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Redskins

article Why the Slants Took a Fight Over Their Band Name to the Supreme Court (6/20/2017)
(Oregon) -- On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that a law denying federal trademark protection to names that are deemed disparaging is unconstitutional. “It...
article Jim Bailey column: Legends by any other name still Redskins (4/27/2017)
(Indiana) -- The recent Indiana high school Class 4A state boys basketball championship game was the first state finals appearance by the Fort Wayne North Side Legends....
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Connecticut Gaming

article OP/ED: State relies on vice (6/11/2017)
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut legislature seems determined to destroy civil society in the state, but by increments rather than in one fell swoop. Wednesday,...
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Mascot Issue

article Rosenberg says he is against state mascot ban (6/7/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Senate President Stanley Rosenberg on Tuesday staked out a position against a statewide ban on Native American mascots, saying the issue should be...
article State rep calls Native American mascots bill pending in Massachusetts Legislature 'political correctness run amok' (6/6/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Around 40 Massachusetts schools use Native American imagery and themes for their mascots and logos, according to a parent seeking to ban the practice.
article MORON ALERT: Nick in the AM: Chief Illiniwek recalls the 'Last Dance' (2/22/2017)
(Illinois) -- It's been 10 years since Chief Illiniwek performed for the final official time at the University of Illinois. As far as the final official portrayer of...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Cheyenne/Arapaho Tribe

article MORON ALERT: NIGC probes UEG’s sketchy tribal online gambling deals (5/23/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The sketchy developer behind efforts to launch an online gambling site for Oklahoma tribal groups is reportedly being investigated by the National Indian...
article Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes oust casino executives due to fraud (5/2/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes fired two top gaming executives after an investigation revealed wrongdoing. The tribe had agreed to pay $25,000 a month,...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article Australian casino high roller’s moldy millions spark police probe (5/22/2017)
(Australia) -- A VIP gambler’s moldy millions are raising eyebrows in a case of suspected money laundering at an Australian casino. Last week, the Brisbane Supreme...
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Cultural Appropriation

article Chanel is selling a $1930 boomerang and people are not amused (5/15/2017)
(Australia) -- Q: WHAT do you buy the person who has everything? A: Anything but this $1,930 Chanel boomerang. Because not only will it set you back a mountain of cash,...
article MORON ALERT: High-profile Canadian journalists pledge to raise money for ‘appropriation prize’ (5/12/2017)
(Ontario) -- A contentious article encouraging writers “to imagine other cultures” and to “set your sights on the big goal: Win the Appropriation Prize...
article Magazine Editor Forced to Resign After ‘Disgusting’ Article Supportive of Borrowing From Other Cultures (5/11/2017)
(Canada) -- The Writers’ Union of Canada was forced to apologize after it published an article in its magazine encouraging cultural appropriation in Canadian...
article Canadian energy drink maker faces backlash from New Zealanders over Maori name and design (5/10/2017)
(Canada) -- New Zealanders in Canada are speaking out against an energy drink they say appropriates Maori language and culture — and they've got the New...
article Tanya Tagaq pushes U.S. band Eskimeaux to change its name (4/18/2017)
(Canada) -- Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq has convinced Brooklyn indie band Eskimeaux to swap out its name for one deemed more culturally sensitive. The Polaris Prize-...
article Nude Artist Performs in Headdress; MoMA Apologizes, Creates Native Program (1/12/2017)
(New York) -- New York City’s Museum of Modern Art has apologized to the Native American community after attendees at a performance on January 8 were shocked and...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Poarch Creek

article OP/ED: Poarch Creek Indians’ gaming plan brilliant, but illegal (5/10/2017)
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is the only federally recognized Indian Tribe in Alabama. The Tribe operates as a sovereign nation with its own system of...
1 Article on this Issue

