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Native Sun News Today: Indian athletes once dominated the world of sports
Native Sun News Today: Indian athletes once dominated the world of sports (December 3, 2018)

By the close of the 19th century, Indian athletes started to make their mark in baseball and football.


Tim Giago: Fighting for justice the only way he knows
Tim Giago: Fighting for justice the only way he knows (September 10, 2018)

Like many Lakota I am a witness to the injustices perpetrated upon Native Americans.


Native All-Star Football Classic brings youth to weeklong camp
Native All-Star Football Classic brings youth to weeklong camp (August 2, 2018)

Athletes at the Native All-Star Football Classic have done some deep thinking when it comes to tribal culture, family dynamics and emotional well-being.


Cronkite News: Cherokee football player Sam Bradford joins Arizona
Cronkite News: Cherokee football player Sam Bradford joins Arizona (March 19, 2018)

Sam Bradford, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, signed a $20 million deal with the Arizona Cardinals professional football team.


Eastern Cherokees cheer high school football team at state championship game
Eastern Cherokees cheer high school football team at state championship game (December 8, 2017)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is turning out in force to support the Cherokee Braves at North Carolina's state football tournament.


College football player from Seminole Tribe makes history with first touchdown
College football player from Seminole Tribe makes history with first touchdown (November 22, 2017)

Justin Motlow made history as the first citizen of the Seminole Tribe to score a touchdown for Florida State University.


College football player from Seminole Tribe waiting for first day on the field
College football player from Seminole Tribe waiting for first day on the field (September 7, 2017)

Justin Motlow made headlines three years ago as the first citizen of the Seminole Tribe to join the football team at Florida State University.


Native Sun News Today: Duane Big Crow relishes role as football coach on Pine Ridge Reservation
Native Sun News Today: Duane Big Crow relishes role as football coach on Pine Ridge Reservation (December 1, 2016)

By any measure, Duane Big Crow is a success at his chosen profession.


Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge football team impresses on the road
Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge football team impresses on the road (October 26, 2016)

You can argue where the best South Dakota High School football is being played, but there is little doubt where the most exciting is being played.


Young football player from San Pasqual Reservation stands out
Young football player from San Pasqual Reservation stands out (February 19, 2016)

Jason Boyle Jr. is only 13 but he already played in a prestigious Football University Youth All-American Bowl game.


Native Sun News: Voice of Pine Ridge football hangs up the mic
Native Sun News: Voice of Pine Ridge football hangs up the mic (November 20, 2015)

He looks as much cowboy as he does Indian, and Tom Conroy is a whole lot of both.


Native Sun News: Oglala student makes waves on football field
Native Sun News: Oglala student makes waves on football field (November 19, 2015)

Terre Dawn Vocu, a 15-year-old junior at Little Wound High School on the Pine Ridge Reservation is one of the few girls playing high school football in South Dakota.


Native Sun News: Pine Ridge football teams battle in 'ugly' game
Native Sun News: Pine Ridge football teams battle in 'ugly' game (October 26, 2015)

'We knew it was going to be an ugly game,' Little Wound Head Coach Russell Childree said after his visiting Mustangs stormed from behind, to defeat Pine Ridge rival the Red Cloud Crusaders, 34-14


Native Sun News: Pine Ridge school sees defeat on football field
Native Sun News: Pine Ridge school sees defeat on football field (October 14, 2015)

When you start the game against an always tough rival with your third string quarterback, and end the rain soaked, fumble plagued contest with your fourth string quarterback, expect the results to be disappointing.


Native Sun News: Rival teams meet on football field at Pine Ridge
Native Sun News: Rival teams meet on football field at Pine Ridge (October 7, 2015)

After Red Cloud handily defeated Pine Ridge 54-8 in high school football, Red Cloud Head Coach Tama I’atala shook hands with Pine Ridge rookie Head Coach Corey Shangreaux at midfield, offering praise for the effort the Thorpes had put out in the loss to their crosstown rival.


Native Sun News: Pine Ridge players find silver lining in defeat
Native Sun News: Pine Ridge players find silver lining in defeat (September 16, 2015)

Spearfish trounced the Thorpes 47-6, but that was not the story that mattered.


Haskell University announces cuts to troubled athletics program
Haskell University announces cuts to troubled athletics program (May 21, 2015)

The football program will be suspended for the upcoming season and four of 10 sports are due to be eliminated.


Gyasi Ross: Indian Country can't get enough of Seattle Seahawks
Gyasi Ross: Indian Country can't get enough of Seattle Seahawks (January 23, 2015)

The Seattle Seahawks, as they get ready to crush the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, are undoubtedly the most Indian-nest professional sports team in the entire world.


Oneida Nation and Yakama Nation in football championship wager
Oneida Nation and Yakama Nation in football championship wager (January 16, 2015)

The Oneidas accepted a challenge from the Yakamas and some big stakes are on the table.


