Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has made it clear that he will not be changing the name of the franchise. Sunday, as his team prepared to face off against the Minnesota Vikings, over 2,000 Native Americans showed up to boycott the team.
The protestors carried signs, played drums and chanted, “Who are we? Not your mascot!” The gathering began at the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium.
TCF Bank Stadium was built with the help of a $10 million donation from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. At the time, it was largest private gift to Gophers’ athletics. The stadium features a plaza that honors Minnesota’s 11 federally recognized tribes.