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Columbus/Indigenous Day

article MORON ALERT: Ben Shapiro apologizes for Columbus Day video slammed as racist (10/10/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro apologized on Tuesday for a Columbus Day video posted on his website that depicted Native Americans as cannibals. In...
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Allergan Patent

article How Racism Is Fueling a Pharma Scandal Over a Billion-Dollar Patent (10/9/2017)
(New York) -- An unprecedented deal between a pharmaceutical company and a Native American tribe has sparked a backlash, including a new bill to prevent an unusual legal...
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Doctrine of Discovery

article The 15th-century doctrine that let Columbus ‘discover America’ is now the basis of Indian policy (10/9/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- On October 12, 1993, I sat in my first-grade classroom with a mountain of Popsicle sticks on my desk. I had just been taught that Columbus was a...
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Video Gaming

article PewDiePie Scandal: Are Gamers Racist? (10/8/2017)
(UK) -- YouTube star and gaming phenomenon Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie, caused controversy last week by using a racial slur to angrily describe a player...
article Even a video game's 'Make America Nazi-free Again' slogan ticked some people off (10/7/2017)
(Internet) -- Being anti-Nazi has typically been a pretty safe bet. For movies and video games, sweeping an entire demographic of people into archetypal villain roles is...
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Lumbee Tribe

article UNCP seeks info on Lumbee clash with KKK (9/30/2017)
(North Carolina) -- Students in a history class at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke are working on a proposal to erect a North Carolina Historical Marker,...
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Redskins

article American Indian Smithsonian Director calls it ‘aggravating’ the Redskins owner positions himself as a social justice advocate (9/26/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Director of the National Museum of the American Indian said it was “aggravating” the Washington Redskins owner positioned himself...
article ‘Racial slur’ Redskins outrages Native Americans: Controversy at Rams game (9/17/2017)
(California) -- Thousands of fans will be at the Coliseum Sunday to watch the Los Angeles Rams battle the Washington Redskins, but outraged protesters will be outside...
article Why Is Twitter Helping the Washington Football Team Perpetuate Its Racism? (9/12/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The 2017 football season started with the Philadelphia Eagles beating the team from Washington handily, 30–17. The loss marked Washington...
article OP/ED: The NFL Needs to Stop Promoting a Racial Slur (7/26/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Here is a good rule of thumb: If your team name requires a landmark court order protecting racist hate speech, then it is a signal you should change...
article Tribes slam use of ‘redskins’ (6/7/2017)
(Michigan) -- Some Michigan sports teams may have to change their names, if a tribal effort to preclude using the term Redskins is successful. Keweenaw Bay Indian...
article Why Redskins is a dirty word, on weekend Washington come to London (10/28/2016)
(UK) -- The Washington Redskins are in London this weekend for the third NFL UK game of the season. As ever, the team’s name is the subject of some scrutiny, with...
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Foxwoods

article ‘Racism is as American as baseball’ sign draped over Green Monster during Red Sox game (9/14/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Colin Kaepernick has some baseball-loving allies. During Wednesday night’s game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland A’s, some fans...
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Mascot Issue

article Olson: Change University of Illinois' nickname now (8/30/2017)
(Illinois) -- The University of Illinois needs a new nickname for its athletic teams. Actually, it needs a new nickname decades ago. I’ve never made a secret of...
article Twenty Years of Fighting Native American Mascots with “In Whose Honor?” (7/24/2017)
(Illinois) -- wenty years ago, on July 15, 1997, at precisely 8PM Central time, I took my dog out for a walk. I don’t remember that exact detail because of a legal...
article Meet the man behind fight to keep Indians logo out of Canada (6/28/2017)
(Canada) -- The Canadian History Hall will open on Canada Day in the Canadian Museum of History, where the fingerprints of Douglas Cardinal are everywhere. He is the...
article Complaint about Mississauga Indigenous team names comes to Human Rights Tribunal today (11/21/2016)
(Ontario) -- The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario is set to hear a case today of a man who alleges indigenous names and symbols used by some Mississauga, Ont., hockey...
article Get rid of 'insulting' Indigenous team names, logos, man tells human rights tribunal (11/21/2016)
(Ontario) -- An Indigenous man who filed a complaint about the use of Aboriginal team names and logos in Mississauga testified Monday in front of the Human Rights...
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MGM Resorts

