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Osage Nation to avoid FedEx due to association with NFL team

A copy of the executive order from Osage Nation Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear was shared on Facebook.

The Osage Nation of Oklahoma won't be using FedEx whenever possible due to the shipping giant's connections to the Washington NFL team.

FedEx pays for the naming rights to the stadium in Maryland where the team plays. Its president, Fred Smith, is a member of the team’s ownership group.

The company, however, has refused to take a stand on the team's racist mascot. So Osage Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear said the tribe will make its views known through its pocketbook.

"Until the name of the NFL team is changed to something less inflammatory and insulting, I direct all employees to refrain from using FedEx when there is an alternative available," Standing Bear said in an executive order on Monday.

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Osage Nation To Boycott FedEx Over Support For Washington Redskins Name (News on 6 9/23)
Native American tribe in Oklahoma asking employees to boycott business over NFL mascot (KFOR 9/23)
Osage Nation protests Redskins name (KRMG 9/24)
Osage Nation calls for boycott of FedEx (KOCO 9/24)
Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name (CNN 9/24)
Osage Tribe Issues Boycott Of FedEx (KTUL 9/24)
Osage Nation to boycott FedEx due to association with Washington Redskins (The Tulsa World 9/24)

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