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Fans Still Want Native Attachments to the Name; What an Insult!

By Marc Lande

This writer does not want to lecture. Especially on things this writer hardly knows of : like pow wows and reservations and tee pees and oral traditions and fry bread. Well, onr fry bread at a POW wow. That was good timing.

This writer wanted Windtalkers or Codebreakers about a week ago. This writer was talking about Native Americans gifting us the name and logo. Washington Trees?

Yet in feedback and comments this writer was educated that Native Americans want no imagery and mascots. Just like this writer wrote in 1992 it should have been changed for being offensive, this writer who has half a brain realize that Native American are ownerships of their culture.

This writer really has it now better:
Oral traditions.
3D imagery.
Silver and turquoise.
Food and dance and music
Papyrus Pharaoh!

2d imagery, no, I guess.

But a Redskins historian like the ‘shocked’ crying his tears out Mike Richman during what should be a MLK like celebration for justice these days…after an hour of history deleted non sense when asked about the next team name, Richman said, “Codebreakers.”

Really? What an insult knowing that Snyder and Rivera already ‘got it’ from messaging of Native Americans.
Bringing up the age old question does Snyder get it or does he get it. Sort of like does a Washington football player practice or does he practice and is a blue collar worker blue!

So many want this name ‘Codebreakers’ Daniel from what feedback this writer is receiving.

Amongst the tears and cries over spilled milk this is where the true healing would be for a MAJORITY of the ‘shocked’ fan base.

Codebreakers honoring Native American and vets and WWII and warriors and America….Wrapped up with a design similar to the current one with radio phone and feathers and sweat! Keeping burgundy and gold and a better experience for everyone Washington.

Gosh when will the ethnocentrism end. This writer has some GOOD LAND IN FLORIDA for a Native American tribe!
Figure it out oneself.

My name is Marc and maybe I should be in Marc-eting (marketing). I consider myself out of the box at times. Just like Gore invented the internet I tend to be like Steve Martin in “The Jerk.”

If Snyder possibly wants Codebreakers or Windtalkers, this is the best way to get to yes in some variation of this strategy. To keep the jerseys on.

Going to a Quaker college, this writer knows consensus-building strategies.

First, Snyder and Riveria contact the right contact: the Native American Tribal Council? The National Museum of the Indian? Whoever are representing Native America?

I said I am not spelling out “ethnocentrism.”

Let the Indians vote…or I don’t know, Jack. Is it a coin flip? A buffalo coin flip? Or, a hanging chad? Slots anyone? If they come to a concensus or decision and it is yes, move from there towards the NATC or whatever’s gifting the names and the logos. Plural by this writer marketer for a reason.

Ask the Native Americans for this favor but ask for a little more…the name and an image design of Codetalkers and Windbreakers in their languages by their artists. All the tribes languages and all the tribes designs. Make it good and easy by included everything at the unveiling.

Without spelling out ethnocentrism, American Englisher is easy compare to the oral t.

I suggested Yewa with an accent over the e which this writer thought was people in Catawaba Indian tribe. This writer does not know this words oral tradition. This writer knows next to jack.

So the day of the unveil because of covid do it via zoom or FaceTime. Does that commercial allow for 500. People we do not need faxes with 5g.

Can you get all 500 tribes prezs on a zoom. Just get them there or recorded or something where we watch for minutes to hours, taking our time and go through each name in each tribe for Codebreakers or Windtalkers or whatever we have been gifted to us…each oral tradition and design and then end with the Navajo’s.

That’s our name and logo. Or whatever tribal oral tradition and logo is passed to Washington football. A hopefully good and easy.

Then have Snyder say, “Happy Thanksgiving!” Leave. Happy!

Hey Richman, I got your back and Washington football fans backs with wearing and expression of the old days and old jerseys. Taking them off might not hurt but freedom of speech especially of any clothing. This is totally a free country!

But from a Washington football cultural anthropologists to a Washington football historian, please in 1932, whites knew what the term injun meant and how it was being used. Same way with the term Redskin. Do not ever say GP Marshall was stupid in so many words again. From the looks of people’s expression, that is not perspective.


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