article MGM Resorts chief denounces bigotry in letter to employees (8/20/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren sent a letter to employees Friday that denounced equality-threatening violence and bigotry, and said the casino...
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Sand Creek Massacre

article A history of racism, the KKK and crimes against American Indians: Colorado’s struggle with divisive monuments started long ago (8/19/2017)
(Colorado) -- Spurred by the violence in Charlottesville, Va., the nation is once again in the middle of a heated disagreement over our past — or, more accurately...
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Donald Trump

article Trump and race: Decades of fueling divisions (8/16/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Last summer, when Donald Trump’s comments about Mexicans and Muslims led to widespread accusations that he harbored racist attitudes, the...
article Trump Can't Stop Racist Slur Aimed at Elizabeth Warren (6/25/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump acknowledge on Sunday that using the using the name “Pocahontas” as a racist attack on Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-...
article Pocahontas: A racial slur that draws a big laugh from the far-right (5/12/2017)
(South Dakota) -- There is an old saying that goes, “One lies and the other swears to it.” Sound familiar? Donald Trump lies and Sean Spicer swears to it....
article NCAI Condemns President Trump’s Derogatory Use of Pocahontas (5/4/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump offered another shake your head moment on April 28 at an NRA rally in Atlanta, where he again referred to Massachusetts Sen....
article Trump accused of racism - again - after branding Democrat rival with native American ancestry 'Pocahontas' (4/29/2017)
(USA) -- President Donald Trump has been slammed for using racist language after calling his Democratic rival - who has native American ancestry - "Pocahontas...
article OP/ED: Attacked by Racists at the Deplora-Ball (1/24/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington D.C. has been one of my favorite cities for as long as I can remember. I used to attend NCAI conferences with my grandma when I was a...
article Video emerges of Donald Trump insulting Native Americans: ‘Why don’t Indians pay taxes, I do!’ (10/30/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- The usually-opinionated Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been notably silent about the recent mass arrests of water protesters in...
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Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation officials condemn state tag office sign as 'offensive' (7/28/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- On July 24, Cherokee Nation officials successfully requested that the Oklahoma Tax Commission force the Collinsville Tag Office to remove a “...
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First Nations Politics

article First Nations Chief Asks Canada to Prosecute Hate Speech (7/27/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- Hate crimes are growing out of control in Canada and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Chief Bobby Cameron is urging the justice system to...
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Suicide

article Tribes allege discrimination by school district so bad Native American students committed suicide (6/30/2017)
(Montana) -- The Fort Peck tribes filed a complaint Wednesday against a Montana school district alleging pervasive discrimination against Native American students in...
article 'Pervasive racism' remains outstanding issue from First Nation student deaths inquest, lawyer says (6/27/2017)
(Thunder Bay) -- The legacy of an inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay, Ont., will be seen in the way the city deals with racism...
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Elizabeth Warren

article Why it’s time for President Trump to stop calling Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas’ (6/27/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Earlier this week, President Trump again referred to US Senator Elizabeth Warren by his favorite nickname for her: Pocahontas. It’s a racially...
article Trump calls Elizabeth Warren an ‘insult to Pocahontas’ (6/26/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump bashed Senator Elizabeth Warren in a “Fox and Friends” interview that aired on Sunday. During the interview, Trump...
article Trump revives ‘Pocahontas’ insult of Elizabeth Warren (4/29/2017)
(Georgia) -- President Donald Trump revived one of his favorite — and most provocative — taunts against Elizabeth Warren on Friday, derisively calling the...
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Cultural Appropriation

article Native Americans walk out of Wyoming play with stereotypes (6/18/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Native American high school students attending a summer program at the University of Wyoming walked out of the college's production of "The...
article Tanya Tagaq pushes U.S. band Eskimeaux to change its name (4/18/2017)
(Canada) -- Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq has convinced Brooklyn indie band Eskimeaux to swap out its name for one deemed more culturally sensitive. The Polaris Prize-...
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Quinault Indian Nation

