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Professional baseball team feels pressure to drop racist mascotFiled Under: Sports
Professional baseball team feels pressure to drop racist mascot (04/18)
The head of Major League Baseball wants to see 'Chief Wahoo' phased out.
Original Americans Foundation sends fewer contributions to tribesFiled Under: National | Sports
Original Americans Foundation sends fewer contributions to tribes (04/17)
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 agreementFiled Under: Education
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians enter into mascot agreement (04/04)
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 agreementFiled Under: Education | National
Grand Ronde Tribes secure approval of school mascot agreement (03/24)
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 mascotFiled Under:
Alison Black: Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes wrong on racist mascot (03/06)
Endorsing the El Reno Indian Spirit Charter Indian mascot sends the wrong message.
Tiffany Midge: Sorry America but this relationship isn't working outFiled Under: Opinion
Tiffany Midge: Sorry America but this relationship isn't working out (11/15)
'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 DCFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Sports
Speculation about Donald Trump welcoming NFL team -- and its racist mascot -- back to DC (11/11)
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 deathFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Michael Haney fought racist mascot up until to his death (11/11)
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 mascotFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Sports
Pro-Donald Trump group debuts ad about NFL team's racist mascot (11/07)
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 playerFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Ed Rice: Cleveland baseball team cursed by a real Indian player (11/01)
'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 mascotsFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Tim Giago: No one feels honored by racist and offensive mascots (10/24)
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 mascotFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law | Sports
Native architect in Canada loses complaint against racist mascot (10/18)
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 mascotFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law | Sports
Native architect in Canada files complaint over U.S. baseball team's racist mascot (10/17)
Douglas Cardinal has 'had enough' of the offensive Cleveland team's mascot.
Native students condemn 'racist' images used in official program at Yale UniversityFiled Under: Education | National | Sports
Native students condemn 'racist' images used in official program at Yale University (10/12)
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 squadFiled Under: Sports
Kiowa player Kendal Thompson lands spot on Washington NFL team's practice squad (09/05)
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 upFiled Under: National | Politics | Sports
White House official hires attorney as powwow fight story heats up (08/19)
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 jerseyFiled Under: Education | National | Politics | Sports
White House official got into fight at powwow over offensive jersey (08/10)
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 nameFiled Under: National | Sports
Football player from Kiowa Tribe not bothered by NFL team's name (08/09)
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 RockFiled Under: National
North Dakota sign change stirs strong feelings at Standing Rock (07/20)
Marcellus Red Tomahawk was the first elected chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Unofficial NFL team mascot 'Chief Zee' passes away at age 75Filed Under: National | Sports
Unofficial NFL team mascot 'Chief Zee' passes away at age 75 (07/20)
Zema Williams was an unapologetic fan of the Washington team and its racist imagery.
North Dakota removes image of Lakota man from highway signsFiled Under: National
North Dakota removes image of Lakota man from highway signs (07/18)
Marcellus Red Tomahawk was a federal police officer who shot and killed Sitting Bull.
Erich Longie: Curse is finally lifted as 'Sioux' mascot goes awayFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Erich Longie: Curse is finally lifted as 'Sioux' mascot goes away (07/11)
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 campusFiled Under: Education | Opinion | Sports
Editorial: Washington school bans NFL team's apparel on campus (06/22)
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 meFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
William Ledford: Native support for racist mascot is news to me (06/02)
Mostly I’m baffled by the sheer ignorance expressed by supporters of the R word.
Amanda Blackhorse: Mascot opponents won't stop despite pollFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Amanda Blackhorse: Mascot opponents won't stop despite poll (06/02)
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 pastFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Courtland Milloy: Let's celebrate NFL team's truly offensive past (06/01)
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 genocideFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Peter d'Errico: Mascot poll reflects realities of historical genocide (06/01)
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.
Raymond Foxworth: Tribal opposition to racist names still mattersFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Raymond Foxworth: Tribal opposition to racist names still matters (05/31)
The reality is that unlike other racial and minority groups in the U.S, Indian people are citizens of nations.
Harlan McKosato: Let's conduct a new poll on the racist NFL nameFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Harlan McKosato: Let's conduct a new poll on the racist NFL name (05/31)
It’s time for a new poll that is totally unbiased and focused on tribal members only.
