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From the Washington Redskins to the Cleveland Indians, many sport teams and universities in the United States use mascots based on indigenous iconography or stereotypes.

For years, Native American and anti-racism activists have pushed for change, using the hashtag #NotYourMascot to denounce racist portrayals of the community.

Still, hundreds of institutions – both educational and athletic – continue to reference, objectify, or caricature Native American traditions.

In this episode, The Stream explores why symbols based on indigenous iconography persist and how anti-racism activists are advocating for change.

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