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article Small business still selling Skowhegan Indian merchandise (9/13/2019)
(Maine) -- Earlier this year, the MSAD 54 School Board voted to remove Skowhegan Area High School's controversial "Indian" nickname, but one business in...
article State Rep. Christensen steps out on social media to criticize Teton School Board, staff (8/2/2019)
(Idaho) -- Idaho State Representative Chad Christensen (R-Ammon) who represents Teton County, posted on his “Chad Christensen for Idaho” Facebook page...
article Commissioner Rob Manfred denies conspiracy theory on Chief Wahoo; praises Cleveland as All-Star host (7/9/2019)
(Ohio) -- There has been a conspiracy theory dancing about since the Indians were awarded this year’s All-Star Game and dropped Chief Wahoo as their mascot....
article MORON ALERT: No Problem With Indian Mascot, Middleborough Superintendent Says (7/7/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The superintendent of schools in Middleborough is standing his ground when it comes to the schools’ Sachem mascot, saying there’s nothing...
article Christensen wants "Redskins" to stay (5/25/2019)
(Idaho) -- Rep. Chad Christensen, R-Ammon, who represents Teton County posted on his social media account that he supports maintaining the current Teton High School...
article DERP: Local high school students walk out in support of their school's 'Redskins' mascot (5/7/2019)
(Idaho) -- Ten Teton High School freshmen walked out of class at about 1:30 p.m. Monday to show their support of keeping the high school’s “Redskins”...
article MORON ALERT: ‘Indians’ backers urge Skowhegan-based school board to put nickname issue to referendum vote (3/21/2019)
(Maine) -- As supporters of keeping the Skowhegan “Indians” nickname for local sports teams have said, it isn’t over yet. Decked out in “Indian...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Junipero Serra

article MORON ALERT: Priest walks in saint’s footsteps in California mission country (9/9/2019)
(California) -- St. Paul in the first century AD evangelized the Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Thessalonians. Coming forward to...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article Proponents of new state hold meeting in Moses Lake (9/5/2019)
(Washington) -- Proponents of a plan to split Washington into two states held a meeting in Moses Lake that organizers called an attempt to clear up misconceptions about...
1 Article on this Issue

South Dakota Gaming

article Man falls through casino ceiling while trying to elude police (9/4/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A man fell through a Rapid City casino ceiling early Wednesday morning as he tried to evade police officers. "Everybody just knew it was going to...
article Man pulls a disappearing act in a Rapid City casino (9/4/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A man did a disappearing act in a Rapid City casino bathroom Wednesday morning, following it up with a no-quite high wire routine. Police were called...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Cultural Appropriation

article Dior Deletes Johnny Depp Sauvage Ad Amidst Backlash for Native American Depiction (8/31/2019)
(France) -- Twitter users called out the actor, who has stated his Native American ancestry and was adopted by the Comanche tribe, for his appearance in the fragrance...
article Dior ad featuring Johnny Depp as a Native American slammed for 'cultural misappropriation' (8/31/2019)
(USA) -- Dior has taken down the latest advert of its Sauvage fragrance featuring actor Johnny Depp after it received heavy backlash from social media users over its...
article Dior thought a ‘Sauvage’ perfume ad with Native Americans was a good idea. Not everyone agreed. (8/30/2019)
(France) -- The ad seemed like something that would be unlikely to be approved in the turbo-charged era of race and social media in which we live. But there it was, on...
article American Indian headdresses are banned at San Francisco's Outside Lands music festival (7/28/2019)
(California) -- American Indian headdresses have been banned at San Francisco's Outside Lands music festival, organizers have confirmed. The feathered head pieces,...
article Historic business signs buck a politically correct world (5/26/2019)
(Colorado) -- In a battle of societal forces with homage to the past duking it out with adaption to en vogue politically correct aesthetics, honoring the past appears...
article MORON ALERT: Hotel throws Native American-themed party during Cannes Film Festival (5/23/2019)
(France) -- A Cannes hotel hosted a tone-deaf Native American-themed party Wednesday night that featured models in traditional headdress and scantily clad men wearing...
article Whee In and Hwa Sa's mistake on their matching tattoos (5/11/2019)
(South Korea) -- MAMAMOO's Whee In and Hwa Sa, with a friendship of 10 years,got matching tattoos on their neck that says "Caddo" believing that it means...
article MORON ALERT: ‘Anger and horror’ as white woman grabs Native American’s sacred regalia and starts dancing (3/26/2019)
(Colorado) -- A non-native woman attending the Denver March Powwow grabbed Native American gear and danced around in it, reported 9 News. Several cameras captured the...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Mauna Kea

article MORON ALERT: Build The Thirty Meter Telescope On Mauna Kea. Sacredness And Sovereignty Have Nothing To Do With It (8/31/2019)
(Hawaii) -- A critical examination of the three main claims made by anti TMT protestors. Here are brief rebuttals to their sacredness and sovereignty claims and lastly a...
1 Article on this Issue

