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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

Chickasaw Nation

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...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mascot Issue

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,...
article AIRC to host racism in sports and media discussion (1/28/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State is hosting a discussion about racism in American sports and media on Monday, Feb. 11. Participants of...
article Are Native American mascots unacceptable in 2019? Even native groups can't agree (1/21/2019)
(Ohio) -- Are Native American mascots a source of pain or pride? On Monday night, the Native American Guardian’s Associated hosted an event promoting a rare public...
9 Total Articles 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

Shoshone-Bannock

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...
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...
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Cultural Appropriation

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,...
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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

Elizabeth Warren

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...
article BLOG: Elizabeth Warren: DNA Pioneer (1/29/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Here’s an interesting case: A medical school has been sued for racial discrimination because an admissions officer there advised a (white)...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

MMIW

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...
1 Article 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...
article COMMENTARY: An Apology for My Harsh Words (1/27/2019)
(USA) -- People have informed me that I’ve been too harsh. They have quoted the Catechism at me again and again about the sin of rash judgement, because apparently...
article Trussell: What I saw at the march (1/27/2019)
(Virginia) -- On Jan. 19, I, along with two friends, marched in the 3rd annual Women’s March in Washington DC. We arrived the previous day an Amtrak train (Yes, we...
article Bishop apologizes to teen who faced off with Native American (1/26/2019)
(Kentucky) -- The bishop of the Covington Diocese in Kentucky apologized Friday to the teenager at the center of a controversy over the behavior of Catholic high school...
article Kentucky Catholic diocese apologizes for condemning students in viral video with Native American elder (1/26/2019)
(Kentucky) -- A Catholic diocese in Kentucky said Friday it was "bullied and pressured" into a making a premature statement about a viral video showing a...
article Native Americans offer to educate Covington Catholic staff and students (1/26/2019)
(Kentucky) -- Native American community leaders have offered to educate the staff and students at Covington Catholic high school after its students were filmed in an...
article Nick Sandmann, a student at Covington Catholic, says he was a silent bystander in viral video. But his MAGA hat spoke for him. (1/26/2019)
(Kentucky) -- Before he encountered Omaha elder Nathan Phillips at the Lincoln Memorial, Covington High School student Nick Sandmann had already taken steps to provoke...
article Pink Defends Herself After Speaking Out Against 'Disrespectful' Teenager Mocking Native American Elder (1/24/2019)
(USA) -- P!nk is standing by what she said. After speaking out on Instagram against a MAGA hat-wearing teenager who mocked a Native American elder in a viral video,...
article Trump slams media over portrayal of confrontation between Catholic students and tribal elder (1/22/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- After a weekend marked by bitter recriminations over race and political bias, with the nation transfixed by viral videos depicting a confrontation...
article Native American activist says MAGA teens were harassing tribal elder with tomahawk chops and war whoops (1/21/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- American Indian activist Chase Iron Eyes told MSNBC on Monday that despite spin to the contrary, the Covington Catholic High School students were...
article School in Native American race row let students wear ‘black face’ at events (1/21/2019)
(Kentucky) -- The Catholic boys’ school whose students were filmed mocking Native Americans in Washington have been slammed for allowing other students to wear...
12 Total Articles on this Issue

Donald Trump

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...
article Trump’s Wounded Knee Remarks Reflect a Deeper, American Problem (1/21/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Wounded Knee Massacre and the Battle of Little Bighorn left traumatic scars on the relationship between Native Americans and the United States...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Connecticut Gaming

article OP/ED: Casino Indians' monopoly doesn't cover political pull (2/4/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut's two casino Indian tribes complained last week to a General Assembly committee that their rival MGM, operator of the new casino just...
1 Article on this Issue

Redskins

article SCHUETZ: The ‘R’ Word (1/28/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins organizations has been deluged with pleas to change its name because of its perceived racial slur. Current management has...
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Indigenous Peoples March

article Importance of Indigenous Peoples March got overshadowed by 'the face of white privilege' (1/26/2019)
(Canada) -- When I was in Grade 8 my parents moved to southern Alberta and we lived close to the Blood reserve. What followed was five years of school in a racist town....
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

