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Change the Mascot Calls on Commissioner Roger Goodell to Adopt Proactive Stance on Racism By Implementing an NFL Owners Code of Conduct

Following the National Football League’s recent discussions about its updated conduct policies, the Change the Mascot Campaign today called upon the league and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to immediately... Read More »

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Change the Mascot Campaign Praises Oklahoma City School Board Decision to Remove Racist R-Word Mascot from Capitol Hill High

The Change the Mascot Campaign today congratulated the Oklahoma City school board for its stand against the use of the R-word as a sports mascot. The board voted 8-0 yesterday to end the use of the dictionary-defined... Read More »

Forbes Travel Guide Ranks Turning Stone Resort's Gingerbread Village as One of the Best in the Country

Forbes Travel Guide ranks Turning Stone Resort’s Gingerbread Village as one of the nine best in the country! Other gingerbread house displays earning a spot on the list include the Mandarin Oriental in... Read More »

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New Year's Eve at Turning Stone Resort: Upstate New York's Premier Entertainment Destination to Host a Legendary Celebration Resort-wide

The world-class resort will offer a one-of-a-kind 2015 New Year’s Eve experience with an entire day of celebrations and experiences to delight all ages, styles and tastes! Featuring the most entertainment and dining options in Central New York, Turning Stone will also offer more than 15 live performances to help ring in the New Year – all under one roof! Read More »

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Turning Stone Resort Casino Lauded as “Leading Edge” and “Ahead of the Curve” by Casino Enterprise Management Magazine

Turning Stone Resort Casino and the Oneida Indian Nation received high praise for their state-of-the-art gaming transformation, leading customer service, and innovative players reward program in a recent... Read More »

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The Oneida Nation and the Rome Chamber of Commerce Encourage Reinvesting in the Local Economy as the Nation Honors Dedicated Employees with Multi-Million Dollar Holiday Bonuses

The Oneida Indian Nation is once again partnering with the Rome Area Chamber of Commerce to encourage its 4,500 employees to shop at local businesses this holiday season. Through its Shop Rome First program,... Read More »

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Turning Stone Reveals a Massive Expansion Project, “The Next Big Thing,” Central New York's First Luxury Retail Outlet and Multifacited Entertainment Complex

The Oneida Indian Nation today announced a major expansion project that is being developed in partnership with renowned entertainment developer Gordon Group Holdings. The new development at Turning Stone Resort Casino will include a luxury retail outlet, upscale restaurants, a movie theater, high-end bowling alley, and many other exciting entertainment options for guests. Read More »

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“Who Will Dan Snyder Bully Next?” Asks New Change the Mascot Ad

Following recent news that Washington NFL team owner Dan Snyder is suing Native Americans opposed to his team’s name, the Change the Mascot campaign has release a new ad asking, “Who will he bully next?” The advertisement comes on the heels of a demonstration against the name in San Francisco this past Sunday, a 4,000 person rally at Washington’s recent game in Minnesota, and just released poll data showing that four out of five Americans are uncomfortable calling a Native American the R-word. Read More »

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New Survey Reveals that Four out of Five Americans Would Be Uncomfortable Calling a Native American a “R*dskin”

The Change the Mascot campaign is highlighting nationwide survey results released today by goodness Mfg. and the National Congress of American Indians. This new polling information indicates Americans’ strong disapproval of the R-word, and underscores the vast changes in opinion on this topic since the 10-year old Annenberg survey, which is often cited by the team. Read More »

The Holidays at Turning Stone Resort are Bigger and Better Than Ever With New Events and Non-stop Family Entertainment

Central New York’s Premier Destination Resort Celebrates the Holidays with the Annual Tree Lighting, its Renowned 60 Foot Gingerbread Village, Breakfast with Santa, a Christmas & Crafts Show, and Holiday Performances from Trace Adkins, Benny Mardones, Kenny Rogers, Jim Brickman, and more. Read More »

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Change the Mascot Congratulates Native American Activist Suzan Harjo on Selection for the Presidential Medal of Freedom

The Change the Mascot campaign today sends heartfelt congratulations to Suzan Harjo, who is set to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor. Harjo is the current... Read More »

Turning Stone Resort Golf Professionals Earn Top PGA Accolades And Will be Honored at an Awards Ceremony on December 4

Turning Stone Resort Casino is widely recognized for its award-winning golf courses, attracting the sport’s most prestigious players. The passion and knowledge of the golf professionals who work at the resort’s premier courses are one of the reasons why. Read More »

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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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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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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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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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Kicking off the Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge, Turning Stone Resort Casino to host Kids Golf Clinic at Atunyote Golf Club

To kick off the events surrounding the Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F) Challenge, the Oneida Nation will host a golf clinic and fitness training session for kids on Monday, August 25 at Atunyote Golf... 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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