Jacqueline Keeler: Shameful and skewed poll on racist NFL nameFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Jacqueline Keeler: Shameful and skewed poll on racist NFL name (05/26)
Given that I have 50 first cousins who are enrolled in the Navajo and Yankton Dakota Sioux Nations, none of whom likes the team name, I found the results to be curious.
Marco Alvarez: Voices of indigenous people usually go unheardFiled Under: Opinion
Marco Alvarez: Voices of indigenous people usually go unheard (05/24)
Native Americans are constantly mocked by media and shunned by the government.
Billy Mills: Flawed poll can't justify use of team's racist mascotFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Billy Mills: Flawed poll can't justify use of team's racist mascot (05/24)
Flawed polls cannot erase the overwhelming outcry from Native American communities.
Richard King: Mascot poll reflects pervasive anti-Indian racismFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Richard King: Mascot poll reflects pervasive anti-Indian racism (05/24)
The recent survey by the Washington Post is a big deal. It affirms the pervasiveness of anti-Indian racism today.
Vincent Schilling: Mascot poll doesn't reflect true Indian voicesFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Vincent Schilling: Mascot poll doesn't reflect true Indian voices (05/23)
In my career of approximately 12 years as a journalist, book author, speaker, author and now as Arts and Entertainment, Sports and Pow Wow’s editor for Indian Country Today Media Network, I am constantly hearing the voices in Indian Country.
Tara Houska: Mascots hurt Native youth despite results of pollFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Tara Houska: Mascots hurt Native youth despite results of poll (05/23)
Just when you think you’ve finally made progress, that society might be finally grasping an indigenous issue, along comes a well-funded attempt to knock you back into place.
Washington Post conducts poll on Native views of racist mascotFiled Under: National | Sports
Washington Post conducts poll on Native views of racist mascot (05/20)
The poll reached 504 self-identified Native Americans, 44 percent of whom said they were enrolled in a tribe.
Room for Debate: Trademarks for racist and disparaging namesFiled Under: Law | Opinion | Sports
Room for Debate: Trademarks for racist and disparaging names (05/04)
The New York Times asked a group of scholars and commentators to weigh in on an issue that could be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
James Giago Davies: Propaganda machine protects racist NFL mascotFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
James Giago Davies: Propaganda machine protects racist NFL mascot (05/03)
You see the distortion first hand, minds so propaganda duped they cannot see that calling a team the Washington Redskins is overtly racist.
Amanda Blackhorse to deliver Haskell University commencement keynoteFiled Under: Education | National | Sports
Amanda Blackhorse to deliver Haskell University commencement keynote (04/27)
The Navajo Nation citizen is well known for her fight against racist mascots in sports.
Washington team asks Supreme Court to hear trademark appealFiled Under: Law | National | Sports
Washington team asks Supreme Court to hear trademark appeal (04/26)
The Washington team is hoping to capitalize on a victory won by a band from Oregon known as The Slants, a name that's disparaging to Asian people.
Mike Myers: Incidents show racism continues to profit in AmericaFiled Under: Opinion
Mike Myers: Incidents show racism continues to profit in America (04/25)
The very foundation of all of these issues lies within the relentless racism now inherent in Western systems of governance and power.
Report recommends elimination of 'Indian' mascots in ColoradoFiled Under: Education | National
Report recommends elimination of 'Indian' mascots in Colorado (04/19)
Some public schools -- like the Lamar Savages -- are known for particularly egregious representations of Indian people.
ESPN made guest host cover 'Caucasians' mascot parody t-shirtFiled Under: Sports
ESPN made guest host cover 'Caucasians' mascot parody t-shirt (04/08)
Bomani Jones stirred considerable controversy for questioning the existence of Indian mascots on national television.
Lakota Country Times: Indian lawmaker reflects on latest sessionFiled Under: Education | National | Politics
Lakota Country Times: Indian lawmaker reflects on latest session (04/04)
The 2016 South Dakota legislative session produced some highs and lows for Lakota Country according to State Representative and Oglala Lakota Citizen Kevin Killer.