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...
article In Montana, a brouhaha over tribal flags and racism in high school sports (4/6/2019)
(Montana) -- An editorial in a news magazine focused on the Western U.S. has sparked a debate over the Montana High School Association’s (MHSA) refusal to allow...
article Sylvia Hatchell accused of racially insensitive remarks, forcing UNC players to play hurt (4/4/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Sylvia Hatchell, the University of North Carolina’s Hall of Fame women’s basketball coach and one of most revered figures in the sport,...
article Grand Chief presses Thunder Bay mayor, other politicians for commitment to fight racism (3/24/2019)
(Thunder Bay) -- The head of the organization representing many First Nations people who live in Thunder Bay, or who travel there for services, says it will be difficult...
article Ameristar Casino Director Told Not to Book 'All Black' Events, Suit Says (3/22/2019)
(Missouri) -- The former sales director at Ameristar Casino St. Charles is suing the casino and its parent company, alleging sex discrimination and retaliation. Kim...
article Lynn Beyak broke Senate's code of conduct by posting racist letters, ethics officer says (3/20/2019)
(Ottawa) -- The Senate's ethics officer says Sen. Lynn Beyak violated the upper chamber's conflict-of-interest code by posting racist letters about Indigenous...
article Native Sun News Today: New panhandling law called racist toward Indian people (3/19/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Although not clearly written in black and white, a seemingly racially-biased, anti-panhandling ordinance in Rapid City will soon go into effect. During...
article Native Americans say movement to end 'redface' is slow (3/17/2019)
(Arizona) -- John Little can hardly go a week without a reminder that he and other Native Americans often are viewed as relics of the past: the Indian maiden on the...
article 'Pretty special': Indigenous team that faced racist taunts treated to NHL game in Ottawa (3/17/2019)
(Ottawa) -- After a racist incident last year, a team of Indigenous hockey players from Quebec got to watch the Ottawa Senators face off against the St. Louis Blues this...
article CIF looking into video of racial epithet at basketball game at Hoopa High (3/16/2019)
(California) -- A video circulating on social media last week of a basketball tournament at Hoopa High School appears to include a voice shouting a racial epithet. This...
article Native American woman says car rental denied her a vehicle, citing phony U.S. rule (3/13/2019)
(Arizona) -- A Native American woman visiting Phoenix says she was told she could not rent a four-wheel-drive vehicle by a Budget Car Rental employee at Sky Harbor...
article 'This conversation should not be about blame': Anti-racism educator responds to comments about race (3/8/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Leading up to the one-year anniversary of the not-guilty verdict for Gerald Stanley in the death of Colten Boushie, CBC Saskatchewan's noon call-in...
article Arkansas panel tables bill removing flag's Confederate link (3/6/2019)
(Arkansas) -- An Arkansas House panel on Wednesday tabled a bill removing the Confederate designation from a star on the state's flag, creating a new obstacle for...
article Tuberculosis patients who were sent south among Inuit gathering to hear PM's apology (3/6/2019)
(Canada) -- Representatives from the four Inuit regions of Canada, which stretch across the Arctic to Labrador, will be in Iqaluit today to hear Prime Minister Justin...
article ‘Brownface’ parody of ‘Roma’ star Yalitza Aparicio ignites backlash for Mexican network (3/5/2019)
(Mexico) -- Yeka Rosales, a TV personality for the Mexican multimedia network Televisa, faced backlash Monday after wearing “brownface” and an artificial...
article Democratic Box Elder rep ID’ed as target of harassment complaint (2/25/2019)
(Montana) -- State Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy, D-Box Elder, has been identified as the legislator who was the subject of a harassment complaint last year – a...
article American Indian Studies lecture addresses mascot controversy, decolonization (2/25/2019)
(California) -- When asked to explain the concept of decolonization, Humboldt State University American Indian Studies Department Chair Cutcha Risling Baldy used an...

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