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Shoshone-Bannock

article Shoshone-Bannock Tribes rebuke national group’s Redskins message (6/12/2019)
(Idaho) -- Members of the Native American Guardians Association recently spoke at a community gathering at Teton High School of more than 100 people who came to hear the...
article Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Council member says basketball players victims of racist taunts (3/20/2019)
(Idaho) -- Members of the Shoshone-Bannock Junior-Senior High School girls’ basketball team were allegedly the recipients of racist taunts from Salmon River High...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Why stop the renaming of Native American school mascots that don't reflect who we are now? (6/9/2019)
(Florida) -- What an important history lesson this was going to be for the kids, one about progress and respect. Until the school board hit the brakes. It was...
article Commission's advice: Formal, public retirement of Chief (6/7/2019)
(Illinois) -- A formal public retirement of Chief Illiniwek and a plaque outside Memorial Stadium commemorating the Chief's history — and why it was removed...
article Maine tribal leaders urge lawmakers to ban Native American school mascots (3/25/2019)
(Maine) -- The protracted fight over the use of Native American mascots in Maine public schools made it to the State House on Monday, less than a month after the last...
article Native American Mascots, Redface, Logos Are Slowly Disappearing (3/24/2019)
(USA) -- Almost every week, John Little sees images of Native Americans being represented as relics of the past. There is the picture of a young Native woman on a...
article While Blackface Is a Source of Outrage, Redface Is Still Somehow Permissible (3/18/2019)
(USA) -- While elected officials such as Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and designer brand Gucci drew outrage after attempting to derail Black History Month with a pair of...
article Source: MLB commissioner mistakenly said Atlanta Braves were phasing out Tomahawk Chop (2/25/2019)
(Atlanta) -- The Atlanta Braves ostensibly phased out the laughing Indian component of their logo years ago, minus some best-seller T-shirts on Major League Baseball...
article MORON ALERT: National group defends ‘Indians’ name, meets with Skowhegan supporters (2/24/2019)
(Maine) -- A group including Native Americans who say they support the use of tribal imagery and nicknames in sports told supporters of the Skowhegan “Indians...
article Community looks to write next chapter in Redmen saga (2/16/2019)
(Utah) -- Almost two weeks after the Iron County School Board chose to retire Cedar High School’s controversial “Redmen” mascot, players on both sides...
article 'The Redmen': The History Of McGill's Nickname — And The Fight For Its Removal (2/9/2019)
(Quebec) -- Tomas Jirousek is a member of the Blackfoot Confederacy, a group of Indigenous tribes in western Canada. About 25 percent of his hometown of Whitehorse,...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

MMIW

article OP/ED: What happened to missing and murdered Indigenous women was horrific, but it wasn't genocide (6/5/2019)
(Canada) -- Allegations of “genocide” have been around for so long to describe the 500 years of treatment of the New World’s first settlers by its post...
article MP asks RCMP for criminal probe of coerced sterilization of Indigenous women (2/21/2019)
(Ottawa) -- An NDP MP has written a letter to the head of the RCMP asking the federal police force to launch an investigation into allegations of the coerced...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Nooksack Tribe

article Saying it’s offensive, the Nooksack Tribe wants the state to change this creek’s name (6/4/2019)
(Washington) -- The Nooksack Indian Tribe wants the state to change the name of Squaw Creek in north Whatcom County. The word “squaw,” is offensive George...
1 Article on this Issue

Census

article MILBANK: Trump administration's Census argument is a racist lie (6/1/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Last week, the hood came off. The Trump administration has devised a fundamentally racist policy: adding a question to the 2020 Census that will...
1 Article on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Meek Mill Calls the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas 'Racist As Hell' After Being Denied Entry (5/28/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Over the weekend, Meek Mill posted a video on Instagram allegedly showing Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino employees turning him away at the door. "We...
article Meek Mill not allowed into Vegas Strip hotel-casino, Cosmopolitan responds (5/28/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino released the following statement pertaining to the situation with rapper Meek Mill from over the weekend.
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Cultural Appropriation

