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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Raymond Foxworth: Tribal opposition to racist names still matters
Opinion | Sports
Raymond Foxworth: Tribal opposition to racist names still matters (May 31, 2016)
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 name
Opinion | Sports
Harlan McKosato: Let's conduct a new poll on the racist NFL name (May 31, 2016)
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 name
Opinion | Sports
Jacqueline Keeler: Shameful and skewed poll on racist NFL name (May 26, 2016)
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 unheard
Opinion
Marco Alvarez: Voices of indigenous people usually go unheard (May 24, 2016)
Native Americans are constantly mocked by media and shunned by the government.

Billy Mills: Flawed poll can't justify use of team's racist mascot
Opinion | Sports
Billy Mills: Flawed poll can't justify use of team's racist mascot (May 24, 2016)
Flawed polls cannot erase the overwhelming outcry from Native American communities.

Richard King: Mascot poll reflects pervasive anti-Indian racism
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Richard King: Mascot poll reflects pervasive anti-Indian racism (May 24, 2016)
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 voices
Opinion | Sports
Vincent Schilling: Mascot poll doesn't reflect true Indian voices (May 23, 2016)
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 poll
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Tara Houska: Mascots hurt Native youth despite results of poll (May 23, 2016)
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 mascot
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Washington Post conducts poll on Native views of racist mascot (May 20, 2016)
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 names
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Room for Debate: Trademarks for racist and disparaging names (May 4, 2016)
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 mascot
Opinion | Sports
James Giago Davies: Propaganda machine protects racist NFL mascot (May 3, 2016)
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 keynote
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Amanda Blackhorse to deliver Haskell University commencement keynote (April 27, 2016)
The Navajo Nation citizen is well known for her fight against racist mascots in sports.

Washington team asks Supreme Court to hear trademark appeal
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Washington team asks Supreme Court to hear trademark appeal (April 26, 2016)
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 America
Opinion
Mike Myers: Incidents show racism continues to profit in America (April 25, 2016)
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 Colorado
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Report recommends elimination of 'Indian' mascots in Colorado (April 19, 2016)
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-shirt
Sports
ESPN made guest host cover 'Caucasians' mascot parody t-shirt (April 8, 2016)
Bomani Jones stirred considerable controversy for questioning the existence of Indian mascots on national television.

Lakota Country Times: Indian lawmaker reflects on latest session
Education | National | Politics
Lakota Country Times: Indian lawmaker reflects on latest session (April 4, 2016)
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 journalism
National
Native Sun News: Tim Giago shares the history of Indian journalism (March 9, 2016)
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 group
Education | National
Paiute Tribe upset by performance of 'Redmen' high school group (March 4, 2016)
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 law
Education
Public high school gives up racist mascot in response to new law (February 11, 2016)
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' imagery
Education
High school pep squads in Connecticut eliminate 'Indian' imagery (February 2, 2016)
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' mascots
Education | Opinion
Reyn Leno: Trust tribes to make decisions about 'Indian' mascots (February 2, 2016)
Be assured, the days of comic and denigrating representations of Native Americans are over.

Mato Standing Soldier: Sorry but Indian mascots are unacceptable
Education | Opinion
Mato Standing Soldier: Sorry but Indian mascots are unacceptable (February 1, 2016)
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 people
National
Video: Native Americans have some questions for White people (January 29, 2016)
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 cultures
Education | Opinion
Misty Perkins: High school in Oregon disparages tribal cultures (January 29, 2016)
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 brouhaha
Education | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Lessons learned from 'Lord Jeff' mascot brouhaha (January 28, 2016)
Tearing down a historical monument or renaming a building will be significant only if it grows from learning about history.

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