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Las Vegas Paiute Tribe rejected 'gift' from NFL team's foundation

The administrative building of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe in Nevada. Photo from LVPT

The Las Vegas Paiute Tribe was offered a van by the Original Americans Foundation but turned it down, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) said.

“Redskins is a racist name and native Americans believe that,” said Reid, who serves as the Senate majority leader, The Reno Gazette-Journal reported. “They have tried to buy off some of my Nevada Indians and they have not been able to do that, giving them trucks and stuff like that.

Reid previously said a tribe in his state was approached by the foundation. One of his aides confirmed it was the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe.

Other tribes have accepted gifts from the foundation but many have condemned the initiative as a publicity stunt.

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