article Historic business signs buck a politically correct world (5/26/2019)
(Colorado) -- In a battle of societal forces with homage to the past duking it out with adaption to en vogue politically correct aesthetics, honoring the past appears...
article Redface, like blackface, is a sin of white supremacy (2/25/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Blackface is a damnable blot on the nation’s history. Today many Americans recognize it, belatedly, as the abomination it always was. Redface,...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Chickasaw Nation

article GOVER: Counter vandalism targeting Chickasaw Nation with education (5/25/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Many were rightly outraged by the vandalism and threats targeting Native Americans, the Jewish community and other local institutions in the greater...
article Arrest made in connection with 'hateful and racist' vandalism at Chickasaw Nation office (4/5/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma woman has been arrested in connection with a series of vandalism incidents, including one in which an office of the Chickasaw Nation was...
article Chickasaw Nation office defaced by 'hateful and racist' vandalism (3/30/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Native politicians and officials in Oklahoma joined forces in condemning hate and racism after a Chickasaw Nation office in the state was vandalized with...
article Chickasaw Nation office defaced by 'hateful and racist' vandalism (3/29/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Native politicians and officials in Oklahoma joined forces in condemning hate and racism after a Chickasaw Nation office in the state was vandalized with...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Donald Trump

article Trump declares Warren 'a very angry person' before cursing the media (5/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- On Friday, President Trump took aim at Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., during a profanity-laced speech to a realtors association, describing the...
article Trump’s mysterious casino tweet: He’s using racism to cover up his corruption (5/13/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- For a while, a popular assessment of Donald Trump’s wild, early-morning rants and attacks on Twitter was that they served as a strategic...
article BLOG: Trump's Most Nakedly Corrupt Tweet Yet (5/10/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- It used to be that I was concerned that the media was paying too much attention to Donald Trump’s tweets; now I’m concerned that they...
article OP/ED: Trump Keeps Being Racist To Native Americans And Getting Away With It (2/13/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Over the weekend, the president of the United States appeared to make a punchline out of Native American genocide to score political points. You...
article Trump flaunts his concern for minorities. Native Americans need not apply. (2/12/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump suggested Tuesday that Rep. Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota Democrat who is one of two Muslim women elected to Congress last year, should...
article Haaland: It's 'exhausting' to keep up with Trump's 'ignorance and racism' for Native Americans (2/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) took aim at President Trump for what she described as his "ignorance and racism" for Native Americans. “It...
article Trump’s Trail of Fears (2/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- On Saturday, after Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts formally announced her campaign to oust President Trump from the White House, he took...
article Rep. Cheney dodges Trump jokes about Native American tragedies (2/10/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Liz Cheney in a televised interview Sunday dodged questions about President Donald Trump's comments making light of Native American...
article Trump and Trump Jr. Joke About Native American Genocide in Swipes at Elizabeth Warren (2/10/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Trump Jr.'s repost of his father's tweet included a reply from a Twitter user who retorted: 'The Native American genocide continues with...
article Trump Mocks Warren With Apparent Reference to Trail of Tears, Which Killed Thousands (2/10/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- When Senator Elizabeth Warren formally announced her 2020 presidential bid this weekend, President Trump responded with a familiar line of attack....
article MORON ALERT: Trump Appears to Make Trail of Tears Joke in Tweet Mocking Elizabeth Warren (2/10/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump took to Twitter Saturday to respond to Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) official 2020 presidential announcement, mocking her...
11 Total Articles on this Issue

