Petersburg Pilot -

By Dan Rudy 

SE tribes boycott FedEx over NFL mascot

 


Ahead of next month’s start to the football season, Alaska’s largest tribal group has made clear it will not be rooting for one of the National Football League’s 32 franchises by boycotting its primary sponsor.

Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska gave notice last week to all tribal employees to discontinue use of FedEx services due to its sponsorship of the Washington Redskins.

The announcement follows the council’s adoption of a resolution formally opposing the NFL team’s controversial name, urging FedEx to disassociate from a brand that it considers...



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