#NOTYOURMASCOT March & Rally NOV 2nd in Minnesota

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown October 27th, 2014 Last Updated on: October 27th, 2014

Not Your Mascots Board Members will be joining others in the Native American community at the Vikings vs. Washington game on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at TCF Stadium in Minnesota as they protest the Washington football team's name.

Two marches will take place:

* American Indian OIC: 8:30am, march beginning at 9am.1845 E Franklin Ave., Minneapolis.

* Northrop Auditorium, University of Minnesota: 9am, march beginning at 9:30am. 84 Church St SE, Minneapolis.


Both marches will converge and become a unified force for a rally at TCF Stadium, 10:00am

Guest speakers include Amanda Blackhorse, Winona LaDuke, Billy Mills, Clyde Bellecourt, Patricia Shepard, and many more. Not Your Mascots Board Members Tara Houska and Sarah LittleRedfeather will be participating in the event.

Dancers, drums, and performers throughout the event and concert to follow at Northrop Auditorium, 12pm, including:

Gretchen Morris – Hoop Dancer
Mic Jordan – Hip Hop Artist
Ringing Shield – Drum Group
SOUP JUICE – Comedian
Tall Paul – Hip Hop Artist

If you're not able to attend the Minnesota event, you can still help spread the word by sharing the below message on your social media!

Not Your Mascots, a 501(c)3 organization, is excited to announce its emergence as a newly formed non-profit that is dedicated to addressing the misappropriation of Indigenous identity and imagery through education, advocacy, and media outreach efforts to provide comprehensive solutions that will end the use of harmful native mascots and stereotypes. Not Your Mascots recognizes the need for cooperation and unity between educational institutions, the media, and the general public in the creation of a future in which society will be free of the harms of Native objectification.

For more information please visit http://notyourmascots.org/.

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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