LISTEN TO OUR ARCHIVED EPISODE 9/13/2013
ON NATIVE TRAILBLAZERS RADIO
On Friday September 13th, 2013 at 7 pm EST the Native Trailblazers Radio Program addressed the issue of the Washington Redskins name and what it means to Native Americans. Influential Native American figures (Moses Brings Plenty, Michael Bucher, Sunny Skyhawk) appeared on the show.
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On the program, which is hosted by Akwesasne Mohawk Vincent Schilling, an award-winning Native American Journalist, Book author and Human Rights Award recipient – guests from Indian Country shared their thoughts on the Redskins name.
The guests included actor and spokesperson Moses Brings Plenty (Oglala Lakota) and musician Michael Bucher (Cherokee) – We also be responded to listeners during the show and read their comments on the air.
According to host Vincent Schilling, “So often I hear comments on social media or responses to articles online, that people never hear a Native Americans voice of dissension toward the Redskins Mascot. I respond by saying ‘Unfortunately, Native Americans are the lowest percentile of the population and often go unheard by the mainstream media. I as a Native American person, do care.”
“Though I am admittedly speaking collectively, Native Americans for the most part do not like the name and do not feel honored by the term Redskins. I am not against football, nor do I feel ill will toward the Washington Team or players who have worked so hard to reach the pinnacles of their professions, I am simply saying “Redskins” hurts my heart and I wish we could work together to choose a respectful name for this Washington team.”
The Native Trailblazers Radio show airs every Friday at 7pm est (or anytime afterwards in archives) to listen to the show please visit - http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nativetrailblazers/2013/09/13/a-redskins-name-change-native-americans-respond
Vincent Schilling (Akwesasne Mohawk - Enrolled Member – St. Regis Mohawk Tribe)
Executive Vice President – Schilling Media, Inc.
About Native American Heritage Month and Native American Heritage Day:
In 1990, President George H.W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November as Native American Heritage Month. Similarly and for the first time in our Nation’s History President Barack Obama proclaimed November 27th (The day after Thanksgiving) Native American Heritage Day.
About Vincent Schilling
Vincent Schilling is Akwesasne Mohawk, an Award-Winning author and Photojournalist. He is also the host of his AWARD-WINNING blog talk radio show, Native Trailblazers which airs every Friday at 7 P.M. EST. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Native Trailblazers