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Change the Mascot Campaign Releases New Ad In MN in Advance of Washington – Vikings Game

When the Washington NFL team heads to Minneapolis this weekend to take on the Minnesota Vikings, they are also expected to face powerful protests from a diverse coalition rallying in opposition to the... Read More »

Oneida Indian Nation to Honor Central New York Veterans at 14th Annual Veterans Recognition Ceremony

As First Allies of the United States during the Revolutionary War, the Oneida Indian Nation continues its legacy of supporting the country by honoring the distinguished members of the military. In celebration... Read More »

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Change the Mascot Releases Statement on Virginia Senate Candidate Ed Gillespie's Ad in Support of R-Word Racial Slur

The Change the Mascot campaign today released a statement in response to Virginia senate candidate Ed Gillespie touting his support of continuing to denigrate... Read More »

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Oneida Nation SāvOn Stores Make a Muscle for Annual Fundraiser, Helping to Raise more than $7,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association

The Oneida Indian Nation’s SāvOn Stores proved, once again, that working together can make a difference for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Central New York. Through the annual Make A Muscle campaign,... Read More »

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During National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, Change the Mascot Urges School Administrators Across America to Ban the R-Word Racial Slur

The national grassroots movement announced today that letters will be sent to school administrators across the country encouraging them to enact policy and curriculum changes educating students about the Washington NFL team’s R-word name and restricting its use at their schools. The letter cites empirical data about the slur’s use as a bullying tool, and points to the vast and growing list of Native American, civil rights, educational and physiological organizations who have spoken out about the harm caused by the R-word. Read More »

Turning Stone Resort to host “Three Nights of Horror,” the Largest and Scariest Halloween Weekend in Upstate New York

Thursday, October 30 to Saturday, November 1, Turning Stone Resort Casino is celebrating Halloween weekend at Exit 33 with “Three Nights of Horror,” a frighteningly fun Halloween party. “Three Nights of... Read More »

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Utica Comets to Host 2015 AHL All-Star Classic Presented by Turning Stone Resort Casino

American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews announced today that the AHL Board of Governors has unanimously approved the selection of the Utica Comets as hosts of the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic... Read More »

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Change the Mascot Applauds New Jersey Lawmakers for Joining Growing Political Movement Against Washington NFL Team’s R-word Name

The Change the Mascot campaign today is praising New Jersey State Assemblymen Patrick Diegnan (D-Middlesex) and Ralph Caputo (D-Essex) for introducing a set of resolutions calling for a name change from the Washington NFL team, requesting that the New York Giants refrain from using the team’s R-word name, and urging retailers to voluntarily halt sales of merchandise bearing the dictionary-defined slur. Read More »

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Turning Stone Resort Casino is now Taking Reservations for its Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration

The four-season resort celebrates Thanksgiving with an elaborate sit-down dinner, live music, and family-friendly entertainment. For guests who want to enjoy a Turning Stone Thanksgiving meal at home, Turning Stone’s chefs are also preparing turkey dinners and all the sides for pickup. Read More »

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Turning Stone Resort Casino Hosts Careers Fairs For Culinary and Gaming Floor Positions

Turning Stone Resort Casino is looking for candidates to fill multiple full and part-time positions, including lead cook, baker, pastry chef, bingo floor clerks, keno writers, and slot attendants. Recruiters... Read More »

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Change the Mascot Calls on NFL’s New VP of Social Responsibility to Clarify Position on Washington Team Name and How it Aligns with League’s Stated Ideals

Timed to coincide with the NFL owners meeting taking place in New York City this week, the national grassroots Change the Mascot Campaign is requesting a meeting with league Vice President of Social Responsibility Anna Isaacson to discuss the implications of the use of the R-word by the Washington NFL team. The campaign, led by the National Congress of American Indians and the Oneida Indian Nation, is also calling on Isaacson to outline her position on the issue and to clarify how the continued use of a racial epithet lines up with the league’s stated new focus on social responsibility. Read More »