Native Sun News: Tim Giago shares the history of Indian journalismFiled Under: National
Native Sun News: Tim Giago shares the history of Indian journalism (03/09)
The South Dakota Newspaper Association is in the process of conducting oral and visual interviews with several longtime newspaper editors and publishers with long records of covering news and events.
Paiute Tribe upset by performance of 'Redmen' high school groupFiled Under: Education | National
Paiute Tribe upset by performance of 'Redmen' high school group (03/04)
The drill team at Cedar High School in Utah had been warned not to proceed with a culturally insensitive dance
Public high school gives up racist mascot in response to new lawFiled Under: Education
Public high school gives up racist mascot in response to new law (02/11)
The Tulare Union High School is one of four schools required to phase out racist mascots, symbols and imagery by January 1, 2017.
High school pep squads in Connecticut eliminate 'Indian' imageryFiled Under: Education
High school pep squads in Connecticut eliminate 'Indian' imagery (02/02)
The names of the pep clubs -- 'The Rez' and 'The Tribe' -- persisted even though the schools got rid of their 'Indian' mascots.
Reyn Leno: Trust tribes to make decisions about 'Indian' mascotsFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Reyn Leno: Trust tribes to make decisions about 'Indian' mascots (02/02)
Be assured, the days of comic and denigrating representations of Native Americans are over.
Mato Standing Soldier: Sorry but Indian mascots are unacceptableFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Mato Standing Soldier: Sorry but Indian mascots are unacceptable (02/01)
Because Indian mascots put us in a historical box and continue to harm our children, I believe they must be abolished.
Video: Native Americans have some questions for White peopleFiled Under: National
Video: Native Americans have some questions for White people (01/29)
Participants in the BuzzFeed clip talk about racism, stereotypes and other issues they face due to their heritage.
Misty Perkins: High school in Oregon disparages tribal culturesFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Misty Perkins: High school in Oregon disparages tribal cultures (01/29)
You cannot possibly honor a people you know nothing about, because you couldn't possibly understand what is offensive or not.
Peter d'Errico: Lessons learned from 'Lord Jeff' mascot brouhahaFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Lessons learned from 'Lord Jeff' mascot brouhaha (01/28)
Tearing down a historical monument or renaming a building will be significant only if it grows from learning about history.
Comedian Chelsea Handler visits reservation for 'Racism' episodeFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Comedian Chelsea Handler visits reservation for 'Racism' episode (01/27)
The documentary series also featured a discussion with Joely Proudfit about the harmful effects of stereotypes on Native youth.
Grand Ronde Tribes support 'Indians' mascot at public high schoolFiled Under: Education
Grand Ronde Tribes support 'Indians' mascot at public high school (01/27)
The Oregon Board of Education has banned Indian imagery but schools can seek tribal permission to keep their symbols.
College eliminates mascot connected to smallpox blankets figureFiled Under: Education
College eliminates mascot connected to smallpox blankets figure (01/27)
The 'Lord Jeff' symbol generated a lot of controversy at Amherst College in Massachusetts.
Bill in Washington outlaws use of racist mascot in public schoolsFiled Under: Education | Politics
Bill in Washington outlaws use of racist mascot in public schools (01/21)
The only school with a ''Redskins' mascot happens to be located on the Spokane Reservation.
Robert DesJarlait: Tribes come together for Minnesota NFL gameFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Robert DesJarlait: Tribes come together for Minnesota NFL game (12/10)
On November 22, the Minnesota Vikings organization hosted a special halftime event at TCF Bank Stadium in recognition of Native American Heritage Month.
Gregg Easterbrook: Fans shout racial slur on national televisionFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Gregg Easterbrook: Fans shout racial slur on national television (12/08)
If the team today had the name 'darky,' a word that Eleanor Roosevelt used in formal writing in the 1930s — in the same decade “Redskins” became a football franchise — there’s no chance the team would keep the name, no chance fans would sing a song with that name
Arrest made over threats against Indian and minority studentsFiled Under: Education | Law
Arrest made over threats against Indian and minority students (12/02)
A student at Western Washington University is being investigated under the state's hate crimes law for messages that were posted on a social media app.

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