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Redskins

article Native American activists continue their fight against Redskins team name (9/17/2018)
(Arizona) -- They clambered from a small caravan of SUVs and cars in a CVS parking lot. They unpacked a few banners emblazoned with slogans like “I Am Not Your...
article University faculty talk reclaiming derogatory terms, The Slants Supreme Court decision (9/17/2018)
(Michigan) -- University of Michigan students and faculty discussed issues of free speech, derogatory terms and minority groups’ efforts to reclaim these terms...
article Protesters call for NFL mascot name change: "R*dskin is a dictionary-defined racial slur" (9/9/2018)
(Arizona) -- No players protested during the national anthem on the field ahead of the Arizona-Washington game Sunday afternoon at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, but...
article Talking Redskins at Work Not Harassment, District Court Says (7/26/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A Native American attorney was not subjected to illegal harassment when her colleagues at the Department of Energy talked about the Washington...
article Sidelining the Redskins – How US sports are facing an identity crisis (7/24/2018)
(USA) -- The Seattle Chieftains became the Redhawks in 2000, Arkansas state Indians became the ‘Red Wolves’ in 2008, the North Dakota Fighting Sioux became...
article 'Your logo is racist': NFL free agent celebrates his move from the Redskins to the Giants by laughing at his former team in a scathing Instagram post (5/3/2018)
(New York) -- Free agent defensive tackle A.J. Francis was happy to sign with the New York Giants recently, not only because he can continue his NFL career, but also...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Chickasaw Nation

article Wintun Nation chairman said end of baseball’s ‘Chief Wahoo’ a step forward (9/16/2018)
(California) -- The Cleveland Indians’ uniforms will be conspicuous next year. Not for something the baseball team adds. It’s what is eliminated: Chief Wahoo...
1 Article on this Issue

Junipero Serra

article Stanford is removing Junipero Serra's name from parts of campus (9/16/2018)
(California) -- Stanford University’s leaders plan to strip some prominent campus references to Junipero Serra, the canonized 18th-century priest who established...
1 Article on this Issue

Chief Wahoo

article Around the Horn: Cleveland needs to change its nickname immediately (9/10/2018)
(Ohio) -- Last weekend, the Cleveland Indians took the field against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre without Chief Wahoo - their red-faced, big-nosed, stereotype-...
article Indians remove Chief Wahoo from uniform sleeve for series in Toronto (9/7/2018)
(Toronto) -- The Cleveland Indians have removed the Chief Wahoo logo from the sleeve of their uniforms for a four-game series in Toronto. The decision to nix the logo...
article Shapiro will 'shed no tears' for Indians' Chief Wahoo logo (9/7/2018)
(Toronto) -- Blue Jays president and CEO Mark Shapiro spent more than two decades working for the Cleveland Indians. He'll "shed no tears" when the Chief...
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...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Laura Ingalls Wilder

article Learning From Laura Ingalls Wilder (9/9/2018)
(USA) -- Just over a century ago, Rose Wilder Lane wrote to her mother, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and suggested that she write about her memories growing up on the American...
article Romantic or racist? Perceptions shift on 'Little House on the Prairie' (7/9/2018)
(South Dakota) -- When a beloved children’s classic contains racism, it raises questions about how best to respect child readers and provide them with the tools to...
article William Shatner Feuding With Native Americans Over Children's Book Award (7/9/2018)
(Hollywood) -- William Shatner, best known for his role as Star Trek’s Captain Kirk, has been busy crafting another legacy composed of outrageous Twitter feuds....
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Carlisle School

article Indian school descendants prefer the focus be on resilience, not the trauma (9/2/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- It was an impression pounded into Louellyn White from an early age. The Carlisle Indian Industrial School was a good place. It was where her...
article Indian School: Experts explain how the Carlisle school transformed and traumatized (9/2/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- The teacher said the strange markings on the blackboard were the key to a new identity. The scribbles were a list of names of white men for Indian boys...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

eSports

article THE ONION: So-Called Professional Gamer Not Even Racist (9/2/2018)
(California) -- Expressing bewilderment after sitting through his four-hour livestream “for nothing,” chat room viewers nationwide overwhelmingly said they...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article Casinos ask state court to shut down new iLottery program (8/22/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania casinos asked a court Wednesday to shut down the state's new iLottery program, arguing the internet-based games simulate slot machines...
1 Article on this Issue

