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First Nations

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...
article Rally at Sask. Legislature calls for 'immediate' end to coerced sterilizations (11/26/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Carrying signs that read "protect our women" and "stopped forced sterilization," a group marched to the Saskatchewan Legislature on...
article Care of Indigenous children at Batshaw compromised by 'racist attitudes,' report finds (11/7/2019)
(Quebec) -- Indigenous children and their families are subject to "racist attitudes" at the organization that oversees a Montreal youth protection agency,...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Land Issues

article Ranchers and tribes at odds over tribal remains and antiquity protection on public lands (1/21/2020)
(Arizona) -- A spat between ranchers and Native American tribes is threatening to torpedo a special panel which seeks to keep construction projects from damaging tribal...
1 Article on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article THAT'S RACIST: Idaho lawmaker planning measure in support of American Indian mascots (1/21/2020)
(Idaho) -- An Idaho lawmaker plans to introduce a resolution supporting the use of American Indian symbols by schools and other groups and discouraging their removal...
article Native American journalist takes issue with Kansas City Chiefs on Twitter (1/21/2020)
(Internet) -- Journalist Vincent Schilling is speaking out against the Kansas City Chiefs’ use of Native American mascots and imagery. On Twitter, Schilling, a...
article OP/ED: Why we folded 1,000 cranes for Killingly (1/19/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Three "R" words are being thrown around to describe the Killingly High School mascot these days. One is “Redmen,” the recently...
article MORON ALERT: Resolution in the Utah legislature would discourage removing Native American names, symbols or imagery from schools (1/17/2020)
(Utah) -- A resolution introduced in the Utah State Legislature would discourage the removal of names, symbols or imagery that some Native American tribes and groups...
article Killingly mascot rift could impact district finances, town (1/11/2020)
(Connecticut) -- The town’s embrace of a high school sports mascot that many deem as racist and offensive toward Native Americans could have financial and economic...
article Getting rid of ‘Redmen’ sparked an uproar. So school officials voted to reinstate the ‘demeaning’ team name. (1/10/2020)
(Connecticut) -- In recent years, the number of sports teams with names like “Chiefs” or “Tomahawks” has been dwindling as schools reckon with...
article Officials Called ‘Redmen’ a Racist Mascot. Then Voters Weighed In. (1/10/2020)
(Connecticut) -- In July, the school board in a small Connecticut town called Killingly took what local officials said was a long-overdue step: removing the name of the...
article Killingly’s ‘Redmen’: Complex origins for racially-charged mascot (12/21/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Long before Killingly High School athletes were calling themselves “Redmen,” Native Americans were using similar terms to describe...
article Is Nyack Really Still Calling Its Teams the Indians? (12/21/2019)
(New York) -- Moving back to Nyack after attending college out of state, in some ways I feel like I’m viewing it with fresh eyes. No longer a jaded teen, I’...
article Killingly BOE looks to bring back controversial Redmen mascot (12/8/2019)
(Connecticut) -- The Republican members of the newly-elected Killingly Board of Education are wasting no time in fulfilling a campaign promise to reverse a controversial...
article Killingly BOE looks to bring back controversial Redmen mascot (12/7/2019)
(Connecticut) -- The Republican members of the newly-elected Killingly Board of Education are wasting no time in fulfilling a campaign promise to reverse a controversial...
article People are less willing to donate to universities after seeing stereotypic Native American mascots (11/28/2019)
(USA) -- New research suggests that Native American mascots — such as “Chief Illiniwek” at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign...
article Stop the offensive ‘Arrowhead Chop.’ It’s time for a new Chiefs tradition (11/1/2019)
(Missouri) -- The image of former Kansas City Chiefs star Derrick Johnson banging the war drum at Arrowhead Stadium provided a stark reminder of the home team’s...
article Online petition to keep divisive Braves tomahawk chop nears 60,000 (10/31/2019)
(Georgia) -- Losing Game 5 of the National League Division Series was crushing, but losing the tomahawk chop as well would be too much for Kevin Mooneyhan. The Atlanta...
article Minnesota schools figured out how to play sports without stereotypes; why can't the NFL? (10/27/2019)
(Minnesota) -- “The State reward for dead Indians has been increased to $200 for every red-skin sent to Purgatory. This sum is more than the dead bodies of all the...
15 Total Articles on this Issue

