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Chief Wahoo

article MLB no longer selling new Cleveland Indians cap that included a Native American caricature alongside patch honoring Jackie Robinson (4/16/2018)
(Ohio) -- Sunday was Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball, but one piece of memorabilia from the Cleveland Indians drew controversy and has already been pulled...
article MLB tried commemorating Jackie Robinson Day with a racist hat (4/16/2018)
(Ohio) -- For some reason, MLB thought it would be kosher to celebrate Jackie Robinson’s fight against racism with a racist hat. Jackie Robinson Day was celebrated...
article MLB celebrates Jackie Robinson day with controversial Chief Wahoo hat (4/15/2018)
(Ohio) -- For a league now claiming the Cleveland Indians ‘Chief Wahoo’ logo is no longer appropriate and will be retired after 2018, Major League Baseball...
article MLB Shop removes Chief Wahoo hat with Jackie Robinson Day patch from site (4/15/2018)
(Ohio) -- What’s the best way to celebrate Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier? Wearing a cap that features an unabashedly racist...
article As Cleveland Indians Prepare to Part With Chief Wahoo, Tensions Reignite (4/9/2018)
(Ohio) -- For decades, community activists in northeast Ohio have held demonstrations at the Cleveland Indians’ home opener to protest the team’s name and...
article Chief Wahoo fans hurl insults at Native Americans during Cleveland Indians' home opener (4/9/2018)
(Ohio) -- Cleveland Indians fans professing their support for the team's controversial mascot, Chief Wahoo, hurled insults Friday at Native Americans and others...
article Watch: Cleveland baseball fans hurl abuse at Native Americans outside stadium (4/8/2018)
(Ohio) -- Cleveland’s baseball team announced before this season that it will retire its racist mascot, Chief Wahoo, before opening day in 2019. As they started...
article Here are some Cleveland baseball fans screaming obscenities at Native American protesters (4/8/2018)
(Ohio) -- Cleveland’s Chief Wahoo logo is theoretically going away, although not until next year, because when you’re agreeing that something is offensive...
article Cooperstown Bans the Indians' Chief Wahoo Logo From Future Baseball Hall of Fame Plaques (3/22/2018)
(New York) -- The Baseball Hall of Fame is following MLB's lead and banning the future use of Chief Wahoo, the controversial Cleveland Indians logo once called the...
article 'Stop caricaturing us': Why removing Chief Wahoo as Cleveland Indian mascot matters (2/9/2018)
(Canada) -- For decades, Indigenous rights advocates have been calling for the removal of mascots they find offensive from America sports. Finally, one sports team seems...
article Getting rid of Indians' Chief Wahoo logo is just the beginning, Native American activist says (1/29/2018)
(Ohio) -- The Cleveland Indians' decision to remove the Chief Wahoo logo from team uniforms shows some progress in the fight to eliminate offensive mascots, but the...
article Chief Wahoo, the Robert E. Lee Statue of Baseball (1/23/2018)
(Ohio) -- Chief Wahoo, the cartoon figure that has been the logo of the Cleveland Indians for most of their history, is now thought by many to be racist. It’s the...
article MLB trying to steer 'Chief Wahoo' discrimination case away from Ontario human rights tribunal (12/13/2017)
(Ontario) -- Lawyers for Major League Baseball argued Wednesday the best way to address a discrimination claim against the Cleveland Indians’ “Chief Wahoo...
13 Total Articles on this Issue

MMIWG

article MORON ALERT: Racist FB meme targets Blood Tribe man's young daughter and MMIW (4/11/2018)
(Alberta) -- What started out as a hot-headed social media dispute between a man from the Blood Tribe and what may be described as an online troll on Facebook, soon took...
article Canadian Institutions Are Deadly Racist (3/7/2018)
(Manitoba) -- Canada has a benign reputation as a land of cold weather, politeness, and small-town blandness. While most people waxing poetic on colonial settler...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Elizabeth Warren

article Native American Trump voter blasts his attacks on sacred lands and racist slurs against Elizabeth Warren (4/3/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump has angered many moderate tribal members with his racist attacks on Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). But now, it seems, even his...
article Cherokee Woman Blasts Elizabeth Warren: 'We've Asked Her to Stop' Claiming Our Ancestry (1/28/2018)
(USA) -- A Cherokee woman joined Jesse Watters to criticize Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for refusing to back down on her claim of Cherokee ancestry.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