article Man Arrested for Intentional Hit and Run of Young Native American Men That Left One Dead (6/2/2017)
(Washington) -- A 31-year-old Washington man has been arrested and charged for the death of a 20-year-old man from the Quinault Tribal Nation. On Saturday, Jimmy Smith-...
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Swinomish Tribe

article BLOG: Confronting the Anti-Indian Movement (5/29/2017)
(Washington) -- As Dena Jensen reports, William Honea, Skagit County senior deputy prosecuting attorney –in justifying the CERA anti-Indian workshop in Mount...
article BLOG: Is Skagit County’s Sr. Deputy Prosecutor Honea spreading rumors about Swinomish leadership? (5/29/2017)
(Washington) -- Skagit County Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney William Honea said in one of his May 22, 2017 comments on a Facebook comment thread: “…...
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Bears Ears

article EDITORIAL: Hatch continues to belittle Native Americans in Bears Ears dispute (5/9/2017)
(Utah) -- No, Sen. Hatch, we won't just take your word for it. Utah's senior senator put his foot very firmly into his mouth Monday by attacking the intelligence...
article Reviving debate over Bears Ears National Monument also revives racial tension in a remote corner of Utah (5/9/2017)
(Utah) -- The debate over the best use of these vast canyonlands is not just about states’ rights or who should control public land. Nor is it only about...
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Native Voices

article Tim Giago: Charlene Teters stood her ground against racist mascot (5/8/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Charlene Teters is a Spokane Indian from Washington State. She is also considerate, kind and courageous. In other words, she is a wonderful woman.
article JAWORT: A Rightwing Radio Jock’s Last Stand In Indian Country Ends at Segregation (3/14/2017)
(Minnesota) -- A popular local and regional country music radio “Breakfast Flakes” co-host in my hometown of Billings, Montana recently made national news...
article Ivan Star Comes Out: Racism is still alive and well in South Dakota (2/10/2017)
(South Dakota) -- All my life, I have heard the old “Get a job,” and “Get over it” retort, especially from a specific Euro-American crowd that...
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Mashantucket Pequot

article Pequot Museum Opens Thought-Provoking Interactive Exhibit, Understanding Implicit Bias (4/10/2017)
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center announced it will open a new exhibit, Understanding Implicit Bias, on April 12.
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Racist City of Fargo Employee Advocates for Water Protectors to be Shot & Drowned (2/26/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The City of Fargo administration and applicable department staff are conducting an investigation into a city employee’s social media posting that...
article Beyond the pipeline: America’s indigenous people are still fighting a centuries-old racist ideology (12/12/2016)
(USA) -- The US Army recently issued an official announcement that it will not approve the proposed route of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a highly controversial project...
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Penobscot Tribe

article Former Penobscot Nation chief reports racially charged calls (11/11/2016)
(Maine) -- A Solon man who is the former chief of the Penobscot Nation reportedly was harassed by phone days after Donald Trump’s election as president, a report...
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Chief Wahoo

article MLB Commish Says Chief Wahoo Could Go, Casting Hope for Native American Movement (10/28/2016)
(Ohio) -- The Cleveland Indians could win the World Series and then lose its logo. Chief Wahoo, the Indians’ controversial mascot who is featured in the team's...
article Why Chief Wahoo Is Still Grinning (10/28/2016)
(Ohio) -- Outside the northeast gate of Cleveland’s Progressive Field, a handful of longtime Chief Wahoo protesters assembled Tuesday evening to assume the same...
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Other News

