WASHINGTON (AP) — The NFL says it will meet with representatives of an Indian tribe from New York that is campaigning for the Washington Redskins to change their nickname.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says Monday a meeting was scheduled for next month and could happen sooner.
The Oneida Indian Nation held a symposium on the issue Monday in Washington to coincide with the NFL owners’ meetings taking place across town.
At the symposium, U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., said the league and team are “promoting a racial slur” and “this issue is not going away.”
In an interview with The Associated Press last week, President Barack Obama said he would “think about changing” the Redskins’ name if he owned the team.
Redskins owner Dan Snyder says he’ll never change the team’s name.