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Nottawaseppi Huron

article Funds could rid Michigan schools of Native American mascots (1/10/2017)
(Michigan) -- A new agreement between the state of Michigan and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi could give five schools more resources to change their...
article Tribe Offering Cash to Schools Who Abandon ‘Offensive’ Indian Mascots (1/8/2017)
(Michigan) -- A Michigan Native American tribe plans soon to offer cash to help K-12 schools, public and private and universities, and municipalities replace Indian...
article Funds could rid Michigan schools of Native American mascots (1/7/2017)
(Michigan) -- A new agreement between the state of Michigan and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi could give five schools more resources to change their...
article Grant approved for Michigan schools to change Native American mascots (1/6/2017)
(Michigan) -- Schools in Michigan hoping to change their mascot will soon have some help to do that. A half million dollars in grant money has been approved.
article Tribe offers money to help schools to drop racist mascots (1/6/2017)
(Michigan) -- Heather Herron was about 14 years old when she realized that her high school's mascot, the Redskins, did not sit well with her. The 2007 graduate of...
article Changes To Tribal Agreement Could Mean Fewer Native American Mascots (1/5/2017)
(Michigan) -- Schools may be changing their Native American mascots in the near future. That’s thanks to an amendment to the Tribal-State Gaming Compact between...
article Funds could rid Michigan schools of Native American mascots (1/5/2017)
(Michigan) -- A new agreement between the state of Michigan and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi could give five schools more resources to change their...
article Money being made available for schools looking to change mascots (1/5/2017)
(Michigan) -- More than a half million dollars in grant money is being made available to schools and local organizations to improve awareness and educate people on...
article Changes to tribal agreement could mean fewer Native American mascots (1/4/2017)
(Michigan) -- Changes are coming to a tribal agreement with the state and Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi that would help schools change their mascots.
article FireKeepers alters its deal with the State (1/4/2017)
(Michigan) -- Some of the money that the FireKeepers Casino in Calhoun County pays to the state through its tribal gaming compact will be repurposed for a use some may...
article This Native American tribe’s plan could help schools ditch racist mascots (1/4/2017)
(Michigan) -- An agreement between the state of Michigan and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi could set a precedent for schools nationally to rid themselves...
press release NHBP and Governor Snyder Announce Amendment to Tribal-State Gaming Compact (1/4/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi and Office of the Governor of the State of Michigan announce the approval of a Second Amendment to the Tribal...
12 Total Articles on this Issue

Fighting Sioux

article OPINION: American Indian Issues: Truth and reconciliation (1/6/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Remember your first Welcome Weekend? Students being dropped off at the residence halls, meeting their roommates, attending various events, and maybe...
1 Article on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Money being made available for schools looking to change mascots (1/4/2017)
(Michigan) -- More than a half million dollars in grant money is being made available to schools and local organizations to improve awareness and educate people on...
article Casino revenue to fund mascot changes, infrastructure (1/3/2017)
(Michigan) -- Revenue from FireKeepers Casino Hotel will be used for projects related to promoting Native American history, including doing away with potentially...
article New state-tribe agreement may help schools nix Native American mascots (1/3/2017)
(Michigan) -- Schools with Native American mascots could get resources to change those under a new agreement between the state and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the...
article Here’s why Native American mascots are inappropriate (12/23/2016)
(Washington) -- The question today is “Should the use of Native American mascots be banned?” Yes, it should be banned. Some believe that it shouldn’t...
article A Town Called Whiteland Fights For Its Native American School Mascot (12/22/2016)
(Indiana) -- It's just perfect that a town called Whiteland is losing its mind over the possibility of its local school kiboshing a Native American mascot. Actually...
article Controversy brewing over Whiteland Warrior school mascot (12/20/2016)
(Indiana) -- There is controversy brewing in one local town over the school mascot. People want to know if the Whiteland Warriors will be getting a new logo or not....
article Belding school board unanimously votes to remove “Redskins” mascot (12/19/2016)
(Michigan) -- The Belding Area Schools Board of Education unanimously voted Monday night to drop their controversial ‘Redskins’ mascot. The meeting was...
article Kalma’s Charlie Chinook Getting a Tribe Approved Makeover (12/16/2016)
(Washington) -- The Kalama High School mascot, long considered to be a racist representation of Native Americans, is finally getting a culturally accurate update....
article BCSD to remove controversial mascots (12/14/2016)
(California) -- The Bakersfield City School District will remove controversial Native American mascots from two local schools. Wayside and Frank West Elementary...
article Douglas County schools contend with state's Native American mascot ruling (12/6/2016)
(Oregon) -- Two Douglas County school districts have made provisions to drop their Native American mascots following a decision made by the Oregon Board of Education.
article G-M school district denounces use of Tomahawk chop, headdress at football game (12/5/2016)
(Massachusetts) -- School Superintendent Michael Sullivan has denounced the display of the “Tomahawk Chop” and a Native American headdress at the...
article Schools speak regarding Native American mascots (12/2/2016)
(Illinois) -- A harmful Native American mascots discussion was hosted on Illinois Valley Community College's campus earlier in the month. Amanda Cook-Fesperman,...
article Complaint about Mississauga Indigenous team names comes to Human Rights Tribunal today (11/21/2016)
(Ontario) -- The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario is set to hear a case today of a man who alleges indigenous names and symbols used by some Mississauga, Ont., hockey...
article Get rid of 'insulting' Indigenous team names, logos, man tells human rights tribunal (11/21/2016)
(Ontario) -- An Indigenous man who filed a complaint about the use of Aboriginal team names and logos in Mississauga testified Monday in front of the Human Rights...
article Chowchilla High changes Redskins mascot to Tribe (11/14/2016)
(California) -- Bowing to the new state ban on their Redskins mascot, the Chowchilla Union High School District board of trustees has voted to change their nickname to...
article Chowchilla High changes Redskins mascot to Tribe (11/8/2016)
(California) -- Bowing to the new state ban on their Redskins mascot, the Chowchilla Union High School District board of trustees has voted to change their nickname to...
article UND officials 'disgusted' by offensive T-shirt spotted at NDSU football game (11/7/2016)
(North Dakota) -- UND officials said they are “disgusted” by a vulgar T-shirt depicting a Native American and the university’s new Fighting Hawks logo...
17 Total Articles on this Issue

