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Mi’kmaq

article Mi’kmaq lobster boats surrounded by Acadian commercial fishing vessels as traps are stolen, cut (9/21/2020)
(Nova Scotia) -- The Assembly of Nova Scotia Chiefs met with federal ministers Monday morning to talk about the conflict surrounding the Mi’kmaw fishery. The...
article Ottawa summoned by Indigenous and non-Indigenous fishermen in N.S. to settle dispute (9/21/2020)
(Nova Scotia) -- Indigenous chiefs in Nova Scotia are calling on the federal government to denounce what they described as racism and violence directed towards the Mi...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Trump's Wall

article WATCH: Woman physically attacks Native Americans protesting Trump’s border wall (9/21/2020)
(California) -- A video posted on Instagram this weekend shows a woman attacking members of a Native American tribe who’ve been participating in an ongoing protest...
article Woman attacks Native American tribe members protesting Trump's border wall (9/21/2020)
(California) -- Video has emerged of a woman attacking members of a Native American tribe who were protesting against a wall being erected along the California-Mexico...
article ‘Border Wall Karen’ attacks Indigenous​ Americans who opt to remain peaceful (9/20/2020)
(California) -- A Karen attacked a group of Indigenous Americans in Southern California as they peacefully protested a border wall. A group of Defend Kumeyaay Land...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Native Voices

article RICKERT: Allegations of Unwanted Hysterectomies at ICE Facility Reminiscent of Feds’ Mass Sterilization of Native Women in 1970s (9/20/2020)
(USA) -- A whistleblower story surfaced Tuesday that accused the Trump administration’s Immigrant and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of allegedly sending detained...
article OP/ED: A real and present fear. What it's like to be a woman, Indigenous and a reporter in Canada (8/18/2020)
(British Columbia) -- Tensions were high when I arrived in Blue River, B.C., on July 24. I was there to cover a protest being held by townspeople upset with Secwépemc...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Leagues

article Indigenous leader feels NHL could do better job of acknowledging their experience with racism (9/19/2020)
(Canada) -- It's laudable for the NHL and the NHL Players' Association to protest acts of violence against Black people, but the league and players should also...
article Change NFL Team’s Name and Logo, says Native Coalition in Kansas City (9/12/2020)
(Missouri) -- Last month, the Kansas City NFL franchise announced it would prohibit fans from wearing American Indian headdresses this season at Arrowhead Stadium. For...
article Chiefs ban fans from wearing Native American headdresses, face paint to games (9/10/2020)
(Missouri) -- The limited number of Kansas City Chiefs fans who will be in attendance at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday night to watch the defending Super Bowl champs...
article Chiefs fans react to changes regarding tomahawk chop, headdresses (9/10/2020)
(Missouri) -- Arrowhead is going to look a lot different than we’re used to tonight and it’s not just because of coronavirus precautions. Some changes have...
article Chiefs Nix Headdresses, Face Paint to Start NFL Season (9/10/2020)
(Missouri) -- Kansas City Chiefs fans who file into Arrowhead Stadium Thursday for a masked and socially distanced start to the NFL season won't be wearing...
article Hunt: Chiefs mulling more changes to game-day traditions involving Native American imagery (8/29/2020)
(Missouri) -- With headdresses and certain types of face-painting already recently banned from Chiefs home games this year, look for more alterations to come regarding...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Penobscot Tribe

article Penobscot Nation Calls On City Of Bangor To Take Down Monument Of Portuguese Explorer (9/17/2020)
(Maine) -- The Penobscot Nation is calling on the city of Bangor to take down a monument honoring a Portuguese explorer from the city's waterfront. Tribal Ambassador...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article Bill would designate segregated Latino school national historic site (9/15/2020)
(Texas) -- From 1909 through 1965, thousands of children of Mexican descent in southwest Texas went to the segregated Blackwell School, even though there were no state...
article The name changed. The forces keeping Native Americans out of Georgetown did not. (8/24/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Tristin Sam (SFS ’23) thinks he might be the only Native American most Georgetown students meet in their lives. This isn’t a radical...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article Reports Of ICE’s Forced Sterilizations Are Nothing New In America (9/15/2020)
(USA) -- On Monday news spread that women in a Georgia ICE detention center are being coerced into hysterectomies, according to a whistleblower and former nurse at the...
article Trump to withdraw William Pendley’s nomination to head Bureau of Land Management (8/16/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump intends to withdraw the nomination of William Perry Pendley to head the Bureau of Land Management, a senior administration...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Nottawaseppi Huron

article Four-year-old Heritage Fund fosters an accurate appreciation for Native Americans and their history (9/14/2020)
(Michigan) -- Before Black Lives Matter spawned a movement to take down statues and rename places that were offensive to African Americans, an organization based in...
1 Article on this Issue

