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Native Sun News Today Editorial: Michael Haney fought racist mascot up until to his death
Opinion | Sports
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Michael Haney fought racist mascot up until to his death (November 11, 2016)
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.

Supreme Court accepts case linked to NFL team's racist mascot
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Supreme Court accepts case linked to NFL team's racist mascot (September 29, 2016)
A lower court has yet to rule on the team's trademark fight against Native youth activists.

Washington Post conducts poll on Native views of racist mascot
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Washington Post conducts poll on Native views of racist mascot (May 20, 2016)
The poll reached 504 self-identified Native Americans, 44 percent of whom said they were enrolled in a tribe.

Elouise Cobell being considered for Presidential Medal of Freedom
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National | Politics
Elouise Cobell being considered for Presidential Medal of Freedom (May 5, 2016)
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.

Suzan Shown Harjo: Delete 'off the reservation' from our discourse
Opinion | Politics
Suzan Shown Harjo: Delete 'off the reservation' from our discourse (May 4, 2016)
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.

Sen. Tester eyes Presidential Medal of Freedom for Elouise Cobell
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National | Politics
Sen. Tester eyes Presidential Medal of Freedom for Elouise Cobell (March 22, 2016)
The late Blackfeet Nation citizen secured a $3.4 billion settlement after fighting for the rights of individual Indians through 15 years of litigation.

Suzan Shown Harjo: Hall of Fame and Mantle of Shame for 2015
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Suzan Shown Harjo: Hall of Fame and Mantle of Shame for 2015 (January 4, 2016)
Activist and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Suzan Shown Harjo presents the Hall of Fame and Mantle of Shame Awards for 2015.

Vincent Schilling: Women are strongest warriors in Indian Country
Opinion
Vincent Schilling: Women are strongest warriors in Indian Country (August 5, 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.

More Native youth arrive in nation's capital for UNITY conference
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More Native youth arrive in nation's capital for UNITY conference (July 10, 2015)
The excitement from the historic White House Tribal Youth Gathering is carrying over to another big event.

Washington NFL team plans to appeal decision in trademark case
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Washington NFL team plans to appeal decision in trademark case (July 9, 2015)
The long-running dispute isn't over as the team vows to win by taking the case to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Supporters open national prayer days to protect sacred places
Environment | Law | National
Supporters open national prayer days to protect sacred places (June 19, 2015)
The annual event draws attention to the threats facing sacred sites across the United States.

Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes host honoring for Suzan Shown Harjo
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Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes host honoring for Suzan Shown Harjo (April 15, 2015)
The homecoming celebration takes place at the Concho Community Hall in Concho, Oklahoma, on Friday.

National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference
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National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference (February 23, 2015)
Tribal leaders will hear from top Obama administration officials and key members of Congress.

Museum hosts play and panel on Jim Thorpe repatriation dispute
Education | Law
Museum hosts play and panel on Jim Thorpe repatriation dispute (February 11, 2015)
An appeals court has refused to return the remains of the legendary athlete to his sons.

Judge allows NFL team lawsuit against young Native activists
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Judge allows NFL team lawsuit against young Native activists (November 26, 2014)
The team is suing the six young activists in federal court in Virginia.

Suzan Shown Harjo to receive Medal of Freedom at White House
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Suzan Shown Harjo to receive Medal of Freedom at White House (November 24, 2014)
The ceremony will be webcast at 2:15pm Eastern time.

Suzan Shown Harjo to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
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Suzan Shown Harjo to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom (November 11, 2014)
The activist has been at the forefront of major pieces of Indian legislation and is well known for her fight against racist mascots.

NMAI hosts symposium on treaties to coincide with new exhibit
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NMAI hosts symposium on treaties to coincide with new exhibit (September 16, 2014)
The agenda includes Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn, the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, activist Suzan Shown Harjo and journalist Mark Trahant.

Tim Giago: NFL team's mascot will slowly fade like an old soldier
Opinion | Sports
Tim Giago: NFL team's mascot will slowly fade like an old soldier (August 11, 2014)
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.

Suzan Shown Harjo: Fight against racist mascots just beginning
Opinion | Sports
Suzan Shown Harjo: Fight against racist mascots just beginning (June 24, 2014)
Activist Suzan Shown Harjo says the decision in Blackhorse v. Pro Football Inc is just one more victory in the fight against racist mascots.

Washington NFL team remains defiant after losing trademarks
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Washington NFL team remains defiant after losing trademarks (June 19, 2014)
Another court battle awaits young Native activists who proved the team's marks are disparaging.

Patent office cancels trademarks for Washington football team
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Patent office cancels trademarks for Washington football team (June 18, 2014)
Six young Native activists showed that the trademarks were disparaging.

Native Sun News: Offensive mascots may be in jeopardy
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Native Sun News: Offensive mascots may be in jeopardy (January 22, 2014)
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.

Mark Trahant: New Year awaits stories from Indian Country
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: New Year awaits stories from Indian Country (January 8, 2014)
So what are the Indian Country’s stories for 2014? The long view stories will continue to unfold.

NCAI hosts Capitol Hill briefing on 'Indian' mascots on Thursday
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NCAI hosts Capitol Hill briefing on 'Indian' mascots on Thursday (December 3, 2013)
The National Congress of American Indians will host a briefing on Capitol Hill on Thursday to discuss the use of 'Indian' mascots.

Suzan Harjo: Washington football team sinks to another low
Opinion | Sports
Suzan Harjo: Washington football team sinks to another low (November 26, 2013)
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 Day 1 of National Congress of American Indians
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Highlights from Day 1 of National Congress of American Indians (October 15, 2013)
Highlights from the opening day of the National Congress of American Indians 70th annual convention.

