The National Congress of American Indians passed resolution PDX-20-042 “Support for the Elimination of Race-Based Native Logos, Mascots, Names, Behaviors and Practices”, a resolution sponsored by Not In Our Honor coalition member Rhonda LeValdo. Click here to read the full resolution which condemns Kansas City’s football franchise.
November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate and learn about and from American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Peoples. Our Native organizations and families in Greater Kansas City look forward to working with schools, teachers, students, parents and civil and religious groups to dispel the many myths about us and toContinue reading “Not In Our Honor Statement Regarding Kansas City NFL franchise recognition on November 1, 2020”
October 11, 2020 Kansas City, MO- In standing with solidarity with Not In Our Honor, the drum honoree/ Spirit Leader Edgar Palacios decided to not hit the drum and continue stereotypes perpetuated by this action. Palacios was picked for his contributions to the Hispanic/Latinx communities for Hispanic Heritage Month. He found the Latinx Education CollaborativeContinue reading “Designated Honoree Declines Invitation to Hit Stadium Drum”
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“Minneapolis has a huge urban American Indian community,” LeValdo said. “So when you had that happen out there, you had a huge group of Native people that were out there protesting right along with them, standing side-by-side, supporting Black Lives Matter.”
With Redskins name change, KC Chiefs and a local HS team come into focus, too
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.
It’s time for the Chiefs to defuse the cultural offenses they enable and reflect
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