The Oneida Indian Nation released its second radio ad to call on the Washington Redskins to change its nickname.
The central New York tribe and owner of the Turning Stone Casino said it plans to run ads every week during the NFL season in the cities where the Redskins play—this week in Green Bay, reports Gannett’s Ashley Hupfl.
“If we are offending one person, we need to be listening and making sure that we’re doing the right things to try to address that,” Goodell said during an interview on 106.7-FM in Washington.
The Oneida Indian Nation’s new ad explains the word “redskin” is considered a hurtful name to Native Americans.
One of the new Oneida Indian Nation ads quotes Goodell previously saying the name is “a unifying force that stands for courage, pride, and respect.”
The Oneida Indian Nation hopes Goodell’s new opinion will bring more change.
“We are encouraged to see that Mr. Goodell is joining us and so many others in calling for a serious discussion about ending the Washington’s team’s use of a racial slur. Mr. Goodell is absolutely right – it is time for the Washington team’s owners to start listening,” Oneida’s Representative Ray Halbritter said in a statement.
The first ad, “Change the Mascot,” aired recently and can be found at www.changethemascot.org.