DOI

article Interior Secretary Zinke Reassigned Native American Employees After Conveniently Shrugging Off Diversity (4/2/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Native American senior officials of the Interior Department were disproportionately reassigned under Interior Secretary Zinke, according to a review...
article Zinke’s Interior Department reassignments disproportionately targeted Native Americans and women (4/2/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Newly released government documents show that the reassignment of top staffers last summer by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke disproportionately...
article Zinke’s Interior Dept Disproportionately Reassigned Native American Workers (4/2/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Nearly a third of the senior Interior Department (DOI) career officials reassigned under Secretary Ryan Zinke in a major agency reshuffling are...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article School board votes to abolish logos for Napa High Indians and Redwood Warriors (3/23/2018)
(California) -- The fate of the Napa High School Indian was finally decided Thursday night at a special meeting of the Napa Valley Unified School District Board of...
article UI Senate resolution seeks action to stop Chief appearances (2/27/2018)
(Illinois) -- A resolution calling on the campus to stop appearances by an unofficial Chief Illiniwek at University of Illinois sporting events will be taken up by the...
article Descheenie moves to ban 'disparaging' terms (2/9/2018)
(Arizona) -- A Native American lawmaker wants a new state law to forbid the display of any name or logo of any sports team at any publicly funded stadium if any of the...
article Exploring the inherent racism in America’s Native American mascots (2/9/2018)
(Illinois) -- The wounds of cultural genocide are not easily healed. Luckily, as the writers of history, the dominant culture, we have the privilege to bestow upon our...
article Halbritter praises Cleveland Indians plan to drop mascot; says Redskins name needs to go (2/5/2018)
(New York) -- Ray Halbritter, chief executive officer of the Oneida Indian Nation, praised the Cleveland Indians baseball team decision to remove the "Chief Wahoo...
article Group: Racial healing requires an end to stereotypes as school mascots, history lessons (1/16/2018)
(Michigan) -- A statewide coalition is working to eliminate racism in sports and media. Directors of the Michigan Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media said that...
article Indian Country News: A name is not harmless (12/23/2017)
(Colorado) -- There are few bolder examples in American culture of the consensual marginalization of Indigenous peoples than the NFL team that represents our nation...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Columbus/Indigenous Day

article Backlash after school district votes to rename Columbus Day (3/22/2018)
(Connecticut) -- A West Hartford school voted this week to rename a national holiday. The board voted to rename Columbus Day to “Indigenous People’s Day....
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations

article AFN chief says Sen. Beyak’s letters ‘discredit’ the Senate, calls for sanctions (3/20/2018)
(Ottawa) -- The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations is calling on Senators to consider sanctioning unaffiliated Senator Lynn Beyak over racist letters posted...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Voices

article WALN: Racial Slurs Flourish in South Dakota (3/14/2018)
(South Dakota) -- Congratulations to all of our Lakota/Dakota high school basketball teams who qualified to play in all State Basketball Tourneys. We love our young...
article TRAHANT: The Disruption of White Supremacy (2/25/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Imagine the end of the United States. It could happen like this: California secedes over a Trump-era order that is a total affront to the state’s...
article KEELER: Pocahontas Is Not a Name That Should Offend You (12/3/2017)
(USA) -- The name of Pocahontas is not a slur, though that’s what news outlets and Sen. Elizabeth Warren have repeatedly said following President Trump’s...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Cultural Appropriation

article Yonge Street store settles complaint over sale of racist Native Halloween costumes (3/13/2018)
(Ontario) -- Yonge Street retailer Spirit Halloween has quietly settled a complaint filed with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario alleging some of its Aboriginal-...
article Protesters stand against 'Paint the Hall Chief' night at Illini game (2/23/2018)
(Illinois) -- Nearly 100 demonstrators stood outside the main entrance to the State Farm Center chanting, “Down with the Chief,” and holding signs demanding...
article London police officer apologizes for blackface incident (1/4/2018)
(Ontario) -- A London police officer has apologized for dressing up in tribal garb and painting her face brown for a Halloween event 11 years ago, an action that Chief...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

eSports

article An esports star had to be removed from a landmark tournament over accusations of racism (3/12/2018)
(North America) -- A star player in a landmark esports tournament left his team Sunday, days after he was accused of posting a racist meme on the Overwatch League’...
1 Article on this Issue

