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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.

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...

Filed Under: National
City official criticized for 'peace pipe' comments during meeting (06/06)
A city alderman in Chicago, Illinois, is coming under fire for comments he made about a "peace pipe" during a council meeting on Tuesday. Ald. Edward M. Burke (D) wants...

Filed Under: Opinion
History: 'Indian Kate' survived the Blackhawk War of 1832 (05/20)
"As you enter East Dubuque cemetery, quite near the entrance you will find the gravesite of "Indian Kate" Eberle. That had often been the name that she was known by...

Filed Under: Education | National
Cheyenne River Youth Project welcomes Illinois volunteers (05/04)
The Cheyenne River Youth Project in South Dakota recently hosted a group of young volunteers from Illinois. Ten teens from the Youth Crossroads spent seven days on the reservation. They...

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