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First Nations

article Facing racist social media attacks, Manitoulin Island leaders plead for tolerance (5/21/2020)
(Ontario) -- Peace and tranquility are usually two words synonymous with Manitoulin Island, but right now there is tense feeling in the air. Elected leaders have been...
article 'Disrespectful': Urban Indigenous population feels short-changed by federal COVID-19 response (4/21/2020)
(Ottawa) -- The urban Indigenous population is being marginalized by the federal government's COVID-19 funding strategy, say witnesses who testified Tuesday before...
article 'We're not respected': College hockey player from N.W.T. speaks out about 'racial slur' (2/27/2020)
(North Canada) -- A young Indigenous athlete from Aklavik, N.W.T., is speaking out after racist language was hurled at her at a hockey game. Davina McLeod, who plays...
article Over-representation of Indigenous people in federal prisons reaches 'disturbing' historic high (1/21/2020)
(Canada) -- The over-representation of Indigenous people in federal custody has reached a new historic high according to a statement released by Canada's...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Donald Trump

article Trump and his ‘white supremacist regime’ blasted on national TV for racist coronavirus response (5/16/2020)
(Washington) -- The racial disparities of the COVID-19 pandemic was the focus of a Saturday evening segment on MSNBC. “Tribal nations across the United States are...
article Trump uses racial slur during African American History Month reception at White House (2/27/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Donald Trump has used a racial slur against Elizabeth Warren, referring to her as “Pocahontas” during a White House reception for...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Redskins

article American Indian Man Aims to Revive Lawsuit Against Redskins, NFL (5/14/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- A man asserting American Indian ancestry asked the Ninth Circuit on Thursday to allow his appeal of dismissed defamation and trademark infringement...
article Paw Paw dropping "Redskins" nickname (3/10/2020)
(Michigan) -- The Paw Paw school district is dropping a controversial nickname. The southwest Michigan district’s school board voted six to one this week to drop...
article Michigan school scraps Redskins mascot, citing division (3/9/2020)
(Michigan) -- The Paw Paw Redskins will be no more after district leaders voted to scrap the controversial mascot, citing division in the community. The Paw Paw Public...
article A New Study Contradicts a Washington Post Poll About How Native Americans View the Redskins’ Name (2/21/2020)
(Washington) -- In 2016, the Washington Post published a poll about whether Native Americans found the Washington Redskins’ name offensive. Ninety percent of...
article WASHINGTON, POST: Officials must press Dan Snyder on his football team’s racist name (2/10/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- AMONG THE obstacles that Washington football team owner Daniel Snyder has encountered in trying to get a new stadium built at the team’s...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article MORON ALERT: Page Mayor Levi Tappan under fire for offensive comments toward Navajo Nation (5/3/2020)
(Arizona) -- After appearing to make a comment about alcoholism in the Navajo Nation, the city of Page Mayor Levi Tappan is under fire from Navajo people, Page residents...
article Page mayor apologizes for alcohol comment (5/3/2020)
(Arizona) -- The Page mayor is apologizing to the Diné after posting a photo and making comments on social media in which he said he wished the Navajo Nation president...
article Controversy centers on sign posted by Kirtland restaurant owner (3/27/2020)
(New Mexico) -- A social media firestorm has erupted over a sign posted on the door of a Kirtland restaurant that some residents have characterized as offensive. But the...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Lumbee Tribe