Elizabeth Warren

article Trump Revives Warren's 'Pocahontas' Nickname In Twitter Attack (1/13/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump revived the "Pocahontas" nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren in a Twitter attack on Democratic candidates during what has...
article President Trump Attacks Elizabeth Warren As ‘Pocahontas’ At Israeli American Council Summit (12/7/2019)
(Florida) -- President Donald Trump revived an old attack on Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren during the annual summit of the Israeli American Council in Hollywood,...
article THAT'S RACIST: Happy Thanksgiving! Fox News host mocks Elizabeth Warren’s dip in the polls, calls her ‘Pocahontas’ (11/28/2019)
(New York) -- How timely. Fox News host Pete Hegseth mocked Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s slumping poll numbers and called her “...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Little Shell Tribe

article Tribe members blast Montana official who compared them to species that must 'assimilate' or 'fade away' (12/31/2019)
(Montana) -- Members of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians rebuked Montana's secretary of state on Monday after he appeared to compare them to other "...
1 Article on this Issue

Wisconsin Oneida

article Brother of late Oneida Nation Chairman Rick Hill calls for leadership change in Hobart after village’s ‘apology’ (12/24/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Many communities had lowered their flags to half-staff after the passing of former Oneida Nation Chairman Rick Hill. Hobart, the village that resides...
article Howard apologizes to Oneidas for not lowering a flag to mark ex-chairman Hill's death (12/24/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- The village of Howard is apologizing to the family of a former Oneida chairman, saying a failure to lower an American flag to half-staff in his honor was...
article When Native Americans Are Told To ‘Go Back’ To Where They Came From (12/23/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Lori Metoxen, 52, works as an administrator at Oneida Behavioral Health in Green Bay, Wisconsin, a treatment center for indigenous people suffering from...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Malheur Conflict

article As Washington Rep. Matt Shea refuses to resign following accusation of domestic terrorism, Ammon Bundy challenges House report (12/22/2019)
(Washington) -- Just minutes after the release of an investigative report that accuses Washington state Rep. Matt Shea of engaging in domestic terrorism, his Republican...
1 Article on this Issue

Redskins

article Rebrand Washington Football gathers at franchise's Ashburn headquarters to protest team name (12/9/2019)
(Virginia) -- Rebrand Washington Football officials assembled in Ashburn Saturday morning with one goal in mind: to convince Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder to...
article Neshaminy To Fight Human Relations Commission Decision (12/2/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- No matter what happens, the Neshaminy School District is about to shell out more money. At their annual reorganization meeting on a snowy Monday...
article State official: Neshaminy should stop using ‘Redskin’ (12/2/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Executive Director Chad Dion Lassiter made his feelings clear despite a commission ruling the term can continue...
article Nike omitted Washington Redskins team name from NFL 'Salute to Service' hoodies (11/22/2019)
(USA) -- The Nike-manufactured “Salute to Service” hoodies that appeared on NFL sidelines last weekend had a noticeable omission for members of the...
article Human Relations Commission Pushes ‘Redskins’ Vote (10/28/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) tabled a vote on the use of the “Redskins” name by the Neshaminy School District.
article Protesters Slam ‘Racist’ Redskins Nickname Before NFL Game (10/26/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Hundreds of protesters chanting, “We are not your mascot!” rallied in Minneapolis on Thursday, saying the visiting Washington Redskins’...
article MORON ALERT: Washington Redskins Spokesman Says Native Americans 'Proud' Of Name, Team Will Continue To Use It Despite Recent Protest (10/25/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Despite calls to retire the name and mascot of the Washington Redskins, the NFL team appears to have no plans to do so. The issue reignited on...
article Protesters Remind Washington D.C. NFL Team That Indigenous People Are 'Not Your Mascot' (10/25/2019)
(Minnesota) -- On Thursday (October 24), hundreds of protesters descended on Peavey Field Park in Minneapolis for a Not Your Mascot march and rally to pressure the...
article Protesters rally against Redskins name before Vikings game in Minnesota (10/24/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Around the time the Washington Redskins were arriving at U.S. Bank Stadium late Thursday afternoon, a group of about 300, most of them Native Americans,...
article Rosario: Washington, it’s long past time to retire the R word (10/24/2019)
(Minnesota) -- I’m a straight, no-chaser kind of guy. So, I’m not going to tiptoe around this, whether you agree or disagree. This is not about political...
article State, tribal officials condemn Washington NFL team's name at rally (10/24/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Elected officials and tribal leaders from across Minnesota called out the Washington, D.C., professional football team for using a name and logo that is...
article Opponents rally again, calling for Washington to drop offensive NFL team name (10/23/2019)
(Minnesota) -- As the Vikings host Washington on Thursday night at U.S. Bank Stadium, organizers hope to bring thousands of people to rally against the visitor’s...
12 Total Articles on this Issue

