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Filed Under: Health | Law | National
Indian Health Service discusses LGBT issues at 'historic' meeting (07/28)
Acting director Robert McSwain said the agency is committed to serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Two Spirit communities.

Filed Under: Politics | Sports
Virginia governor seems less interested in hosting NFL team (07/22)
Officials in Virginia and Washington, D.C., are trying to lure the team with the racist mascot away from its current home in Maryland.

Filed Under: Politics | Sports
Secretary Sally Jewell reaffirms opposition to racist mascot (07/01)
The mayor of D.C. is trying to lure the Washington NFL team back to the nation's capital.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National
Cabinet members hear from urban Indian community in Maryland (06/16)
Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited Native American Lifelines in Baltimore.

Filed Under: Opinion
Kerry Hawk Lessard: Urban Indians come together in Baltimore (05/29)
The fact of the matter is that Native people living in Baltimore—at least those with whom I am in community—do not identify as black and do not identify as white; we identify as Native.

Filed Under: Politics | Sports
County board calls on NFL team to eliminate its racist mascot (05/20)
The Arlington County Board in Virginia joins the District of Columbia Council in opposing the use of a racial slur in professional sports.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
Pamunkey Tribe awaits final answer on federal recognition bid (03/23)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs could issue a final determination by the end of the month.

Filed Under: National | Sports
Ex-player claims Alabama-Coushatta Tribe honored by mascot (08/06)
Mark Moseley is being paid by the Washington NFL team to support the racist mascot.

Filed Under: Law | Sports
Federal judge refuses use of name of Washington NFL team (07/14)
Judge won't allow use of name in court or in his rulings.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Opinion: Teams with Indian mascots all play on stolen tribal land (07/08)
History professor notes that FedEx Field, the home of the Washington NFL team, is built on land stolen from the Piscataway people.

Filed Under: Politics | Sports
Bill in Maryland urges new name for Washington football team (03/12)
A Maryland House committee held a hearing on a bill that calls on the Washington professional football team to change its racist mascot.

Filed Under: Opinion
Editorial: Recognize contributions of tribes to culture in Maryland (12/03)
Commissioners in Worcester County, Maryland, pay tribute to the tribes on the Eastern Shore.

Filed Under: National | Sports
County leader urges Washington team to consider name change (10/17)
The top leader in Prince George's County, Maryland, where the Washington professional football team plays its home games, says the team should consider changing its name.

Filed Under: National
Piscataway Conoy Tribe honors victim of Navy Yard shooting (09/26)
Kenneth Bernard Proctor Sr., a member of the Piscataway Conoy Tribe of Maryland who was killed in the Navy Yard shooting in Washington, D.C., was laid to rest on Wednesday.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Maryland orders Indian payday loan firm to cease business (06/14)
The Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation ordered a payday loan firm owned by a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe to stop doing business.

Filed Under: Recognition
Piscataway tribes meet for first powwow after state recognition (06/14)
Members of the Piscataway Conoy Tribe and the Piscataway Indian Nation met for a powwow earlier this month, their first since gaining recognition from the state of Maryland. The tribes...

Filed Under: Opinion | Recognition
Letter: Indigenous groups deserve our nation's recognition (01/18)
"It's fitting that onMartin Luther King Jr. Day, Maryland's Piscataway Indians were recognized as a legitimate Native American tribe by Gov.Martin O'Malley. If there is one group deserving support, it...

Filed Under: Recognition
Two Maryland tribes celebrate recognition of their identities (01/13)
It took nearly 400 years but the Piscataway Conoy Tribe and the Piscataway Indian Nation have finally been recognized by the state of Maryland. The tribes followed a new state...

Filed Under: Recognition
Maryland governor recognizes two Piscataway tribal groups (01/10)
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) signed an executive order to recognize the Piscataway Conoy Tribe and the Piscataway Indian Nation. The tribes are the first to be recognized under a...

Filed Under: Recognition
Maryland governor to recognize two tribes in executive order (01/09)
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) will sign an executive order today to recognize two tribes, the Associated Press reports. The AP did not name the tribes. But both followed a...

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