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This excellent conversation with Global Roots Radio on the potential of history being made with the changing of the Washington football team!
The conversation starts about 31 minutes in! https://kkfi.org/program-episodes/missing-people-n-places-mix-rhonda-levaldo-on-mascots-and-the-native-movement-first-segment-of-internality-with-the-word/?fbclid=IwAR0yLE-kdMuHR701q3ZWtAdORr7qRj0dnDzYtUlC1744Egt68LZf2RcOly8 Suzan Shown Harjo (L) pictured with KKFI radio host Rhonda LeValdo (R) at the Native American Journalists Association Conference in Washington D.C.. Harjo was the first plaintiff to file suit against the Washington football team.
KC Star article focusing on the KC Football team in light of the BLM movement
It’s time for the Chiefs to defuse the cultural offenses they enable and reflect
KCUR article with 3 Haskell Indian Nations University Professors on the KC football team
Kansas Citians Fighting For Racial Justice Must Reckon With Indigenous Historyhttps://www.kcur.org/history/2020-07-12/kansas-citians-fighting-for-racial-justice-must-reckon-with-indigenous-history
VOX commentary by Rhonda LeValdo one day before the Superbowl 2020
The Kansas City Chiefs’ racist “Arrowhead Chop” has flown under the radar. Not anymore. The Kansas City Chiefs’ chant isn’t a tribute to people like me. It’s racist.https://www.vox.com/first-person/2020/2/1/21115858/super-bowl-2020-chiefs-kansas-city
The KC Star FB Live with Rhonda LeValdo talking about the KC football team and why it is inappropriate
Click on this linkhttps://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=443459263022027&ref=watch_permalink
Kansas City Star Editorial by Rhonda LeValdo
Problem with ‘Arrowhead Chop’ isn’t political correctness. It’s about human dignity
Why did the KC football team invite Native Americans to bless the drum if they don’t represent Native Americans?
Who were the people invited, why was no one from the Kansas City Indian Center invited or any Native American with significant ties to KC invited to present dialogue? All we ask is that KC ask the fans to stop dressing up like Native Americans, that is it! Why is that so hard if theyContinue reading “Why did the KC football team invite Native Americans to bless the drum if they don’t represent Native Americans?”
Kansas City Chiefs DO NOT Represent Native People
As the Kansas City Chiefs continue their season, the use of Native American Drums, images and fans dressing as Native Americans is continuing. We need to ask the CEO Clark Hunt to tell the fans, the KC Chiefs are not named after Native Americans. Conveniently there is no e-mail address to the the CEO orContinue reading “Kansas City Chiefs DO NOT Represent Native People”
Bringing back Not in Our Honor
Back in October of 2005, I started Not in Our Honor along with other college students to make sure a presence was at the KC vs. Washington football game. We wanted to educate people and let them know we didn’t appreciate the use of Native American Stereotypes for their entertainment. That day, we had soContinue reading “Bringing back Not in Our Honor”