Oneida Nation http://wrvo.org en Washington Redskins name loses patent protection http://wrvo.org/post/washington-redskins-name-loses-patent-protection <p></p><p>The U.S. Patent Office has canceled the trademark of the Washington Redskins professional football team, ruling that it is offensive to Native Americans.&nbsp;</p><p>It was efforts from the Oneida Indian Nation that put the name back in the spotlight.</p><p>The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board <a href="http://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/v?pno=92046185&amp;pty=CAN&amp;eno=199" target="_blank">ruled Wednesday</a> the Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and will no longer be protected. Patent law disallows the use of offensive names as trademarks.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 17:09:14 +0000 Ryan Delaney 57516 at http://wrvo.org Washington Redskins name loses patent protection State lawmakers join pressure on Washington football team's mascot http://wrvo.org/post/state-lawmakers-join-pressure-washington-football-teams-mascot <p></p><p>A group of New York state lawmakers are joining a growing national push for the pro football team the Washington Redskins to change its name.</p><p>The group plans to introduce a resolution in the state legislature denouncing the football team's use of the word "redskin" and urging team owner Daniel Snyder to pick a new name.</p><p>"The word is absolutely offensive to the Native American community and beyond," said Democratic Assemblyman Keith Wright, noting names like New York Giants and Jets are not offensive, except maybe to broken down jet engines.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 10:13:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Associated Press 55394 at http://wrvo.org State lawmakers join pressure on Washington football team's mascot Decade old leadership dispute in Cayuga Nation flares up http://wrvo.org/post/decade-old-leadership-dispute-cayuga-nation-flares <p></p><p>A decade-old dispute between traditional leadership in the Cayuga Indian Nation and its representative to the U.S. government has boiled over.</p><p>The two factions are now battling over control of the nation's business interests in the Finger Lakes.&nbsp;</p><p>After the death of a Cayuga chief in 2003, Clint Halftown became the nation's federal representative. When new chiefs, including Sam George, were installed by clan mothers a year later, they say they removed Halftown from that role.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 12:37:33 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55279 at http://wrvo.org Decade old leadership dispute in Cayuga Nation flares up Amid pressure over name, Redskins create foundation http://wrvo.org/post/amid-pressure-over-name-redskins-create-foundation <p></p><p>The Oneida Indian Nation in upstate New York supports the creation of a new foundation by Washington D.C.'s professional football team, though it says it's not a solution.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:31:03 +0000 Ryan Delaney 53228 at http://wrvo.org Amid pressure over name, Redskins create foundation Oneida Nation begins sharing casino profits with New York state http://wrvo.org/post/oneida-nation-begins-sharing-casino-profits-new-york-state <p></p><p>The Oneida Indian Nation has begun cutting checks to New York state and county governments out of the profits from its Turning Stone casino. The profit-sharing will enable the Oneida to maintain its dominance over casino gambling in central New York.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:55:39 +0000 Ryan Delaney 52527 at http://wrvo.org Oneida Nation begins sharing casino profits with New York state Congressional pressure builds on Redskins to change name http://wrvo.org/post/congressional-pressure-builds-redskins-change-name <p></p><p>An effort led by the Oneida Indian Nation to have Washington D.C.'s professional football team change its name has gained more support from members of Congress.</p><p>U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., sent a letter Monday to NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodell urging the league to take a stand for the Washington Redskins to change its team name.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:20:54 +0000 Ryan Delaney 51169 at http://wrvo.org Congressional pressure builds on Redskins to change name Maffei supports Oneida campaign to change Redskins name http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-supports-oneida-campaign-change-redskins-name <p>U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei spoke to the House on Tuesday in support of the Oneida Indian Nation's efforts to have the Washington Redskins team name changed. Maffei said the team name is deeply offensive and should be changed out of respect.<br /><br />"The name of Washington football team is derogatory to the Native Americans of this country," Maffei said. "For many Native Americans across the lands, the name of the Washington football team is a deeply personal reminder of a legacy of racism and generations of pain."