article The Day a Native American Tribe Drove the KKK Out of Town (4/29/2020)
(North Carolina) -- The North Carolina Klan thought burning crosses would scare the Lumbee tribe out of Robeson County. That’s not how things went down.
1 Article on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Conservatives Lose Their Minds After Land O’ Lakes Retires Problematic Native American Logo (4/26/2020)
(Minnesota) -- After nearly a century, dairy company Land O’Lakes will be removing the image of a Native American woman from their packaging. The logo has since...
article Are Native American High School Mascots On Their Way Out In Illinois? (3/5/2020)
(Illinois) -- New state legislation is taking aim at Illinois schools with Native American mascots. A bill introduced in the Illinois House would require high schools...
article RACIST BLOG: UI offers 'buyback' on 'racist' old mascot gear (3/3/2020)
(Illinois) -- The Illinois Student Government is hosting an annual t-shirt buyback geared toward reducing the number of t-shirts featuring it’s old “Chief...
article Rob Manfred hasn’t discussed tomahawk chop with Braves (2/17/2020)
(Atlanta) -- MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said he hasn’t talked with the Braves about their ongoing use of the tomahawk chop chant. Speaking with media at...
article MLB's Rob Manfred wades into 'Tomahawk Chop' debate at spring training (2/16/2020)
(Florida) -- The leader of Major League Baseball seemed hesitant to delve into the "Braves Chop" controversy as he fielded dozens of questions about the Astros...
article Killingly school board member proposes new motto (2/13/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Killingly board of Education member Jason Muscara proposed that the school district adopt "E Pluribus Unum" as its motto to help the school...
article My Culture Is Not Super Bowl Entertainment (2/1/2020)
(Indian Country) -- A few weeks ago, as I walked through security at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, a T.S.A. agent grabbed onto my braids and snapped them like reins...
article Our Legacy, Our Children (2/1/2020)
(Indian Country) -- Twenty years ago, I was the first Native American hired at ESPN The Magazine. Twenty years ago, ESPN The Magazine was the first national publication...
article The Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV will shine. So will their fans' racism. (2/1/2020)
(Florida) -- Native American mascots might be the last form of traditional American racism that people of every color and creed will rush to support and defend. On any...
article The Kansas City Chiefs’ racist “Arrowhead Chop” has flown under the radar. Not anymore. (2/1/2020)
(Missouri) -- A self-described lifelong Kansas City Chiefs fan once asked me the meaning of the words that are sung as the crowd performs the “Arrowhead Chop...
article As Kansas City Chiefs prepare for Super Bowl, their name stirs up new controversy (1/27/2020)
(USA) -- A lot has changed since the Kansas City Chiefs last played in the Super Bowl 50 years ago, but one thing hasn’t — their name. When the Chiefs played...
article The Chiefs are bringing Native American imagery, and the ‘tomahawk chop,’ to a Super Bowl stage (1/26/2020)
(Florida) -- The Kansas City Chiefs often claim Arrowhead Stadium as the world’s loudest home field — and one of the most intimidating, too. And when the...
article Utah American Indian mascot change resolution draws protest (1/26/2020)
(Utah) -- A Utah legislator's proposed resolution discouraging schools from renaming mascots involving Native Americans prompted a protest at the state Capitol....
article Utah tribal leaders protest legislation aimed to keep Native American mascots (1/25/2020)
(Utah) -- Before facing east to the snowcapped mountains to lead a prayer, Eileen Quintana asked the 50 or so protesters who gathered at the Utah Capitol to raise their...
article State Lawmaker Wants To Protect Use Of Native American Mascots. But He Didn’t Ask Utah’s Tribes. (1/24/2020)
(Utah) -- A Utah lawmaker is catching heat over a proposed resolution that discourages abandoning the use of Native American names, images and symbols. Tribal leaders...
article Shoshone-Bannock Tribes "deeply disturbed" by Rep. Christensen's mascot resolution (1/24/2020)
(Idaho) -- In a press release today at 4:30 p.m., the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes denounced Rep. Chad Christensen's proposed resolution to the Idaho Legislature which...
article Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 'deeply disturbed' by resolution (1/23/2020)
(Idaho) -- In a press release Thursday afternoon, the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes denounced Rep. Chad Christensen’s proposed resolution to the Idaho Legislature which...
article Wisconsin school boards won't support ban on Native mascots after a lopsided vote at statewide meeting (1/22/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- He was one of maybe 15 Native Americans in the school, and the principal knew he could dance. Would he be willing, they asked, to dress up as the Shawano...
18 Total Articles on this Issue

Cultural Appropriation

article WASHINGTON POST: Land O’Lakes did the right thing. Others (like D.C.’s NFL team) should follow. (4/22/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- “TO BETTER tell its farmer-owned story.” That was the non-explanation offered by Land O’Lakes dairy company for the redesign of...
article Land O' Lakes replaces Native American woman logo, touts farmer-owned credentials instead (4/19/2020)
(Minnesota) -- A Native American woman will no longer adorn the packages of Land O'Lakes butter. After nearly 100 years, the Minnesota-based dairy company has...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

