Not In Our Honor, a coalition of Native Americans against the use of the Native Mascots, Names and Imagery, is holding its silent protest against the KC football team on February 7th to raise awareness of the continued serious psychological, social and cultural consequences of race based mascots, logos, symbols and stereotypes for Native Americans, especially the Native youth we serve in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Our online petition at https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/change-the-name-and-imagery-of-the-kansas-city-chiefs-football-team?source=direct_link& calls on the Kansas City Chiefs to cease their use of racialized Native American branding by eliminating all imagery of or evocative of Native American culture, traditions, and spirituality from their team franchise by changing their name including the logo. This includes the use of Native terms, drum, arrows, or monikers that assume the presence of Native American culture and apply the NFL’s “zero tolerance” for on-field use of racial and homophobic slurs to all races and ethnic groups, especially Native Peoples!
We are amplifying our message by renting two digital billboards (I-435 near 103rd St exit and I-70 near Benton). We are also responsible for the airplane flying near Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, with a banner reading “Change Your Name and Stop the Chop! EndRacismKC.com” on Superbowl weekend, February 5,6, and 7.
Signed: Not In Our Honor, Kansas City Indian Center, The Region VII American Indian Council, The National Center for Indigenous American Cultures (Thidaware), National Congress of American Indians, and Native Artists Coalition to End “Native” Mascots
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Im from cleveland, sad to see our baseball name leaving, but i do understand. were looking for a new name, as is Washington. The kc chiefs are dancing around changing there name, have some class k.c. were both changing names, its not easy, but its the right thing to do. then that leaves one more teem that seems to be an untouchable. if and when kc does whats right, then so should the Atlanta braves. the tomahawk chop that spreads around the stands like the wave, and many other jestures. its not only fair to the native americans, its also fair to the teams who had to overcome change with courage and class. when kc changes there name, then i hope Atlanta gets the attention of the Not in our honor coalition, and changes theres as well. It would only be fair to all of us. thank you, jack