Native American Tribal Leaders Call On Redskins To Change Their NameBarry Petchesky11/26/13 4:15pmFiled to: washington redskinsnflncai632EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkOne of the more common defenses of the Redskins name is that it's only a small proportion of American Indians calling for the change. Short of getting the five or so million natives left on a conference call, I'm not sure how you counter that argument. But this seems worth a shot. AdvertisementThe National Congress of American Indians, which counts among its membership hundreds of tribes from all over the country*, has released this video featuring seven elected tribal leaders, two of them national officials, speaking out against Washington's use of "Redskins" as a team name. And unlike Dan Snyder's chosen pitchman, presumably these seven have had their credentials checked.