Wind River

press release Northern Arapaho chair says tribal members were turned away from ER at pandemic's start (9/14/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Emergency room staff at the SageWest hospital in Riverton allegedly turned away potential COVID-19 patients from the Wind River Indian Reservation at the...
1 Article on this Issue

False Idols

article TARANGO: Now that Columbus’ statue is gone, let’s replace it with a Native American monument (9/12/2020)
(California) -- In July, a statue of Christopher Columbus was removed from the California State Capitol, part of a nationwide trend as Americans fed up with systemic...
article Activists topple statue of Sir John A. Macdonald in downtown Montreal (8/29/2020)
(Montreal) -- A group of activists toppled a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald in Place du Canada in downtown Montreal on Saturday afternoon in the aftermath of a protest...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Redskins

press release Every Sponsor Dan Snyder and the Washington Football Team Nearly Lost Due To Name Change Controversy (9/10/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- For years, people have been urging Dan Snyder to ditch the Redskins name for his team and come up with a different nickname. He always ignored those...
article Washington Football Team: Reviving the debate over Native American team names (9/9/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington's NFL team will take the field on Sunday for the first time since dropping its controversial name. Though the rebranding was a...
article The Native Americans Whose Activism Made DC’s Football Team Change Its Name (8/25/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- This summer, after decades of work by activists, the Washington, DC football team announced that it would finally be changing its name, long...
article Washington dropped its racist nickname, but it's still used at nearly 100 middle schools, high schools (8/23/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington NFL team’s recent decision to drop its nickname, a move generally considered long overdue, was nonetheless welcomed. Even the...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Carthage Dropping 'Red Men' Nickname Over Racial, Gender Concerns (9/9/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Carthage College is retiring its nicknames, the Red Men and Lady Reds, citing "widely held concerns about the connotations for racial and gender...
article Chiefs nix headdresses, face paint to start NFL season (9/9/2020)
(Missouri) -- Kansas City Chiefs fans who file into Arrowhead Stadium Thursday for a masked and socially distanced start to the NFL season won't be wearing...
article A Native American Experience with Offensive Mascots and Logos (9/9/2020)
(South Dakota) -- The effects of the mass genocide of Indigenous people in North and South America are still felt today in modern Native America. Here in South Dakota...
article COLUMN: The only good Indian mascot is a dead Indian mascot (9/6/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The only good Indian is a dead Indian” is an American aphorism uttered by General Phillip Sheridan during the plains Indian campaigns of the 1860s...
article Debate over Bellefonte's Red Raider mascot sparks rally (8/30/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- The debate surrounding Bellefonte's Red Raider mascot sparked a rally on Saturday outside of the Centre County Government building. Earlier this...
article NY is rich with Native American history and culture: What it means for schools, nicknames (8/29/2020)
(New York) -- When entering the gymnasium at Watkins Glen High School’s field house, fans are greeted by a mural that reads “Welcome to the Seneca Nation....
article Britain’s mascot debate reignites over Exeter Chiefs’ refusal to renounce Native American paraphernalia (8/26/2020)
(UK) -- Feather headdresses, tribal war paint and ceremonious battle cries have been characteristic of Exeter’s rugby scene since 1999 when its premiership team,...
article Alma mater accepts the challenge and gets rid of a mascot we all knew was offensive (8/16/2020)
(Arizona) -- In high school, I took journalism because there was no other option. I was a freshman, enrolling late at Thunderbird High School in Phoenix. We had just...
article National attention, but no local push to change Redskins name (8/15/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Sports team nicknames and mascots deemed derogatory to Native Americans is a hot topic on the national level, but discussion of such on the local level...
article Saugatuck Public Schools to consider retiring ‘Indians’ name Monday (8/15/2020)
(Michigan) -- Following a discussion last month about potentially changing the school’s nickname and mascot, the Saugatuck Public Schools Board of Education is set...
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Cultural Appropriation

article MORON ALERT: German racist performed haka at corona protest (9/6/2020)
(Germany) -- When tens of thousands of Germans took to the streets over the past months to protest mask-wearing and lock downs, hippies united with conspiracy believers...
1 Article on this Issue

