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The nation's oldest and largest inter-tribal organization has hired Kevin Allis, Forest County Potawatomi, as its first chief executive officer.
Stick to the lions, tigers and bears, and leave human beings like Native Americans off your list of mascots for your sports teams.
The late Joan Mondale was an ally of the first order and one who is remembered with respect and fondness in many Native families and homelands.
The late John Dingell, former Democratic Congressman from Michigan, was a supporter of tribal treaty rights and Indian health care.
Native women are coming forward with complaints about their treatment at the National Congress of American Indians.
John McCain is remembered as a patriot and a hero by many in Indian Country.
The use of Indians as mascots in sports is on the decline in the United States. An opposite trend is seen in Europe.
American Indians and African Americans have long dealt with the use of racist and stereotypical symbols.
People need to see Hostiles because it is a demarcation point in the evolution of the western.
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.
A series of fake news articles, claiming the Washington NFL team changed its controversial name to the Washington Redhawks, went viral across Indian Country.
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.
A lower court has yet to rule on the team's trademark fight against Native youth activists.
The poll reached 504 self-identified Native Americans, 44 percent of whom said they were enrolled in a tribe.
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.
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.
The late Blackfeet Nation citizen secured a $3.4 billion settlement after fighting for the rights of individual Indians through 15 years of litigation.
Activist and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Suzan Shown Harjo presents the Hall of Fame and Mantle of Shame Awards for 2015.
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.
The excitement from the historic White House Tribal Youth Gathering is carrying over to another big event.
The long-running dispute isn't over as the team vows to win by taking the case to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The annual event draws attention to the threats facing sacred sites across the United States.
The homecoming celebration takes place at the Concho Community Hall in Concho, Oklahoma, on Friday.
Tribal leaders will hear from top Obama administration officials and key members of Congress.
An appeals court has refused to return the remains of the legendary athlete to his sons.
The team is suing the six young activists in federal court in Virginia.
The ceremony will be webcast at 2:15pm Eastern time.
The activist has been at the forefront of major pieces of Indian legislation and is well known for her fight against racist mascots.
The agenda includes Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn, the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, activist Suzan Shown Harjo and journalist Mark Trahant.
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.
Activist Suzan Shown Harjo says the decision in Blackhorse v. Pro Football Inc is just one more victory in the fight against racist mascots.
Another court battle awaits young Native activists who proved the team's marks are disparaging.
Six young Native activists showed that the trademarks were disparaging.
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.
So what are the Indian Country’s stories for 2014? The long view stories will continue to unfold.
The National Congress of American Indians will host a briefing on Capitol Hill on Thursday to discuss the use of 'Indian' mascots.
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 the opening day of the National Congress of American Indians 70th annual convention.
Activist Suzan Shown Harjo remains committed to ridding the sports world of racist mascots.
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 Shown Harjo on the faulty evidence cited in defense of the Washington Redskins.
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 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...
Activist Suzan Shown Harjo continues to fight for the elimination of the Washington Redskins professional football mascot.
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....
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...
"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...
"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;...
"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...
"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...
"“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...
"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....
"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...
"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...
"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...
"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....
"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...
"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...
"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...