article From target to mentor: N.W.T. woman educates Edmontonians after racist incidents (10/18/2017)
(Northwest Territories) -- In the one month since Kyra Harris moved to Edmonton, the young Indigenous woman says she's been targeted on social media — being...
article WSU addresses images of Native Americans (10/18/2017)
(Minnesota) -- In response to complaints that “The End of the Trail” statue portrays Native Americans as defeated and disappearing, Winona State University...
article Students Are Abusing An Indigenous Writer After Her Poem Featured In The HSC English Exam (10/16/2017)
(Australia) -- Hundreds of Year 12 students in NSW are posting and sharing abusive memes targeting Australian writers after their work was featured in yesterday’s...
article South Dakota high school cancels homecoming after ‘Go back to the Rez’ attack on Native American students (10/15/2017)
(South Dakota) -- The homecoming dance, parade and football game at a Sturgis, South Dakota high school have been cancelled after social media showed “Go back to...
article FBI probes Columbus Day vandalism of Texas tribe’s statue (10/14/2017)
(Texas) -- A $10,000 reward is being offered as the FBI continues investigating the Columbus Day vandalism of a statute of a Native American woman on tribal land in West...
article Redface will no longer be part of annual Wellsville ‘Sham Battle,’ committee decides (10/13/2017)
(Utah) -- White residents will no longer paint themselves red and role play as American Indians attacking Mormon settlers during rural Wellsville’s annual “...
article South Dakota homecoming game, dance canceled after racist stunt (10/12/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota high school has forfeited its homecoming football game against a school from a nearby American Indian reservation and has cancelled its...
article Sturgis Homecoming Cancelled Amid Racist Photo Investigation (10/12/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Schools officials in Sturgis have cancelled all homecoming events scheduled for Friday, after photos surfaced on social media of students destroying a...
article Community invited to talk about racism, reconciliation in Thunder Bay, Ont. (10/10/2017)
(Ontario) -- Residents in Thunder Bay, Ont., interested in learning more about what they can do to address racism and build relationships with the city's Indigenous...
article OOPS!! Moose Jaw, Sask., teacher mistakenly hands out assignment with racist terms (10/10/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- A teacher's decision to hand out an extracurricular activity package to some Grade 3 students at a Moose Jaw, Sask., elementary school has been...
article Racist threat left on door of Native American students at Sheridan College (10/9/2017)
(Montana) -- When Whisper SunRhodes and her roommate, Braylee Armajo, returned to their Sheridan College dorm room late on Sept. 27, they found a racial slur written on...
article The one Seinfeld episode they wouldn’t be allowed to make today (10/9/2017)
(Hollywood) -- COMEDY can be tricky. Even when a show or movie is new, audiences can have totally different responses to jokes based on the gag’s context and a...
article Call for new bridge name met with 'stereotypes' about Indigenous people, city says (10/8/2017)
(Saskatoon) -- The public outreach to rename one of Saskatoon's bridges-in-progress was launched as "an educational process" about the Indigenous...
article Indigenous community reacts to alt-right posters on two university campuses in Fredericton (10/4/2017)
(New Brunswick) -- New Brunswick's Indigenous community is reacting to news that what some are calling white supremacist posters were found on two university...
article S.F. Rallies to Remove ‘Racist’ Pioneer Statue (10/2/2017)
(California) -- The great monument and statue battles of 2017 may result in the removal of a statue here in San Francisco. Activists rallied at a San Francisco Arts...
article Siwash Rock needs its 'derogatory' name changed, park board commissioner says (9/29/2017)
(British Columbia) -- A Vancouver Park Board commissioner wants to see Siwash Rock renamed, saying the Stanley Park landmark has had its "derogatory" title...
article New York Village’s Seal, Widely Criticized as Racist, Has Been Changed (9/27/2017)
(New York) -- It endured national scrutiny and was derided by many as racist. Now, the official seal of Whitesboro, a village of about 3,700 in central New York, has...
article Racial profiling or bylaw infraction? Police carding case debated in Alberta court (9/27/2017)
(Edmonton) -- An Alberta judge is being asked to rule on the controversial practice of police carding in a case involving an Edmonton police officer and an Indigenous...
article How Environmental Racism Affects Indigenous Communities in the USA (9/26/2017)
(USA) -- Environmental racism is a term that first began its use in the environmental justice movements of the 1970s and 1980s, primarily to address concerns about black...
article Ontario police watchdog says review of Thunder Bay force to be complete by spring (9/26/2017)
(Thunder Bay) -- The head of Ontario's civilian police oversight body says he still expects to have the findings of his probe into allegations of systemic racism in...

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