Progress in Cleveland, advancements at NCAI
We are pleased to see that another national sports team has chosen to end the use of a Native name and imagery for their team. Please watch this video, narrated by Tom Hanks.
National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), as part of its Ending "Indian" Mascots initiative, has launched the State Activity Tracker. We are proud they cited CNA as "key allies and organizations" for the State of Pennsylvania.
Additionally, NCAI conducted a program called "Retiring Indian School Mascots: Informing, Tracking, and Fueling a Growing National Movement" that is on their resources page. Ending "Indian Mascots resource center
ACTION AND SUPPORT
We continue to work on NATIVE LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT with Pennsylvania State Representative Chris Rabb. He is proposing that a land acknowledgment be made at the opening of Congressional Sessions in Pennsylvania State government. CNA members are slowly starting to meet individually and in person with our local representatives, sharing the importance of knowing the true history with Native peoples and supporting Rep. Rabb's Land Acknowledgment initiative.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT THIS EFFORT, YOU MIGHT CALL OR WRITE YOUR PA STATE LEGISLATOR TO EXPRESS YOUR SUPPORT FOR SUCH A PROPOSAL.
Thank you so much.
We acknowledge Pennsylvania exists on the tribal lands of the Delaware, Erie, Haudenosaunee, Lenape, Munsee, Shawnee, and Susquehannock.