Redskins team name.

The Oneida Indian Nation launched a radio campaign earlier this year urging the team to drop the team name.

In one of the ads, Oneida Nation Represenative Ray Halbritter calls on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to "stand up" to bigotry by denouncing the racial slur in the team's name.

Now Halbritter will get the chance to talk with NFL officials in person when he meets with them tomorrow in New York.

And according to several reports, Washington team owner Dan Snyder is scheduled to meet with Goodell today, ahead of the meeting with the Oneida Indian Nation.

In May, Snyder vowed to never change the name.

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