More: mascots

Indian activist known for anti-mascot work pleads guilty to theft
Law | Sports

Indian activist known for anti-mascot work pleads guilty to theft (May 17, 2018)

Apache activist Robert Roche, who appeared in an iconic photo confronting a baseball fan, faces prison time for stealing federal funds.

Reclaiming Native Truth: Why we cannot support racist mascots and images
Opinion

Reclaiming Native Truth: Why we cannot support racist mascots and images (May 11, 2018)

Exposure to racist mascots affects the self-worth of young Native Americans.

Washington NFL team treated cheerleaders like 'calling for an escort'
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Washington NFL team treated cheerleaders like 'calling for an escort' (April 10, 2018)

The Washington NFL team treated its cheerleaders like an escort service for paying fans, with one recalling being sent to a home where men were drinking.

National Baseball Hall of Fame won't use 'Chief Wahoo' any longer
Sports

National Baseball Hall of Fame won't use 'Chief Wahoo' any longer (March 22, 2018)

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will no longer use the 'Chief Wahoo' logo in new inductee plaques, citing a 'shifting societal view' of Native Americans in sports.

Event focuses on symbols of White supremacy in mascots and monuments
National | Politics

Event focuses on symbols of White supremacy in mascots and monuments (March 1, 2018)

American Indians and African Americans have long dealt with the use of racist and stereotypical symbols.

The Conversation: Sorry but 'Chief Wahoo' isn't going anywhere soon
Opinion | Sports

The Conversation: Sorry but 'Chief Wahoo' isn't going anywhere soon (February 8, 2018)

While many scholars are quick to note a Native mascot’s racist and colonial underpinnings, not enough attention is given to the fans and defenders’ attachment to these symbols.

Cronkite News: Bill outlaws use of racist logos in Arizona stadiums
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Cronkite News: Bill outlaws use of racist logos in Arizona stadiums (January 31, 2018)

Lawmakers in Arizona are trying to limit disparaging professional sports team logos from appearing in publicly funded sports venues.

NFL commissioner won't do anything about team's racist mascot
Sports

NFL commissioner won't do anything about team's racist mascot (January 31, 2018)

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell doesn't plan on doing anything about the Washington team's racist mascot even as others in sports take action on the issue.

Mark Charles: No congratulations for the racism of 'Chief Wahoo'
Opinion | Sports

Mark Charles: No congratulations for the racism of 'Chief Wahoo' (January 30, 2018)

Native mascots in sports are dehumanizing caricatures rooted in our nation’s racist history, mascots for the lie of white supremacy.

Cleveland baseball team removes 'Chief Wahoo' logo from uniforms
Sports

Cleveland baseball team removes 'Chief Wahoo' logo from uniforms (January 29, 2018)

The Cleveland professional baseball team will remove the stereotypical 'Chief Wahoo' logo from its uniforms but won't be getting rid of its race-based name or the logo itself.

Suzan Shown Harjo: Offensive mascots belong in museums and history books
Opinion | Sports

Suzan Shown Harjo: Offensive mascots belong in museums and history books (December 15, 2017)

As long as we can be treated badly in this very public way, Native Peoples will continue to be persistently mistreated and both our collective and individual rights will be at risk.

Rising Hearts activists claim victory with viral #GoRedhawks mascot campaign
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Rising Hearts activists claim victory with viral #GoRedhawks mascot campaign (December 15, 2017)

Rising Hearts, a women-led coalition of Native activists, set the internet ablaze this week with their viral #GoRedhawks campaign, which had many convinced that the Washington NFL team had eliminated its controversial name and mascot.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Chief Chief Irv Powless was a legend and a friend
Opinion

Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Chief Chief Irv Powless was a legend and a friend (December 13, 2017)

When I think of what it requires to be a rotiane in the best sense, Chief Irv Powless exemplified this in every instance of his 88 years and for that I am grateful

Native activists go viral with 'Redhawks' campaign aimed at NFL team's racist mascot
National | Sports | Technology

Native activists go viral with 'Redhawks' campaign aimed at NFL team's racist mascot (December 13, 2017)

A series of fake news articles, claiming the Washington NFL team changed its controversial name to the Washington Redhawks, went viral across Indian Country.

