NEW YORK — Representatives of the Oneida Indian Nation have requested a meeting with all 32 NFL owners during Super Bowl week, hoping to persuade them to get the Washington franchise to drop the nickname Redskins.

NEW YORK — Representatives of the Oneida Indian Nation have requested a meeting with all 32 NFL owners during Super Bowl week, hoping to persuade them to get the Washington franchise to drop the nickname Redskins.

Ray Halbritter, an Oneida representative and leader of the "Change the Mascot Campaign," said Wednesday that his group asked in a meeting with NFL executives that Commissioner Roger Goodell and Redskins owner Daniel Snyder "visit our homelands."

The Oneida Indian Nation, which has approximately 1,000 enrolled members, is one of 566 federally recognized sovereign Native American nations, according to the U.S. Department of the Interior/Indian Affairs.