Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly with team owner Dan Snyder pic.twitter.com/rgxx1SGSeR
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Snyder and Shelly, who was wearing a Redskins-branded cap, were pictured together on the same day that protesters gathered in Glendale, Ariz., to call on the team to change its name.
“For people who say it’s not offensive, they’re not in my shoes; they don’t know,” Navajo Aggie Nizhonie Hart, who attended the event, told AZ Central. “When I hear that term, it takes me back to the 1800s. It’s never been a term of pride for Native Americans.”
Shelly’s term ends in January 2015; his reelection bid failed with a primary defeat in August.
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