Protesters near Lambeau say it's time for a change
By Patti Zarling
Carrying signs saying “Redskins is institutionalized racism,” and “Redskins refer to the scalps of my ancestors,” protesters urged football fans to consider the message behind the name.
“We’d like to see it changed,” protestor Hugh Danforth said. “It’s a racist name. Several TV commentators have said they won’t use the name. Colleges and high schools have changed their team names from Native American names to something else. We need a policy change from the NFL.”
The Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin has taken a formal position objecting to the “Redskins” name and logo and will continue to raise that objection, but it had no plans to be part of Sunday’s protest, tribal Business Committee member Brandon Stevens said earlier.
The Oneida tribe is one of the Packers’ major sponsors, with the entry gate on Lambeau Field’s east side named for the Oneida Nation.