Facebook

article Facebook Is Removing More Than 5,000 Ad Targeting Options To Prevent Discrimination (8/21/2018)
(Internet) -- Facebook is planning to remove more than 5,000 ad targeting options in an effort to prevent discriminatory advertising. The bulk of the 5,000 targeting...
1 Article on this Issue

Elizabeth Warren

article EDITORIAL: Setting down rules for the parade (8/13/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- Shiva Ayyadurai, an independent candidate running for the U.S. Senate, paid his $500 and entered his decorated campaign bus in the Yankee Homecoming...
article RACIST BLOG: The Return of Fauxcahontas (7/9/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- At a rally in Great Falls, Montana Thursday evening, President Donald Trump threw down the gauntlet to Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren: $1...
article Trump mocks #MeToo movement in derogatory rant about Elizabeth Warren at Montana campaign rally (7/7/2018)
(Montana) -- President Donald Trump revived a derogatory term he has previously used to reference Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts while speaking at a...
article Warren: Trump is trying to make all women 'shut up' with #MeToo joke (7/6/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) struck back on Friday at President Trump’s campaign rally comments Thursday mocking her and the #MeToo...
article Trump Jr. trolls Elizabeth Warren with $10K bet that Kimberly Guilfyole is 'more Native American' (6/29/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Donald Trump Jr. wants to bet Sen. Elizabeth Warren $10,000 that his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, the former first lady of San Francisco, is...
article Warren: Trump’s Pocahontas Insult Is ‘Racist’ (4/22/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Sunday on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said President Donald Trump calling her use of the “...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Donald Trump

article INSIGHT: How Trump uses the ‘frontier myth’ to ostracize immigrants (7/30/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- “One of the reasons we lead the free world today is that we are a nation of immigrants.” These words were delivered by Harry Truman to...
article Indigenous Lawmaker Compares Trump's 'Pocahontas' Remark To Racial Slur (7/16/2018)
(Montana) -- A bipartisan group of indigenous state lawmakers just published a letter condemning the President’s use of the name “Pocahontas” in a...
article Montana American Indian Caucus: We are not Pocahontas (7/15/2018)
(Montana) -- As Indians growing up in our local communities, we know that Montanans have diverse political values. We understand and appreciate those differences. One of...
article Indian Lawmakers: Denounce bigotry, even when it comes from Donald Trump (7/12/2018)
(Montana) -- As Indians growing up in our local communities, we know that Montanans have diverse political values. We understand and appreciate those differences.
article Montana's American Indian Caucus to Trump: We are not Pocahontas (7/9/2018)
(Montana) -- As Indians growing up in our local communities, we know that Montanans have diverse political values. We understand and appreciate those differences. One of...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Colten Boushie

article Styres family to call for changes to Canada's justice system at Assembly of First Nations (7/25/2018)
(Ontario) -- During a presentation before the Assembly of First Nations Thursday, family and loved ones of Jon Styres and Colten Boushie are expected to call for key...
1 Article on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article Pine Ridge hearing addresses 'subtle' forms of racism (7/24/2018)
(South Dakota) -- At the start of Tuesday’s hearing for the South Dakota Advisory Committee to the U.S Commission on Civil Rights, Troy Weston talked about the...
1 Article on this Issue

