As a child in K-12 - being called the N-word and "Injun Joe", not being taught the history and accomplishments of First Nations People, being forced to honor Columbus, to "celebrate" Thanksgiving, and never seeing the word "Arawak" in print.
As a person of color - being asked to pay for things in cash when others used checks, not being served at a deli counter, being forced to wait at the door to be seated in a Friendly's Restaurant while the staff took their "break."
As a person in a multiracial relationship - being called "salt and pepper" and being told to find someone of my own kind.
As a person in a multiracial family - being asked if I was adopted, being asked if my children were adopted, having my children taken by strangers who believed they had been abandoned (even though I was standing right behind them).
As a teacher - The posters on my door were vandalized with "KKK was here" and "White Power" being written on them.
2.) Have you ever struggled to find work because of being Native American?
3.) What is your opinion on the name "Redskins" for a foot all team?
4.) What do you want people to know about Native Americans?
Redskins and tomahawk Chop are racist names and actions that wouldn't use for another group! see: www.fastcocreate.com/3019837/
In addition, statistics are often cited that mention Native American's "don't care" or "are fine" with the sports images, but that is not the whole story. Here is an article that explains this:
“I don’t really worry about it,” said Elaine YellowHorse, a college student and EMT on the reservation, told me. “There are just so many other things that I need to worry about before that.” But YellowHorse gives the lie to the idea that 58% of the survey respondents actively condone the name. While she said she wouldn’t bother to change it, YellowHorse also told me that she found “Redskins” offensive and was upset by the idea that there were non-Native fans running around in headdresses in the nation’s capital. It’s a difficult sentiment to understand — to find something offensive but not worth worrying about — but when the whole world around you is tinged with racism, you have a high bar for what you deem worthy of worrying about.
“Native Americans throughout the country consider the term ‘redskin’ a racial, derogatory slur akin to the ‘N-word' among African Americans or the ‘W-word' among Latinos,” Cole and nine other lawmakers wrote in a letter earlier this year to team owner Daniel Snyder. “Such offensive epithets would no doubt draw widespread disapproval among the NFL's fan base. Yet the national coverage of Washington's NFL football team profits from a term that is equally disparaging to Native Americans.”