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Ray Halbritter, National Representative of the Oneida Indian Nation gestures as he speaks during the Oneida Indian Nation's Change the Mascot symposium, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, in Washington, calling for the Washington Redskins NFL football team to change its name. During an interview, President Barack Obama suggested that the owner of the Washington Redskins football team consider changing its name because, the president said, the current name offends "a sizable group of people." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Ray Halbritter, National Representative of the Oneida Indian Nation gestures as he speaks during the Oneida Indian Nation's Change the Mascot symposium, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, in Washington, calling for the Washington Redskins NFL football team to change its name. During an interview, President Barack Obama suggested that the owner of the Washington Redskins football team consider changing its name because, the president said, the current name offends "a sizable group of people." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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(AP) The NFL says it will meet with representatives of an Indian tribe from New York that is campaigning for the Washington Redskins to change their nickname.


NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says Monday a meeting was scheduled for next month and could happen sooner.


The Oneida Indian Nation held a symposium on the issue Monday in Washington to coincide with the NFL owners' meetings taking place across town.


At the symposium, U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., said the league and team are "promoting a racial slur" and "this issue is not going away."


In an interview with The Associated Press last week, President Barack Obama said he would "think about changing" the Redskins' name if he owned the team.


Redskins owner Dan Snyder says he'll never change the team's name.


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