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Redskins

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...
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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 —...
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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...
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Mascot Issue

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...
article LULZ: Replacing Chief Illiniwek with an otter would be highly offensive (3/15/2019)
(Illinois) -- Did anyone ask otters if they were okay with being named the new University of Illinois at Champaign mascot? Would they have been offended if their proud...
article Skowhegan ‘Indians’ fans rally to overturn vote (3/10/2019)
(Maine) -- Making good on their promise to fight a recent school board decision to drop the “Indians” nickname from school sports teams, about 50 people...
article MORON ALERT: National group comes to Skowhegan to urge locals to keep controversial ‘Indian’ sports mascot (2/25/2019)
(Maine) -- A national Native American group came to Maine Sunday to urge people in Skowhegan to continue using the controversial “Indian” sports mascot for...
article MORON ALERT: National group defends ‘Indians’ name, meets with Skowhegan supporters (2/24/2019)
(Maine) -- A group including Native Americans who say they support the use of tribal imagery and nicknames in sports told supporters of the Skowhegan “Indians...
article MORON ALERT: Out Of State Group Defends Skowhegan 'Indians' Mascot, Will Meet With Supporters (2/21/2019)
(Maine) -- The tribal ambassador of the Penobscot Nation says she and others will keep up the pressure to retire Skowhegan High School's "Indians" mascot,...
article MORON ALERT: Group supporting Skowhegan Indians name to speak at private event (2/19/2019)
(Maine) -- A group that seeks to preserve the use of Native American names in schools is scheduled to speak Sunday to a private group in support of keeping the “...
article Pro-Chief group plans event for Saturday's game (2/19/2019)
(Illinois) -- As the University of Illinois weighs how best to move beyond Chief Illiniwek, a pro-Chief group has organized another "Paint the Hall Chief!"...
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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...
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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...
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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...
article Staind’s Aaron Lewis slams Elizabeth Warren for Native American ancestry claims (2/18/2019)
(Florida) -- Staind frontman Aaron Lewis blew up on stage about Senator Elizabeth Warren, calling her a “lying bitch.” Warren is a Massachusetts senator and...
article Rob Lowe deletes tweet saying Elizabeth Warren would redefine the term Commander in ‘Chief’ (2/10/2019)
(California) -- Actor Rob Lowe was skewered on social media because of a now-deleted tweet in which he said Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) “would bring a whole new...
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Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

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...
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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...
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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...
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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:...
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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...
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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...
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Cultural Appropriation

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...
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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...
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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 &...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Covington

article Threats made toward CovCath, students could soon face consequences (2/25/2019)
(Kentucky) -- A viral video led to a media firestorm and then, a quarter of a billion dollar lawsuit. The incident happened Jan. 18 in the nation's capital. It...
article Bishop Says He Was “Bullied” Into Condemning Teens in Face-Off With Native American (1/28/2019)
(Kentucky) -- Bishop Roger Joseph Foys of the Diocese of Covington is sorry he was so quick to condemn. After lots of pressure from the community, the bishop of the...
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Playtech

article COMMENTARY: Poarch Creek Indians believe Alabamians are fools and… (2/25/2019)
(Alabama) -- PCI Tribal Chief Stepanie Bryan penned an op-ed in the Montgomery Advertiser over the weekend in which she says the tribe supports a vote on a state-wide...
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Jack Abramoff

article DISGRACED: Jack Abramoff, Disgraced Lobbyist, Returns With Conservative Super PAC (2/20/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Jack Abramoff was a longtime conservative operative who, during the George W. Bush presidency, became one of the most powerful lobbyists in...
article Jack Abramoff targets Dems as part of new super PAC (2/19/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff is attacking Democrats as part of a new conservative super PAC, E&E News reported Tuesday. Abramoff, who pleaded...
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Donald Trump

article Haaland: It's 'exhausting' to keep up with Trump's 'ignorance and racism' for Native Americans (2/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) took aim at President Trump for what she described as his "ignorance and racism" for Native Americans. “It...
article Trump Mocks Warren With Apparent Reference to Trail of Tears, Which Killed Thousands (2/10/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- When Senator Elizabeth Warren formally announced her 2020 presidential bid this weekend, President Trump responded with a familiar line of attack....
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Anti-Sovereignty

article MORON ALERT: The Evil Genius of ‘Native American’ (1/27/2019)
(USA) -- The fake news stories come and go so fast that keeping up feels impossible. Last week’s most hyped fake news was BuzzFeed’s report that President...
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Bigfoot

article The legend of Sasquatch won’t die, but it should (1/27/2019)
(Washington) -- Consider this minor miracle: Over the course of a 30-year career that has often taken me deep into the woods, cracks and crannies of the Northwest...
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Sports Leagues

article Rovell: Betting Can Help Turn Track and Field Around (1/27/2019)
(USA) -- Track and field might be the saddest sector of American sports today. Its athletes train to reach elite levels, and even when they do, if they don’t get...
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Other News

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...
article Missionary investigated over 'entering land of uncontacted tribe' (1/21/2019)
(Brazil) -- An American missionary is being questioned by Brazilian authorities after he allegedly entered the territory of an uncontacted tribe. Steve Campbell, a...
article Repeat trespasser allegedly defecates outside casino (1/21/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Sands security told Bethlehem police that a California man detained for trespassing defecated on casino property before his arrest. Bethlehem police...
article Lacrosse announcer faces discipline for remark about Native American player (1/13/2019)
(Philadelphia) -- An in-house announcer for the Philadelphia Wings apologized Sunday for a remark about a Native American player during a National Lacrosse League game,...
article Republican who goes against tribes credits 'civilization' to White people (1/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A Republican member of Congress who repeatedly votes against tribal interests voiced some interesting views on "civilization."
article Many caught trespassing at casino with baggie full of meth (12/14/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Employees at the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa called police on a man who was banned from the property around 12am Friday. Workers told officers that Kenneth...

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