Kevin Gover: Dispelling five myths about Native American history and culture
Opinion

Kevin Gover: Dispelling five myths about Native American history and culture (November 22, 2017)

As the director of the National Museum of the American Indian, Kevin Gover gets a lot of questions about Native Americans.

Business group in Maine apologizes for 'Hunt for the Indian' holiday promotion
Business | National

Business group in Maine apologizes for 'Hunt for the Indian' holiday promotion (November 8, 2017)

The Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce is apologizing after asking customers to 'Hunt for the Indian' and secure discounts in Skowhegan, Maine.

Tribal organizations take on Washington NFL team with social media campaign
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Tribal organizations take on Washington NFL team with social media campaign (November 3, 2017)

An organization representing more than 50 Northwest tribes has launched a social media campaign meant to shame the Washington NFL team.

Washington NFL player thinks it's 'cool' to sell t-shirts with logo of Indian head
Sports

Washington NFL player thinks it's 'cool' to sell t-shirts with logo of Indian head (November 2, 2017)

A player on the Washington NFL team is selling t-shirts featuring an 'Indian' head logo.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Sports teams continue to denigrate Indian people
Opinion | Sports

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Sports teams continue to denigrate Indian people (October 13, 2017)

We are human beings and not mascots for America’s fun and games.

Mark Charles: Moving towards truth and reconciliation of our shameful history
Opinion

Mark Charles: Moving towards truth and reconciliation of our shameful history (October 3, 2017)

Until we understand and acknowledge the racist and sexist history that our flag stood for, we will not be able to transform it into a reality that all Americans can stand for.

Restaurant based on NFL team's racist mascot goes out of business in Virginia
Business | Sports

Restaurant based on NFL team's racist mascot goes out of business in Virginia (September 8, 2017)

Hail & Hog Kitchen and Tap barely lasted one football season and all of its burgundy-and-gold assets are on the auction block.

Private school outlaws Washington NFL team's racist gear for staff and students
Education | Sports

Private school outlaws Washington NFL team's racist gear for staff and students (August 30, 2017)

The private Green Acres School in Maryland has banned staff and students from wearing gear with the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.

University bans 'war chant' at games years after retiring Chief Illiniwek mascot
Education | Sports

University bans 'war chant' at games years after retiring Chief Illiniwek mascot (August 25, 2017)

A stereotypical 'war chant' song will no longer be performed at University of Illinois games.

Seneca Nation citizen maintains five-year protest against NFL team's racist legacy
Sports

Seneca Nation citizen maintains five-year protest against NFL team's racist legacy (August 15, 2017)

Stephen Rivera, a citizen of the Seneca Nation, has staged a one-man protest against the Washington NFL team at the team's training camp in Richmond, Virginia.

Ezra Rosser: NFL team's racist trademarks sanctioned by our highest court
Opinion | Sports

Ezra Rosser: NFL team's racist trademarks sanctioned by our highest court (July 31, 2017)

A fan's choice to sport the Washington NFL team's logo shows either indifference or racism and in many cases is a combination of both, Ezra Rosser writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Cleve Davis: Racist and colonizing language deeply embedded in America
Opinion

Cleve Davis: Racist and colonizing language deeply embedded in America (July 25, 2017)

Native Americans struggle with derogatory names and symbols every day, Cleve Davis writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Cronkite News: Navajo activist vows fight against racist NFL mascot
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Cronkite News: Navajo activist vows fight against racist NFL mascot (June 20, 2017)

Native advocates vowed to continue their fight against the 'racist' name of the Washington Redskins, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that use of such names is protected by the First Amendment.

Change the Mascot campaign responds to negative Supreme Court decision
Law | National | Sports

Change the Mascot campaign responds to negative Supreme Court decision (June 19, 2017)

Leaders in Indian Country continue to call on the Washington NFL team to eliminate its 'hateful and degrading' name.

Supreme Court ruling poses hurdle for opponents of racist NFL mascot
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Supreme Court ruling poses hurdle for opponents of racist NFL mascot (June 19, 2017)

A landmark decision from the nation's highest court threatens the long-running case against the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.