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Turning Stone Resort Casino Debuts a Weeklong Oktoberfest Celebration with Restaurant Specials, Live Music, Beer Tastings, and More

Turning Stone Resort Casino is stuffing guests this fall with a mix of drinking and food-focused events, which kick-off this week. From beer and wine dinners, to tailgating and a weeklong Oktoberfest celebration,... Read More »

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Mike Tyson Begs to be Hit in Knockout New Commercial for Turning Stone Resort Casino

Boxing legend Mike Tyson will hit New York airwaves this week in a powerful new TV ad for Turning Stone Resort Casino. In the 30 second spot, Tyson, who has frequented the resort as a boxing promoter,... Read More »

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Leader of National Campaign Against the Washington NFL Mascot to Address the Vital Issue at Penn State on October 22

A prominent figure in the growing national opposition against the Washington NFL team’s mascot, Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter will appear at Penn State’s HUB Robeson Center Auditorium... Read More »

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Change the Mascot Campaign Celebrates New Data Showing Less Use of the R-Word

The Change the Mascot campaign today celebrated news of data showing that National Football League broadcasters have significantly reduced the amount they are promoting the dictionary-defined racial slur... Read More »

The Oneida Indian Nation Opens Its First SāvOn Store In Nearly a Decade

For the first time in nearly 10 years, the Oneida Indian Nation is opening a new SāvOn Convenience Store. Located at 603 Genesee Street in Chittenango, the new SāvOn is celebrating its grand opening on Friday, September 19. Read More »

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Change the Mascot Calls on NFL Owners to Stand Against Washington NFL Team's Use of R-word Racial Slur

The grassroots Change the Mascot campaign announced at a Washington press conference today that letters will be sent to every NFL team owner calling on them to demand action against the Washington team’s continued use of the R-word dictionary-defined slur, which reflect poorly on the league. Read More »

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Turning Stone Resort Casino Emerges as New York’s Premier Poker Room

Turning Stone Resort Casino, a world-class, four-season resort, continues to distinguish itself as a premier destination for poker. With celebrity players, quarter million dollar jackpots, frequent tournaments... Read More »

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Change the Mascot Applauds Current and Former FCC Chairs for Calling On Washington NFL Team to Drop Offensive R-Word Mascot

The national grassroots Change the Mascot movement today released a statement praising the agency leaders for taking a stand against the team’s use of the derogatory name and mascot, which is offensive to Native Americans. Read More »

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NFL Season Kicks Off with Change the Mascot Ad Urging Public to Take Action Against Washington NFL Team’s Demeaning R-word Name

As the Washington NFL team heads to Houston for their first game of the 2014-2015 season on Sunday, they will be met with a new radio ad from the Change the Mascot campaign airing in Houston and nationally.... Read More »

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Turning Stone Celebrates Back-to-School Season with Time Management Brunch and Special Pampering for Parents

Turning Stone Resort Casino is making back-to-school season less stressful this year with a month-long celebration at Ska:ná and Ahsí Day Spa. The DeClutter Coach Deborah Cabral is returning to Turning... Read More »

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Change the Mascot and Diverse Coalition of More Than 100 Groups Urge Radio and T.V. Broadcasters to Cease Use of Washington Team’s Disparaging R-word Name on Airwaves

On the day the NFL kicks off its 2014-2015 season, The Change the Mascot campaign and a diverse coalition of supporters are issuing a letter to broadcasters asking them to refrain from using the Washington... Read More »

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Celebrities from top Horror Films and TV Shows to Attend Scare-A-Con at Turning Stone Resort Casino

Scare-A-Con, the Northeast’s premier horror and pop culture convention and film festival, returns to Turning Stone Resort Casino on Friday, September 12 through 14. Scare-A-Con 2014 features celebrity... Read More »

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Change the Mascot Praises The Washington Post for Decision to End its Use of the Washington NFL Team’s Offensive R-Word Name


The Washington Post today declared that its editorial pages will no longer use the derogatory R-word when referring to the Washington NFL team. “While we wait for the National Football League to catch... Read More »