MMIW

article Native group walking across Canada for #MMIW face racial slurs, RV breakdowns (7/19/2018)
(North Canada) -- Five indigenous people have embarked on a walk across the entire country of Canada to bring awareness to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and...
article Teens' experience shows campus reality for Native Americans (5/13/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The teenage brothers — both shy and Native American — had just entered a recreation center on a tour of their dream university when a parent...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Grants remove offensive Native American imagery (7/16/2018)
(Michigan) -- A fund is helping remove offensive depictions of Native Americans in city buildings, schools and monuments across Michigan. The Native American Heritage...
article University of Wyoming under fire for new ‘racist’ and ‘sexist’ slogan (7/14/2018)
(Wyoming) -- A new slogan for the University of Wyoming has not been well-received by some staff and faculty who say the new motto excludes women and people of color....
article No plans to change Eskimos name after N.W.T. consultations (7/3/2018)
(Canada) -- After consulting with Inuit in the Northwest Territories, Edmonton's CFL team has no plans to discard the Eskimos name, says the team's CEO. "It...
article President of Edmonton Eskimos visits N.W.T. to talk controversial team name (6/27/2018)
(Northwest Territories) -- Northerners are letting the Edmonton Eskimos know what they think of the team's name. The president and CEO of the team came to...
article Tribute or racial slur: Is it time for schools to give up Native American mascots? (6/11/2018)
(Ohio) -- On Tuesday, people in Anderson Township will be mad – all because a school committee is supposed to make a recommendation. The branding committee will...
article Tomahawk Chops and Indian Mascots, Vanishing From U.S. Stadiums, Live On in Europe (5/6/2018)
(Europe) -- Benjamin Bundervoet was wearing his normal workday outfit — a blue-and-white feathered headdress, a fringed tunic and chaps, bright paint streaked...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article President Trump’s racially charged words dovetail with harsh policies (7/8/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- It started during the campaign. Donald Trump said “Islam hates us,” he called Mexicans “rapists,” and he tweeted a photo of...
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations

article Ian Mulgrew: First Nations' lawyer deserved better from law society, judge says (7/7/2018)
(Alberta) -- An Indigenous lawyer facing client complaints in Alberta failed to prove the Law Society of B.C. discriminated against her by refusing to allow her to...
1 Article on this Issue

Lumbee Tribe

article Marker honors Native Americans who drove out the KKK (7/7/2018)
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina's latest historical highway marker commemorates the Lumbee Tribe driving the Ku Klux Klan out of their county in 1958. The...
article Memorial remembers Lumbee Tribe encounter with KKK in Robeson County (7/6/2018)
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina held a ceremony Thursday to unveil a memorial in honor of the epic Battle of Hayes Pond in Maxton back in 1958....
article Silent Sam is not sacred. The blood on him is. (5/8/2018)
(North Carolina) -- A graduate student named Maya Little recently re-baptized UNC-Chapel Hill’s Confederate monument (known as Silent Sam) in a mixture of her own...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Yakama Nation

article UPDATE: EMTs accused of racist comments toward Native Americans out at AMR (6/28/2018)
(Washington) -- The two employees of an ambulance service recently accused of making derogatory comments against Native Americans on Facebook no longer work for the...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Navajo commission aims to raise awareness of hate crimes (6/21/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The killing this spring of a homeless man who police say was shot by two Albuquerque teens "for fun" has spurred civil rights and Navajo Nation...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Voices

