Impacting the Government
A campaign by NAGA is underway to educate local, state, and federal governing bodies about the harmful “Not Your Mascot Decolonization” movement. We seek to overturn the Redskins team name ban in California, as well as help stop any further attempts by politicians to eradicate Native American names and imagery which are a source of pride to a proven majority of Indian people. NAGA is going on the offense by encouraging politicians at all levels of government to support initiatives that promote Native American history and heritage in sports and the mainstream. The NAGA INS petition is one such effort underway at the federal level. The purpose of this initiative is to demand new legislation to compel the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to mandate, by law, a new minimum level of study materials and test questions concerning the role of Native Americans in our country’s history for hopeful new citizens.