Amanda Blackhorse: Fake chiefs and fake headdresses must go
Amanda Blackhorse: Fake chiefs and fake headdresses must go (December 17, 2014)

The way in which professional sports, Hollywood and the media has created and promoted their idea of a 'chief is a bamboozled version of our freedom fighters.


Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux athletes make the jump to college
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux athletes make the jump to college (September 24, 2014)

This year two athletes from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, each possessing unlimited potential, are experiencing the highs and lows of being 'redshirted.'


Lincoln Indian Center official ticketed for unruly tailgate party
Lincoln Indian Center official ticketed for unruly tailgate party (September 23, 2014)

The center's parking lot has been nicknamed The Rez by students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Deadspin: Another social media backfire for Washington  team
Deadspin: Another social media backfire for Washington team (May 29, 2014)

The Washington NFL team asked fans to show their support on Twitter but the responses probably weren't the ones that were expected.


Nevada tribe returned gift from Original Americans Foundation
Nevada tribe returned gift from Original Americans Foundation (May 8, 2014)

A Nevada tribe refused to accept a gift from the Original Americans Foundation, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada), the Senate majority leader, said on MSNBC.


Sen. McCain calls on NFL team owner to address racist mascot
Sen. McCain calls on NFL team owner to address racist mascot (May 2, 2014)

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) called on Washington owner Dan Snyder to address the use of a racial slur as his football team's mascot.


Lawmakers demand action over use of racial slur by NFL team
Lawmakers demand action over use of racial slur by NFL team (May 1, 2014)

Two members of Congress say the NFL should follow the lead of the NBA in addressing racism in professional sports.


Oneida Nation urges discipline for Washington NFL team owner
Oneida Nation urges discipline for Washington NFL team owner (April 30, 2014)

The Oneida Nation of New York called on the NFL to discipline Dan Snyder for his continued use of a racial slur as his team's name.


Washington team owner says he 'understands' Indian issues
Washington team owner says he 'understands' Indian issues (April 23, 2014)

Washington football team owner Dan Snyder says he 'understands' the issues facing Indian Country but his racist mascots isn't one of them.


Opinion: Washington NFL team makes money off racial slur
Opinion: Washington NFL team makes money off racial slur (April 21, 2014)

James Rawlings, the chairman of the Connecticut Native American Inter Tribal Urban Council, calls on the Washington football team to eliminate its racist mascot.


Opinion: NFL team owner flashes money to defend racial slur
Opinion: NFL team owner flashes money to defend racial slur (April 17, 2014)

Columnist says Washington team owner Dan Snyder is the latest to try and cheat Native people.


Notah Begay's foundation backed out of Navajo golf tournament
Notah Begay's foundation backed out of Navajo golf tournament (April 14, 2014)

The Notah Begay III Foundation backed out of a golf tournament whose lead sponsor was the Original Americans Foundation.


KTNN draws fire for hosting event with football team's foundation
KTNN draws fire for hosting event with football team's foundation (April 14, 2014)

KTNN, the radio station of the Navajo Nation, is under fire for hosting a golf tournament whose lead sponsor was the Original Americans Foundation:


NCAI and Oneida Nation welcome UN statement on racist name
NCAI and Oneida Nation welcome UN statement on racist name (April 11, 2014)

The National Congress of the American Indians and the Oneida Nation welcomed the involvement of the United Nations in the campaign against the Washington professional football team's racist mascot.


Navajo Nation Council opposes 'disparaging' mascots in sports
Navajo Nation Council opposes 'disparaging' mascots in sports (April 11, 2014)

The Navajo Nation Council advanced a resolution that opposes the use of racist mascots in professional sports.


Al Jazeera: Gregg Deal takes on racist mascot with mural in DC
Al Jazeera: Gregg Deal takes on racist mascot with mural in DC (April 10, 2014)

Al Jazeera interviews artist Gregg Deal on his mural that takes on the Washington professional football team's racist mascot.


Brian Cladoosby: Foundation won't fix Indian Country's problems
Brian Cladoosby: Foundation won't fix Indian Country's problems (April 7, 2014)

Brian Cladoosby, the president of the National Congress of American Indians, calls on Dan Snyder to do the right thing and get rid of his football team's racist mascot.


Blog: Native women leading battle against use of racist mascots
Blog: Native women leading battle against use of racist mascots (April 1, 2014)

She The People on the Native women who are leading the campaign against the continued use of racist mascots.


Former director of NMAI calls team's foundation 'bait and switch'
Former director of NMAI calls team's foundation 'bait and switch' (April 1, 2014)

Rick West, the founding director of the National Museum of the American Indian, said the owner of the Washington professional football team is trying to draw attention away from his racist mascot.


Peter MacDonald defends racist mascot at Navajo Nation Council
Peter MacDonald defends racist mascot at Navajo Nation Council (April 1, 2014)

Peter MacDonald, a former chairman of the Navajo Nation, defended the Washington football team's racist mascot at a Navajo Nation Council committee meeting.


