Tuesday, June 10, 2014

NBA AD Feature ANTI- Redskins Spot, IGNORES Abuses BY TRIBES THAT are WORSE Than a NICKNAME.

In ANOTHER example of choosing the "EASY ISSUE" rather than discuss the TRIBAL ABUSES of Disenrollment, Segregation, Voter Disenfranchisement... Read below for information on Oneida's RAY HALBRITTER.

A California tribe has paid for the anti-Redskins advertisement “Proud to Be” to run in seven major cities during halftime. The airing marks the first time the ad, which initially appeared online in time for the Super Bowl, has run before such a wide-reaching television audience.

Navajo Code Talkers Wearing Redskins Logo Merchandise

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation based about an hour northeast of San Francisco would not say how much it spent for the coveted advertising slot, only that it was a “significant investment” that was deemed necessary to further an important discussion on racism.

As I wrote last month:

50 Senators of the Democratic Party, including California's own Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, recently signed a two page letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell asking him to use the recent NBA/Donald Sterling controversy to get the Washington Redskins to drop their team name.


REALLY SENATORS? ;You grab the low hanging fruit of a nickname controversy versus those that you have repeatedly ignored?

Sen. Boxer IGNORES the issues of water rights theft by the 
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians   of Temecula CA. ;In fact, she SPONSORED this Apartheid practicing tribe's attempt to steal water from reservation allottees.

Senators, the Chukchansi Tribe of Fresno has eliminated 60% of their tribe, turning of the heat to homes and stripping the citizenship of original language speakers.

“It’s just a time to get people thinking about putting an end to outward hatred and using sports as a tool to focus on racism,” Chairman Marshall McKay says in a video explaining the tribe’s involvement in the name controversy.

Who is focusing on racism?  FOCUS on the abuses by tribes that the NCAI calls "FRIENDS".  Apartheid, Elder Abuse, Disenrollment, THEFT of per capita.

The NFL and the Washington team have faced unprecedented pressure in the last year to change a name that has been described as derogatory, and the criticism has only increased since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued a lifetime ban against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for making disparaging comments about African Americans.

Among the many who have compared Silver to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is Richard Sherman, the cornerback for the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. In an interview with Time he said he didn’t believe Goodell would act as decisively as Silver if a league owner were caught making racists comments, “Because we have an NFL team called the Redskins.”
Goodell and team officials have consistently said they don’t believe the name is disparaging and have pointed to a decade-old poll and recent letters to show that many Native Americans support the moniker. Team owner Daniel Snyder has described the name as a “badge of honor” and has vowed never to change it.

In the 60-second ad that will air tonight, Native Americans tick off the name they are proud to be called. They include father and mother, survivor and patriot, unyielding and indomitable. In the end, a voice says “Native Americans call themselves many things. The one thing they don’t” — and the screen holds the image of a Redskins helmet.

The original two-minute video was produced by the National Congress of American Indians, which along with the Oneida Indian Nation, has been among the more vocal groups calling for a name change. Both groups were recently behind a letter that contained more than 75 signatures from Native American, religious and civil rights organizations and was sent to NFL players, asking them to stand up against a name that “does not honor people of color.”

“We applaud the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation for having the vision and commitment to ensure that the American public receives the message loud and clear that Native Americans strongly oppose the use of this disparaging slur,” NCAI Executive Director Jackie Pata and Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter said in a joint statement. “By airing this ad during the NBA Championships, this message for change will be brought into the living rooms of millions of American all across the country.”


Shenandoah and her daughters were among three dozen tribal members who in 1995 formally “lost their voice” in Nation affairs — meaning they were not eligible for Nation programs and services.

At issue was the Nation’s direction under Halbritter, who negotiated an agreement in 1993 to open Turning Stone Casino in Verona. To Shenandoah and some Oneidas, it meant a focus on greed and not tradition.

In a 2001 New York Times article, the writer said Shenandoah characterized her nephew as “an overfed despot with a taste for Italian suits, ruling from a white palace near the New York State Thruway.”

Halbritter said in that article that his aunt was fighting to maintain a past that was not always productive for the Oneida people.

“Sometimes, people are sort of imprisoned in poverty so long that they begin to believe that the bars are there for their own protection,” Halbritter said.

‘Her life’s dream’

If Shenandoah died without a voice in Nation issues, the Oneidas made substantial progress during her lifetime toward a goal she’d always held, instilled by her mother, Mary Winder, who in 1920 began pressing the federal government on the issue of land.


Anonymous said...

what a joke.

Anonymous said...

Anyone hear from that special unit (for Indians )in the (civil rights division)?

Jive ass Bull Sh*T.

t'eetilawuncha! said...

Racism inside the band, is that really ok? Disenrollment of an entire clan is racist. If the actions where reversed and the people saying it's ok was the clan having racist actions against them, they would see the light quicker.