Bill in Massachusetts outlaws use of 'Indian' mascots in schools
Education

Bill in Massachusetts outlaws use of 'Indian' mascots in schools (June 7, 2017)

Lawmakers in Massachusetts held a public hearing for a bill that outlaws the use of Indian imagery in public schools.

Native architect's case against racist 'Chief Wahoo' name proceeds
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Native architect's case against racist 'Chief Wahoo' name proceeds (June 6, 2017)

Famed Native architect Douglas Cardinal will be allowed to proceed with a complaint against the racist mascot of the Cleveland professional baseball team.

Activist Tara Houska lands on cover for magazine's 'New Icons' issue
Canada | Environment | National

Activist Tara Houska lands on cover for magazine's 'New Icons' issue (May 15, 2017)

The citizen of the Couchiching First Nation has been at the forefront of the battles against racist mascots and the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Tim Giago: Charlene Teters stood her ground against racist mascot
Opinion | Sports

Tim Giago: Charlene Teters stood her ground against racist mascot (May 8, 2017)

Imagine if you will a scene that took place more than 30 years ago on the campus of the University of Illinois.

Professional baseball team feels pressure to drop racist mascot
Sports

Professional baseball team feels pressure to drop racist mascot (April 18, 2017)

The head of Major League Baseball wants to see 'Chief Wahoo' phased out.

Original Americans Foundation sends fewer contributions to tribes
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Original Americans Foundation sends fewer contributions to tribes (April 17, 2017)

The foundation donated nearly $1.6 million in its second year of operation, far less than the $3.7 million in the prior year.

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians enter into mascot agreement
Education

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians enter into mascot agreement (April 4, 2017)

The Rogue River School District will keep its 'Chieftain' mascot and add tribal history to the curriculum

Grand Ronde Tribes secure approval of school mascot agreement
Education | National

Grand Ronde Tribes secure approval of school mascot agreement (March 24, 2017)

The Oregon tribe is working with public schools to address their use of Indian imagery and to include tribal history in the classrooms.

Alison Black: Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes wrong on racist mascot
Education | Opinion

Alison Black: Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes wrong on racist mascot (March 6, 2017)

Endorsing the El Reno Indian Spirit Charter Indian mascot sends the wrong message.

Tiffany Midge: Sorry America but this relationship isn't working out
Opinion

Tiffany Midge: Sorry America but this relationship isn't working out (November 15, 2016)

'I hope you figure yourself out and someday get your life and your country together.'

Speculation about Donald Trump welcoming NFL team -- and its racist mascot -- back to DC
Law | National | Politics | Sports

Speculation about Donald Trump welcoming NFL team -- and its racist mascot -- back to DC (November 11, 2016)

Will the new Republican president change everything, except the racist mascot?

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Michael Haney fought racist mascot up until to his death
Opinion | Sports

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Michael Haney fought racist mascot up until to his death (November 11, 2016)

The team that got beat was one that activist Michael Haney, a Seminole Indian with a trace of Sioux blood, had been fighting to change their name and logo until the day he died.

Pro-Donald Trump group debuts ad about NFL team's racist mascot
Law | National | Politics | Sports

Pro-Donald Trump group debuts ad about NFL team's racist mascot (November 7, 2016)

The ad features an all-White, all-male group of football fans who are portrayed as having game day ruined by Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Ed Rice: Cleveland baseball team cursed by a real Indian player
Opinion | Sports

Ed Rice: Cleveland baseball team cursed by a real Indian player (November 1, 2016)

'Just a walk around the grounds of Cleveland’s Progressive Field makes very clear how little respect the team has for Louis Sockalexis.'

Tim Giago: No one feels honored by racist and offensive mascots
Opinion | Sports

Tim Giago: No one feels honored by racist and offensive mascots (October 24, 2016)

Watch the World Series this week and let the image of the hideous, racist logo of the Cleveland Indians dance before your eyes.

