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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.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Opinion: 'Chief Illiniwek' mascot doesn't respect Native people (11/05)
Student at University of Illinois discusses the continued use of the Chief Illiniwek mascot.

Filed Under: National
Chicago mayor eliminates all funding for urban Indian center (08/14)
The once-thriving American Indian Center of Chicago has lost all of its city funding. The center received $45,000 last year. But Mayor Rahm Emanuel eliminated all funds this year for...

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