Meanwhile, the organization’s president Eunice Davidson said that they were “fighting against cancel culture for ALL AMERICANS.” “Native Americans have been the target the longest — we will fight fiercely to preserve our historic place in America — just like other figures and groups; however, we will not burn down our Nation or encourage any violence in our efforts, unlike others,” she explained. “America is simply not for sale to this epidemic of cancel culture and DEI initiatives — NAGA will continue to fight to defend Her,” she continued.
NATIVE AMERICAN GUARDIAN’S ASSOCIATION (NAGA) FILES DEFAMATION LAWSUIT AGAINST WASHINGTON COMMANDERS & KEY LEADERSHIP IN FEDERAL COURT; LEAKED TEXT MESSAGES AND WHISTLEBLOWERS ALLEGE COMMANDERS’ WILLFUL ACTIONS CALLING NAGA (A FEDERALLY REGISTERED 501c3) A “FAKE” GROUP…— Native American Guardians Association (@GuardiansNative) September 25, 2023
A Commanders representative told NBC that the company will “address the matter in court” but maintained that the lawsuit is “without merit.” The Commanders announced their name change back in 2020, in the wake of the nationwide Black Lives Matter riots sparked by the death of George Floyd, saying the decision had been taken as a result of “recent events around our country and feedback from our community.” However, a survey taken in 2016 by The Washington Post found that nine out of 10 Native American’s don’t find the “Redskins” name offensive. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
“Commanders is a fitting name for oppressors.”The Native American Guardians Association is suing the Commanders in attempt to get them to restore their former team name. By changing their name from “Redskins”, the Commanders “dishonored” many years of Native American heritage. pic.twitter.com/kd1H66jjDs — Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) September 26, 2023