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AZ activists rally against Redskins team name and ND pipeline

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A line of the cars wait to enter the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D., Saturday, Dec. 3. (AP Photo/David Goldman) A line of the cars wait to enter the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D., Saturday, Dec. 3. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Activists rally in Glendale. (Source: Mike Schmidt, KPHO/KTVK) Activists rally in Glendale. (Source: Mike Schmidt, KPHO/KTVK)
Activists rally in Glendale. (Source: Mike Schmidt, KPHO/KTVK) Activists rally in Glendale. (Source: Mike Schmidt, KPHO/KTVK)
GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Sunday’s game between the Arizona Cardinals and Washington Redskins in Glendale is once again renewing the conflict about whether “Redskins” slurs Indians.

A local group, Arizona to Rally Against Native Mascots, hosted a “Not Your Mascot March and Rally Stands with Standing Rock.”

Activists called for “the immediate retirement of the Washington team’s name and logo,” which they call racist.

“The use of the term today further dehumanizes Indigenous people and allows for current and continued human and civil rights violations occurring on and near the Standing Rock Sioux Nation,” activists said in a news release.

Local activists say they plan to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The tribe started an anti-pipeline campaign months ago to protect sacred sites and their water supply. 

[RELATED: Veterans begin to assemble near Dakota Access protest camp]

The Dakota Access Pipeline was originally slated to lie north of Bismarck, North Dakota, in an area that did not cross Native American reservations. The current proposed route, however, would take it through four states, stretching 1,172 miles to connect areas with oil in North Dakota to southern Illinois.

It would cut through the Sioux Tribe's reservation, and the tribe says it could potentially destroy sacred lands and prevent access to clean drinking water.

The rally in Glendale comes one day before enforcement of the eviction notice issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The rally began at 12 p.m. at the Park and Ride lot at 7099 N. 99th Ave. in Glendale.

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