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.
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.