Donald Trump

article More Than Ever, Trump Casts Himself as the Defender of White America (9/6/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- After a summer when hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets protesting racial injustice against Black Americans, President Trump has...
1 Article on this Issue

Seneca Nation

article Seneca Nation: Schools should stop using Native American mascots (9/6/2020)
(New York) -- More than 50 high schools across New York state still have mascots with Native American origins, and the Seneca Nation called for the practice to end,...
1 Article on this Issue

Law Enforcement Incidents

article Aboriginal man accuses police of violent assault and racist abuse (9/4/2020)
(Australia) -- An Aboriginal man says police officers threw him off his bicycle, pinned him to the ground and called him a "black c---" while he was riding to...
1 Article on this Issue

Black Lives Matter

press release BBC reinstates Rule Britannia! singalong after backlash (9/2/2020)
(London) -- The BBC on Wednesday reversed its controversial decision to scrap the lyrics of two patriotic songs during its annual end-of-summer concert, saying it had...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports in Las Vegas

article Probe Seeks Culprit Behind Racist Graffiti at Big Las Vegas Project (9/2/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Investigators are seeking the person or persons responsible for racist graffiti in the office of an African-American foreman at the nearly completed Las...
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations

article Corrections staffer alleges Indigenous identity 'fraud' in the public service in human rights complaint (8/31/2020)
(Canada) -- An assistant warden at a federal correctional institution wants the federal public service to change how it handles claims of Indigenous identity during...
article Sask. regional director recorded calling eastern Métis 'monkeys,' 'mongrels' in speech (8/17/2020)
(Saskatchewan) -- A Saskatchewan-based Métis leader was recorded using derogatory words to describe who he referred to as "eastern Métis" people. Métis Nation...
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COVID-19

article Federal Investigation Finds Hospital Violated Patients’ Rights by Profiling, Separating Native Mothers and Newborns (8/22/2020)
(New Mexico) -- A prominent women’s hospital here violated patients’ rights by singling out pregnant Native American women for COVID-19 testing and...
article Federal investigation finds hospital violated patients’ rights by profiling, separating Native mothers and newborns (8/22/2020)
(New Mexico) -- A prominent women’s hospital here violated patients’ rights by singling out pregnant Native American women for COVID-19 testing and...
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British Columbia Gaming

article B.C. casino faces racial profiling complaint after Black woman says she was blocked from leaving (8/18/2020)
(British Columbia) -- A Black woman who alleges she was racially profiled and detained by security guards demanding to search her purse as she tried to leave a casino in...
1 Article on this Issue

Junipero Serra

article ‘Agent of colonialism’ or a ‘saint for our times’? Junipero Serra’s legacy divides Latinos (8/16/2020)
(California) -- He was the architect of California’s Roman Catholic missions, a man taught to generations of schoolchildren as a founding father of the Golden...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article What is environmental racism and why should we care about it (8/15/2020)
(Worldwide) -- Poisoned tap water in Flint, Michigan. Toxic waste dumps in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. A town in China where 80% of children have been poisoned by old...
1 Article on this Issue