Cultural Appropriation

article Amazon company Ring once threw racist staff party: report (12/4/2019)
(USA) -- Employees for Amazon’s Ring home security company wore Native American costumes, including face paint, at a staff party in 2017, a new report claims....
article LETTERS: Readers discuss whether the ‘Arrowhead Chop’ is an honor — or just tired? (11/5/2019)
(Missouri) -- In a world where everything is offensive and nothing is sacred, the motley crew who write editorials for The Star have struck again with Saturday’s...
article Couple in Native American Costumes Kicked Out of Restaurant for War Cries, 'Offensive Comments' (10/31/2019)
(Idaho) -- There are certain kinds of people who don't understand that just because it's Halloween doesn't mean that the rules are off when it comes to being...
article Yandy Finally Got Rid Of An Offensive Costume. So Why Are Some Protesters Still Angry? (10/30/2019)
(Arizona) -- The day before Halloween in 2017, Amanda Blackhorse found herself protesting in the Phoenix, Arizona, headquarters of the popular Halloween costume retailer...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Deb Haaland

article While supporting DACA, Rep. Haaland calls Pres. Trump a 'racist' (11/24/2019)
(New Mexico) -- During a visit with constituents in Albuquerque, Rep. Deb Haaland had harsh words for President Trump’s plan to end DACA, a program that basically...
1 Article on this Issue

Donald Trump

article Trump Is Trying to Lift Up Colonial Myths. Native People Are Breaking Them Down. (11/22/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Crystal Echo Hawk says the order goes like this: In October, “controversy” erupts around Indigenous People’s Day versus Columbus...
article Trump Ignites War on Native Americans From the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego (11/14/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- On the 81st anniversary of “Kristallnacht,” the evening of November 9, 1938, when Nazi stormtroopers vandalized and set fire to Jewish-...
article Dems tiptoe around ‘Pocahontas’ and Hunter as Trump licks his chops (11/4/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- “Pocahontas?” A racial slur unfit for discussion. Bernie’s heart attack? Out of bounds. Questions about Hunter Biden’s...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Andrew Jackson

article Salem Mayor Wants To Move Andrew Jackson Portrait (10/29/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Mayor of Salem has filed a petition to move a portrait of Andrew Jackson from Salem's City Council Chamber, and plans to replace it with a...
1 Article on this Issue