<br /> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:46:14 +0000 Aimee Hirsch 47400 at http://wrvo.org Maffei supports Oneida campaign to change Redskins name Oneida 'disappointed' in response from NFL over Redskins name http://wrvo.org/post/oneida-disappointed-response-nfl-over-redskins-name <p></p><p>The Oneida Indian Nation says it was disappointed the National Football League defended its Washington team using the name Redskins in a meeting between the two parties.</p><p>Representatives from the nation met for an hour on Wednesday with senior league executives. The meeting was moved up a few weeks, but did not happen on Oneida territory in upstate New York as the nation had hoped.</p><p>The Oneida say the use of the name 'Redskins' is racist and offensive to Native Americans.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 00:04:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 46424 at http://wrvo.org Oneida 'disappointed' in response from NFL over Redskins name Amid Washington Redskins debate, two schools look back on own mascot changes http://wrvo.org/post/amid-washington-redskins-debate-two-schools-look-back-own-mascot-changes <p></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:35:39 +0000 Gino Geruntino 46383 at http://wrvo.org Amid Washington Redskins debate, two schools look back on own mascot changes News Briefs: Tuesday, Oct. 29 http://wrvo.org/post/news-briefs-tuesday-oct-29 <p><strong>Oneida nation to discuss Redskins controversy with NFL</strong></p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:57:34 +0000 WRVO News 46356 at http://wrvo.org Poll: Most fans okay with Redskins name change http://wrvo.org/post/poll-most-fans-okay-redskins-name-change <p>A poll conducted by the Oneida Indian Nation has found that a majority of Washington D.C. residents wouldn&#39;t be bothered if the city&#39;s professional football team changed its name.</p><p><a href="http://www.surveyusa.com/client/PollReportUC.aspx?g=b41b9bde-1b19-40f7-af86-0b585eb8df03" target="_blank">The poll</a>, released Wednesday, finds 55 percent of residents say it would make no difference if the Washington Redskins went by a different mascot. A quarter of those surveyed said they would be less of a fan, but 18 percent said they would be more.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:49:07 +0000 Ryan Delaney 45713 at http://wrvo.org Poll: Most fans okay with Redskins name change Team owner says Washington Redskins name is 'badge of honor' http://wrvo.org/post/team-owner-says-washington-redskins-name-badge-honor <p>The owner of the Washington Redskins professional football team has responded to charges from the Oneida Indian Nation that its name is offensive by saying the name and logo are &quot;a badge of honor,&quot; not a label.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:55:09 +0000 Ryan Delaney 45407 at http://wrvo.org N.F.L. may meet on Oneida land to discuss Redskins name change http://wrvo.org/post/nfl-may-meet-oneida-land-discuss-redskins-name-change <p>The National Football League has expressed interest in moving up a previously scheduled meeting with the Oneida Indian Nation to discuss the nation&#39;s desire to have the Washington Redskins team change its nickname.</p><p>That meeting could now happen on nation territory in a few weeks.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:47:37 +0000 Ryan Delaney 45335 at http://wrvo.org Oneida Nation puts pressure on N.F.L.'s Redskins to change name http://wrvo.org/post/oneida-nation-puts-pressure-nfls-redskins-change-name <p></p><p>The Oneida Indian Nation held a conference in Washington today to put pressure on the city&rsquo;s football team to change its name from the Redskins.</p><p>The Oneida and other Native Americans say the name is offensive and <a href="http://changethemascot.org" target="_blank">pressure on the N.F.L. team</a> is growing, including from the president.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 19:03:41 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Gino Geruntino 45285 at http://wrvo.org Senecas are remaining holdout to reach a casino deal with NY state http://wrvo.org/post/senecas-are-remaining-holdout-reach-casino-deal-ny-state-0 <p>The governor is optimistic Oneida and Madison Counties will go along with the deal he struck last week with the Oneida Indian Nation over casino gambling. The state also reached a deal with St. Regis Mohawk leaders this week. The Seneca Nation is the remaining holdout tribe still in dispute with the state over gambling</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 13:31:56 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Ashley Hirtzel 38386 at http://wrvo.org Senecas are remaining holdout to reach a casino deal with NY state In deal, Oneida will keep casino dominance over central New York http://wrvo.org/post/deal-oneida-will-keep-casino-dominance-over-central-new-york <p>The Oneida Indian Nation will for the first time share a sizeable chunk of gaming revenue from its casino operation in order to keep competition from the state out its backyard. Fri, 17 May 2013 09:07:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 37973 at http://wrvo.org In deal, Oneida will keep casino dominance over central New York