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The Popularity of the Word ‘Redskins’ Has Unlikely Local Ties

Whether or not you agree with what Ray Halbritter of the Oneida Indian Nation believes about the word ‘Redskins,’ one thing is for sure; the word’s popularity can be partially attributed to a couple of Upstate New Yorkers.

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Oneida Nation Meets With NFL Leaders About ‘Change The Mascot’ Campaign

The Oneida Indian Nation's "Change the Mascot" campaign took its argument to NFL officials at a meeting in New York City today.

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Patrick McDermott, Getty Images
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Oneida Nation Responds To Daniel Snyder’s Comments on ‘Redskins’ Nickname

Oneida Nation Representative Ray Halbritter issued a statement in response to Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder's letter to Redskins season ticket holders.

In the letter, Snyder said, "Our past isn't just where we came from  --  it's who we are."

Although some Native Americans and others say by definition, the name, Redskins, is an offensive

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Oneida Nation Representative, Ray Halbritter
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[VIDEO] Oneida’s Halbritter Featured on ‘Meet the Press’

The Oneida Nation's campaign to convince the NFL Washington Redskins to change their name because it's offensive to Native Americans received a big boost this weekend with an appearance on NBC's Meet the Press

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LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 09: Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins is introduced before the start of the Redskins game against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField on September 9, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 09: Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins is introduced before the start of the Redskins game against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField on September 9, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Oneidas Protest Redskins Game; WFXV Airs That Game Instead of Buffalo

Local Buffalo Bills fans took to Facebook and Twitter on Sunday to complain about the fact that the Bills - Carolina NFL Football game wasn't aired locally.  Instead, WFXV-FOX 33 aired the Washington-Green Bay game, a move that surprised local fans

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from Governor Cuomo's office
from Governor Cuomo's office
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Oneidas, State And Counties Reach Casino Agreement

Leaders from Oneida and Madison Counties and the Oneida Indian Nation joined Governor Andrew Cuomo in Albany today for the announcement of a major agreement between the parties.

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Cooperstown Central School District
Cooperstown Central School District
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Oneida Nation Will Present Check To Cooperstown Central Schools To Help Pay For Mascot Change

The Oneida Nation is scheduled to present a check to the Cooperstown Central School District this week to deliver on a promise made when the district was considering changing its mascot.

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Local Leaders Represent Central New York Tribal Interests At State Economic Summit

Indian Nations and Tribes around New York will be meeting in Albany today.  The purpose of the forum is to strengthen partnerships and promote local investment.

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from Cooperstown Central School District
from Cooperstown Central School District
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Cooperstown School Board Votes To Remove Redskins Mascot

The Oneida Indian Nation is congratulating the Cooperstown School Board for voting to remove the Redskins mascot from its sports teams.

The board voted 6-to-1 Wednesday night to drop the name.

The move was prompted by last month's vote by the student body that the mascot be changed

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images
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Oneida Nation Responds To Picente’s State Of County Address

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente called for renewed talks with the Oneida Indian Nation in his State of the County Address.

The Oneida Indian Nation has issued a statement in response to Picente's address

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