An organization representing Native Americans is seeking Taylor Swift’s support in their efforts to put an end to the tomahawk chop gesture, often seen during Kansas City Chiefs games. During a recent match between the Chiefs and the Chicago Bears, Swift was spotted in a suite next to Donna Kelce, the mother of the Chiefs’ tight end, Travis Kelce. In a video, fans surrounding Swift can be seen doing the tomahawk chop, while the singer herself refrains from participating. The founder of the organization, Not in Our Honor, Rhonda LeValdo, expressed hope that Swift’s presence could help bring attention to the issue. The tomahawk chop is seen by some as a celebration but is considered a racist stereotype of Native Americans by others. LeValdo emphasized the need for Swift to understand the Native American perspective and the harm caused by such behavior, citing scientific and psychological research. Native American groups, including LeValdo’s organization, had previously urged the Chiefs to change their nickname, mascot, and the tomahawk chop gesture at the Super Bowl earlier this year. However, Chiefs President Mark Donovan did not indicate any plans for change at that time. In an attempt to raise awareness and educate themselves about Native American culture, the Chiefs banned fans from wearing headdresses, war paint, and native clothing at Arrowhead Stadium in 2020. Additionally, the team modified the tomahawk chop celebration by having cheerleaders use a closed fist and an open palm instead. The Chiefs originated as the Dallas Texans in 1960 and relocated to Kansas City in 1963 with permission from the Northern Arapaho tribe.