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Colten Boushie

article Educators call on universities to help fight institutional racism following Stanley verdict (2/13/2018)
(Canada) -- Indigenous faculty members and allies are calling on university presidents across Canada to address the impact the Colten Boushie case has had on Indigenous...
1 Article on this Issue

Chief Wahoo

article 'Stop caricaturing us': Why removing Chief Wahoo as Cleveland Indian mascot matters (2/9/2018)
(Canada) -- For decades, Indigenous rights advocates have been calling for the removal of mascots they find offensive from America sports. Finally, one sports team seems...
article Getting rid of Indians' Chief Wahoo logo is just the beginning, Native American activist says (1/29/2018)
(Ohio) -- The Cleveland Indians' decision to remove the Chief Wahoo logo from team uniforms shows some progress in the fight to eliminate offensive mascots, but the...
article Chief Wahoo, the Robert E. Lee Statue of Baseball (1/23/2018)
(Ohio) -- Chief Wahoo, the cartoon figure that has been the logo of the Cleveland Indians for most of their history, is now thought by many to be racist. It’s the...
article MLB trying to steer 'Chief Wahoo' discrimination case away from Ontario human rights tribunal (12/13/2017)
(Ontario) -- Lawyers for Major League Baseball argued Wednesday the best way to address a discrimination claim against the Cleveland Indians’ “Chief Wahoo...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Descheenie moves to ban 'disparaging' terms (2/9/2018)
(Arizona) -- A Native American lawmaker wants a new state law to forbid the display of any name or logo of any sports team at any publicly funded stadium if any of the...
article Exploring the inherent racism in America’s Native American mascots (2/9/2018)
(Illinois) -- The wounds of cultural genocide are not easily healed. Luckily, as the writers of history, the dominant culture, we have the privilege to bestow upon our...
article Halbritter praises Cleveland Indians plan to drop mascot; says Redskins name needs to go (2/5/2018)
(New York) -- Ray Halbritter, chief executive officer of the Oneida Indian Nation, praised the Cleveland Indians baseball team decision to remove the "Chief Wahoo...
article Group: Racial healing requires an end to stereotypes as school mascots, history lessons (1/16/2018)
(Michigan) -- A statewide coalition is working to eliminate racism in sports and media. Directors of the Michigan Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media said that...
article Indian Country News: A name is not harmless (12/23/2017)
(Colorado) -- There are few bolder examples in American culture of the consensual marginalization of Indigenous peoples than the NFL team that represents our nation...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article SNOPES: Did Armed Trump Supporters Ask a Navajo Legislator If He's 'Legal'? (2/3/2018)
(Indian Country) -- In late January 2018, reports surfaced that supporters of Donald Trump confronted a Native American legislator during an anti-immigration protest at...
1 Article on this Issue

Elizabeth Warren

article Cherokee Woman Blasts Elizabeth Warren: 'We've Asked Her to Stop' Claiming Our Ancestry (1/28/2018)
(USA) -- A Cherokee woman joined Jesse Watters to criticize Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for refusing to back down on her claim of Cherokee ancestry.
1 Article on this Issue

