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Video: Ray Halbritter Commends Amanda Blackhorse During NAJA

Vincent Schilling
7/31/15

On Saturday, July 11, 2015 Amanda Blackhorse, the lead plaintiff in Blackhorse v. Pro Football Inc. delivered the keynote speech at the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) Conference. Introducing Amanda Blackhorse was ICTMN’s publisher Ray Halbritter.

In his introduction of Blackhorse, Halbritter lauded the "week of celebration thanks to the decisive victory in the long-running trademark case against the Washington football team." The full room of Native journalists, who had spent the previous days congratulating Suzan Shown Harjo and Blackhorse one by one, erupted in applause.

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At his introduction of Blackhorse, he called the week a “week of celebration thanks to the decisive victory in the long running trademark case against the Washington football team,” to which he received a room filled with enthusiastic applause.

“I am truly honored and the timing couldn’t be any better,” Blackhorse said to the crowd. “We did not plan this out it just happened by chance and it is so exciting to celebrate our victory in Washington D.C.”

“I feel like change is going to come in the very near future,” she said.

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