Portland, Oregon (KOIN) – A group of Native American parents and allies against what they call offensive mascots will protest outside Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton Thursday.
Advocates call the mascot an offensive and grotesque caricature.
EONM launched a Facebook and Twitter campaign to “#dechief” the mascot.
The Cleveland Indians baseball club substituted a “C” for the logo on uniforms.
“It strongly suggests that Nike is excluding legitimate Native American concerns about the derogatory and offensive nature of Native stereotyping,” the organization said in a release.
Nike also produces gear with a Native American mascot for the Florida State University Seminoles. The company faced past objections from the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.