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Super Bowl puts focus on activists’ Chiefs beef

Rhonda LeValdo is exhausted, but she’s refusing to slow down. For the fourth time in five years, her hometown team and the focus of her decadeslong activism against the use of American Indian imagery and references in sports is in the Super Bowl.
As the Kansas City Chiefs prepare for Sunday’s big game, so does LeValdo. She and dozens of other Indigenous activists are in Las Vegas to protest and demand the team change its name and ditch its logo and rituals they say are offensive.

“I’ve spent so much of my personal time and money on this issue. I really hoped that our kids wouldn’t have to deal with this,” said LeValdo, who founded and leads a group called Not …

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