Donald Trump

article OP/ED: Donald Trump’s Racism: The Definitive List (1/17/2018)
(New York) -- Donald Trump has been obsessed with race for the entire time he has been a public figure. He had a history of making racist comments as a New York real-...
article Donald Trump's "Racist" Comments Go Back Four Decades (1/12/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump kicked up yet another firestorm Thursday when the Washington Post reported he'd referred to Haiti and some African...
article Sioux leader: Trump is the new face of US exploitation (12/18/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The Native American official who led the fight against the Dakota Access oil pipeline has said that US President Donald Trump will "intensify a...
article OP/ED: Trump the Indian fighter (12/13/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Emblazoned across the image of the Native American face on the T-shirt I bought in Oak Bluffs on the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard...
article Turner: Trump's 'Pocahontas' slur is one more act of gross disrespect (12/9/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Wish good luck to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council, representing Native Americans and Canadians along the New York/Canadian border. They have...
article Trump's words demean legacy of Navajo people and all Native Americans: Guest Opinion (12/3/2017)
(Oregon) -- President Donald Trump's disrespect and disparagement of Native Americans last week was a new low in an administration that has shown a disturbing...
article Arizona Native women condemn Trump for 'Pocahontas' remark (12/2/2017)
(Arizona) -- An Arizona legislator was among several Native American women who gathered Friday at the state Capitol for a news conference condemning President Donald...
article The president’s uncoded message to Native Americans (12/2/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The White House ceremony last week honoring World War II veteran Navajo code talkers should have been a little more dignified. That’s a tall...
article Cherokee Nation Citizen Weighs In On Trump-Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas’ ‘Racial Slur’ (12/2/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- A woman who describes herself as a “mixed Native woman” and who is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation says that U.S. Senator...
article Trump's 'Pocahontas' Remark Is No Joke To Native Americans (11/29/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Native Americans say they don't see the humor in President Trump's remarks at an event to honor Native American Code Talkers —...
article COLUMN: From the Washington Redskins to Trump's 'Pocahontas,' Native Americans deserve better (11/29/2017)
(Texas) -- If that pro football team from Washington, D.C., weren't heading to town, I wouldn't bother bringing up President Donald Trump's repeated dig at...
article First Nations media specialist recalls Trump's 'Pocahontas' insult on the campaign trail (11/29/2017)
(Canada) -- U.S. President Donald Trump's reference to Pocahontas during a ceremony for Navajo veterans at the White House Monday has Calgary-based First Nations...
article McCain rips Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ remark as insult to Native American veterans (11/29/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. John McCain on Tuesday fired back at President Trump for insulting the sacrifice of Native American veterans after he made a “Pochahontas...
article NAGLE: Trump Pocahontas Slur Reflects Centuries of Colonial Violence Against Native Women (11/29/2017)
(USA) -- As Native American Heritage Month windsdown, President Donald Trump is opening the door to new drilling and mining on land considered sacred by tribal nations....
article National Congress Of American Indians Reacts To Trump's 'Pocahontas' Comment (11/29/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- At an event on Monday honoring Native American veterans, President Trump mocked Sen. Elizabeth Warren, saying "They call her Pocahontas."...
article Sioux Leader To Trump: 'Leave The Office You Bought And Take Your Swamp Things With You' (11/29/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe leader issued a damning response Wednesday to President Donald Trump’s “Pocahontas” slur earlier this...
article Trump's ‘Pocahontas’ Punchline Ignores The Violence Native Women Face Every Day (11/29/2017)
(USA) -- Most people are horrified when President Donald Trump uses “Pocahontas” as a racial slur to attack Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). But few, if any...
article Andrew Jackson was called ‘Indian killer.’ Trump honored Navajos in front of his portrait (11/28/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The prominent placement of an Andrew Jackson portrait during an event meant to honor a group of Native Americans at the Oval Office on Monday has...
article Native American activist says Trump slur was ‘staged’: ‘He knew what he was doing’ (11/28/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The founder of American Indians in Film and Television, Sonny Skyhawk, called out President Donald Trump’s racist attack on Native Americans...
article Navajo Nation president calls Trump's 'Pocahontas' quip an ethnic slur (11/28/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The leader of the Navajo Nation said Tuesday that President Donald Trump used an ethnic slur when he called Sen. Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas...
article Trump's "Pocahontas" Slur Only Begins To Describe His History Of Insulting Native Americans (11/28/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- During a meeting with a group of Navajo Code Talkers on Monday, President Trump reprised his terrible nickname for Elizabeth Warren, "...
article Trump's 'Pocahontas' swipe raises the long history of problems between the government and Native Americans (11/28/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- When President Trump called Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” this week during a ceremony honoring Navajo war veterans, he...
article Families of Navajo Code Talkers decry Trump's political jab (11/28/2017)
(Arizona) -- Families of Navajo war veterans who were honored Monday at the White House say they were dumbfounded that President Donald Trump used the event to take a...
article Rep. Tom Cole calls Trump's Pocahontas remark offensive, 'insensitive and unnecessary' (11/28/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, one of two Native Americans in Congress, stood in the Oval Office on Monday and watched as President Donald Trump used a racial...
article Trump ‘Pocahontas’ remark overshadows Code Talkers event (11/28/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal groups reacted swiftly Monday after President Donald Trump used an event honoring Native American Code Talkers to call a Democratic senator...
article Virginia tribes: Take Pocahontas out of politics (11/28/2017)
(Virginia) -- Members of Virginia tribes that count Pocahontas among their ancestors say her name shouldn't be used for political gain. The comments came a day after...
article Trump Has A Long History Of Disrespecting Native Americans (11/28/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump can never resist the opportunity to attack Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) by calling her "Pocahontas" — even...
article Trump calls Elizabeth Warren 'Pocahontas' while hosting Native American event (11/27/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump took an unscripted jab at Sen. Elizabeth Warren's heritage on Monday, calling the Massachusetts Democratic senator "...
article Trump refers to ‘Pocahontas’ during ceremony to honor Navajo code talkers (11/27/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Native American groups have long objected to President Trump’s use of the nickname “Pocahontas” to deride one of his political...
article Trump taunts 'Pocahontas' during Native American event (11/27/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump mocked Sen. Elizabeth Warren at an event Monday honoring Native American veterans, invoking his “Pocahontas”...
30 Total Articles on this Issue