Nooksack Tribe

article Nooksack Tribe convinces the state to change this creek’s name because it’s offensive (10/29/2019)
(Washington) -- Squaw Creek in north Whatcom County has been renamed at the request of the Nooksack Indian Tribe, which said the word “squaw” was offensive....
1 Article on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article 76ers' Simmons opens up on casino incident (10/23/2019)
(Australia) -- The Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons has opened up on the incident at Melbourne’s Crown Casino where he suggested he was subject to racial...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article C-Falls Announcer Fired for ‘Unfortunate and Inexcusable Comment’ (1/21/2020)
(Montana) -- For the second time in less than a year, administrators at Columbia Falls High School are responding to a racially charged incident at a girls basketball...
article 'I try my hardest not to think about it': 12-year-old recounts handcuffing at BMO (1/20/2020)
(British Columbia) -- The 12-year-old Indigenous girl who was handcuffed and then detained for 45 minutes by the Vancouver Police Department on a downtown street Dec. 20...
article The TSA apologized after an agent pulled a Native American passenger's braid and said "giddyup!" during a pat down (1/18/2020)
(Minnesota) -- Native American woman Tara Houska says a TSA agent grabbed her braids, whipped them like reins and said "giddyup" while she was going through...
article TSA apologizes to Native American traveler after an agent grabbed her braids and said ‘giddyup’ (1/16/2020)
(Minnesota) -- If you didn’t know hair pat-downs were a thing with TSA screenings, you should now. Native American activist Tara Houska underwent a hair search at...
article TSA apologizes after Native American traveler says agent snapped her braids and said 'giddyup' (1/15/2020)
(Minnesota) -- An official of the Transportation Security Administration apologized Tuesday to a Native American air traveler who says an agent treated her offensively...
article TSA apologizes to Native American woman 'humiliated' during security screening (1/15/2020)
(Minnesota) -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has apologized to a Native American woman who was recently “humiliated” by an agent’s...
article 'BMO has to answer for this': Angry Vancouver mayor to review why 12-year-old, grandfather arrested at bank (1/14/2020)
(British Columbia) -- Mayor Kennedy Stewart, in his role as chair of the Vancouver Police Board, will be reviewing what led to Maxwell Johnson and his granddaughter...
article AL WEIWEI: Capitalism and ‘Culturecide’ (1/14/2020)
(Berlin) -- Lu Xun, the greatest Chinese writer of the 20th century, created a character named Ah Q who became both adored and feared among Chinese for his wicked...
article ACLU sues school district over ‘bloody Indian’ comment (1/12/2020)
(New Mexico) -- The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico on Wednesday sued the state’s largest school district and a former teacher over a 2018 incident...
article Social Studies Teachers Review "Indian Education For All" Standards At Riverton Workshop (1/11/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Social studies teachers from 27 Wyoming school districts gathered in Riverton this week for a two-day professional development workshop. Many used the time...
article OP/ED: ‘This is the only child I have and I much desire to find him’: Confronting U.S. history of family separation (1/10/2020)
(USA) -- Anguished over family members gone missing during slavery, freedmen placed such ads in the Christian Recorder and other newspapers for at least 30 years after...
article Indigenous grandfather and 12-year-old handcuffed in front of Vancouver bank after trying to open an account (1/9/2020)
(Quebec) -- Maxwell Johnson thought his appointment at the Bank of Montreal would be routine. He's been a customer since 2014 and wanted to open an account for his...
article ACLU sues school district over 'bloody Indian' comment (1/8/2020)
(New Mexico) -- The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico is suing the state's largest school district over a 2018 incident where a teacher allegedly cut the...
article Story County supervisors considering 2 new names for Squaw Creek (1/8/2020)
(Iowa) -- The Story County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to recommend two alternative names for Squaw Creek. The two being considered are Ioway Creek or Sauk Creek...
article COLUMN: The moral rot at the head of the Montana GOP (1/8/2020)
(Montana) -- Montanans woke up on Sunday morning after Christmas to a sour gift from our secretary of state. Corey Stapleton used a taxpayer-funded website and email to...
article Wyoming students disciplined after wearing KKK robes at high school news (1/7/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Two high school students in Wyoming were disciplined after putting on outfits similar to the Ku Klux Klan during school week. The young men entered Riverton...
article Mural at Tony Cerda Park in Pomona voted down, painted over hours later (1/7/2020)
(California) -- A feel-good mural that became controversial for its use of Native American and Aztec symbols was ordered to be removed as soon as possible from Pomona...
article Native Americans fight discrimination to reduce diabetes, obesity rates (1/5/2020)
(Arizona) -- Alex Alejandre lost 75 pounds in a year. His wife, Mary, lost 40. They want to set a good example for their 17-year-old son, Nathan, and take a personal...
article MORON ALERT: Joliet Township Supervisor Vera’s racist comment in closed meeting (12/29/2019)
(Illinois) -- After discovering Joliet Township went into a closed meeting on June 11, 2019 to discuss Road District personnel, we requested the minutes and audio...
article Sports writer apologizes after racial tweet (12/27/2019)
(New Mexico) -- One New Mexico sports writer learned the hard way that what you say on social media, never really goes away. People were outraged when they saw what he...

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