WASHINGTON, D.C.--The Onieda Nation of Central New York is pushing
the NFL's Washington Redskins to make a name change.
The Oneida's brought lawmakers, Native American leaders and public healthcare representatives together in Washington, D.C. urging the city's football team to let go of the Redskins name and mascot.
Oneida representatives call the name offensive and racist.
The Oniedas also brought supporters together in D.C. to help mobilize their "Change the Mascot" national radio campaign.
The group is talking with the NFL to set up a meeting.
President Obama told the Associated Press over the weekend if he owned the Washington team, he would think about changing the name.