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Native American rodeo cuts ties with Redskins organization over name

2.10.15

Native American rodeo cuts ties with Redskins organization over name: [usatoday.com] Vocu said the INFR accepted a sponsorship initially because it thought its mission aligned with that of the Original Americans Foundation, which was started in March 2014 to help tribes.

Vocu said the INFR discussed concerns over the logo with the OAF and Gary Edwards, chief executive officer of the foundation, in a conference call last month. The OAF’s signage at last year’s event consisted of large white banners with the team logo, and the foundation donated team T-shirts and footballs with the logo and name to throw in the crowd.

He said OAF officials did not seem receptive to de-emphasizing the logo in its signage and offering more information on how it can help Native American communities.


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