Ted Quasula: Gary Edwards wrong to capitalize on racist slur
Ted Quasula: Gary Edwards wrong to capitalize on racist slur (April 1, 2014)

Ted Quasula, a former head of law enforcement at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, criticizes friend and colleague Gary Edwards for supporting the Washington football team's racist mascot.


BIA acknowledges 'failed' contract with head of team's foundation
BIA acknowledges 'failed' contract with head of team's foundation (March 31, 2014)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs said it has implemented new procedures in response to a 'failed' contract with the leader of the controversial Original Americans Foundation.


Column: Omaha Tribe gets odd gift from Washington team owner
Column: Omaha Tribe gets odd gift from Washington team owner (March 31, 2014)

Columnist tries to ask the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska about a gift from the Original Americans Foundation.


Omaha Tribe: 'No strings attached' to donation from foundation
Omaha Tribe: 'No strings attached' to donation from foundation (March 28, 2014)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska today confirmed that it accepted a donation from the new Original Americans Foundation.


Head of Original Americans Foundation tied to BIA misspending
Head of Original Americans Foundation tied to BIA misspending (March 28, 2014)

The head of the new 'Original Americans Foundation' was criticized for contributing to the waste of $1 million in federal funds.


Senate majority leader predicts Washington team name change
Senate majority leader predicts Washington team name change (March 28, 2014)

Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada), the Senate majority leader, said a new name for the Washington professional football team is inevitable.


Gyasi Ross: Football team owner offers 'hush money' on mascot
Gyasi Ross: Football team owner offers 'hush money' on mascot (March 28, 2014)

Gyasi Ross doesn't care much about the Washington football team's racist mascot but he does care about the owner's response to the controversy.


Colbert Report: Washington team extends olive branch to tribes
Colbert Report: Washington team extends olive branch to tribes (March 27, 2014)

Stephen Colbert took on the 'Original Americans Foundation' in his Sports Report on Wednesday night.


Opinion: About that letter from Washington football team owner
Opinion: About that letter from Washington football team owner (March 27, 2014)

Dave Zirin critiques a letter from Washington football team owner Dan Snyder to fans announcing the Original Americans Foundation.


Editorial: Helping Native people means changing racist mascot
Editorial: Helping Native people means changing racist mascot (March 26, 2014)

Washington Post says the creation of the Original Americans Foundation won't do anything to change the offensive nature of the Washington professional football team's name.


Cherokee man serves as CEO of 'Original Americans Foundation'
Cherokee man serves as CEO of 'Original Americans Foundation' (March 26, 2014)

Gary L. Edwards, a member of the Cherokee Nation, is serving as the chief executive officer of the Original Americans Foundation.


Column: Dan Snyder's new charity comes with strings attached
Column: Dan Snyder's new charity comes with strings attached (March 26, 2014)

Columnist Mike Wise questions sincerity behind the 'Original Americans Foundation' started by the owner of the Washington professional football team.


NCAI calls foundation a 'publicity stunt' by football team owner
NCAI calls foundation a 'publicity stunt' by football team owner (March 25, 2014)

The National Congress of American Indians said a foundation created by the owner of the Washington professional football team is nothing more than a 'publicity stunt.'


Football team owner announces 'Original Americans Foundation'
Football team owner announces 'Original Americans Foundation' (March 25, 2014)

The owner of the Washington professional football team says the problems facing Indian Country demand 'action, not words' and that's why he's won't eliminate his controversial racist mascot.


NPR Ombudsman: Limit use of Washington football team name
NPR Ombudsman: Limit use of Washington football team name (March 21, 2014)

National Public Radio ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos posts a lengthy discussion on the use of the Washington professional football team's name.


Dine Medicine Men Association opposes racist football mascot
Dine Medicine Men Association opposes racist football mascot (March 18, 2014)

The Diné Medicine Men Association passed a resolution against the continued use of the Washington professional football team's racist mascot.


DaShanne Stokes: Racist Americans cling to football mascot
DaShanne Stokes: Racist Americans cling to football mascot (March 17, 2014)

DaShanne Stokes discusses the controversy behind the Washington professional football team's racist mascot.


Navajo Nation leaders speak out against 'disparaging' mascots
Navajo Nation leaders speak out against 'disparaging' mascots (March 14, 2014)

Leaders of the Navajo Nation are taking action against the use of disparaging names in sports.


Opinion: NFL must take a stand on racism and bigotry in names
Opinion: NFL must take a stand on racism and bigotry in names (March 13, 2014)

Writer calls for the eradication of a disparaging word that's also the name of the Washington professional football team.


Bill in Maryland urges new name for Washington football team
Bill in Maryland urges new name for Washington football team (March 12, 2014)

A Maryland House committee held a hearing on a bill that calls on the Washington professional football team to change its racist mascot.


ThinkProgress: Sen. Cantwell hosted meeting on racist mascot
ThinkProgress: Sen. Cantwell hosted meeting on racist mascot (March 11, 2014)

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington), the former chairwoman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, held a meeting with tribal organizations, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and representatives of the Washington football team: