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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.
Supreme Court accepts case linked to NFL team's racist mascotFiled Under: Law | National | Sports
Supreme Court accepts case linked to NFL team's racist mascot (09/29)
A lower court has yet to rule on the team's trademark fight against Native youth activists.
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.
Elouise Cobell being considered for Presidential Medal of FreedomFiled Under: Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement | National | Politics
Elouise Cobell being considered for Presidential Medal of Freedom (05/05)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) is pushing President Barack Obama to award the medal to the Blackfeet Nation woman who was the lead plaintiff in the landmark Indian trust fund lawsuit.
Suzan Shown Harjo: Delete 'off the reservation' from our discourseFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Suzan Shown Harjo: Delete 'off the reservation' from our discourse (05/04)
The term 'off the reservation' arose in the late-1800s, when Native Peoples were confined to reservations and when the federal 'Civilization Regulations' criminalized everything that made Native Peoples Native.
Sen. Tester eyes Presidential Medal of Freedom for Elouise CobellFiled Under: Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement | National | Politics
Sen. Tester eyes Presidential Medal of Freedom for Elouise Cobell (03/22)
The late Blackfeet Nation citizen secured a $3.4 billion settlement after fighting for the rights of individual Indians through 15 years of litigation.
Suzan Shown Harjo: Hall of Fame and Mantle of Shame for 2015Filed Under: Opinion
Suzan Shown Harjo: Hall of Fame and Mantle of Shame for 2015 (01/04)
Activist and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Suzan Shown Harjo presents the Hall of Fame and Mantle of Shame Awards for 2015.
Vincent Schilling: Women are strongest warriors in Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion
Vincent Schilling: Women are strongest warriors in Indian Country (08/05)
As a Native American man, and as a man who tries to live my life as a warrior, I would be nothing without the loving guidance of Native women that I know and care about.
More Native youth arrive in nation's capital for UNITY conferenceFiled Under: National | Politics
More Native youth arrive in nation's capital for UNITY conference (07/10)
The excitement from the historic White House Tribal Youth Gathering is carrying over to another big event.
Washington NFL team plans to appeal decision in trademark caseFiled Under: Law | National | Sports
Washington NFL team plans to appeal decision in trademark case (07/09)
The long-running dispute isn't over as the team vows to win by taking the case to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Supporters open national prayer days to protect sacred placesFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Supporters open national prayer days to protect sacred places (06/19)
The annual event draws attention to the threats facing sacred sites across the United States.
Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes host honoring for Suzan Shown HarjoFiled Under: National
Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes host honoring for Suzan Shown Harjo (04/15)
The homecoming celebration takes place at the Concho Community Hall in Concho, Oklahoma, on Friday.
National Congress of American Indians set for winter conferenceFiled Under: National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference (02/23)
Tribal leaders will hear from top Obama administration officials and key members of Congress.
Museum hosts play and panel on Jim Thorpe repatriation disputeFiled Under: Education | Law
Museum hosts play and panel on Jim Thorpe repatriation dispute (02/11)
An appeals court has refused to return the remains of the legendary athlete to his sons.
Judge allows NFL team lawsuit against young Native activistsFiled Under: Law | National | Sports
Judge allows NFL team lawsuit against young Native activists (11/26)
The team is suing the six young activists in federal court in Virginia.
Suzan Shown Harjo to receive Medal of Freedom at White HouseFiled Under: National
Suzan Shown Harjo to receive Medal of Freedom at White House (11/24)
The ceremony will be webcast at 2:15pm Eastern time.
Suzan Shown Harjo to receive Presidential Medal of FreedomFiled Under: National
Suzan Shown Harjo to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom (11/11)
The activist has been at the forefront of major pieces of Indian legislation and is well known for her fight against racist mascots.
NMAI hosts symposium on treaties to coincide with new exhibitFiled Under: Law | National
NMAI hosts symposium on treaties to coincide with new exhibit (09/16)
The agenda includes Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn, the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, activist Suzan Shown Harjo and journalist Mark Trahant.
Tim Giago: NFL team's mascot will slowly fade like an old soldierFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Tim Giago: NFL team's mascot will slowly fade like an old soldier (08/11)
I started writing locally about the use of the word 'Redskins' in 1982 and I wrote about it nationally for Newsweek Magazine in the January 27, 1992 issue.
Suzan Shown Harjo: Fight against racist mascots just beginningFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Suzan Shown Harjo: Fight against racist mascots just beginning (06/24)
Activist Suzan Shown Harjo says the decision in Blackhorse v. Pro Football Inc is just one more victory in the fight against racist mascots.
Washington NFL team remains defiant after losing trademarksFiled Under: Law | National | Sports
Washington NFL team remains defiant after losing trademarks (06/19)
Another court battle awaits young Native activists who proved the team's marks are disparaging.
Patent office cancels trademarks for Washington football teamFiled Under: Law | National | Sports
Patent office cancels trademarks for Washington football team (06/18)
Six young Native activists showed that the trademarks were disparaging.
Native Sun News: Offensive mascots may be in jeopardyFiled Under: National | Sports
Native Sun News: Offensive mascots may be in jeopardy (01/22)
For a number of years, efforts have been made to change offensive mascots in the professional sports world, but two recent developments may signal that these efforts are finally bearing fruit.
Mark Trahant: New Year awaits stories from Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: New Year awaits stories from Indian Country (01/08)
So what are the Indian Country’s stories for 2014? The long view stories will continue to unfold.
NCAI hosts Capitol Hill briefing on 'Indian' mascots on ThursdayFiled Under: Education | National | Sports
NCAI hosts Capitol Hill briefing on 'Indian' mascots on Thursday (12/03)
The National Congress of American Indians will host a briefing on Capitol Hill on Thursday to discuss the use of 'Indian' mascots.
Suzan Harjo: Washington football team sinks to another lowFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Suzan Harjo: Washington football team sinks to another low (11/26)
Suzan Shown Harjo, the lead plaintiff in the original complaint against the trademarks of the Washington professional football team, discusses 'honoring' of Navajo Code Talkers during a game.
Highlights from Day 1 of National Congress of American IndiansFiled Under: National | Politics
Highlights from Day 1 of National Congress of American Indians (10/15)
Highlights from the opening day of the National Congress of American Indians 70th annual convention.
Suzan Shown Harjo still leading battle against racist mascotsFiled Under: Law | National | Sports
Suzan Shown Harjo still leading battle against racist mascots (10/10)
Activist Suzan Shown Harjo remains committed to ridding the sports world of racist mascots.
National prayer days to protect sacred places from June 20-26Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
National prayer days to protect sacred places from June 20-26 (06/20)
The eleventh National Days of Prayer to Protect Native American Sacred Places will be observed across the country between June 20 and June 26.
Suzan Harjo: Faulty evidence cited in defense of 'Redskins'Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Suzan Harjo: Faulty evidence cited in defense of 'Redskins' (06/17)
Suzan Shown Harjo on the faulty evidence cited in defense of the Washington Redskins.
Suzan Harjo: Evidence supports removal  of Redskins nameFiled Under: Opinion
Suzan Harjo: Evidence supports removal of Redskins name (05/29)
Suzan Shown Harjo, who was the lead plaintiff in the first trademark challenge to the Washington Redskins, tackles another poll that showed support for the controversial mascot: The first part...
Suzan Harjo: Racism wins every time when put to the publicFiled Under: Opinion
Suzan Harjo: Racism wins every time when put to the public (05/15)
Suzan Shown Harjo, who was the lead plaintiff in the first trademark challenge to the Washington Redskins, tackles a poll that showed support for the controversial mascot: The AP-GfK poll...
Suzan Shown Harjo still fighting to eliminate 'Redskins' mascotFiled Under: National | Sports
Suzan Shown Harjo still fighting to eliminate 'Redskins' mascot (04/05)
Activist Suzan Shown Harjo continues to fight for the elimination of the Washington Redskins professional football mascot.
Column: There's no debate on eliminating Washington RedskinsFiled Under: Opinion
Column: There's no debate on eliminating Washington Redskins (03/11)
Washington Post sports columnist Mike Wise explains why he's against the name of the Washington Redskins professional football team: I want to see both sides in this. I really do....
Trademark board hears  dispute over Washington Redskins nameFiled Under: Law | National | Sports
Trademark board hears dispute over Washington Redskins name (03/07)
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board is once again being asked to cancel marks registered to the Washington Redskins professional football team. Suzan Shown Harjo, the president of the Morning...
Suzan Shown Harjo: No honor   found in racist 'Redksins' nameFiled Under: Opinion
Suzan Shown Harjo: No honor found in racist 'Redksins' name (01/15)
"All major Native American organizations have called for the Washington pro football franchise to end its team’s despicable name. Why? Because it’s a racial slur and—no matter how many millions...
Column: 'Redskins' name continues to bring bad karma to teamFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Column: 'Redskins' name continues to bring bad karma to team (01/09)
"Now don’t go trying to prove otherwise by digging up some ancient Washington victory from back in, say, Joe Gibbs’s early days. This is a new era. Attitudes are changing;...
Suzan Harjo: 2012 Hall of Fame and Mantle of Shame AwardsFiled Under: Opinion
Suzan Harjo: 2012 Hall of Fame and Mantle of Shame Awards (12/31)
"HALL OF FAME: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for winning second terms by a whopping 332 electoral votes to 206 for Republican challenger Mitt Romney and Representative...
Suzan Harjo: NCAI warns of drastic cut  in Indian Country fundsFiled Under: Opinion
Suzan Harjo: NCAI warns of drastic cut in Indian Country funds (11/27)
"Dispelling any notion that Native Peoples are takers, the National Congress of American Indians and an impressive list of Native organizations and nations wrote to members of Congress on November...
Suzan Harjo: Revisiting   historic    'Our Visions'   gathering of 1992Filed Under: Opinion
Suzan Harjo: Revisiting historic 'Our Visions' gathering of 1992 (10/09)
"“Our Visions” was a historic gathering of 100 Native writers, artists and wisdomkeepers at Taos Pueblo and sponsored by The Morning Star Institute and The 1992 Alliance. The statement was...
Suzan Harjo: Race card comes out in Massachusetts campaignFiled Under: Opinion
Suzan Harjo: Race card comes out in Massachusetts campaign (09/27)
"The senatorial race in Massachusetts is too close to call—between incumbent Senator Scott Brown, Republican, and Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren, Democrat—and could decide which party controls the U.S. Senate....
Suzan Harjo: Tribal identification cards must be accepted at pollsFiled Under: Opinion
Suzan Harjo: Tribal identification cards must be accepted at polls (09/06)
"Native Nations’ IDs are both evidence and exercise of sovereignty, and they should stand on their own as validators of tribal citizens’ rights to vote in tribal, federal or state...
Suzan Harjo: Privileged language permeates American politicsFiled Under: Opinion
Suzan Harjo: Privileged language permeates American politics (08/27)
"The very privileged once marginalized people of color, anyone poor and most women by simply entering the boardroom, cigar den or private car. But as whiteness created its own cachet...
Suzan Shown Harjo: Uproar over 'Cherokee' Elizabeth WarrenFiled Under: Opinion
Suzan Shown Harjo: Uproar over 'Cherokee' Elizabeth Warren (05/15)
"What’s up, you ask, with the “Native American” uproar in the Elizabeth Warren-Scott Brown race for U.S. senator from Massachusetts? The politics part is easily understood; the Indian part is...
Suzan Shown Harjo: White privilege in American societyFiled Under: Opinion
Suzan Shown Harjo: White privilege in American society (04/20)
"White privilege in America first stood for wealth advantage, the provenance of white men, no matter how amassed, deserved, shared or inbred. Among its prominent symbols are oil baron J.D....
Suzan Harjo: Eliminating  Indian  mascots in Oregon schoolsFiled Under: Opinion
Suzan Harjo: Eliminating Indian mascots in Oregon schools (03/13)
"After waiting in vain for five years for its public schools to voluntarily eliminate Native race-based sports stereotypes, Oregon is on the verge of making it mandatory. The Oregon Board...
Suzan Shown Harjo: USDA's war against Native sacred placesFiled Under: Opinion
Suzan Shown Harjo: USDA's war against Native sacred places (02/15)
"Amid the top-volume crossfire these days about whose religion and whose health could be threatened by federal actions, it’s noteworthy that debaters and bloviators alike don’t notice or don’t care...
Suzan Harjo: 'Rethinking Columbus' taken out of   classroomsFiled Under: Opinion
Suzan Harjo: 'Rethinking Columbus' taken out of classrooms (01/24)
"I learned about the banning of Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years from Dr. Debbie Reese (Nambe Pueblo), who blogs at American Indians in Children’s Literature. She wrote on January...
Column: Waiting   far too long for justice over  Redskins   mascotFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Column: Waiting far too long for justice over Redskins mascot (01/03)
"Back in 1992, Washington reigned as Super Bowl champs with high hopes for two in a row under coach Joe Gibbs. That year, a Native American resident of the District,...
Review: A 'Showdown' over the racist Washington RedskinsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Review: A 'Showdown' over the racist Washington Redskins (11/14)
"In 1992, four years after Jesse Jackson joined Stanford students in chanting “Hey hey, ho ho, Western Civ has got to go,” the Native American writer and activist Suzan...
Suzan Shown Harjo: Some poems appropriate for Columbus Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment
Suzan Shown Harjo: Some poems appropriate for Columbus (10/11)
"I wrote this poem in 1990, as we were starting The 1992 Alliance, a national coalition that promoted Native Peoples and histories during the build-up to the Columbus Quincentenary. As...
Military's use of 'Geronimo' codename was apparently recentFiled Under: National
Military's use of 'Geronimo' codename was apparently recent (05/04)
The use of "Geronimo" as codename for the U.S. military's mission against Osama bin Laden was apparently recent, The Washington Post reports. The paper said the name didn't come up...
Suzan Shown Harjo to receive honorary degree from IAIAFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Education
Suzan Shown Harjo to receive honorary degree from IAIA (04/26)
Activist Suzan Shown Harjo will receive an honorary doctorate from the Institute of American Indian Arts in New Mexico. Harjo, who his Muscogee and Cheyenne, is being recognized for a...

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