American Indian Movement
>Minnesotans involved in the fight against Native American mascots are cheering Wednesday’s federal action against the NFL’s Washington Redskins.
The Minnesota American Indian movement announced Wednesday it’s planning a march downtown Thursday before the Vikings play the Washington Redskins at the Metrodome. The group also took legal action Wednesday, petitioning the state to look at stopping funding for the new Vikings stadium if the word “Redskins” is going to be used there.
Offensive, illegal and painful. Those are just some of the words the American Indian movement leaders of Minnesota used Friday to describe the Washington NFL team name: the Redskins. The Vikings play the Washington Redskins at the Metrodome on Nov. 7.
The group Idle No More held a major gathering early Saturday evening at the Mall of America. Idle is a protest movement focusing on the rights and interests of the First Nations peoples of Canada and Native Americans.
Jerry Fogg was just a teenager when he was handed a gun and told to help guard the South Dakota town of Wounded Knee during one of the most public displays of protest by the American Indian Movement nearly four decades ago.