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla

article CTUIR leader appointed to Racial Justice Council (8/14/2020)
(Oregon) -- Gov. Kate Brown didn’t shut Eastern Oregon out of the Racial Justice Council, appointing Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Deputy...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Unlike the Germans We Have Failed to Recognize and Atone for Our Holocausts (9/20/2020)
(USA) -- As a nation we have not owned up to the grievous, centuries-long harm we have done to Native and African Americans. To what extent are we historians responsible...
article Lake Tahoe’s Washoe Tribe Explains the History of the Slur “Squaw” (9/18/2020)
(California) -- Squaw Valley stunned everyone last August by dropping the sexist slur “squaw” from their current name. While many applauded the decision,...
article Nevada's Native Americans Still Work To Overcome Racism (9/17/2020)
(Nevada) -- Nevada’s Native American population makes up almost 2 percent of the state’s population and is composed of 27 different tribes. The Native...
article OP/ED: America’s shameful history of sterilizing women (9/17/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Earlier this week, a whistle-blower complaint alleged that a gynecologist has been performing hysterectomies at a disturbingly high rate at an...
article It’s Time for Art Museums To Address Their Racist Histories (9/17/2020)
(Indian Country) -- I have fond memories of art museums growing up. When it was unbearably hot outside, I would find solace in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, gazing at...
article Phoenix City Council moves forward with plans to change 2 'offensive' street names (9/16/2020)
(Arizona) -- The Phoenix City Council has voted unanimously to formally consider renaming two streets that have names some consider offensive. The decision to change the...
article The Racist Removal Of Native Americans In California Is Often Missing From Wildfire Discussions, Experts Say (9/16/2020)
(California) -- Down a long, single-lane road in the most northern part of California is Karuk territory — one of the largest Indigenous tribes in the state. It’s here...
article Minnesota Department of Human Services accused of 'toxic environment' for employees of color, Native Americans (9/8/2020)
(Minnesota) -- People of color and Native Americans working at the Minnesota Department of Human Services are sometimes the targets of racial slurs and harassment,...
article Lawyers hope to erase racist and misogynistic nickname of mountain landmark (9/6/2020)
(Calgary) -- Momentum is building to properly name a prominent landmark on a mountain in the Alberta Rockies because its commonly used nickname is racist and...
article WTF Is Up With These Racist Scenes in The New Mutants? (8/31/2020)
(Hollywood) -- The New Mutants is out and it looks like people are seeing it, since the film has made $7 million domestically despite, you know, a pandemic. This means...
article ‘Racist criminals’: Osoyoos Indian Band Chief denounces vandalism of sacred site (8/31/2020)
(British Columbia) -- The chief of the Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB) is denouncing an act of vandalism on an Indigenous pictograph over the weekend that he is calling a...
article Indigenous professors cite racism, lack of reform in University of Saskatchewan exodus (8/30/2020)
(Saskatchewan) -- A group of Indigenous professors and staff say they've been forced to leave the University of Saskatchewan because of racism, a hostile work...
article Push to change name of Colonization Ave. in Dryden, Ont., gains traction (8/27/2020)
(Ontario) -- The movement for racial justice that's sweeping the continent has arrived in the small town of Dryden, Ont. where Indigenous and non-Indigenous...
press release California Ski Resort Changes Name After Consulting With Local Native American Groups (8/26/2020)
(California) -- California’s popular Squaw Valley Ski Resort will change its name because the word “squaw” is a derogatory term for Native American...
article Fox Chapel task force will consider impact of 'squaw' in borough names (8/25/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Fox Chapel has decided to gather more information and opinions before removing the word “squaw” — which Native American groups have...
article Squaw Valley ski resort to drop ‘squaw’ from name (8/25/2020)
(California) -- Calling it a derogatory and offensive term, the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows ski resort near Lake Tahoe announced Tuesday that it planned to drop the word...
article Who was Col. George Wright and why Spokane groups are calling to rename street honoring him (8/21/2020)
(Washington) -- Members of Spokane Arm in Arm, Unitarian Universalist Church and Extinction Rebellion Spokane are hosting a rally Saturday to dismantle a tribute to...
article Tribal Chairman issues letter asking to silence Minden siren (8/19/2020)
(Nevada) -- The Washoe Tribe is seeking to silence the Minden siren, citing it as a symbol of the town’s sundowner past. In a letter to Douglas County and the Town...
article New controversy flares up over Lynn Beyak's Senate-appointed anti-racism training (8/17/2020)
(Ontario) -- The "flames of negativity" that were stirred up by Lynn Beyak's racist statements as a senator are being "reignited" by a...
article School-to-prison pipeline has deep roots in tangled history of tribal schools (8/13/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- In the early 1930s, Robert Carr, a member of the Creek Nation, was expelled for “incorrigible behavior” from Chilocco Indian Agricultural...

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