The week's events focused on Native American imagery in sports.
By Alex Silverman
He recalled an instance from his time as an elementary educator in a predominantly Native American area when he took some of his students on a trip to an NFL game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington Redskins. While walking his students through the parking lot, the war-chanting and tomahawk chopping of Redskins fans in full "Indian garb" brought some of his students to tears.
"If you see babies cry and you know why they're crying, you do something about it," Pewewardy said.
For more on the subject, see Red·skin n. Dated, Offensive, Taboo and Team Names and Mascots.