A Native American group has filed a suit against the Washington Commanders and is accusing the team of defamation and of erasing the history of Native Americans. This news comes just a few years after the team changed its name from the Washington Redskins after cries from the left.
NAGA, the Native American Guardians Association, filed the suit and took to X to share their opinions with their followers and with NFL fans on the platform. Their Founder & President, Eunice Davidson, sent a demand letter to the team in August with a list of items that must be met for the team to be safe from legal action by NAGA.
In the suit, NAGA claims that the removal of the name Redskins from the NFL’s Washington-based franchise did more harm than good for Native Americans and their legacy. The suit claimed, “The name ‘Redskins’ carries deep cultural, historical, and emotional significance, honoring the bravery, resilience, and warrior spirit associated with Native American culture.”
In addition, the suit claimed that the name Redskins was the last remaining team name that honored Native Americans, whose place in the country’s history is undeniable.
In their demand letter, NAGA wrote, “As the NFL franchise representing the nation’s capital, you have a distinct opportunity to recognize the history and value of the American Indian. Other professional teams like the Kansas City Chiefs, the Atlanta Braves and Chicago Blackhawks have kept their Indian-based names – with the recognition that it carries an obligation of honor and respect.”
NAGA called the Commander’s name “a fitting name for the oppressors” in the suit. This kind of vitriol from Native Groups is exactly the kind of press that the organization sought to avoid when the name change was first announced.
This now falls into the long line of examples of people or organizations who cower to the woke mob (also known as the vocal minority) without a second of hesitation or thought about what their fans and followers truly want to see happen.
Fans of the Redskins, real fans who showed up on gameday and tuned into games, even when the season was already lost, loved the name and stood proudly with it embossed on their jerseys as they cheered on their team. Those are exactly the people who were not consulted prior to the name change.
Now, the team is reaping the consequences of its action. In a move to please Native Americans, the Commanders have hilariously found themself on the receiving end of a harsh worded lawsuit in federal court from a Native American group. That is some of the greatest irony in the history of the NFL.
It’s also a lesson. Stand your ground. Caving to the cancel culture of this day and age does not ever solve one’s problems. Carry on, try to be a good person, and let the rest take care of itself. Never let the woke mob win!
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