Bad River Band

article Northern Wisconsin Lawmaker Speaks Out About Racial Tensions In Ashland County (1/12/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- A northern Wisconsin lawmaker is speaking out about continuing racial tensions between the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians...
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Residential Schools

article Residential school survivor slams ‘disconcerting and cowardly‘ letters posted to Lynn Beyak‘s website (1/12/2018)
(Ottawa) -- One of the first residential school survivors to speak publicly about sexual and physical abuse in Canada‘s residential schools accused Sen. Lynn Beyak...
article MORON ALERT: Sen. Lynn Beyak kicked out of Conservative caucus after refusing to remove 'racist' comments online (1/6/2018)
(Ottawa) -- Sen. Lynn Beyak, known for defending residential schools as "well-intentioned," has been kicked out of the Conservative caucus after she refused to...
article Sask. senator says Canadians need to speak out against 'racist, hurtful' comments on Sen. Lynn Beyak's website (1/6/2018)
(Saskatchewan) -- A Saskatchewan senator says all Canadians need to speak out against racism in light of comments posted on the website of Sen. Lynn Beyak, who was...
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Cultural Appropriation

article London police officer apologizes for blackface incident (1/4/2018)
(Ontario) -- A London police officer has apologized for dressing up in tribal garb and painting her face brown for a Halloween event 11 years ago, an action that Chief...
1 Article on this Issue

Bears Ears

article ECHOHAWK: President Trump's Bears Ears Order Is An Illegal Attack On Tribal Sovereignty (12/4/2017)
(Colorado) -- A year ago, the Obama administration took the extraordinary and long-awaited step to designate Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. Bears Ears has been...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Voices

article KEELER: Pocahontas Is Not a Name That Should Offend You (12/3/2017)
(USA) -- The name of Pocahontas is not a slur, though that’s what news outlets and Sen. Elizabeth Warren have repeatedly said following President Trump’s...
article TRAHANT: Press performance: Reporting Trump, Native code talkers, and viral outrage (11/28/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- How does the national press cover Indian Country? That’s often an easy question to answer because it’s so rare for the media to weigh in...
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Other News

