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Indigenous people are #NotYourMascot

Fans of the NFL and Indigenous people posted to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and any other medium they had using the hashtag #NotYourMascot to urge the Washington Redsk*ns to drop the racist term from the team name.

Fans of the NFL and Indigenous people posted to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and any other medium they had using the hashtag #NotYourMascot to urge the Washington Redsk*ns to drop the racist term from the team name.

The National Congress of American Indians produced a commercial to raise awareness, but the organization did not have enough money to run it during the game. Instead, people across the spread it far and wide, making it go “viral” on the internet.

Campaigns organizers hit up some of the key news organizations and indigenous social media personalities, sharing images and using one another’s networks to make the issue trend across the United States and Canada for the entire weekend, spreading the message that indigenous people are #NotYourMascot.

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Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow, Onondaga under the wing of the Beaver Clan of Six Nations, is Outreach Editor for the Two Row Times. Her popular column, Scone Dogs and Seed Beads brings weekly thoughts on current day indigenous identity. Nahnda has been a journalist with the Two Row Times since it's founding in 2013. She studied Journalism, Human Rights and Indigenous Studies at Laurier University. She is a self-proclaimed "rez girl" who also brings to the Two Row Times years of experience as a Haudenosaunee cultural interpreter, traditional dancer and beadwork aficionado. Nahnda is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Native American Journalists Association.

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