Winnebago Tribe

article Winnebago farmer issues an apology to the school following field mishap (8/29/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Early this week, a farmer destroyed crops grown by Ho-Chunk Inc. for the Winnebago Public School's academy to learn about their tribal culture and...
article Winnebago cornfield used for education destroyed (8/27/2019)
(Nebraska) -- It was a field of dreams destroyed in an instant. Now members of the Winnebago community are raising money online to replace that harvest, and help...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Connecticut Gaming

article MGM STOOGE: Same old tribes play Bridgeport and state the same old tune (8/22/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Attention City of Bridgeport and Connecticut legislators: The real reason there is no casino in East Windsor, or in Bridgeport, is because the...
article MORON ALERT: Time To Stop The Un-American Treatment Of MGM In The Constitution State (8/19/2019)
(Connecticut) -- It was no surprise to hear the news last week that MGM International has filed another lawsuit against someone regarding its efforts to compete in the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article BABY THIEF: A New Trail of Tears and Be the Parent (8/20/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Naomi Schaefer Riley is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute as well as a senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum....
article BULLSH*T ALERT: Hoping for honest coverage of the Indian Child Welfare Act (6/16/2019)
(USA) -- Forty years after the passage of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) it seems likely the Supreme Court will review it again. Maybe this time, the justices will...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Redskins

article A survey explores how Native Americans feel about the name Washington Redskins. No, it’s not that survey. This one is new. (8/10/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The majority of Native Americans still aren’t offended by the name of the Washington Redskins. That finding is from a recent survey and...
article Redskins sign brings cheers from many, insult to others (7/19/2019)
(New York) -- Drive between Saranac Lake and Bloomingdale on state Route 3, and on the side of a construction building is a sign from the past. It bears an old nickname...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Louisiana Gaming

article Dog dies in car while owner gambles at Louisiana casino, police say (7/29/2019)
(Louisiana) -- A man has been arrested after police say he left his dog in a car while he was gambling at Evangeline Downs Casino. The Opelousas Police Department...
1 Article on this Issue

Covington

article Judge Dismisses Kentucky Teen's Lawsuit From Viral Encounter (7/28/2019)
(Kentucky) -- A federal judge has thrown out a Kentucky teen's lawsuit accusing the Washington Post of falsely labeling him a racist following an encounter with a...
1 Article on this Issue

Maryland Gaming

article MORON ALERT: Maryland’s government created a website to deter gambling. It ended up promoting casinos. (7/16/2019)
(Maryland) -- State legislative auditors accused Maryland’s Behavioral Health Administration of lax oversight of hundreds of millions of dollars in grants —...
1 Article on this Issue

Sharice Davids

article KANSAS CITY STAR: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez owes Kansas Rep. Sharice Davids an apology for staffer’s tweet (7/15/2019)
(Kansas) -- U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff sucker punched U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids of Kansas with an indefensible tweet saying she casts votes...
article House Democrats Target AOC’s Chief of Staff After He Attacked Native American Lawmaker (7/13/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- House Democrats attacked the chief of staff for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) late July 12, the latest split on the left that highlights...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Poker

article MORON ALERT: Poker player exposes himself, throws shoe during WSOP main event (7/6/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- A player pulled down his pants and threw a shoe towards an opponent during the World Series of Poker main event on Friday. According to video of the...
1 Article on this Issue

Timbisha Shoshone

article MORON ALERT: Matthews apologizes for remarks on tribe (6/28/2019)
(California) -- Frequent council attendee and former council candidate Dave Matthews took advantage of the public comment portion of the June 19 city council meeting to...
1 Article on this Issue

Elizabeth Warren

article MORON ALERT: Wanna Drink Some Firewater with Fauxcahontas? (6/17/2019)
(Indiana) -- Democrat Senator, 2020 Presidential candidate, and fake Native American Elizabeth Warren snagged the title of "World's Most Awkward Beer Drinker...
1 Article on this Issue

