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Mark Trahant: NFL doubles down on bad manners and racist mascots
Mark Trahant: NFL doubles down on bad manners and racist mascots (April 30, 2019)

Are you ready for the Duluth Eskimos? Because someone in the NFL thinks it's 'cool.'


Tim Giago: A brief history of the fight against 'Indian' mascots
Tim Giago: A brief history of the fight against 'Indian' mascots (March 11, 2019)

Stick to the lions, tigers and bears, and leave human beings like Native Americans off your list of mascots for your sports teams.


Tim Giago: There is no difference between Blackface and Redface
Tim Giago: There is no difference between Blackface and Redface (February 11, 2019)

There are thousands of examples of white men and women unknowingly literally wearing 'redface' without a whisper of an outcry.


Democrats object to land deal for NFL team with 'racist' name
Democrats object to land deal for NFL team with 'racist' name (December 17, 2018)

The Washington NFL team should not be rewarded for racism, according to key Democrats in Congress.


Tim Giago: Sorry but the R-Word does not honor Native Americans
Tim Giago: Sorry but the R-Word does not honor Native Americans (December 3, 2018)

When early settlers needed extra cash they would say, 'Let’s go out and kill some Redskins and collect the bounty on them.'


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.


Offensive? Parody 'Caucasians' t-shirt draws strong reactions
Offensive? Parody 'Caucasians' t-shirt draws strong reactions (August 9, 2018)

An African American business owner is getting death threats after exposing the hypocrisy of the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.


Cronkite News: New NFL coach eases Cherokee player onto field
Cronkite News: New NFL coach eases Cherokee player onto field (April 11, 2018)

Being a head coach in the NFL demands more than just teaching the X’s and O’s of the game.


Washington NFL team treated cheerleaders like 'calling for an escort'
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.


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.


Event focuses on symbols of White supremacy in mascots and monuments
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.


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


Suzan Shown Harjo: Offensive mascots belong in museums and history books
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
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.


Native activists go viral with 'Redhawks' campaign aimed at NFL team's racist mascot
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.


Tribal organizations take on Washington NFL team with social media campaign
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
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: To stand or to kneel for the National Anthem
Native Sun News Today Editorial: To stand or to kneel for the National Anthem (October 6, 2017)

We should ask ourselves why it is necessary to play or sing the National Anthem at any sporting event.


Restaurant based on NFL team's racist mascot goes out of business in Virginia
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
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.


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


Editorial: No victory for Washington NFL team's racist trademarks
Editorial: No victory for Washington NFL team's racist trademarks (July 5, 2017)

The Washington Post 's editorial board again calls on Washington NFL team owner Dan Snyder to change the name.


Native activists concede loss in dispute over NFL team's racist trademarks
Native activists concede loss in dispute over NFL team's racist trademarks (June 30, 2017)

A group of young Native activists, led by Navajo citizen Amanda Blackhorse, agree their landmark case is over.


Trump administration gives up in NFL team's racist trademark dispute
Trump administration gives up in NFL team's racist trademark dispute (June 29, 2017)

The legal battle over the Washington NFL team's racist trademarks is essentially over.


New York Times editorial board reconsiders stance on racist trademarks
New York Times editorial board reconsiders stance on racist trademarks (June 23, 2017)

In June 2014, the editorial board of The New York Times stood with Native activists in their challenge to the racist trademarks of the Washington NFL team.


Cronkite News: Navajo activist vows fight against racist NFL mascot
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.


Supreme Court ruling poses hurdle for opponents of racist NFL mascot
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.


Original Americans Foundation sends fewer contributions to tribes
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.


Speculation about Donald Trump welcoming NFL team -- and its racist mascot -- back to DC
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?


Pro-Donald Trump group debuts ad about NFL team's racist mascot
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.


Tim Giago: No one feels honored by racist and offensive mascots
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.


Washington NFL team requests delay in racist trademark dispute
Washington NFL team requests delay in racist trademark dispute (October 4, 2016)

After making an unusual and urgent plea to the nation's highest court, the team is now seeking to delay the proceedings.


Supreme Court accepts case linked to NFL team's racist mascot
Supreme Court accepts case linked to NFL team's racist mascot (September 29, 2016)

A lower court has yet to rule on the team's trademark fight against Native youth activists.


Supreme Court weighs petition in case tied to racist NFL mascot
Supreme Court weighs petition in case tied to racist NFL mascot (September 20, 2016)

The Washington team is hoping to secure a victory even before Native youth activists get a chance to make their case.


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


Football player from Kiowa Tribe not bothered by NFL team's name
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.


Unofficial NFL team mascot 'Chief Zee' passes away at age 75
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.


Editorial: Washington school bans NFL team's apparel on campus
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
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
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
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.


Raymond Foxworth: Tribal opposition to racist names still matters
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
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
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.


Washington Post conducts poll on Native views of racist mascot
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
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
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
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
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.


Original Americans Foundation discloses $3.7M in gifts to tribes
Original Americans Foundation discloses $3.7M in gifts to tribes (January 15, 2016)

The Washington NFL team is disclosing the foundation's finances to the Internal Revenue Service.


Washington mayor courts NFL team but won't use racist name
Washington mayor courts NFL team but won't use racist name (January 14, 2016)

Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) wants to lure the team back to the nation's capital despite its controversial symbol.


Robert DesJarlait: Tribes come together for Minnesota NFL game
Robert DesJarlait: Tribes come together for Minnesota NFL game (December 10, 2015)

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 television
Gregg Easterbrook: Fans shout racial slur on national television (December 8, 2015)

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


Obama takes aim at racist mascots and harmful stereotypes
Obama takes aim at racist mascots and harmful stereotypes (November 6, 2015)

'If you’re living in a society that devalues your culture, or perpetuates stereotypes, you may be devaluing yourself,' the president said at the White House Tribal Nations Conference.


New book provides insight into owner of Washington NFL team
New book provides insight into owner of Washington NFL team (October 15, 2015)

Dan Snyder views the racist mascot as part of his 'identity,' writer Mike Freeman asserts.


Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Activists discuss mascots
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Activists discuss mascots (October 15, 2015)

A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet, but would a football team by another name fill as many seats?


Tara Houska: A symbol of racism lives on in our nation's capital
Tara Houska: A symbol of racism lives on in our nation's capital (October 13, 2015)

I will be reminded of the place of indigenous peoples in America’s narrative, that the well-being of our children somehow matters less than others.


Editorial: Another loss for Washington NFL team's racist mascot
Editorial: Another loss for Washington NFL team's racist mascot (October 13, 2015)

Change in tradition can be hard, and sports fans are as devoted to tradition as anyone.


California governor signs bill to outlaw racist mascot in schools
California governor signs bill to outlaw racist mascot in schools (October 12, 2015)

The California Racial Mascots Act only applies to four schools but it carries a major symbolic impact.