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Cultural Appropriation

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...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
article LOWRY: Trump will pluck Obama's feather (12/9/2016)
(Missouri) -- One of the Obama administration’s core competencies is suspending pipeline projects with no cause. It will leave office with another notch in its...
article 'Us North Dakota people are going to f--- you up,' masked men tell Dakota Access protesters (12/7/2016)
(North Dakota) -- A viral video that appears to show masked men verbally attacking men related to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests has triggered an investigation. A...
article MORON ALERT: #NoDAPL Environmentalists Trash the Land They’re Camping on While Feds Look the Other Way (12/2/2016)
(North Dakota) -- The #NoDAPL protesters, supposedly a group of environmentalists out to defend the Earth from an evil pipeline company, are destroying the U.S. Army...
article MORON ALERT: Dakota Pipeline Opponents Speak with Forked Tongue (12/2/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- Having lost both scientifically and politically with the Keystone XL pipeline, deemed safe by Hillary Clinton’s State Department and certain...
article Phoenix restaurant harassed online after fundraiser for tribe (12/1/2016)
(Arizona) -- After a Phoenix restaurant hosted a fundraiser for the Sioux Tribe and others protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, the...
article The Dallas CEO Building the Dakota Pipeline Will Still Throw His Cherokee Music Fest in Spring (12/1/2016)
(Texas) -- In recent years, Kelcy Warren, the billionaire CEO of Energy Transfer Partner, has been best known for building fun things. In 2007 it was folk label Music...
article MORON ALERT: It Doesn’t Matter That Standing Rock Voiced Opposition to DAPL at a Meeting in 2014 (11/30/2016)
(North Dakota) -- The new talking point for people grasping at reasons to justify the violent, unlawful rioting aimed at the Dakota Access Pipeline is audio from a...
article ND bishop bucks ELCA's backing of pipeline protest (11/23/2016)
(North Dakota) -- A national Lutheran leader's support for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's pipeline protest has drawn sharp criticism from a North Dakota bishop...
article MORON ALERT: As Standing Rock Camp Limits Media Access, Local Police Work to Communicate With Press (11/23/2016)
(North Dakota) -- Protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline have taken to social media to continue to voice their outrage over the crowd control methods used by law...
article Man apologizes for threatening Facebook post about pipeline protesters (11/22/2016)
(Montana) -- A Facebook comment targeting American Indians sparked controversy across Montana on Monday. Ryan Carter, 39, of Billings posted a photo of a gun and a...
article Hennen: Dakota Access Pipeline protesters aided, trained by Seattle pros (11/21/2016)
(North Dakota) -- It's been more than three months, and the anti-Dakota Access Pipeline protesters who claim to be defending tribal lands and water have only...
article Port: If North Dakota's tribes want respect they should call off rioters (11/19/2016)
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota lawmakers have voted to cancel for their 2017 session addresses to the legislature given by the state's Native American tribes and...
article MORON ALERT: #NoDAPL Protesters Getting Paid - Is This Proof? (11/16/2016)
(North Dakota) -- Someone is soliciting to pay #NoDAPL protesters in Fargo via Craigslist. Here is a picture of the posting on Craigslist. He is inviting people to show...
article Dakota Access pipeline delay a political tactic, company says (11/15/2016)
(North Dakota) -- The Army Corps of Engineers' decision to further delay construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline so it can continue studying the issue and...
25 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
article MORON ALERT: 3 liberal groups that gleefully reduce Native Americans to political props (11/23/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- Along with nap-inducing good eats, balloon parades, and afternoon football games, what would Thanksgiving be without the Left's seasonal...
2 Total Articles 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

Mascot Issue

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...
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....
1 Article on this Issue

Bears Ears

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
article MORON ALERT: More Delays as Details Emerge in Ongoing PokerTribe.com Comedy (12/16/2016)
(Oklahoma) -- The forehead-slapping saga of wannabe online-poker site PokerTribe.com is back in the news, courtesy of an Oklahoma newspaper update this week that work...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Missing Women Crisis

article AFN's B.C. regional chief apologizes, resigns from missing women portfolio over Instagram photo (12/6/2016)
(British Columbia) -- The B.C. regional chief for the Assembly of First Nations has resigned as head of the assembly's missing and murdered women portfolio after...
1 Article on this Issue

Chief Wahoo

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...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

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...
article LETTER: Protect the NHS tribe (3/3/2017)
(California) -- I am a member of the Napa High Class of 1962, and I am an Indian. My parents, John ('34), and Eleanor ('36) were Indians. My brothers, Ross (...
article Couple accused of leaving son in car while gambling at casino (3/2/2017)
(Louisiana) -- A Leesville couple is accused of leaving their son in a car while they gambled in a casino. Friday night, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office (CPSO)...
article MORON ALERT: Fury as report into rapist’s £2.5m Lotto win is redacted (2/18/2017)
(UK) -- Fury as official report into dodgy £2.5m Lotto win by a rapist who ‘had inside help from Camelot worker’ is blacked out by gambling quango...
article Turners Falls High School students walk out after removal of Native American mascot (2/16/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The Gill-Montague Regional School Committee's decision to remove Turners Falls High School's Native American mascot sparked immediate backlash...
article Dr. Phil show guest admits to damage at Michigan casino, federal prosecutor says (2/15/2017)
(Michigan) -- A man accused of ransacking a casino hotel room has agreed to plead guilty after a prosecutor says he confessed on the Dr. Phil show. Matthew T. Bruce had...
article Letter: How is tribe spending taxpayer funds? (2/14/2017)
(Washington) -- According to USASpending.gov, a federal website, between 2008 and 2016 the Swinomish Tribe received $72,997,892 in direct payments, grants and contract...
article Man pulls fire alarm at L'auberge Casino Hotel (2/14/2017)
(Louisiana) -- A man was arrested after he deliberately pulled a fire alarm and ran from security at L'auberge Casino Hotel in January. According to an investigator...
article MORON ALERT: Loophole allows Elizabeth Phillips to compete 20 days after Invicta FC 21 knockout (2/12/2017)
(Washington) -- Former UFC bantamweight Elizabeth Phillips (5-5) was given a 60-day medical suspension following her Invicta FC 21 knockout loss to Leah Letson.
article Savage Truth: Native American applies to most (2/9/2017)
(Georgia) -- Read an article recently in which the writer declared the only true Native Americans are American Indians. The writer, who'll remain unnamed, apparently...
article MORON ALERT: Company's test for Beothuk DNA called bogus by geneticists (1/27/2017)
(Newfoundland) -- A North Carolina woman says DNA testing has revealed that she is Beothuk, a descendant of an Indigenous people from Newfoundland whose last known...
article Tonga denies issuing casino license to US tribal company (1/26/2017)
(Tonga) -- United States-based Red Warrior Entertainment claimed that it has secured a landmark license to operate a casino in the kingdom of Tonga. There’s just...

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