Native architect in Canada loses complaint against racist mascot
Canada | Law | Sports

Native architect in Canada loses complaint against racist mascot (October 18, 2016)

Attorney: 'You could not call a team the New York Jews. Why is it OK to call a team the Cleveland Indians?'

Native architect in Canada files complaint over U.S. baseball team's racist mascot
Canada | Law | Sports

Native architect in Canada files complaint over U.S. baseball team's racist mascot (October 17, 2016)

Douglas Cardinal has 'had enough' of the offensive Cleveland team's mascot.

Native students condemn 'racist' images used in official program at Yale University
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Native students condemn 'racist' images used in official program at Yale University (October 12, 2016)

Officials at the Ivy League institution apologized for the use of the stereotypical imagery.

Kiowa player Kendal Thompson lands spot on Washington NFL team's practice squad
Sports

Kiowa player Kendal Thompson lands spot on Washington NFL team's practice squad (September 5, 2016)

Kendal Thompson isn't officially on the roster but can be signed at any point from the practice squad.

White House official hires attorney as powwow fight story heats up
National | Politics | Sports

White House official hires attorney as powwow fight story heats up (August 19, 2016)

A nearly year-old incident is causing headaches for William Mendoza, the executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education.

White House official got into fight at powwow over offensive jersey
Education | National | Politics | Sports

White House official got into fight at powwow over offensive jersey (August 10, 2016)

William Mendoza became upset when he saw someone wearing a Washington NFL jersey with some unusual words written on the back.

Football player from Kiowa Tribe not bothered by NFL team's name
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Football player from Kiowa Tribe not bothered by NFL team's name (August 9, 2016)

Kendal Thompson just signed with the Washington NFL team and is hoping to land a spot on the roster for the upcoming season.

North Dakota sign change stirs strong feelings at Standing Rock
National

North Dakota sign change stirs strong feelings at Standing Rock (July 20, 2016)

Marcellus Red Tomahawk was the first elected chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

Unofficial NFL team mascot 'Chief Zee' passes away at age 75
National | Sports

Unofficial NFL team mascot 'Chief Zee' passes away at age 75 (July 20, 2016)

Zema Williams was an unapologetic fan of the Washington team and its racist imagery.

North Dakota removes image of Lakota man from highway signs
National

North Dakota removes image of Lakota man from highway signs (July 18, 2016)

Marcellus Red Tomahawk was a federal police officer who shot and killed Sitting Bull.

Erich Longie: Curse is finally lifted as 'Sioux' mascot goes away
Education | Opinion

Erich Longie: Curse is finally lifted as 'Sioux' mascot goes away (July 11, 2016)

What this really comes down to is this: a few hardcore and racist Fighting Sioux nickname fans just can’t stand to let American Indians 'win one.'

Editorial: Washington school bans NFL team's apparel on campus
Education | Opinion | Sports

Editorial: Washington school bans NFL team's apparel on campus (June 22, 2016)

Washington team owner Daniel Snyder should take note of the fact he is losing the battle with America’s next generation.

William Ledford: Native support for racist mascot is news to me
Opinion | Sports

William Ledford: Native support for racist mascot is news to me (June 2, 2016)

Mostly I’m baffled by the sheer ignorance expressed by supporters of the R word.

Amanda Blackhorse: Mascot opponents won't stop despite poll
Opinion | Sports

Amanda Blackhorse: Mascot opponents won't stop despite poll (June 2, 2016)

The Washington Post will not shut us up, make us back down, nor does it make any difference in our fight.

Courtland Milloy: Let's celebrate NFL team's truly offensive past
Opinion | Sports

Courtland Milloy: Let's celebrate NFL team's truly offensive past (June 1, 2016)

Many people have forgotten that one of the reasons the team and its fans no longer wear faux Indian outfits or sing broken-English warpath songs is because Native Americans have been protesting from the start.

Peter d'Errico: Mascot poll reflects realities of historical genocide
Opinion | Sports

Peter d'Errico: Mascot poll reflects realities of historical genocide (June 1, 2016)

When the dust settles around the Washington Post poll and the social media uproar about 'redskin,' there will still be talk about—and some living—what it means to be Indigenous in the face of a corporate-state world.