California Gaming

article MORON ALERT: California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Took Nearly $300,000 From Tribal Casinos, Now His Agency is Paying Them Back (6/11/2019)
(California) -- The Native American casinos have alleged corruption in California cardrooms and the casino-style games they offer for decades, but authorities have never...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article First Nations have good reason to support pipelines, says Fraser Institute (6/11/2019)
(Ontario) -- The construction of pipelines in Western Canada stand to benefit small, remote and “fairly poor” First Nation communities in Alberta and British...
1 Article on this Issue

Bridgeport Casino

article Haar: Why the tribes’ ploy makes no sense, ever (6/5/2019)
(Connecticut) -- You’ve got to give credit to the tribes for trying to pull a fast one on Bridgeport and the taxpayers of Connecticut. What a brilliant ploy:...
1 Article on this Issue

Poarch Creek

article Poarch Creek Indians deny ‘completely erroneous’ story about being under federal investigation (6/1/2019)
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PCI) have forcefully denied what they call “baseless attacks” in two recent reports, now saying they are...
article OP/ED: State lawmaker should not continue to give the Poarch Creeks a monopoly (4/29/2019)
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians, which is comprised of fewer than 4000 members, have a monopoly over gaming in Alabama. The lottery legislation passed last...
article The incarceration lottery: Alabama gambling bill gives nothing to education (4/26/2019)
(Alabama) -- The Alabama Senate passed a lottery bill Thursday, and now it’s headed to the Alabama House. But before you start itching for scratch-offs, there...
article MORON ALERT: Senate must wake up before selling out the state to Poarch Creeks (4/25/2019)
(Alabama) -- On Twitter, former conservative Senate Republican lawmaker Dick Brewbaker called on his colleagues to “Wake up!!!” It now appears a few senators...
article MORON ALERT: Poarch Creeks’ opinion on gambling laws should carry zero weight (3/20/2019)
(Alabama) -- The Mexican government today announced that it would like Alabama officials to revamp the state’s policies on hiring and supporting undocumented...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Forest County Potawatomi

article Grandmother trapped inside car at casino for 16 hours (5/29/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- A Milwaukee man is accused of locking his grandmother in a car for 16 hours while he gambled at Potawatomi casino. In December, a security guard found the...
1 Article on this Issue

Columbus/Indigenous Day

article Former Fort Bliss soldier arrested in 2017 Columbus Day vandalism of Tiguas statue (5/10/2019)
(Texas) -- A former Fort Bliss soldier was arrested Thursday in connection with the Oct. 9, 2017, Columbus Day vandalism of a statue of a Native American woman on the...
1 Article on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Man gets 6 days jail, fine for punching Hard Rock slot machine (5/1/2019)
(Iowa) -- A Sioux City man was sentenced to six days in jail and ordered to pay for damages caused by punching a slot machine at Sioux City's Hard Rock Hotel &...
1 Article on this Issue

Passamaquoddy Tribe

article Passamaquoddy police chief charged with emptying fellow elver fisherman’s net (4/30/2019)
(Maine) -- The police chief of the Passamaquoddy tribe’s community at Indian Township is facing a misdemeanor criminal charge in Hancock County for allegedly...
1 Article on this Issue

CSKT

article LETTER: National Bison Range belongs to every American (4/21/2019)
(Montana) -- Recently, the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribe announced their renewed effort to have ownership of the National Bison Range, a Federal Wildlife Refuge...
1 Article on this Issue

