SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KGO) -- The San Francisco 49ers will host the Washington Redskins at Levi's Stadium this weekend and that's already sparking protests.
On Sunday, American Indian groups will stage a demonstration like the one earlier this month in Washington D.C.
They want the Washington teams' owner Daniel Snyder to get rid of the Redskins mascot name. They say it's offensive because it represents the killing of Native Americans and turning in their skin for rewards.
"To continue using the word besides its origins is to continue the Cowboy and Indian wars that they perpetuate. It does great harm," American Indian movement spokesperson Tony Gonzales said.
Native Americans will also go before the Santa Clara City Council Tuesday night.
They want the council to adopt a resolution condemning the Redskins name, much like the California State Legislature did this past summer.
Anti-Redskins protest planned before 49ers game at Levi's Stadium
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