Redskins support group releases new ad defending team name

Posted at 11:24 AM, Aug 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-13 11:55:09-04

A Washington Redskins online support group called “Redskins Facts” has released a new ad defending the team’s name.

The two-minute ad is called “Redskins is a Powerful Name” and features members of different Native American tribes commenting on how they feel about the name.

“Redskins is a powerful name. It’s a warrior name,” says Redskins fan and member of the Navajo Nation, Mark Beasley.

According to the Washington Post, many of the people featured in the ad are from the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation in Montana, a federally recognized reservation of the Chippewa Cree Tribe that has received support from the Redskins’ Original Americans Foundation.

The team lost the trademarks to the name in June after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled them.