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Donald Trump

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...
article Trump's use of Pocahontas slur condemned as 'insult for political gain' by America's largest indigenous rights group (8/29/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Donald Trump’s repeated use of the name “Pocahontas” as part of an attack on Democrat Elizabeth Warren has been condemned as...
article National Congress of American Indians formally condemns Trump's use of 'Pocahontas' as slur against Warren (8/28/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Wednesday formally condemned President Trump in a statement for his “continued use of the...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

First Nations

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,...
article Watch the First Clip From Ellen Page and Ian Daniel's New Documentary About Environmental Racism (9/7/2019)
(Nova Scotia) -- In There’s Something In the Water, a new documentary premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend, co-directors and...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Cultural Appropriation

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...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mascot Issue

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...
article Braves' iconic chant and tomahawk on the chopping block (10/21/2019)
(Georgia) -- It was a move that stunned some Atlanta Braves fans. Right before game five of the National League Division Series, Braves officials decided not to...
article Braves plan to discuss tomahawk chop with American Indians (10/19/2019)
(Georgia) -- Atlanta Braves officials say they plan to have talks with Native Americans about the Tomahawk Chop chant that has drawn complaints and stoked controversy...
article Braves plan to discuss tomahawk chop with American Indians (10/19/2019)
(Georgia) -- Atlanta Braves officials say they plan to have talks with Native Americans about the Tomahawk Chop chant that has drawn complaints and stoked controversy...
article Chiefs of Georgia native tribes call tomahawk chop ‘inappropriate’ (10/17/2019)
(Georgia) -- The Atlanta Braves’ front office says it will hold talks with Native Americans during the offseason in deciding whether to keep or axe the 27-year-old...
article Chiefs of Georgia native tribes call tomahawk chop ‘inappropriate’ (10/14/2019)
(Georgia) -- The Atlanta Braves’ front office says it will hold talks with Native Americans during the offseason in deciding whether to keep or axe the 27-year-old...
article MORON ALERT: Conservatives rail against Braves for reducing 'tomahawk chop' after Native American pitcher calls it 'disrespectful' (10/11/2019)
(Georgia) -- Georgia conservatives tore into the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday for making game-day changes revolving around the “tomahawk chop” chant after...
article Time for the Braves to take action on the Tomahawk Chop (10/6/2019)
(Georgia) -- Depending on your perspective, the tomahawk chop is either a rousing, intense, rumble-your-soul call-to-arms or a cartoonish, ignorant modern-day minstrel...
article Braves take Helsley’s concerns about Chop chant “seriously” (10/6/2019)
(Georgia) -- The Atlanta Braves are promising to continue their dialogue with the Native American community in the wake of Cardinals reliever Ryan Helsley’s...
article Cardinals pitcher calls Braves’ tomahawk chop ‘disappointing’ and ‘disrespectful’ (10/5/2019)
(Georgia) -- When Atlanta Braves fans perform the tomahawk chop, with its accompanying chant, it is perceived as a rallying cry for the team and a way to reinforce home-...
article Cardinals' Ryan Helsley, a member of Cherokee Nation, criticizes Braves fans for tomahawk chop (10/5/2019)
(Georgia) -- As is often the case at Braves home games, Atlanta fans at SunTrust Park during Game 1 of the NLDS against the Cardinals performed the "tomahawk chop...
article Skowhegan school board debates how to move past ‘Indians’ mascot (10/5/2019)
(Maine) -- A Maine school district is embroiled in a debate over how it should replace its now retired Native American-themed mascot and nickname. The board of directors...
article Tribes hope more Idaho schools will rethink mascots (10/5/2019)
(Idaho) -- With two Idaho high schools having moved away from mascots depicting Native American people and symbols in the past six months, Idaho tribal representatives...
article “Not Your Mascot” march and rally set for Oct 24 in Mpls (10/5/2019)
(Minnesota) -- On Thursday, Oct. 24, a coalition of Minnesota tribal governments, the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media (NCARSM) and other Native...
article Dartmouth warns clothing company over Indian logo (10/3/2019)
(New Hampshire) -- Dartmouth College wants a clothing company to stop selling items featuring the school’s old sports mascot, the “Dartmouth Indian.”...
article OP/ED: Squaw Creek label is something to squawk about (9/25/2019)
(Illinois) -- Lake County is a welcoming and all-inclusive community. It says so on the entrances to the Lake County Building in downtown Waukegan.
article Skowhegan business under fire for producing ‘Indians” mascot apparel (9/10/2019)
(Maine) -- A Facebook post from Maine Fire Equipment Co. promoting “Indian Outlaw” T-shirts and hoodies to celebrate the start of high school football this...
article DU Pioneers now at the center of debate about mascots and offensive nicknames (9/2/2019)
(Colorado) -- On college campuses, in the big leagues and at public high schools, offensive mascots have been making headlines for decades. Now, The University of Denver...
article Native American Students Want UNLV To Ditch "Hey Reb!" Statue (8/24/2019)
(Nevada) -- Native American students are asking the University of Nevada Las Vegas to get rid of its “Hey Reb!” statue. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports...
21 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