Elizabeth Warren

article COLUMN: The news media must stop amplifying Trump’s nasty nicknames for his foes (5/16/2019)
(Washington) -- I was talking to an acquaintance recently about Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign. He liked the Massachusetts Democrat’s detailed...
article Will Donald Trump’s taunts about Elizabeth Warren’s heritage backfire? (2/22/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Over the past six months, President Trump has tweeted about Senator Elizabeth Warren and her Native American ancestry more often than he’s...
article NPR: Why Trump's Attacks On Sen. Elizabeth Warren Are Dehumanizing To Native People (2/12/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- NPR's Mary Louise Kelly discusses President Trump's tweets referencing Native Americans with David Chang, chair of the American Indian...
article HILTZIK: In a racist tweet, Trump treats the genocidal Trail of Tears as a laughing matter (2/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Among President Trump’s indisputable accomplishments in his mere two years in office is that he has made overt racism acceptable once again in...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Mashpee Wampanoag

article EDITORIAL: The President And The Tribe (5/16/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- President Trump has had a lot on his plate lately. There’s the trade war with China, with the broken-down negotiations and the resulting duel in...
article BLOG: Trump blasted for 'racism, disrespect, and sabotage' of Native Americans (5/8/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Trump is facing heat for issuing a racist statement attacking a Native American tribe in Massachusetts. In a late morning tweet on Wednesday, Trump...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

First Nations

article Lynn Beyak suspended from Senate after refusing to take down letters condemned as racist (5/9/2019)
(Ottawa) -- Lynn Beyak has been suspended from the Senate for the remainder of this parliamentary session after refusing to apologize for posting letters on her website...
1 Article on this Issue

National Indian Gaming Association

article NIGA19: Tribes vow fight to protect sovereignty (4/6/2019)
(California) -- There’s frustration among Native Americans that people aren’t listening to them, not taking their sovereignty seriously or recognizing that...
1 Article on this Issue

Rhode Island Gaming

article Ameristar Casino Director Told Not to Book 'All Black' Events, Suit Says (3/22/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- The former sales director at Ameristar Casino St. Charles is suing the casino and its parent company, alleging sex discrimination and retaliation. Kim...
1 Article on this Issue

AIM

article Racist Group Identity Evropa Rebrands but Doesn't Lower Heat From Colorado (3/13/2019)
(Colorado) -- Identity Evropa, a racist group whose propaganda war in Colorado last summer ramped up in December with a disturbing call to "DEFEND THE ROCKIES,...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Leagues

article MLS commissioner Don Garber weighs in on reports of white supremacist fans at NYCFC games (3/5/2019)
(USA) -- Don Garber began his 20th season as MLS commissioner with a whirlwind weekend tour of the country and the league, starting in Los Angeles for meetings with...
1 Article on this Issue

Cowlitz Tribe

article Cowlitz Tribe asks Lewis County school district to discontinue ‘offensive’ costume and cheer (3/3/2019)
(Washington) -- The Toledo School District will no longer use its mascot costume, nor the “Tomahawk Chop” cheer, after the Cowlitz Indian Tribe recently...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Voices

article MAILHOT: Dear Alyssa Milano: If You Want to Stand With Native Women, Please Stop Selling Racist Clothes (2/25/2019)
(USA) -- Dear Alyssa Milano: I know that you see us. I can appreciate your tweet acknowledging the statistics we face as Native women—that we are "twice as...
article AHTONE: When conservation provides a cover for anti-Indigenous sentiments (2/20/2019)
(Colorado) -- It was fun to watch Christopher Solomon try to grapple with public lands, conservation and Indigenous people all at the same time last week in the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Covington