Redskins

article When the government tried to shut down the Washington Redskins (12/31/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- Everyone is aware of the Washington Redskins team name controversy. The consensus is that the word “redskins” is derogatory to the...
article Belding school board votes to change Redskins mascot (12/21/2016)
(Michigan) -- Belding’s longtime mascot is about to become a piece of history. After months of conversation at school board meetings and special community forums,...
article Fight over Washington's nickname continues in wake of Standing Rock (12/6/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- At 10 o’clock Saturday morning, about 1,500 miles east of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, a group of 15 protesters...
article Virginia group submits petition asking Redskins to change their name (12/4/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- There is a renewed call for Redskins owner Dan Snyder to change his team's name. Saturday, a group calling itself Rebrand Washington Football...
article From Indians to Redskins, fight to wipe Native caricatures from pro sports hinges on law, money and courage (11/22/2016)
(USA) -- Every spring, on the first afternoon of the Major League Baseball season, members of the Cleveland American Indian Movement gather outside their city’s...
article Redskins honor local veterans, tribes amid name rancor (11/20/2016)
(Virginia) -- It’s a distinction being recognized on the Redskins 50-yard line during half-time ceremonies. Four Stafford veterans will have that honor Nov. 20 as...
article USPTO Urges High Court To Uphold Ban On 'Racial Slurs' [sub req] (11/14/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office fired its opening shot at U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday in a closely watched case over the government ban on...
article Paw Paw school board again ponders district's Redskins mascot (11/10/2016)
(Michigan) -- Who has the right to the term Redskin? That seems to be at the heart of a long-simmering controversy that keeps revisiting Paw Paw, where the school mascot...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Seminole Mascot

article FSU horse mascot Renegade OK after mishap during pregame ceremony (12/31/2016)
(Florida) -- The Capital One Orange Bowl started with a stumble by Florida State's Renegade. The mascot horse fell during the pregame ceremony Friday with American...
article FSU Mascots Chief Osceola and Horse Renegade Eat Dirt at Orange Bowl (12/31/2016)
(Florida) -- Social media went ablaze Friday night, December 30th, when Florida State University Seminole mascots Chief Osceola and his horse Renegade took a tumble.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Chief Wahoo

article Column: Indians need to move on from Chief Wahoo (12/18/2016)
(Missouri) -- When a report Wednesday indicated the Cleveland Indians would decrease the presence of “Chief Wahoo” on jerseys, my first thought as a...
article Indians take smallest step to making Chief Wahoo disappear (12/13/2016)
(Ohio) -- Major League Baseball seemed on the verge of confronting the controversy surrounding the Indians’ longtime Chief Wahoo logo following the World Series....
article Indians to diminish use of Chief Wahoo logo next season (12/13/2016)
(Ohio) -- The Indians’ logo has been a sore subject for decades, with the fury over the Chief Wahoo image cresting over the past few years. The organization will...
article Sociologists call for change to Indians' name, logo (11/18/2016)
(Ohio) -- The American Sociological Association is calling for an end to Indians' name and Chief Wahoo mascot. The non-profit wrote a letter to MLB commissioner...
article Sociologists Urge MLB Commish to Rid Baseball of Native Nicknames, Logos (11/18/2016)
(USA) -- The President of the American Sociological Association (ASA), Dr. Michelle Lamont, sent a letter to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred this week, urging him to "...
article MORON ALERT: Cleveland Indians’ Chief Wahoo, far from degrading (11/18/2016)
(Ohio) -- With the recent debut of the Cleveland Indians in the World Series, activists’ cries against the team’s mascot, Chief Wahoo, have been louder than...
article MLB will destroy Indians World Series champion gear instead of donating it to charity (11/9/2016)
(Ohio) -- Major League Baseball has decided to destroy all the T-shirts, hats and other gear it licensed to commemorate a Cleveland Indians World Series championship...
article OP/ED: It’s time for Cleveland to retire Chief Wahoo and the Indians name (11/8/2016)
(Maine) -- We don’t mean to rub salt in the wound of Cleveland’s loss of the World Series, but it is time for the baseball team there to change its mascot...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Atlantic City Gaming

