UPDATE 2:16 p.m. EST: According to the Ground Campaign Organizer at Indigenous Environmental Network, Dallas Goldtooth, "the Redhawks announcement is actually an elaborate guerilla counter brand campaign designed and executed by Native activists." An official press release by advocates reads:
"After decades of team owner Dan Snyder refusing to change the name of the Washington football team, Native advocates took to the internet to do it for him. Today, social media exploded with an updated logo and mascot for DC’s football team: The WASHINGTON REDHAWKS. The activists behind the online action, Rising Hearts, are hosting an in-person press conference in DC this Thursday December 14th at 2PM at the George Preston Marshall Monument in front of RFK Stadium. Supporters can join also join a rally at FedEx Field this Sunday."