Suzan Shown Harjo still leading battle against racist mascots
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Suzan Shown Harjo still leading battle against racist mascots (October 10, 2013)
Activist Suzan Shown Harjo remains committed to ridding the sports world of racist mascots.

National prayer days to protect sacred places from June 20-26
Environment | Law | National
National prayer days to protect sacred places from June 20-26 (June 20, 2013)
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 Harjo: Faulty evidence cited in defense of 'Redskins'
Opinion | Sports
Suzan Harjo: Faulty evidence cited in defense of 'Redskins' (June 17, 2013)
Suzan Shown Harjo on the faulty evidence cited in defense of the Washington Redskins.

Suzan Harjo: Evidence supports removal  of Redskins name
Opinion
Suzan Harjo: Evidence supports removal of Redskins name (May 29, 2013)
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 Harjo: Racism wins every time when put to the public
Opinion
Suzan Harjo: Racism wins every time when put to the public (May 15, 2013)
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...

Suzan Shown Harjo still fighting to eliminate 'Redskins' mascot
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Suzan Shown Harjo still fighting to eliminate 'Redskins' mascot (April 5, 2013)
Activist Suzan Shown Harjo continues to fight for the elimination of the Washington Redskins professional football mascot.

Column: There's no debate on eliminating Washington Redskins
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Column: There's no debate on eliminating Washington Redskins (March 11, 2013)
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....

Trademark board hears  dispute over Washington Redskins name
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Trademark board hears dispute over Washington Redskins name (March 7, 2013)
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...

Suzan Shown Harjo: No honor   found in racist 'Redksins' name
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Suzan Shown Harjo: No honor found in racist 'Redksins' name (January 15, 2013)
"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...

Column: 'Redskins' name continues to bring bad karma to team
Opinion | Sports
Column: 'Redskins' name continues to bring bad karma to team (January 9, 2013)
"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;...

Suzan Harjo: 2012 Hall of Fame and Mantle of Shame Awards
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Suzan Harjo: 2012 Hall of Fame and Mantle of Shame Awards (December 31, 2012)
"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...

Suzan Harjo: NCAI warns of drastic cut  in Indian Country funds
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Suzan Harjo: NCAI warns of drastic cut in Indian Country funds (November 27, 2012)
"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...

Suzan Harjo: Revisiting   historic    'Our Visions'   gathering of 1992
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Suzan Harjo: Revisiting historic 'Our Visions' gathering of 1992 (October 9, 2012)
"“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...

Suzan Harjo: Race card comes out in Massachusetts campaign
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Suzan Harjo: Race card comes out in Massachusetts campaign (September 27, 2012)
"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....

Suzan Harjo: Tribal identification cards must be accepted at polls
Opinion
Suzan Harjo: Tribal identification cards must be accepted at polls (September 6, 2012)
"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...

Suzan Harjo: Privileged language permeates American politics
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Suzan Harjo: Privileged language permeates American politics (August 27, 2012)
"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...

Suzan Shown Harjo: Uproar over 'Cherokee' Elizabeth Warren
Opinion
Suzan Shown Harjo: Uproar over 'Cherokee' Elizabeth Warren (May 15, 2012)
"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...

Suzan Shown Harjo: White privilege in American society
Opinion
Suzan Shown Harjo: White privilege in American society (April 20, 2012)
"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....

Suzan Harjo: Eliminating  Indian  mascots in Oregon schools
Opinion
Suzan Harjo: Eliminating Indian mascots in Oregon schools (March 13, 2012)
"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...

Suzan Shown Harjo: USDA's war against Native sacred places
Opinion
Suzan Shown Harjo: USDA's war against Native sacred places (February 15, 2012)
"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...

Suzan Harjo: 'Rethinking Columbus' taken out of   classrooms
Opinion
Suzan Harjo: 'Rethinking Columbus' taken out of classrooms (January 24, 2012)
"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...

Column: Waiting   far too long for justice over  Redskins   mascot
Opinion | Sports
Column: Waiting far too long for justice over Redskins mascot (January 3, 2012)
"Back in 1992, Washington reigned as Super Bowl champs with high hopes for two in a row under coach Joe Gibbs. That year, a Native American resident of the District,...

Review: A 'Showdown' over the racist Washington Redskins
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Review: A 'Showdown' over the racist Washington Redskins (November 14, 2011)
"In 1992, four years after Jesse Jackson joined Stanford students in chanting “Hey hey, ho ho, Western Civ has got to go,” the Native American writer and activist Suzan...

Suzan Shown Harjo: Some poems appropriate for Columbus
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Suzan Shown Harjo: Some poems appropriate for Columbus (October 11, 2011)
"I wrote this poem in 1990, as we were starting The 1992 Alliance, a national coalition that promoted Native Peoples and histories during the build-up to the Columbus Quincentenary. As...

Military's use of 'Geronimo' codename was apparently recent
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Military's use of 'Geronimo' codename was apparently recent (May 4, 2011)
The use of "Geronimo" as codename for the U.S. military's mission against Osama bin Laden was apparently recent, The Washington Post reports. The paper said the name didn't come up...

Suzan Shown Harjo to receive honorary degree from IAIA
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Suzan Shown Harjo to receive honorary degree from IAIA (April 26, 2011)
Activist Suzan Shown Harjo will receive an honorary doctorate from the Institute of American Indian Arts in New Mexico. Harjo, who his Muscogee and Cheyenne, is being recognized for a...

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