COVID-19

article Lloyd Omdahl: Coronavirus exposes price of bigotry (4/18/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Many observers of the pandemic’s progress were surprised to discover that the coronavirus was killing a disproportionate number of African...
article Racism multiplies COVID-19 risk for Indigenous communities (4/6/2020)
(Australia) -- Being Indigenous in one of the richest countries in the world is a risk factor for COVID-19, quite apart from the other factors dispossessed people...
article Calgary police investigate COVID-19 threats to Chinese restaurant, Indigenous people (4/1/2020)
(Calgary) -- Police in Calgary are looking into alleged threats connected to COVID-19. Police say a Chinese restaurant received an anonymous threat on March 14 that is...
article RICKERT: Mislabeling the Coronavirus the Chinese Virus is Racist and Xenophobic; Just Ask the Navajo (3/23/2020)
(USA) -- Lacking the ability to hop on Air Force One and fly out into the country to hold one of his political rallies, President Donald Trump has turned the White House...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Covington

article Covington Teen Says He's Lived Under Threat for Past Year (4/15/2020)
(Kentucky) -- Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann has lived under "constant threat" since the day footage emerged of him standing face-to-face...
1 Article on this Issue

MMIW

article Online threats, racism causing fear for Indigenous women: MMIWG commissioner (3/8/2020)
(Canada) -- Michele Audette feels disappointed when she looks online and sees a barrage of violent threats toward Indigenous women. "It made me so mad that we...
1 Article on this Issue

GasLink

article TANYA TALAGA: Reconciliation isn’t dead. It never truly existed (3/1/2020)
(Canada) -- Recently at a salon in Toronto’s east end, there was an older woman sitting near me, getting her hair washed. She loudly said, “Can you believe...
1 Article on this Issue

Pamunkey Tribe

article Descendant pushes to be recognized by Pamunkey Tribe despite vestiges of ‘Black Laws’ (2/28/2020)
(Virginia) -- Although the tribe has never issued a public apology for the Black Laws, Chief Gray said the best evidence of the tribe’s outlook is the fact that...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article THAT'S RACIST!!: Democrats Feature American-Indian Tribe Known For Rampant Drug-Smuggling To Speak Against Border Wall (2/26/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- House Democrats invited the leader of the Tohono O’odham Nation to speak out against construction of the U.S.-Mexico wall, despite the tribe...
1 Article on this Issue

Elizabeth Warren

article Trump makes string of racist comments about Native Americans during attack on Elizabeth Warren (2/21/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Speaking at a rally in Las Vegas, Donald Trump has claimed that Elizabeth Warren believed she was an “Indian” because she had “...
1 Article on this Issue

Shinnecock Tribe

article Former Hamptons Gallerist Gave Anti-Indigenous Rant at Documentary Screening (2/14/2020)
(New York) -- At a screening for Conscience Point, about the local Shinnecock Nation, a seemingly intoxicated Ruth Vered allegedly called herself “the queen of...
article Former Hamptons Gallerist Gave Anti-Indigenous Rant at Documentary Screening (2/14/2020)
(New York) -- At a screening for Conscience Point, about the local Shinnecock Nation, a seemingly intoxicated Ruth Vered allegedly called herself “the queen of white...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Wisconsin Oneida