article Racism no match for resilience at Indigenous women's business conference (2/19/2018)
(Saskatoon) -- Indigenous women turned emotional hurt into motivation at a business conference in Saskatoon on Friday, where the issue of racist comments following the...
article Montreal police a central theme at Quebec inquiry into Indigenous relations (2/14/2018)
(Montreal) -- The Quebec inquiry into Indigenous relations got an earful from Indigenous people Wednesday on how they feel Montreal police treat them. “Every time...
article Stonegate Elementary Assignment Calling Native Americans ‘Red Men’ Sparks Outrage (2/13/2018)
(California) -- A third-grade teacher at Stonegate Elementary School in West Sacramento sent out a homework assignment last week that parents say was racist.
article Sask. Premier Scott Moe welcomes 'difficult discussions' on racism following Gerald Stanley verdict (2/12/2018)
(Saskatchewan) -- Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says the province has "difficult discussions" ahead on racism, rural crime, and the justice system following...
article Education aims to shift the narrative in racially-divided Prince Albert (2/10/2018)
(Saskatchewan) -- In December, Shaye Bear was shopping at Walmart in Prince Albert, Sask., to buy Christmas gifts for her family when she heard a man make a comment...
article James Giago Davies: Let's keep an open mind about other cultures (2/5/2018)
(Indian Country) -- Iyeska Journal has a different perspective, neither Lakota or Wasicu, and getting readers to understand what that means, and accept that an Iyeska...
article Spaces between us: Racial disparities persist in ND, Minnesota (2/4/2018)
(North Dakota) -- Cold and dark as it might get here, the upper Midwest has enjoyed some time in the sun with relatively strong economic fortunes and population growth....
article Senate holds off on forcing Lynn Beyak to take down 'racist' letters from her website (2/1/2018)
(Ottawa) -- Members of the Senate's all-powerful internal economy committee punted a request from some senators to force Lynn Beyak to remove controversial —...
article The long road to reconciliation (1/27/2018)
(Ontario) -- In a busy Tim Hortons on the Trans-Canada Highway in Kenora, Ont., the conversation often turns to reconciliation. Marlene Elder, Dan Yerxa, Geraldine...
article Tensions build around Colten Boushie case as trial nears (1/27/2018)
(Saskatchewan) -- A heavy police presence is expected to return to the Saskatchewan town of Battleford when a high-stakes second degree murder trial begins on Monday....
article One town, two worlds: Reconciliation in Port Alberni (1/21/2018)
(British Columbia) -- Port Alberni is a 70-minute drive west of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. The hardscrabble logging and mill town has a population of more than 20,000...
article Minnesota Towns Working to Find Out Who’s Trying to Recruit KKK Members (1/20/2018)
(Minnesota) -- Community leaders in three Minnesota towns are working to find out who is trying to recruit membership into the Ku Klux Klan.
article MORON ALERT: Aboriginal Australians are a problem for our society (1/19/2018)
(Australia) -- We can’t seem to grasp the fact that our Indigenous brothers and sisters think differently to mainstream Australia. We assume knowledge of them and...
article Police investigate race hate crime at blackjack table in Plymouth casino (1/19/2018)
(UK) -- Police are probing an alleged hate crime at a Plymouth casino. The incident took place at 11.15pm on Saturday, December 9, 2017, but police have only launched an...
article Award may drop name of author tied to eugenics movement (1/18/2018)
(Vermont) -- The Vermont Board of Libraries has recommended changing the name of a children’s book award that now honors a prominent Vermont author and activist...
article KKK group from North Carolina is recruiting members on Minnesota's Iron Range (1/18/2018)
(Minnesota) -- On the day America celebrated the memory and legacy of human rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., residents in three Iron Range towns woke up to a...
article Racist, discriminatory incidents on the rise in Halifax-area schools (1/11/2018)
(Nova Scotia) -- The number of reported incidents of racist and discriminatory behaviour at schools in the Halifax Regional School Board increased last year, a new...
article LET THE IDIOT SPEAK: Acadia professor defends Beyak’s residential school remarks (1/9/2018)
(Canada) -- An Acadia University professor is under fire for defending Sen. Lynn Beyak’s controversial comments about residential schools.
article ANALYSIS: Lynn Beyak snipes at Andrew Scheer, but she's the Senate's problem now (1/8/2018)
(Ottawa) -- Sen. Lynn Beyak's claim that her official website has "given Canadians a voice for free speech" could be read as a taunt directed at her former...
article MORON ALERT: Lynn Beyak, ousted from Tory caucus, goes after 'inexperienced' Scheer (1/8/2018)
(Ottawa) -- Sen. Lynn Beyak denies that Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer asked her to remove letters from her Senate website supporting her view on the residential...

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