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Change the Mascot Praises Respected NFL Official Mike Carey for Stance against Washington NFL Team’s Racist R-Word Name

It was revealed today that Mike Carey, highly-respected NFL referee and the first African American referee to work a Super Bowl, had intentionally not worked a Washington team game in the past eight years.... Read More »

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California State Assembly Calls for the Washington NFL Team to Change its Name

The Change the Mascot campaign is praising the actions of California legislators, who yesterday passed a resolution urging the Washington NFL team to end its use of the R-word slur. Leading NFL voices Phil Simms and Tony Dungy also spoke out on the issue this week, saying they likely won’t use the team’s R-word name in their discussions. Read More »

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Turning Stone Resort Casino Opens A New Outdoor Patio Bar At Exit 33

Turning Stone Resort Casino announces the grand opening of “Crescent Patio Bar,” a new outdoor bar and lounge at “Exit 33.” Mirroring the elegance and sophistication of the resort, “Crescent Patio Bar” features contemporary lounge-style furniture and specialty cocktails with music tailored for a relaxed lounge experience. Read More »

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Native American Leaders to Washington Team Owner Dan Snyder: Yes, We are Offended by Your Team’s Name, and No, We Will Not be Ignored

Washington NFL team owner Dan Snyder and other team representatives, including loyal employees and a subsidized group composed of former players, recently claimed that they haven’t heard from any Native Americans who are offended by the team’s name. The Change the Mascot campaign is now calling upon the team to recognize the large number of major tribal organizations and Native American leaders who have openly stated their opposition. Read More »

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Change the Mascot Campaign Responds to Washington Team Owner Dan Snyder’s Defense of R*dskins Name

The Change the Mascot Campaign, led by the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and the Oneida Indian Nation, reacted today to statements that Washington NFL team owner Dan Snyder made during an... Read More »

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Change the Mascot Campaign Praises Hillary Clinton for Strongly Opposing the Washington NFL Team’s Name

The National Congress of American Indians and the Oneida Indian Nation, which lead the grassroots Change the Mascot Campaign, today strongly praised Hillary Clinton for calling on the Washington NFL team to drop the R-word slur as its name and mascot. Read More »

Turning Stone Announces That Tiger Woods and Fellow Golfing Elites Will Play at the Seventh Annual Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge

The Oneida Indian Nation today announced that golf legend Tiger Woods and an incredible field of accompanying PGA TOUR players will be teeing up with four-time PGA TOUR winner and golf analyst Notah Begay... Read More »

Turning Stone Unveils Life-Sized Blackjack Table Cake to Celebrate 21st Anniversary

Turning Stone Resort Casino this weekend celebrated 21 years of success with an incredible, life-sized Blackjack (21) table cake. Read More »

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Granddaughter of Infamous Washington Team Owner Calls for Team to Change Its Name

The Change the Mascot campaign today lauded the granddaughter of famed Washington football team owner George Preston Marshall for publicly calling on the team to stop using a racial slur as its name. Read More »

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder the Latest to Join Change the Mascot Campaign in Calling for an End to Washington NFL Team’s Use of R-word Racial Slur

A U.S. District Judge in Maryland has also refused to allow the team’s R-word name to be spoken in his court, describing it as an offensive slur against Native Americans Read More »

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Turning Stone Resort Casino Promotes Karen Ramirez to Senior Vice President for Hospitality

The Oneida Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino has promoted Karen Ramirez to Senior Vice President for Hospitality. She has been with Turning Stone since 2007 as the Vice President of Hospitality, managing... Read More »

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National Congress of American Indians and the Oneida Indian Nation Statement on Resignation of Washington NFL Team Executive Hired to Defend the R-Word Racial Epithet

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and the Oneida Indian Nation, which lead the national Change the Mascot campaign, responded today to reports... Read More »

Rock and Roll Legend Ringo Starr Provides Inaugural Contribution to the New Turning Stone Hands of Fame Exhibit