Redskins

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...
article Tribal leaders: It’s time to change the name of the Washington NFL team (10/23/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Five years ago, representatives from our state’s 11 sovereign Native American tribal nations were joined by allies and sports fans at the largest...
article Protest of ‘degrading’ Washington mascot planned before Vikings game (10/21/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Indigenous protesters will hold a rally and march Thursday to urge the Washington, D.C., professional football team to retire its team name and mascot....
10 Total Articles 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

LGBTQ

article 'We'll make you bleed': Queen's University investigating racist and homophobic note posted inside dorm (10/12/2019)
(Toronto) -- Queen's University is investigating a racist, homophobic and violent message posted inside a student residence building where some Indigenous students...
1 Article on this Issue

Wisconsin Oneida

article Clintonville cancels football, homecoming events in response to dance-off video (10/8/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Clintonville Public School District's superintendent says staff and students are moving forward after video of non-Native students doing a mock tribal...
article Clintonville police investigate possible threat after 'Native dance' mockery, homecoming cancellation (10/7/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Clintonville High School went back to regular business Monday after canceling weekend homecoming activities and restricting student and staff movement in...
article Clintonville superintendent says school is working with tribes after controversial skit (10/7/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Clintonville Public Schools superintendent David Dyb sent out a press release Monday afternoon saying they plan to improve the schools approach to...
article Clintonville community and Oneida Nation react to Native American-style dance (10/6/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Clintonville's homecoming game was a ghost town. Fans never filled the bleachers and the scoreboard never lit up. The homecoming football game and...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Cardinals pitcher calls Braves’ tomahawk chop ‘disappointing’ and ‘disrespectful’ (10/5/2019)
(Missouri) -- When Atlanta Braves fans perform the tomahawk chop, with its accompanying chant, it is perceived as a rallying cry for the team and a way to reinforce home...
1 Article on this Issue

