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The Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation (OAF) is a nonprofit organization started by Daniel Snyder, controlling owner of the Washington Redskins American football team. It was formed under a climate of controversy around the name of the team, which some consider offensive. According to a letter from Snyder, it “will address the urgent challenges plaguing Indian country based on what tribal leaders tell us they need most.” In the letter to season ticket holders, announcing the Foundation, Snyder stated that he and other team representatives had visited 26 reservations in twenty states to " listen and learn first-hand about the views, attitudes, and experiences of the Tribes ". The letter quotes Pueblo of Zuni Governor Arlen Quetawki, saying " I appreciated your sincerity to l

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  • The Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation (OAF) is a nonprofit organization started by Daniel Snyder, controlling owner of the Washington Redskins American football team. It was formed under a climate of controversy around the name of the team, which some consider offensive. According to a letter from Snyder, it “will address the urgent challenges plaguing Indian country based on what tribal leaders tell us they need most.” In the letter to season ticket holders, announcing the Foundation, Snyder stated that he and other team representatives had visited 26 reservations in twenty states to " listen and learn first-hand about the views, attitudes, and experiences of the Tribes ". The letter quotes Pueblo of Zuni Governor Arlen Quetawki, saying " I appreciated your sincerity to l
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  • The Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation (OAF) is a nonprofit organization started by Daniel Snyder, controlling owner of the Washington Redskins American football team. It was formed under a climate of controversy around the name of the team, which some consider offensive. According to a letter from Snyder, it “will address the urgent challenges plaguing Indian country based on what tribal leaders tell us they need most.” In the letter to season ticket holders, announcing the Foundation, Snyder stated that he and other team representatives had visited 26 reservations in twenty states to " listen and learn first-hand about the views, attitudes, and experiences of the Tribes ". The letter quotes Pueblo of Zuni Governor Arlen Quetawki, saying " I appreciated your sincerity to learn about our culture and the real life issues we face on a daily basis ". Torrez - Martinez of Desert Cahuilla was quoted in the letter as saying, " There are Native Americans everywhere that 100 percent support the Redskins " Snyder also used his letter to cite instances of support for the team name by other Native Americans during his visits.
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