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AIM and Idle No More to Protest at Redskins-Broncos Game Sunday

ICTMN Staff
10/23/13

Two Denver-based groups are set to protest against the Washington Redskins refusal to change its name and mascot.

Members of the American Indian Movement and Idle No More in Colorado will call on the football team to change its name at the Broncos-Redskins game on Sunday.

Protestors at Lambeau Field in Green Bay last month. (Associated Press)

Members of the group say that the name is “racist” and “an insult to all indigenous peoples.” They are also telling all Colorado news and sports journalists to banish the so-called 'R' word from their reporting; asking that local press such as The Denver Post and NBC’s KUSA to call them “the team from Washington, D.C.”

Both groups say that most American Indians consider the word to have a long racist history in the U.S.

Most recently, about 20 members from various Native American tribes protested outside Lambeau Field at the team’s game against the Green Bay Packers.

In a news release, the group invited “all people of goodwill” to protest at the football game. Protestors will gather at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. Here are the details of the protest:

Sunday, October 27, 2013 • Denver, CO • Assemble 9-9:30 am, in front of Tivoli Student Union, Auraria Campus, 9th Avenue and Auraria Pkwy, downtown Denver. March from Tivoli to Sports Authority Field via Walnut Street. Rally at 10 am at Sports Authority Field, Visiting Team Entrance, by Parking Lot A, near Colfax Avenue and Mile High Stadium Circular. Rally to confront Washington team buses as they arrive for warm-up before the game.

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Details for rally: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 10 am, (park for free on the Auraria Campus, downtown Denver), meet in front of the Tivoli Student Center, 9th Ave at Auraria Pkwy, Denver, beginning at 9 am, & walk together to the stadium via Walnut Street, at 9:30 am. March to southeast corner of Sports Authority Mile High Stadium (near Colfax and Mile High Stadium Cir.), Parking Lot A. Bring hand drums, signs, and your friends and families.

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We will be assembling at Auraria Campus in front of the Tivoli from 9:00am-9:30am and will march to Sports Authority Field.

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I think we should concentrate on more important issues at home. I for one am not offended by the NFL team name.

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This whole situation is sad. The few are hijacking what normal everyday people have to problem with. Like the old saying goes, "the squeaky wheel gets oiled first". Too often the solution in this country, yell scream and fight to make noise, so a minority can impose its will.

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