article Oneida Nation disagrees with WASB's decision on school mascots (1/23/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Oneida Nation says it is frustrated by the Wisconsin Association of School Boards' decision not to support banning the use of Native American mascots...
article Wisconsin school boards' lopsided vote against Native mascot ban surprises Wausau sponsor, leaves Oneida Nation 'frustrated' (1/23/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin school boards voted overwhelmingly against supporting a ban on Native American mascots at a meeting of school board delegates Wednesday....
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article Goldwater Institute Clashes With Advocates Over The Indian Child Welfare Act (1/22/2020)
(New Orleans) -- In 2014, the Goldwater Institute waded into a longtime debate over the validity of the Indian Child Welfare Act or ICWA. The act was passed in 1978 and...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Israeli firms need not apply for Casino du Liban online casino tech partner search (5/24/2020)
(Lebanon) -- Lebanon’s only casino operator says it’s looking for an online gambling technology partner, with a preference for mid-tier company that won...
article Indigenous woman says she was punched, told to 'go back to Asia' while walking in East Vancouver (5/17/2020)
(British Columbia) -- A 27-year-old Indigenous woman says she was repeatedly punched in the face, knocked down and told to "go back to Asia" while walking her...
article Washington state to study possible bias in patrol stops (5/6/2020)
(Washington) -- The state of Washington has allotted $50,000 to study possible biases in the Washington State Patrol after an investigation found troopers search people...
article Land O’Lakes Removes Native American Woman From Its Products (4/18/2020)
(Minnesota) -- For nearly a century, an illustration of a Native American woman with a feather in her hair has adorned the packaging of Land O’Lakes cheese and...
article Land O’Lakes Removes Native American Woman From Its Products (4/17/2020)
(Minnesota) -- For nearly a century, an illustration of a Native American woman with a feather in her hair has adorned the packaging of Land O’Lakes cheese and...
article ACT prison officers' drawing of Aboriginal inmate 'racist and hurtful' (3/12/2020)
(Australia) -- A “deeply racist and hateful” picture drawn by prison officers has left an Aboriginal inmate traumatised and forced a public apology from the...
article Driving While Indian: Washington considers study to monitor racial bias by state patrol (3/8/2020)
(Washington) -- Revelations that Washington State Patrol troopers are searching people of color at rates much higher than whites have prompted the Washington House of...
article Native American school proposal defeated by House committee (3/5/2020)
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota House committee rejected a proposal to start four schools focused on Native American language and culture despite the bill receiving...
article Indigenous ceremony tries to right the wrong caused by handcuffing of Heiltsuk man and granddaughter (3/5/2020)
(British Columbia) -- Angela Sterritt was invited to witness to a ceremony aimed at healing the damage created when an Indigenous grandfather and his 12-year-old...
article Bill to create Native culture focused schools suddenly killed (3/4/2020)
(South Dakota) -- In the audio recording of the Education Committee hearing today, a woman's voice can be heard saying "...we'll start with Senate Bill 66,...
article OC president apologizes for recruiter's 'racist activity' (3/2/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The president of Oklahoma Christian University apologized Monday for an admissions counselor leading a “racist activity” at a local high school...
article Parents Say Fans Taunted Native American (3/1/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Basketball parents outraged after they say opposing team showed racism to Native American players.
article Basketball parents outraged after they say opposing team showed racism to Native American players (2/29/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Basketball parents are outraged after they say another team taunted their children during a tournament. They say the student section even went as far as...
article Students taunt Native American players at basketball game (2/28/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Thursday night at a girls basketball game in Enid, members of Shattuck’s student section were involved in inappropriate taunts towards Frontier...
article ‘Do not seek retribution’: Alberta chief calls for calm after racist videos surface (2/28/2020)
(Alberta) -- The chief of the Ermineskin Cree Nation is calling on the “leaders of central Alberta reserves, municipalities, and cities to condemn acts of racism...
article Art depicting Native Americans and white settlers adorn the walls of Chicago Public Schools buildings. Some say it’s racist and should be removed. (2/26/2020)
(Illinois) -- When the Chicago Board of Education proposed a new policy on artwork adorning its buildings, people weighed in on a particular set of pieces they want gone...
article 'A crisis': Indigenous students at rural N.S. school say they're excessively punished (2/26/2020)
(Nova Scotia) -- When Xavier Sack walks through the doors of his high school in Milford Station, N.S., he often feels like he has a target on his back. The 16-year-old...
article Art criticized as racist could be removed from Chicago Public Schools under new policy: ‘The days of painting early white Americans as saviors are over’ (2/26/2020)
(Illinois) -- When the Chicago Board of Education proposed a new policy on artwork adorning its buildings, people weighed in on a particular set of pieces they want gone...
article Why Germany can't quit its racist Native American problem (2/26/2020)
(Germany) -- Across the country, Germans spent the past week celebrating Carnival, known for its parades, drinking, and colorful costumes ahead of the Lenten fast. There...
article Calgary newspaper apologizes for 'offensive' cartoon (2/25/2020)
(Alberta) -- A local newspaper has apologized after facing criticism for what some called an offensive comic. Last Friday, a sketch from the American series “Close...

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