Voter Suppression

article MORON ALERT: Congressional hearing on voter ID was a shame and a sham (4/21/2019)
(North Dakota) -- You probably read some headlines this week about a congressional hearing, hosted on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, at which North Dakota’s...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article MORON ALERT: Cops searching for couple accused of vandalizing sacred Native American site (9/6/2019)
(Illinois) -- Cops are looking for this pair of jerks who scrawled a heart and other graffiti at a sacred Native American site — and then proudly posed for a...
article Police Looking for Couple Who Scrawled Graffiti at Ancient Native American Gathering Place, Posted Photo on Instagram: 'They Seemed Pretty Proud of It' (9/4/2019)
(Illinois) -- An investigation has been launched following the discovery of a photograph which appears to show two people vandalizing a sandstorm formation which is more...
article MORON ALERT: Photo catches vandals defacing Starved Rock State Park (9/3/2019)
(Illinois) -- What kind of jerks scrawl graffiti at a public park and desecrate an ancient Native American gathering place? Thankfully, they’re the kind dumb...
article Joe Arpaio running for Maricopa County sheriff in 2020 (8/25/2019)
(Arizona) -- Joe Arpaio announced on social media Sunday that he will seek another term as sheriff of Maricopa County in 2020. Arpaio previously served as the county...
article MORON ALERT: Pauline Hanson, far-right leader, gets stuck on Uluru (8/25/2019)
(Australia) -- The head of Australia’s far right became marooned on the nation’s best-known natural landmark as she tried to defy an impending climbing ban....
article MORON ALERT: Red Men were once were active tribe in Northeast Georgia (7/14/2019)
(Georgia) -- Hall County once was Cherokee Indian territory until white gold seekers ran them out. But years after the Trail of Tears in the 1830s, the county also was a...
article College admissions scam mastermind reportedly told clients to lie about ethnicity (5/18/2019)
(USA) -- Crooked college consultant William “Rick” Singer reportedly advised some of his rich white clients to pretend their kids were “minorities...
article MORON ALERT: ‘Wanted to rob a casino like his father:’ Evacuated businesses react after Bozeman robbery arrest (4/30/2019)
(Montana) -- A Belgrade man is behind bars after police in Bozeman say he tried to rob a casino with an explosive device. We now know that Bozeman City Police say Jacob...
article Chelsea defender David Luiz dresses up as a Native American at party (4/23/2019)
(UK) -- Chelsea star David Luiz celebrated turning 32 on Tuesday night by dressing up as a Native American for a costume party. The Brazilian's birthday was on...
article MORON ALERT: Video shows non-Native American woman dancing with regalia during powwow (3/25/2019)
(Colorado) -- Several cameras captured a moment of disrespect at the Denver March Powwow, as a non-Native American woman picked up a piece of regalia and started dancing...
article Congressman Bishop asked to resign following genocide comment (3/21/2019)
(Utah) -- Utah Representative Rob Bishop (R) is being asked to resign after claiming he is a victim of genocide. According to the Washington Post, Bishop likened the...
article MORON ALERT: Man caught snorting meth from top of video gambling machine, police say (3/20/2019)
(Illinois) -- A Decatur man was arrested Tuesday and booked on a preliminary charge of drug possession after police say he was caught snorting methamphetamine from the...
article Parents left kids alone in hotel room to gamble at casino, Bethlehem police say (2/25/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- A couple from Brooklyn is accused of leaving their two kids alone in a hotel while they gambled at the Bethlehem Sands casino, city police said. Police...
article Things Got Awkward When Ashley Graham Asked Jason Momoa to Do the Haka at the Oscars (2/24/2019)
(Hollywood) -- The Oscars have mostly been all smiles inside the theater. But one tense moment on the red carpet showed how things can quickly go a little sideways if...
article THAT'S RACIST: Tribe should buy traffic safety before golf courses (2/24/2019)
(Idaho) -- Reading the Jan. 21 headline “Government shutdown hitting Indian reservations harder than most places,” I’m afraid my first reaction was...
article Late Actor John Wayne’s Racist and Homophobic 1971 ‘Playboy’ Interview Resurfaces: ‘I Believe in White Supremacy’ (2/19/2019)
(Hollywood) -- Under fire. John Wayne made many controversial comments during a 1971 interview with Playboy. The True Grit star, who died at age 72 in 1979, made...
article Montana Lawmaker Apologizes Over Remarks to Native Americans (2/17/2019)
(Montana) -- A Montana lawmaker has apologized for telling Native American legislators that abortion is self-inflicted genocide and a plague on Indian culture....
article ‘A f**king Indian’: Mexican actor apologizes for racial slur against ‘Roma’ actress Yalitza Aparicio (2/17/2019)
(Mexico) -- A Mexican soap opera star apologized on Friday for using a racial slur to describe actress Yalitza Aparicio, whose performance in the critically acclaimed...
article Another American Missionary Enters Uncontacted Tribal Land (1/27/2019)
(Brazil) -- Only two months after an American missionary was killed by a tribe in India he was attempting to contact, another missionary is being investigated for...
article MORON ALERT: LVCVA board member Michele Fiore travels far at agency’s expense (1/26/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- A Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board member traveled around the world last year at the agency’s expense amid growing scrutiny over...

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