Bears Ears

article Tribal leaders demand apology from Hatch after he said they ‘don’t fully understand’ Bears Ears implications (5/9/2017)
(Utah) -- After Sen. Orrin Hatch said Sunday that American Indians "don't fully understand" what they would lose if Bears Ears is "made clearly into a...
article Native Americans demand apology from Sen. Hatch for ‘racially charged’ remarks (5/9/2017)
(Utah) -- The Utah League of Native American Voters is demanding that Sen. Orrin Hatch apologize for his remarks during a press conference with U.S. Interior Secretary...
article MORON ALERT: Bears Ears And The Ecologically Noble Savage (12/30/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- By designating the Bears Ears National Monument, which encompasses 1.35 million acres in southeast Utah, this week President Obama is unfortunately...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Elizabeth Warren

article MORON ALERT: Bill Maher calls Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas’ to her face during interview (5/1/2017)
(California) -- Bill Maher called Sen. Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” to her face on his show Friday — and she didn’t seem too happy about it. The...
article THE BLAZE: Cherokee Indian reveals truth to Jake Tapper about Elizabeth Warren’s Native American heritage claims (4/30/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- During her run for Senate in 2012, Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) became a controversial and polarizing figure over her claim that she is a minority...
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Patchak Decision

article A SCOTUS First-Timer Tees Up Clash Between Congress and the Courts (5/1/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Sometimes at the U.S. Supreme Court, big cases come in small packages. Scott Gant of Boies Schiller Flexner saw a potentially major separation-of-...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article MORON ALERT: Security worker with rifle at DAPL protests arrested for domestic violence (4/18/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The armed pipeline security worker who got into a confrontation with protesters in late October was arrested Monday for domestic violence. Kyle...
article Fargo worker suspended for Facebook comments on protesters (2/28/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A Fargo city employee has been disciplined for allegedly making derogatory comments on Facebook about Dakota Access pipeline protesters. A city...
article Pipeline exec compares Dakota protesters to terrorists (2/15/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- A top executive at the company building the controversial Dakota Access pipeline on Wednesday compared pipeline opponents to terrorists. Joey...
article MORON ALERT: The CEO behind the Dakota Access Pipeline wants to talk country music, not oil (2/13/2017)
(Texas) -- When he’s not building pipelines, Kelcy Warren likes to write melancholy country ballads. In one, the Texas billionaire sees his girlfriend with his...
article MORON ALERT: 'Fox News Democrat' Bob Beckel Suggests Native Americans Trade DAPL Opposition For Casinos (1/26/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Fox News host Bob Beckel's snide condescension toward Native American opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline proves he has not changed his...
article Congressman Steve King Says Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Not Principled (1/24/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Expressing views that are sure to be controversial to Standing Rock Sioux citizens and their supporters around the nation, U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-...
article Driver liability bill attracts opposition in North Dakota legislative committee (1/20/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Calling it a knee-jerk reaction to events surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, a line of people testified against proposed North Dakota...
article DAILY CALLER: Court Docs Show Dakota Protesters Allegedly Threatened To Assassinate ND’s Governor (1/16/2017)
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota police officers allege that Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) opponents threatened to assassinate the state’s former governor, a...
article Cass County sheriff says protests haunted him (1/16/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Paul Laney's phone rang on a Saturday while he was relaxing as he watched televised coverage of the summer Olympics. Little did the Cass County...
article Idiotic legislation would invite drivers to hit protesters with their cars (1/16/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Morton County, N.D. may be some 1,600 miles from Philadelphia, but a story I saw about protests there made me recoil on Sunday. It wasn’t the...
article MORON ALERT: Report: Wis. deputy assisting at ND pipeline protest drunk at helm of squad (1/11/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A St. Croix County (Wis.) sheriff's deputy likely consumed at least 15 shots of vodka before getting behind the wheel of his squad, where he was found...
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Residential Schools