article OP/ED: Higher Education Should Be A Remedy, Not A Tool, For Anti-Native Racism (6/14/2018)
(USA) -- Recently, two young Native American men had the police called on them during a campus tour at Colorado State University, because the mother of another potential...
article BREWER: When colleges let down Indigenous students (5/28/2018)
(Colorado) -- In April, police removed two Mohawk teenagers from a campus tour at Colorado State University. By now the video of officers removing Lloyd Skanahwati and...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article California still suspending black and Native American students way more than whites (9/18/2018)
(California) -- California has made strides to reduce student suspensions for minor classroom disruptions, but a new study concludes the state still has not gone far...
article Todd Russell condemns 'hate speech' as tensions spill over at Muskrat Falls inquiry (9/18/2018)
(Labrador) -- The Muskrat Falls inquiry exposed some deep divisions between Indigenous groups in Labrador Tuesday, with inflammatory language from a lawyer representing...
article Name changes and statue removals: how debate over ‘racist’ memorials is changing our perception of history (9/17/2018)
(California) -- Stanford University announced plans this week to remove the name of Fr. Junipero Serra, accused by critics of brutalizing indigenous people as hedebate...
article Sheriff candidate gives views on racial profiling, tribal relations (9/16/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Editor’s note: Leading up to the midterm elections, the Upper St. Croix Valley League of Women Voters has posed a series of questions to local...
article Controversial San Francisco statue depicting Native American at feet of Spanish cowboy and Catholic missionary removed (9/15/2018)
(California) -- A bronze statue depicting a Native American lying at the feet of a Spanish cowboy and a Catholic missionary was removed from its pedestal near San...
article Crews remove controversial statue in San Francisco that activists called racist and demeaning (9/15/2018)
(California) -- As drums beat and people chanted, crews on Friday morning took down a controversial statue in San Francisco's Civic Center because critics and Native...
article This San Francisco statue honored European colonizers. Now, it’s been taken down. (9/15/2018)
(California) -- Under cover of darkness, the workers moved quickly to take the controversial statue down. But this was no Confederate monument in the Deep South —...
article The International Indian Treaty Council Celebrates “Early Days Monument” Removal in SF (9/14/2018)
(California) -- The International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) celebrates a victory with the removal today of a racist statute known as the “Early Days Monument...
article San Francisco Removes Statue Of Native Man At Feet Of Colonizers (9/14/2018)
(California) -- In the pre-dawn darkness on Friday morning, work crews removed a controversial statue from San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza, after the city's...
article San Francisco statue criticized as racist to Indigenous people removed (9/14/2018)
(California) -- A 19th century statue near San Francisco's City Hall that some said is racist and demeaning to Indigenous people was removed Friday and put into...
article San Francisco to remove divisive Native American statue after decades-long push from activists (9/13/2018)
(California) -- The San Francisco Board of Appeals voted unanimously on Wednesday to remove a controversial statue that activists say is “racist” and...
article San Francisco board votes to remove ‘Early Days’ statue showing fallen American Indian (9/12/2018)
(California) -- A controversial sculpture in San Francisco’s Civic Center depicting a vaquero and a missionary standing over a fallen and nearly naked American...
article A small radio station helped fight racism in Northwoods. Now it's fighting for its life. (9/12/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- People still call them the “spearfishing wars.” In 1983, a federal court upheld an 1837 treaty that the Ojibwe Nation made with the United...
article Ontario deletes 'offensive' posts from internal employee debate over John A. Macdonald statue removal (9/8/2018)
(Ontario) -- The Ontario government has deleted comments deemed offensive from an internal social media platform that were posted during a heated debate over the City of...
article Six Canadians confront their own prejudices against First Nations in new APTN TV series (9/7/2018)
(Canada) -- What comes to mind when you hear the words Indigenous, Aboriginal, or First Nations? A group of outspoken Canadians will face the deep-set preconceptions,...
article MKO blasts province, Manitoba Hydro for 'horrific, systemic abuse' of Indigenous women and girls (9/4/2018)
(Manitoba) -- A First Nations leader is demanding apologies from the province and Manitoba Hydro in response to damning allegations of sexual abuse and racism by workers...
article Viens Commission waking up Quebecers to plight of Indigenous peoples, says Huron-Wendat grand chief (9/4/2018)
(Quebec) -- The work of Quebec's Viens Commission, which is travelling around the province to hear Indigenous peoples' testimony about their mistreatment by police and...
article Digital archive of old B.C. textbooks highlights 'constant dehumanizing of Indigenous people' (9/4/2018)
(British Columbia) -- Pia Russell does her work and research deep in the archives of the library at the University of Victoria — but is making sure that the legacy...
article Backlash after 'racist' golliwog dolls are awarded prizes at the Royal Adelaide Show (9/2/2018)
(Australia) -- An annual agricultural show has been the subject of backlash on social media after 'racist' golliwog dolls won three prizes in a handicrafts...
article Senator Murray Sinclair delays final report on investigation of Thunder Bay Police Services Board (8/28/2018)
(Thunder Bay) -- As Canadian Sen. Murray Sinclair continues to lead the investigation into the Thunder Bay Police Services Board, the Ontario Civilian Police Commission...

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