Colten Boushie

article Educators call on universities to help fight institutional racism following Stanley verdict (2/13/2018)
(Canada) -- Indigenous faculty members and allies are calling on university presidents across Canada to address the impact the Colten Boushie case has had on Indigenous...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article SNOPES: Did Armed Trump Supporters Ask a Navajo Legislator If He's 'Legal'? (2/3/2018)
(Indian Country) -- In late January 2018, reports surfaced that supporters of Donald Trump confronted a Native American legislator during an anti-immigration protest at...
1 Article on this Issue

Donald Trump

article OP/ED: Donald Trump’s Racism: The Definitive List (1/17/2018)
(New York) -- Donald Trump has been obsessed with race for the entire time he has been a public figure. He had a history of making racist comments as a New York real-...
article Donald Trump's "Racist" Comments Go Back Four Decades (1/12/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump kicked up yet another firestorm Thursday when the Washington Post reported he'd referred to Haiti and some African...
article Sioux leader: Trump is the new face of US exploitation (12/18/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The Native American official who led the fight against the Dakota Access oil pipeline has said that US President Donald Trump will "intensify a...
article OP/ED: Trump the Indian fighter (12/13/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Emblazoned across the image of the Native American face on the T-shirt I bought in Oak Bluffs on the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard...
article Turner: Trump's 'Pocahontas' slur is one more act of gross disrespect (12/9/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Wish good luck to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council, representing Native Americans and Canadians along the New York/Canadian border. They have...
article Trump's words demean legacy of Navajo people and all Native Americans: Guest Opinion (12/3/2017)
(Oregon) -- President Donald Trump's disrespect and disparagement of Native Americans last week was a new low in an administration that has shown a disturbing...
article Arizona Native women condemn Trump for 'Pocahontas' remark (12/2/2017)
(Arizona) -- An Arizona legislator was among several Native American women who gathered Friday at the state Capitol for a news conference condemning President Donald...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Bad River Band

article Northern Wisconsin Lawmaker Speaks Out About Racial Tensions In Ashland County (1/12/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- A northern Wisconsin lawmaker is speaking out about continuing racial tensions between the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians...
1 Article on this Issue

Residential Schools

article Residential school survivor slams ‘disconcerting and cowardly‘ letters posted to Lynn Beyak‘s website (1/12/2018)
(Ottawa) -- One of the first residential school survivors to speak publicly about sexual and physical abuse in Canada‘s residential schools accused Sen. Lynn Beyak...
article MORON ALERT: Sen. Lynn Beyak kicked out of Conservative caucus after refusing to remove 'racist' comments online (1/6/2018)
(Ottawa) -- Sen. Lynn Beyak, known for defending residential schools as "well-intentioned," has been kicked out of the Conservative caucus after she refused to...
article Sask. senator says Canadians need to speak out against 'racist, hurtful' comments on Sen. Lynn Beyak's website (1/6/2018)
(Saskatchewan) -- A Saskatchewan senator says all Canadians need to speak out against racism in light of comments posted on the website of Sen. Lynn Beyak, who was...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Bears Ears

