Protests as Washington Redskins arrive at Lambeau Field Sunday

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GREEN BAY (WITI) -- The arrival of the Washington Redskins at Lambeau Field on Sunday, September 15th drew a protest. The group protesting wants the Redskins to change its name and logo -- calling them "deeply offensive" to Native Americans.

About two dozen people stood in the rain for four hours -- protesting what they call the "R-word."

Several are members of Wisconsin's Oneida and Menomonee tribes. They say Washington's team name and logo represent harmful stereotypes.

"The Washington Redskins are in a place where they could take a little leadership here, change a logo, stereotype. A lot of corporations, a lot of entities change their logos and they usually continue in business. The name is a derogatory name. It's a racial slur. It goes back to the bounty hunting era of the Colonial Period. This particular logo is a severed head logo. It certainly isn't a symbol that should be used by the football team that is in our nation's capital," Barbara Munson said.

Others at Lambeau Sunday say the Redskins name is a tribute to Native Americans and represents 76 years of Washington football.

"I've always sort of felt like it was an homage to Native Americans," Matt Walters said.

"I don't really find it offensive. I think tradition is tradition," Alex Dimattina said.

"Changing a team name at this point is more a political issue than football or a team naming issue," Patrick McDonough said.

Ana Ramirez says she worries about the impact on her daughters, who she hopes will always be proud of their Oneida heritage.

"They understand that this is really a personal attack on them and it`s not right. They are human beings. They have things to offer the world," Ramirez said.

While some who wear the Redskins jersey don't agree with the message they say it deserves their consideration.

"I personally never thought of it in a racial way. If they do, who am I to say they can`t have their opinion or be offended by something like that?" Walters said.

The Redskins' owner said earlier this year that he would never change the name of the team. However, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a recent radio interview that he is open to discussion.

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