article Bishop clears Covington Catholic teens. Native man: 'Not up to white people to determine what is racist' (2/13/2019)
(Kentucky) -- The Diocese of Covington's investigation involving Covington Catholic students in Washington D.C. that went viral has concluded and found that the...
article Investigation finds no evidence of ‘racist or offensive statements’ in Mall incident (2/13/2019)
(Kentucky) -- A report released Wednesday about an encounter between Kentucky high school students and Native American activists at the Lincoln Memorial found “no...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article San Francisco school board considers covering up mural that some find offensive and racist (6/19/2019)
(California) -- A longstanding mural at San Francisco's Washington High School is generating controversy and strong reactions about its future. The mural shows the...
article RACIST BLOG: Here's why Native American students will soon pay half as much at UIC (6/10/2019)
(Illinois) -- Alaskan Native and American Indian students attending the University of Illinois at Chicago can receive in-state tuition starting in fall 2019. While in-...
article 'I was just shocked': Cree woman makes bold statement against racial profiling (6/9/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A Cree fashion designer from Chilliwack, B.C., is making a statement after she says she was racially profiled in a local grocery store. Linda...
article Flin Flon hockey camp hoping to build bridges a year after 'shoot a Indian day' Facebook posts (6/8/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The director of a Flin Flon hockey camp who says enrollment was affected by Facebook posts directed at First Nations people last year wants to use the...
article Eureka Police Investigating Assault Case After Woman is Reportedly Attacked, Called the N-Word at Starbucks (6/7/2019)
(California) -- Eureka police are looking for a man who reportedly used a racial slur before assaulting two women at the Fifth Street Starbucks Tuesday evening.
article AFL issues unreserved apology for failings over Adam Goodes saga (6/6/2019)
(Australia) -- The Australian Football League and all 18 clubs have apologised to Adam Goodes for their “failures” during the last months of his career, when...
article OP/ED: Exploitation and Acculturation (6/3/2019)
(Worldwide) -- There are several means to make profitable use of other human beings, an endeavour that tends to turn others into tools by depriving them of their roots...
article The Conversation: Think Confederate monuments are racist? Consider pioneer monuments (6/1/2019)
(Nevada) -- In San Francisco, there is an an 800-ton monument that retells California history, from the Spanish missions to American settlement. Several bronze...
article Nazis for neighbours: How a flag became a burning symbol of the racial divide in a tiny Saskatchewan town (5/17/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- As Stan Mantik works his shift at the tavern in Kelliher, population 217, a man overhears him talking with a reporter about the story that’s cast...
article 'It's not OK': First Nations hockey team fights racism with unity (5/17/2019)
(Montreal) -- When players from the First Nations Elite hockey program take to the ice in Pierrefonds this weekend for the AAA Montreal Meltdown Hockey Tournament, they...
article Duluth Council passes anti-hate resolution (5/13/2019)
(Minnesota) -- An anti-hate resolution sponsored by Councilors Gary Anderson and Renee Van Nett passed the Duluth City Council by a 7-0 vote Monday night, with...
article San Francisco Board of Education to decide on the fate of historic murals said to be “offensive” (5/12/2019)
(California) -- The San Francisco Board of Education is currently considering the removal and destruction of 83-year-old murals depicting the life of George Washington,...
article Archaeology: Bizarre stories on Serpent Mound origin linked to racial bias (5/12/2019)
(Ohio) -- Serpent Mound is a gigantic earthen sculpture of a snake more than 1,300 feet long and around 4 feet high, with its head aligned to the setting sun on the...
article Feds could weigh in on fight over preservation of historic mural (5/7/2019)
(California) -- While a working group convened by the San Francisco Unified School District has voted in favor of removing a controversial mural inside the Richmond...
article Disney Needs to Confront Its Racist Past, Not Run From It (5/5/2019)
(Hollywood) -- The claims that the Disney+ streaming service will eventually host every film in the Disney library has got people questioning whether that slate includes...
article Native Americans reclaim space where racist statue once stood (4/25/2019)
(California) -- On Friday, April 5, 2019 Native Americans reclaimed a space that had been the site of a statue titled “Early Days,” which honored the...
article After Racist Taunts, Lacrosse Star Lyle Thompson Stands for his Heritage (4/17/2019)
(Indian Country) -- By this point in his life, attackman Lyle Thompson, 26 years old and already one of the greatest lacrosse players ever, figured himself all but...
article An Indigenous artist takes a vacation alone — and CBSA holds him, X-rays him for drugs (4/15/2019)
(New Brunswick) -- ​Timothy Adam Hogan grasped the X-ray machine at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton while a customs officer stood by his side, expecting...
article Native American athletes and fans face ongoing racism (4/9/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Some of the students were crying as they got back on to the bus. In early 2015, Justin Poor Bear, now 39, chaperoned dozens of Native students to see a...
article Offensive or important? Debate flares anew over SF school mural depicting slavery (4/7/2019)
(California) -- For 84 years, San Francisco high school students have walked to class past the scenes of black slaves picking cotton and white settlers urged on by...

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