article ECHOHAWK: President Trump's Bears Ears Order Is An Illegal Attack On Tribal Sovereignty (12/4/2017)
(Colorado) -- A year ago, the Obama administration took the extraordinary and long-awaited step to designate Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. Bears Ears has been...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Textbook Racism (4/16/2018)
(USA) -- There it sat on a library cart with 50 other elementary, grammar, and high-school history textbooks, its bright red spine reaching out through time and space....
article Sensitivity readers spot racism, stereotypes before books are published (4/15/2018)
(Canada) -- One way authors and publishers are getting deeper insight and feedback about their work is by hiring sensitivity readers. "A sensitivity reader is a...
article Celebrated Indigenous law school dean resigns claiming systemic racism (4/11/2018)
(Thunder Bay) -- In 2016, Angelique EagleWoman packed up her life in the United States and moved north to Thunder Bay, where she became the first Indigenous dean of a...
article The case against Mission Revival architecture (4/10/2018)
(California) -- The average San Diegan probably doesn’t give much thought to the California missions. For most locals, state history began with Father Serra and...
article Dakota lacrosse teams’ expulsion may have exposed undercurrent of racism (4/10/2018)
(South Dakota) -- Angelo Ruiz is dealing with a lot. The 17-year-old sounds happy, but when I ask him to tell me about how he grew up, he reveals a story that would make...
article Letter to 'Treaty Indian' a data-entry error, Alberta Health Services says (4/5/2018)
(Alberta) -- A letter from Alberta Health Services to an Edmonton teen that was addressed to "Treaty Indian" was a data entry error, and not indicative of...
article Native American Lacrosse Teams Reported Racial Abuse. Then Their League Expelled Them. (4/4/2018)
(North Dakota) -- Lacrosse was played by Native American nations across North America long before it was colonized by Europeans. But despite Native people’s...
article Three Native American Teams Kicked Out of Local Lacrosse League (4/4/2018)
(North Dakota) -- When the 2018 Dakota Premier Lacrosse League season begins Sunday (April 6), a trio of Native American teams will be missing from the schedule. The...
article Commentary: 'Little House' should not be abandoned (4/1/2018)
(Kentucky) -- Since 1954, the American Library Association has awarded a medal for lifetime achievement in children’s literature in the name of Laura Ingalls...
article First it was Confederate monuments. Now statues offensive to Native Americans are poised to topple across the U.S. (4/1/2018)
(California) -- Over the decades, this quiet coastal hamlet has earned a reputation as one of the most liberal places in the nation. Arcata was the first U.S. city to...
article Law enforcement and tribal leaders talk systemic racism in towns bordering reservations (3/30/2018)
(Montana) -- Law enforcement and tribal leaders on Thursday advocated for addressing a disproportionate number of Native American arrests, bringing better cultural...
article “Red Indian” ice cream has sparked a small-town debate that perfectly sums up America (3/28/2018)
(Michigan) -- A heated debate around the name of an ice cream flavor has sparked serious controversy in Jonesville, Michigan. Years from now, perhaps this incident will...
article Wikwemikong man says day-to-day racism is a sad fact of life for Indigenous people (3/27/2018)
(Ontario) -- A Wikwemikong man is reflecting on a recent report from Ontario's Human Rights Commissioner that says racism against Indigenous people in a northeastern...
article Lawyer Stalls Plan to Remove Statue that San Francisco Officials Consider Racist (3/26/2018)
(California) -- Official plans to remove a statue in San Francisco, which depicts white settlers towering over a Native American, have been temporarily halted after an...
article Appeal Filed to Prevent Removal of Racist Pioneer Statue in San Francisco (3/25/2018)
(California) -- On March 19th, an Appeal was filed by a private citizen from Petaluma with the SF Board of Appeals. The SF Arts Commission was close to wrapping up...
article Montana meeting to discuss bias, racism against Native Americans (3/22/2018)
(Montana) -- Following up on a public forum held in Billings in 2016, the Montana Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will hold a similar hearing...
article OP/ED: There is an epidemic of racial inequity in New Mexico (3/19/2018)
(New Mexico) -- In New Mexico, 90 percent of Native American 4th graders are below reading proficiency levels. Only 61 percent of African American high schoolers...
article Institutional racism and early childhood education funding (3/19/2018)
(New Mexico) -- In New Mexico, 90 percent of Native American 4th graders are below reading proficiency levels. Only 61 percent of African American high schoolers...
article Bronson Park fountain removal not meant to erase history, mayor says (3/14/2018)
(Michigan) -- Choosing to remove the Fountain of the Pioneers from Bronson Park wasn't meant to erase history or destroy art, city officials said in a statement...
article Kalamazoo mayor, commissioner defend removal of Fountain of the Pioneers from Bronson Park (3/14/2018)
(Michigan) -- Bronson Park is the wrong place for the Fountain of the Pioneers, Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby J. Hopewell said Wednesday, defending the city's decision to...

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