Native American Leaders Celebrate Washington Name Change


Washington announced on Monday it will retire its current team name and logo following a “thorough review of the team’s name.” The decision ended a prolonged fight regarding the team’s name, and for many Native American leaders, the decision also served as a time for celebration

“This decision is the right one—and it took way too long to get here,” Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan tweeted on Monday. “I am thankful my young Anishinaabe daughter will not have to grow up seeing this racist image of our people plastered on TV, jerseys and merchandise. This is an important first step. We’ve got more work to do.”

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