Washington Redskins name: Oneida Nation meets with local groups
WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Members of the Oneida Indian Tribe are in D.C. Wednesday, where they are meeting with local Native Americans and religious leaders.
The groups are trying to figure out what their next move will be in what is becoming a national debate over the Washington Redskins name.
Many groups and a few lawmakers have come forward recently criticizing the Washington Redskins' name.
Recently, Maryland representative Donna Edwards, whose district includes FedEx Field, has co-sponsored a bill with Rep. Eni Faleomavaega to outlaw the Washington Redskins name and strip the team's trademark protection.
Even President Barack Obama has weighed in on the debate, saying he would "think about changing" the name if he owned the team.
Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has repeatedly said that he would never change the team's name, at one point referring to it as a "badge of honor."