article MORON ALERT: Conservative senators defend Lynn Beyak, as media called 'parasites' (4/6/2017)
(Ottawa) -- Some Conservative senators are standing by colleague Lynn Beyak a day after she was removed from the Senate's Aboriginal Peoples committee for defending...
article Lynn Beyak removed from Senate's Aboriginal peoples committee (4/5/2017)
(Ottawa) -- Senator Lynn Beyak has been removed from the Senate's Aboriginal peoples committee, interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose told CBC News in an...
article Lynn Beyak tells residential school survivors she wants audit of all First Nations spending (3/30/2017)
(Canada) -- After hearing testimony about the atrocities committed in residential schools, Senator Lynn Beyak asked survivors at the Senate's Aboriginal peoples...
article Beyak perpetuates 'astonishingly insulting' narrative about residential schools: Wente (3/28/2017)
(Canada) -- Conservative Senator Lynn Beyak reiterated her defence of residential schools in an interview with CBC News on Monday, saying, "I made my statements,...
article Beyak taken to task by fellow senators over comments on residential schools (3/28/2017)
(Canada) -- The Conservative senator who praised the “abundance of good” to come out of residential schools has become an isolated figure in the Red Chamber...
article Conservative senators come to Lynn Beyak's defence while others say 'shame' (3/28/2017)
(Canada) -- Conservative senators came to the defence of their colleague Lynn Beyak Tuesday, saying she has the right to free speech and should remain a member of the...
article LET THE IDIOT SPEAK: Senator Lynn Beyak says she has 'suffered' with residential school survivors (3/28/2017)
(Canada) -- Senator Lynn Beyak says she doesn't need any more education about the horrors of the residential school system because she "suffered" alongside...
article MORON ALERT: Conservative senator's comments on residential schools show 'lack of knowledge' (3/17/2017)
(Ontario) -- A prominent Indigenous leader in Sudbury, Ont. says recent comments by a Conservative senator show a misunderstanding of Canada's residential school...
article MORON ALERT: Calls mount for Senator Beyak to step aside from Aboriginal committee after residential schools remark (3/16/2017)
(Canada) -- The chair of the Senate's Aboriginal Peoples committee is asking Senator Lynn Beyak to consider resigning from her post after she made "ill-informed...
article MEET THE MORON: Residential school survivor hopes to meet with senator over remarks (3/10/2017)
(Thunder Bay) -- A residential school survivor from northwestern Ontario is hoping to meet with Senator Lynn Beyak after she defended the residential school system on...
article Conservative senator defends 'well-intentioned' residential school system (3/9/2017)
(Canada) -- Conservative Senator Lynn Beyak mounted a defence of the residential school system for Aboriginal children in the Red Chamber Tuesday, lamenting that the...
11 Total Articles on this Issue

Anti-Sovereignty Screed

article MORON ALERT: Should we dissolve the Indian reservations? (3/27/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The New York Times had a long article describing how the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska (population 12) sells millions (yes, millions!) of alcoholic...
1 Article on this Issue

Andrew Jackson

article Jon Meacham to Donald Trump: 'Lead all of us. Jackson did. You can, too' (3/15/2017)
(Tennessee) -- An open letter from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham to President Donald J. Trump on the occasion of his visit to Andrew Jackson's Hermitage...
1 Article on this Issue

Online Poker

article BetOnline Live Dealer Seen False Dealing as Rumors Surface About AbsolutePoker (2/20/2017)
(Internet) -- The dealer clearly uses a sleight-of-hand cheating technique, as old as card games themselves, known as the second shuffle, in which the dealer deals the...
1 Article on this Issue

Donald Trump

article Trump to Dems: 'Pocahontas is now the face of your party' (2/10/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump taunted Democrats by telling them "Pocahontas is now the face of your party" -- his insult of choice for Sen....
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Wampanoag Aquinnah

article MORON ALERT: Another entitlement to the Wampanoag (12/28/2016)
(Massachusetts) -- If the Wampanoag Tribe exerted as much energy in getting grants and special consideration of additional grants from various governmental agencies, in...
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Iowa Tribe

article Iowa Tribe Of Oklahoma partnering for the launch of PokerTribe.com (12/16/2016)
(Oklahoma) -- The federally-recognized Iowa Tribe Of Oklahoma has reportedly signed a deal that will see it invest $10 million in a Florida software development firm for...
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Other News

