Washington Redskins, UND Fighting Sioux: A Native Elder's Perpective written by: Jennifer Kruse, LMT CRMT - Holistic Healing Expert - Fargo
I am not convinced Native people would celebrate the Washington Redskins losing their patent if they knew the whole story of where the team's name came from.
Forming opinions quickly without knowing the whole story is nearly unavoidable in these fast modern times. What if native supporters are actually being tricked into helping erase natives from public view... again?
I felt the same way over the UND Fighting Sioux, especially because a respected Sioux medicine man gave the team it's spirit name in a series of sacred naming ceremonies.
Why aren't native people furious that these agencies are disrespecting their medicine people by reversing their sacred naming ceremonies... again?