Thursday, April 4, 2013

NARF SUPPORTS Legislation Banning "Redskins" Name, SILENT ON HUMAN Rights Abuses by Corrupt Tribal Leaders Like MARK MACARRO

It's good to know NARF has priorities. Names = Bad Abuses by tribes = Board membership. We wrote about how the have the tribal chair of Pechanga, Mark Macarro, on their board:

On March 21, H.R. 1278, was introduced in the House by Rep. Eni Faleomavaega (D-American Samoa) and nine co-sponsors in hopes to ban the trademarking of the term “redskins” and other racist language against Native Americans, a move the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) fully supports.

The Non-Disparagement of Native American Persons or Peoples in Trademark Registration Act of 2013, if passed, would strip the Washington football team of its trademarked name and put a stop to its exclusive profiteering from using the racist slur in its logo on sweatshirts, tee shirts, caps, coffee mugs, and dozens of other products flooding the market, Indian Country Today Media Network reported on March 21.

“NARF commends Rep. Faleomavaega and all the original sponsors of this important bill, which sends a clear signal that some members of Congress do not take anti-Native stereotyping and discrimination lightly. These Representatives now join Native American nations, organizations and people who have lost patience with the intransigence of the Washington pro football franchise in holding on to the indefensible – a racial epithet masquerading as a team name,” a statement from the nonprofit law firm said.



chaplaw said...

Will NARF go after the name change of "Squaw Valley" ski area near Truckee, CA? Will NARF help to repeal the Ute Partition and Termination Act that is the most genocidal and racist law of Congress that still festers? NO.

Anonymous said...

I guess if it’s a corrupt tribal government that has taken away civil right from there people it ok. Oh that’s right Mark Macarro the tribal chairman for Pechanga and a NARF boar member has illegally by tribal constitution and bylaws disenrolled 25% of his tribe even though Pechanga’s own hired expert so they belong. I wonder if the other board members have disenrollments in their tribes.