article Jonathan Kay on the tyranny of Twitter: How mob censure is changing the intellectual landscape (6/22/2017)
(Canada) -- A journalist friend of mine recently attended his four-year-old daughter’s year-end dance recital here in Toronto. “Every dance was in some way...
article Girl, 6, left alone in van in Maryland Heights casino garage while dad gambled, charges say (6/20/2017)
(Maryland) -- A man from Toledo, Ohio, left his 6-year-old daughter alone in a parked van at at the Hollywood Casino parking garage while he gambled the night away,...
article Governor General apologizes for saying Indigenous people were immigrants (6/19/2017)
(Canada) -- In a ceremony honouring leadership on Indigenous issues at Rideau Hall, Gov. Gen. David Johnston has apologized for calling Indigenous people immigrants to...
article MORON ALERT: EPD: Dogs left in hot car while owner ate at casino (6/13/2017)
(Indiana) -- An Evansville man is facing animal cruelty charges, after police say he left two dogs in his car in 90 degree heat. Officers were called Monday to the...
article MORON ALERT: LA Marzulli: Native Americans Could Not Have Built Ohio Mounds; Therefore, They Are the Work of the Nephilim (6/2/2017)
(Ohio) -- Tuesday night Nephilim theorist L. A. Marzulli broadcast the latest edition of his Acceleration Radio show, and among his rightwing political commentary he...
article Walker To Take Down Structure Inspired By Mass Hanging Of Dakota Tribe Members (5/27/2017)
(South Dakota) -- The structure is a gallows-inspired piece based, in part, on the hanging of dozens of Dakota tribe members in Mankato back in 1862, Kate Raddatz...
article Interactive Mormon genealogy exhibit plays to cultural stereotypes, critics argue (5/16/2017)
(Utah) -- An interactive computer app meant to raise cultural awareness and help visitors discover their roots at the LDS Family History Library is drawing fire from...
article MORON ALERT: Native leaders slam lawmaker for comments about village women in Alaska (5/11/2017)
(Alaska) -- Leaders of the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes are supporting the censure of a Republican lawmaker who said women in rural villages...
article MORON ALERT: Alaska House votes for public reprimand of Wasilla representative after abortion comments (5/11/2017)
(Alaska) -- The Alaska House on Wednesday took the rare step of approving a censure — a formal public reprimand — against Wasilla Republican Rep. David...
article MORON ALERT: Gambling ad featuring only female croupiers banned for objectifying women (5/10/2017)
(UK) -- The advertising watchdog has banned a gambling ad from Bear Group for both objectifying women and suggesting that betting could enhance personal qualities and...
article OP/ED: A Better Chance for Native Education (4/30/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- "It's just the epitome of broken," former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said of the Bureau of Indian Education's abysmal...
article Ward Churchill, fired by CU a decade ago, to speak at academic freedom conference on Boulder campus (4/25/2017)
(Colorado) -- Ward Churchill, the former University of Colorado professor fired a decade ago in a contentious academic-freedom battle that went all the way to the state...
article Oklahoma GOP Rep. claims he canceled town hall for safety — but that’s not what the venue told Raw Story (4/12/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) is afraid of protesters attending his town hall meeting, so he canceled it, claiming he had “safety concerns.”
article LETTER: Fans of Native teams always unruly (3/27/2017)
(Montana) -- This letter is in support of Paul Mushaben’s comments on the state of affairs when playing a Native American team in sports. I have played sports in...
article 'Wampum' exposes the dark side of Indian reservation gambling (3/26/2017)
(Alaska) -- "Wampum" author Donald Craig Mitchell could not have chosen a better title.Originally a type of bead fashioned by Native Americans in the...
article OP/ED: Should we dissolve the Indian reservations? (3/26/2017)
(Nebraska) -- The New York Times had a long article describing how the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska (population 12) sells millions (yes, millions!) of alcoholic beverages...
article Gamblers leave their kids in cars almost everywhere there are casinos (3/17/2017)
(Maryland) -- The 4-year-old girl, in her pink coat and leggings, had been sitting in the Silverado truck outside the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore for nearly seven hours...
article Woman accused of leaving infant in running car while gambling (3/13/2017)
(Nevada) -- A 28-year-old Nevada woman is being held in the Elko County jail on $100,000 bail after deputies say she left her infant in a running, unlocked car for an...
article MORON ALERT: Billings morning radio show host back on air after posting apology (3/13/2017)
(Montana) -- Billings morning radio host Paul Mushaben was back on the air Monday after posting an apology on the station's website. Mushaben, half of the well-known...
article Lotto millionaire moaner caught out in explicit deleted Snapchat (3/8/2017)
(UK) -- The 21-year-old was slapped with a £900 fine and banned from driving for 18 months after pleading guilty to drink-driving. But in an explicit Snapchat she...

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