MMIW

article In Indian Country, A ‘Maze Of Injustice’ Persists For Women (9/15/2019)
(California) -- In December 2010, Judge Claudette White from the tribal court of the Quechan Tribe in Southern California was trying to file a protection order for a...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Scott D. Pierce: Disney+ shouldn’t stream racist ‘Song of the South.’ And it needs stronger warnings on other films. (11/17/2019)
(Hollywood) -- Disney is being criticized for failing to include its racist 1946 movie “Song of the South” on its new streaming service. It’s also...
article Bolivia's racist coup is trying to drown resistance in blood (11/17/2019)
(Bolivia) -- Bolivia's coup regime seems determined to drown the opposition in blood. Protesters demonstrating for the return of elected president Evo Morales have...
article APS Leans On Volunteer Educators, Parents To Address Anti-Indigenous Racism (11/15/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Parents, educators and tribal leaders from several Pueblos in New Mexico and the Navajo Nation gathered this week in Albuquerque to advocate for better...
article Disney Plus adds disclaimer about racist movie stereotypes (11/15/2019)
(California) -- Disney’s new streaming service has added a disclaimer to “Dumbo,” “Peter Pan” and other classics because they depict racist...
article Narasaki: Wyoming shouldn't get complacent about hate crime (11/13/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming earned its nickname, The Equality State, through its historic leadership in empowering women. To continue to live up to that name, it is important...
article Miawpukek chief calls remarks at heart of Byrne-Dinn spat 'racist' (11/12/2019)
(Northwest Territories) -- Miawpukek First Nation Chief Mi'sel Joe says comments made during a meeting between members of a salmon association and the provincial...
article Harper's Bazaar Australia defends 'racist' cover (11/4/2019)
(Australia) -- Harper's Bazaar Australia is defending the cover of its December issue after a backlash from angry fans over its choice of models.The cover features...
article Reaction strong after racist taunts aimed at Salt River Native American high school athletes (10/31/2019)
(Arizona) -- Racial taunts directed at a girls volleyball team from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community reflects the larger societal issue of Native American...
article Mom of teen expelled over fight caught on video files complaint against school (10/30/2019)
(Indiana) -- An Indiana mother has filed a formal complaint against a school district alleging they failed to address bullying, racism and her son’s special needs.
article Native American team sees huge turnout for game after crowd mocked them with war cries (10/29/2019)
(Arizona) -- A Native American high school volleyball team in Arizona saw a huge turnout for a match after it was rescheduled following a crowd mocking them with war...
article Native American volleyball players were called ‘savages.’ They walked out of the match for safety reasons. (10/29/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Salt River High School volleyball team was already out of its element entering the playoffs. With their 9-4 record, the Eagles were set to play away...
article Some community members wants action after school fight, officer's strike (10/29/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Some Rapid City residents want to see changes and accountability after cell-phone videos captured two middle-school girls fighting with each other and...
article For Indigenous women, the #MeToo movement is a deeper fight against racism, power and oppression (10/29/2019)
(Indian Country) -- In 2006, an African-American woman, Tarana Burke, started the #MeToo movement on social media, a call for victims of sexual violence and harassment...
article Despite controversy, Edward Curtis photos of Native Americans remain highly sought (10/29/2019)
(Oregon) -- The star of our collectibles this month is a rare platinum-print photograph by the famous American photographer, Edward S. Curtis. At the time Curtis’...
article Schools finish game stopped after Native American racial taunts, but concerns over cultural sensitivity remain (10/26/2019)
(Arizona) -- A volleyball playoff game that started between two Valley high schools Tuesday before being halted after crowd members reportedly heckled players with...
article No timeline for police oversight changes in Sask. after renewed calls on Stonechild anniversary (10/24/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The province says it understands the need for more police accountability after First Nations leaders again called for a civilian oversight body, this...
article Arizona athletic officials investigate racist slurs at match (10/24/2019)
(Arizona) -- An athletic association is investigating a volleyball playoff halted for safety concerns when Native American players were reportedly heckled with racist...
article Game called after Native American racial taunts will resume after schools, oversight organization meet (10/24/2019)
(Arizona) -- A high school volleyball game that was cut short for safety concerns Tuesday after spectators reportedly heckled players with racist taunts will pick up...
article 'They neglected me': Nunavut mother wants investigation after medical travel debacle (10/24/2019)
(Nunavut) -- A mother from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, says she was recently forced to choose between attending a medical appointment in Yellowknife and caring for her 23-...
article Building a Database From Scratch: Behind the Scenes With Documenting Hate Partners (10/23/2019)
(USA) -- For nearly three years, ProPublica’s Documenting Hate project has given newsrooms around the country access to a database of personal reports sent to us...

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