Educate: NOT Eradicate

Native American Guardian's Association

As Native American facts, images and names are being hidden from view and removed from history indiscriminately, we will fight to preserve and perpetuate Native American culture and to advance understanding by promoting the cultural value and societal contributions of Native American icons, names and imagery with dignity and respect.

NAGA opposes Indian "mascots" in the stereotypical sense of a "sideline cheerleader." We encourage teams with an overtly "cartoonish" logo or anything that could easily be construed as disrespectful to portray their symbolism in a dignified and regionally appropriate manner, with a focus on education as to local indigenous history.

BREAKING NEWS: Native American Guardian's Association sends letter to the NCAA Executive Committee demanding they immediately rescind their racist, discriminatory policy against Native Americans. CLICK HERE to read press release.

NAGA Mission Statement

Our mission is to Preserve and Honor Native American Indian Pride and Dignity; to Give Voice to those Millions who Have been Censored. To Address the Many Real Problems and Issues on Reservations and Throughout America. To Aggressively Network with Native American and U.S. Historians to Educate, Enlighten, Support and Honor those With an Interest or Investment in Reviving the Declining Cultural Value of Native Americans and their Cherished National Contributions. We will Accomplish our Mission by Maintaining and Propagating High-Impact Names, Icons and Images in the Media as well as among Educational, Internet, Community and Sports Leaders. We Will Engage Those Who Would Actively Impugn, Degrade or Remove These Valuable American Keepsakes from the Public’s View.

Education and Schools

This is a performance done to show support in bringing back the origins of the Fighting Illini at the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana.

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