article Golden Nugget’s golden boy prepares for another season of reality TV (11/16/2016)
(Atlantic City) -- Golden Nugget Atlantic City has always been on the cutting edge as far as entertainment is concerned. They have consistently brought in some of the...
1 Article on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Native Lives Matter, Too: Thompson brothers using lacrosse stardom to help tackle pipeline and other tribal issues (11/12/2016)
(New York) -- Lyle Thompson didn’t like what he saw. So he started talking about it on social media, sharing thoughts, links, videos and messages about the...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Image of a Warrior (1/12/2017)
(New York) -- Sales of Lebanon Warrior gear spiked at Northwest Apparel & Graphics a few years ago following a State Board of Education ruling that schools must...
article Name Change for 'Squaw Peak Drive' Gains Traction (1/10/2017)
(Arizona) -- A movement is afoot to change a controversial street name near a Phoenix mountain that formerly had a title which offended Native Americans and others.
article Tempers flare over 'Indians' mascot at Turners Falls High School public forum (1/6/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Emotions ran high at Thursday's public forum on whether Turners Falls High School should keep its "Indian" mascot name, reports the...
article How Stanford’s Native Students Took Down a Racist Mascot (1/1/2017)
(California) -- Stanford realized in 1968 or 1969 that they had no Indians to speak of on the campus. By 1969 there were three. Russell Red Elk (Hunkpapa Lakota) was an...
article Fighting Back: Schools, Mascots and Offensive Gaffes We Battled in 2016 (12/31/2016)
(USA) -- In 2016, school and team mascots that disparage Native Americans still exist. That includes five professional teams — the Washington Redskins, based in...
article Squaw Creek proposal creates a storm (12/28/2016)
(Missouri) -- Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge has had the same name since it was established in 1935 by Franklin D. Roosevelt through a WAP public works project.
article Washington high school to change Native American mascot (12/24/2016)
(Washington) -- A Native American mascot at a high school in southwest Washington is getting a new look. The Daily News reports (https://goo.gl/nhMQIr ) the Kalama High...
article Speaker discusses stereotypes, suggests consulting Natives during forum in Turners (12/9/2016)
(Massachusetts) -- Laura Valdiviezo, an associate professor from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst College of Education, answered questions and spoke to the...
article LETTER: Manhattan should be on right side of history (12/8/2016)
(Kansas) -- To the Editor: I could spout statistics for days about the oppression of minorities, about white privilege in this country and about cultural appropriation...
article Native American group to hold rally outside University of Phoenix Stadium (12/4/2016)
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Rally Against Native Mascots (AzRally) will be marching outside the University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday. One day before the enforcement of...
article Federal board denies county’s proposed geographic names (11/23/2016)
(Oregon) -- The U.S. Board on Geographic Names denied Grant County’s most recent request to change names of two geographic features formerly known as Squaw Creek...
article Hoyt will back mascot decision (11/10/2016)
(Kansas) -- However the Manhattan- Ogden school board decides to rule on changing Manhattan High School’s mascot, members have the support of the MHS principal.
article Stone Bank changes its mascot (11/10/2016)
(Wisconsin) -- The mascot for an Arrowhead feeder school will no longer be a chief. In an assembly at Stone Bank School Nov. 9, students learned the identity of the new...
article American Indian group mocks racist sports mascots in the most brilliant way (11/6/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- A prominent Native American association is making a powerful statement about offensive sports team logos using indigenous people as mascots.
article Sherando has no plans to change its warrior mascot (11/4/2016)
(Virginia) -- Despite about a dozen comments by area Native Americans at a Tuesday night Frederick County School Board work session, there are no plans to change...
article Cheyenne Mountain working with students, supporters to end Indian stereotypes (11/3/2016)
(Colorado) -- Football, volleyball, boys' soccer and other fall high school sports are winding down, but new rules Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 instituted...
article More Native American voices speak out against Sherando High School mascot (11/3/2016)
(Virginia) -- A number of Native Americans from different tribes spoke to the Frederick County School Board on Tuesday about reconsidering Sherando High School’s...
article Lane Tech Student Paper To Drop Native American Symbols From Logo (11/2/2016)
(Illinois) -- With the use of Native American symbols in sports and pop culture growing increasingly controversial, the editorial board of Lane Tech College Prep High...
article SDSU professor revives fight to change Aztec mascot (10/23/2016)
(California) -- A San Diego State University professor is bringing up a new argument to revisit an old fight. American Indian Studies professor Ozzie Monge would like...
article Belding school board hears more mascot feedback (10/20/2016)
(Michigan) -- They’ve heard comments from people inside and outside the community. They’ve heard people say they want to keep the current mascot and they...

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