The list of Native organizations that oppose mascots is long. Why don't you tell these people that they're non-Indian "do-gooders" and "weekend warriors"? Let us know how that goes.
List of Organizations Endorsing Retirement of "Indian" Sports Team Tokens
Those are three huge constituencies right there. How much more evidence do you need of the Native opposition to mascots? Exactly whose endorsement are you waiting for? The Native Spelling Bee Society? The Native Web Designers Association? The Native Astronaut Corps?
Let's not forget the lawsuit presently underway against the Washington Redskins. Suzan Shown Harjo fills us in:
I am the Harjo of Harjo et al v. Pro Football, Inc., which we filed on Sept. 10, 1992, with the goal of forcing the team owners to retire the disparaging name. My co-plaintiffs are Attorney/Author Vine Deloria, Jr. (Standing Rock Sioux; 1933-2005); Artist Mateo Romero (Cochiti Pueblo); Educators Manley A. Begay, Jr. (Navajo), Norbert S. Hill, Jr. (Oneida), William A. Means, Jr. (Oglala Lakota); and Former Governor, Pueblo Ysleta del Sur, Raymond D. Apodaca.
Below: Intellectual warrior Vine Deloria Jr. and one of the faux warriors he denounced.