Rock and roll superstar Ringo Starr, who turns 74 today, created the inaugural handprint display for Turning Stone's new Hands of Fame exhibit following his memorable performance at Turning Stone Resort Casino Event Center last month. Read More »

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Showtime Network's "SHOBOX - The New Generation" to Televise its 200th Pro Boxing Episode Live from Turning Stone, Friday, July 25

The parade of high-profile nationally televised boxing events will continue at Turning Stone Resort Casino, when Showtime produces the landmark 200th episode of “SHOBOX – The New Generation,” Friday, July 25 in the resort’s Event Center. Read More »

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Turning Stone Offers Super-Sized Entertainment at All-Star Sumo Wrestling Event on July 19

Two tons of Sumo Champions will collide Saturday, July 19 at Turning Stone Resort Casino’s Event Center for a ground-shaking All-Star Sumo wrestling event. The first event of its kind at Turning Stone,... Read More »

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Change the Mascot Campaign Releases Statement in Response to BuzzFeed Article

Buzzfeed on July 1 published an article titled “The Weirdest Conceivable Twist in the Fight Over Washington’s NFL Team Name.” The piece pointed out that the team recently hired a blogger who “convinced America ‘macaca’ was racist. Now he’s in charge of convincing America ‘Redskins’ isn’t.” Read More »

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71 Year-Old Oneida Nation Member Ray Fougnier Brings Home Five Medals, Including Overall Silver from World Powerlifting Championships

The Oneida Indian Nation today applauds its 71 year-old Wolf Clan member Ray Fougnier for his stellar performance at the 2014 International Powerlifting Federation World Championships in South Africa earlier this month. Read More »

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Oneida Nation, National Congress of American Indians and United Church of Christ React to FedEx Field Section Named for Segregationist George Preston Marshall

The Oneida Indian Nation, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), and the Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ (UCC) today issued a statement regarding the section of the... Read More »

Oneida Indian Nation Congratulates Hanna on Victory

The Oneida Indian Nation congratulates U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna on his primary win over Claudia Tenney. In supporting Richard Hanna, voters have proven once again that they value leaders who support building... Read More »

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Million Dollar Jackpot Bingo this Saturday at Turning Stone

Turning Stone Resort Casino will once again attempt to make history this Saturday, June 28, with its Million Dollar Bingo event. One year ago this week, Frances Slesinsky of Binghamton, NY put her name... Read More »

Turning Stone Wins Central New York BEST Award, Recognizing Workplace Learning and Performance

Turning Stone Resort Casino earned an American Society for Training and Development Central New York Chapter BEST Sapphire Award at the ASTD’s recent CNY BEST awards ceremony. Read More »

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Oneida Indian Nation and National Congress of American Indians Praise U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for Cancelling Washington NFL Team’s R-Word Trademark

In a landmark ruling issued today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) cancelled the Washington NFL team’s federal trademark registration of the term “Redskins,” a decision being praised by the... Read More »

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United Church of Christ Central Atlantic Conference Passes Resolution Calling for Washington Football Team Name Change and Calls for Member Boycott

With support of Native American groups, the Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ calls for more than 40,000 local church members in D.C. region to boycott Washington football team and merchandise Read More »

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Yocha Dehe Tribe to Air TV Ad Against R-dskins Name in Seven Major Markets During NBA Championship Game

At halftime of tonight’s Game 3 of the NBA Championship, the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation will air in seven major T.V. markets a 60-second version of the National Congress of American Indians’ Proud... Read More »

Oneida Indian Nation Supports Congressman Richard Hanna Over Claudia Tenney in Upcoming Election

The Oneida Indian Nation today announced that it has contributed to the Patriot Prosperity political action committee (PAC) that is supporting U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna in his primary election campaign against... Read More »

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Civil Rights Icon and Olympian John Carlos and Former Washington, D.C. NFL Player Tre' Johnson Speak Out Against the Washington Mascot

The National Congress of American Indians and the Oneida Indian Nation today praised legendary Olympian and activist John Carlos and celebrated former Washington NFL player Tre' Johnson, for calling upon... Read More »

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