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Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Vicente Diaz: Legacy of racist Indian mascot lives at university (06/25)
So, while the dust has yet to settle, there is a fifty-fifty chance right now that come this fall, American Indian Studies at UIUC would be reduced to a single faculty member.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
Mary Annette Pember: Shawnee tribes question 'hobby' Indians (06/19)
'Playing Indian' is so common that most Native peoples have grown inured to the cringe-inducing spectacle of white folks doing ungainly dances at hobby powwows all over the world.

Filed Under: Abramoff Scandal | Opinion | Politics
Opinion: Dennis Hastert failed to respond to Abramoff scandal (06/10)
Congress today has among the lowest approval ratings that it’s ever had—down there with cockroaches and root canals.

Filed Under: Abramoff Scandal | Law | Politics
Republican former congressman Dennis Hastert hit with charges (05/29)
Dennis Hastert, the former Speaker of the House, was tied to the Jack Abramoff scandal and opposed tribes seeking to re-establish ties in his home state of Illinois.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Ed Rice: Cleveland team comes up with excuse for racist mascot (04/24)
The Cleveland team states its nickname and its logo acknowledge and pay tribute to Penobscot Indian Louis Sockalexis of Maine and the history of the team.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Meskwaki Tribe opposes oil pipeline through aboriginal territory (03/17)
The pipeline would cross 18 counties in Iowa, effectively cutting the state in half.

Filed Under: Law
Former judge for Menominee Nation pleads guilty for child porn (03/13)
Joseph H. Martin, a tribal member, is an attorney who has been active in Indian law circles.

Filed Under: Business
Beer company drops name of 'Heyoka' product after complaints (01/06)
American Indian Movement activists raised concerns about the use of the Lakota word in an alcoholic beverage.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Ed Rice: Honoring a true Cleveland Indian -- Louis Sockalexis (09/23)
Ed Rice discusses his talk in honor of Louis Sockalexis, a member of the Penobscot Nation who is considered the first Native American in major league baseball.

Filed Under: Education | National | World
Indian studies professor denied position over remarks about Israel (09/02)
Faculty in the Indian studies program say they weren't consulted by university leadership and have cast a vote of no confidence in the chancellor.

Filed Under: Opinion
Column: It's getting harder to discover tribal artifacts in Illinois (07/10)
An Illinois main explains how he used to find Indian artifacts but laments that few seem to be around these days.

Filed Under: Law | National | Sports
Indian activists in Cleveland to file suit against baseball team (06/24)
Lawsuit seeks $9 billion, based of team's use of Indian imagery.

Filed Under: Opinion
Jacqueline Keeler: Racist name haunts urban Indian community (04/14)
Jacqueline Keeler shares what it was like growing up with a racist Indian mascot in Cleveland, Illinois.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Lalo Alcaraz: 2002 cartoon foretold 'Chief Wahoo' confrontation (04/09)
Cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz notes eerie similarities between his 2002 cartoon and a 2014 protest against the Chief Wahoo mascot.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Opinion: New movement takes 'Chief Wahoo' out of team's gear (04/03)
Columnist discusses new movement among some fans of the Cleveland baseball team to remove the offensive Chief Wahoo mascot from jerseys and caps.

Filed Under: National | Sports
Activists to rally against 'Chief Wahoo' mascot at opening game (04/02)
Native American activists and their supporters will demonstrate against the Chief Wahoo mascot at the Cleveland Indians home opener on Friday.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Cynthia Connolly: Time to banish Chief Wahoo and other mascots (03/31)
Cynthia Connolly, a member of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, calls for the elimination of the Cleveland Indians mascot.

Filed Under: National
Medill Reports: BIA budget ignores urban Indian organizations (03/13)
Urban Indian organizations wonder why they aren't seeing any federal funds in the Bureau of Indian Affairs budget.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Opinion: What will you do after Cleveland 'Indian' mascot dies? (03/10)
Writer claims opponents of the stereotypical "Chief Wahoo" mascot don't really care about Native Americans:

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Editorial: Cleveland baseball team should retire 'Chief' mascot (02/28)
Newspaper calls on Cleveland professional football team to retire its stereotypical Chief Wahoo mascot.

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