I strongly oppose the use of native imagery and racial slurs as team mascots and nicknames. These displays are in no way “honoring” any Native American, living or deceased.
don’t let anyone tell you how or to what degree you should identify with your culture. it doesn’t matter where you were born, where your parents were born, when you/they emigrated.
your experiences and feelings are valid, no matter how conflicting, dissonant, or confusing.
your identity can change. and you do not have to explain yourself to others.