Indian Tribe Targeting ‘Redskins’ Name as Racist

VERONA, N.Y. (AP) -

An Indian tribe from upstate New York that’s campaigning against the sports team Washington Redskins’ nickname said Thursday it will hold a symposium in Washington.

Oneida Indian Nation tribal leader Ray Halbritter said the meeting’s time and place provide a great opportunity to bring more understanding about the issue of why the Redskins’ name is considered offensive by many people.

Redskins owner Dan Snyder has vowed to never change the name.