The meeting agreed to by NFL officials this month is scheduled for Wednesday in New York City, Oneida Indian Nation spokesman Brett Stagnitti told the Associated Press.
The upstate New York tribe and its leader Ray Halbritter became prominent critics of the team's name after funding a "Change the Mascot" radio ad campaign and a symposium in Washington on the harmful effects of the nickname.
Halbritter, whose tribe runs a large casino resort in Verona in central New York, says the name is degrading and has devastating effects, especially on younger Indians.
The tribe began pushing for a name change recently as the Washington Redskins faced fresh waves of criticism over their nickname. Even President Barack Obama weighed in, saying recently he would "think about changing" the name if he owned the team.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said senior league executives will attend next week's meeting, but he didn't know if Commissioner Roger Goodell would be among them.
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder has said he will never change the team's name and Goodell has said that it is ultimately Snyder's call.
Starting or probable
Vick has missed the last two games after injuring his left hamstring in the first half of a win at the Giants on Oct. 6. Backup Nick Foles, who sustained a concussion last week, was ruled out on Friday. Rookie Matt Barkley will be the No. 2 quarterback for the Eagles (3-4) against New York (1-6).
Freeman reported concussion-like symptoms the day after his rough performance Monday night in a loss to the New York Giants. He passed the NFL's required tests and went through part of the workout with the Vikings on Friday, but it was too late for him to catch up with the game plan.
Matt Cassel will be backing up Ponder.
Weeden accepts blame
He's absorbed punishing hits from defenders. He's endured more than his share of criticism from Cleveland fans for his poor play. Quarterback Brandon Weeden has taken a lot this season.
On Friday, he accepted the blame.
Weeden, who lost his starting job this week, offered no excuses for the ragged performances that cost him his job. Speaking for the first time since he was benched by Coach Rob Chudzinski in favor of Jason Campbell, Weeden said he hasn't lost confidence in his abilities and hopes to get another chance to start.
"I'll take full responsibility," he said. "I'm never going to be a guy that's going to point the finger. I had plenty of opportunities to make plays. There are some throws that I'd love to have back. Unfortunately you don't get them back. That falls on me. I'll take 100% of the responsibility, and when I get an opportunity, I'm going to do what I can to fix those mistakes."