The United Church of Christ has been engaged in solidarity work with American Indians for years over indigenous rights of Native Americans. At GA 2001 in Cleveland, the GA Planning Committee and UUA President called for a protest of the Cleveland "Indians" in conjunction with the UCC and American Indian activists. Several hundred of us marched before a game, in the blazing rain, and listened to speeches and read literature about the issue. I was very pleased to hear Friday the news that the NCAA has banned the use of indian "mascots", to begin with in the post-season tourneys. There was a rocking debate on talk radio, mostly anti-NCAA decision, but still, it is getting folks talking and analyzing. My relationships with Native Americans started at the University of Oregon in the early 1990’s, and I’ve never met one who was supportive of the idea of indian mascots. Congratulations in part to UCC for their activism, but ultimately to the American Indian activists who have been rallying around this issue for a century or longer. A UU Asian friend noted that Stanford in 1972 cast aside their indian mascot, ‘ahead of the curve’ so to speak.