At the White House Tribal Nations Conference on Thursday, President Obama praised the initiative and added that “a certain sports team in Washington might want to do that as well.”
In his 70-page ruling, Lee emphasized that the organization is still free to use the name if it wishes — the team would just lose some legal protections that go along with federal registration of a trademark.
The Juneau-based tribal organization announced Thursday that it has sent notice to all employees to stop using FedEx services, citing the national delivery company’s sponsorship of the Washington Redskins football team.
as the team arrived at Minneapolis’ TCF Bank Stadium, players faced some 5,000 Native American protesters angry over the team’s name and logo and demanding it be changed to resolve a long-standing dispute.
Nevada Sen. Harry Reid says the NFL should consider ousting Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder.