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Mascot Issue

article Maine is one school away from ending offensive team names and mascots (12/10/2018)
(Maine) -- The Skowhegan-area school district is the last in the state to use the Indians nickname for its sports teams. The school board has again opened the door to...
article Health Experts Join The Push For Kansas City Chiefs To Stop Using American Indian Symbols (12/9/2018)
(Kansas) -- The Kansas City Chiefs are ranked No. 1 in the AFC West and come in at No. 4 in the just-released NFL power rankings. Chiefs fans are feeling proud. But...
article Health Experts Join The Push For Kansas City Chiefs To Stop Using American Indian Symbols (12/8/2018)
(Kansas) -- The Kansas City Chiefs are ranked No. 1 in the AFC West and come in at No. 4 in the just-released NFL power rankings. Chiefs fans are feeling proud. But...
article ‘Indians’ mascot name draws defenders, opponents at Skowhegan meeting (12/6/2018)
(Maine) -- It should be up to the people being portrayed by nicknames, images and sports mascots to determine if the portrayal is offensive, say supporters of a movement...
article 'This name has to be changed': Community talks controversial Cedar High School mascot (12/5/2018)
(Utah) -- Dozens gathered at Cedar High School on Tuesday night to begin a public discussion to determine if the school’s mascot should be changed. The image of a...
article Sisters taking up Indian mascot issue with Skowhegan school board (11/19/2018)
(Maine) -- Two Skowhegan-born sisters are calling for peace between opposing sides in the long running debate over the nickname “Indians” for the high school...
article McGill students vote to change 'Redmen' sports teams name (11/13/2018)
(Montreal) -- McGill University students have voted in favour of changing the name shared by varsity men's sports teams, the Redmen, in a move they hope will...
article School board rejects mascot change (11/12/2018)
(Kansas) -- A majority of the school board in Atchison, Kansas, voted on Monday to retain controversial district mascots. Atchison Public Schools USD 409 Board of...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

eSports

article Filipino banned from China eSports tournament over alleged racism (12/4/2018)
(Worldwide) -- A professional Philippine eSports player was banned on Tuesday from a million-dollar tournament in China, embroiling the world of competitive gaming in...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Voices

article Giago: Sorry but the R-Word does not honor Native Americans (12/3/2018)
(South Dakota) -- When the early settlers needed extra cash they would say, “Let’s go out and kill some Redskins and collect the bounty on them.” They...
1 Article on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article Woman transforms symbol of hate into positive message (11/30/2018)
(South Dakota) -- When Sandra French saw that a white Nazi-style swastika had been spray-painted on a road near her home on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, she...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Navajo president, others call for APS action (11/29/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The president of the Navajo Nation, the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the mother of a Native American student are urging...
1 Article on this Issue

Redskins

article Simon Moya-Smith The Thanksgiving game with the Cowboys is just another insult to Native Americans in a season full of them (11/23/2018)
(USA) -- Every November, most Americans are focused on three dominant things: Thanksgiving, buying crap they don’t need and, of course, football. This year will...
article JEFFERSON KEEL: Here’s something I’d be thankful for: Ridding football of racial slurs (11/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Thanksgiving, as most Americans know, is the day we commemorate the bountiful harvests that brought together the newly arrived Pilgrims and members...
article Going Native: Losing the Hate (11/20/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- National Football League owners are reacting to Washington, D.C. team owner Daniel Snyder’s plans to rebuild Robert F. Kennedy Memorial...
article Going Native: Losing the Hate (11/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- National Football League owners are reacting to Washington, D.C. team owner Daniel Snyder’s plans to rebuild Robert F. Kennedy Memorial...
article 'It still stings': Billboard campaign aims to eliminate race-based mascots from Michigan schools (10/14/2018)
(Michigan) -- If you travel down Interstate 94 near Paw Paw, Mich., you'll see a massive billboard with nothing more than a definition on it. "Redskin. Noun....
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Health Care

article Inuk woman's tell-tale botulism symptoms would have been taken seriously if she'd been white, says her widower (11/17/2018)
(Quebec) -- A man from Inukjuak said the failure of a nurse stationed in the northern Quebec community to recognize the signs of botulism cost his wife her life, and it...
1 Article on this Issue

Columbus/Indigenous Day

article Bye, Bye Christopher Columbus (11/12/2018)
(California) -- The problem with mythology is that sometimes it’s racist, gets written into books and memorized by school children. Explorer Christopher Columbus,...
article Christopher Columbus Statue Removed from Los Angeles’ Grand Park after 45 years (11/12/2018)
(California) -- Occurring on the heels of Los Angeles’ inaugural Indigenous People’s Day in October, a statue depicting Christopher Columbus — that has...
article Downtown L.A.’s Christopher Columbus Statue Is Being Removed for Good (11/9/2018)
(California) -- In October, the bronze statue depicting Christopher Columbus at Grand Park was completely hidden from view during Los Angeles’ inaugural...
article I’m Not American, But The Anger Around Columbus Day Still Hits Close To Home (10/7/2018)
(Australia) -- Every year around Columbus Day, the holiday to commemorate Italian-born explorer Christopher Columbus' contributions to what's now the United...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Penobscot Tribe

article Tribal ambassador asks school district to retire nickname (11/12/2018)
(Maine) -- The tribal ambassador from the Penobscot Nation is appealing a request to the Skowhegan school district to retire the nickname "Indians" for the...
article Penobscot Nation ambassador calls on Skowhegan to retire ‘Indians’ nickname (11/11/2018)
(Maine) -- The tribal ambassador from the Penobscot Nation this month called on the Board of Directors of Skowhegan-based School Administrative District 54 to retire the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Bears Ears

article Scott D. Pierce: KUED’s documentary ‘Battle Over Bears Ears’ raises issues — including racism (11/10/2018)
(Utah) -- The KUED documentary “Battle Over Bears Ears” does a major service to anyone with an interest in the ongoing dispute over federal land in San Juan County. For...
1 Article on this Issue

Elizabeth Warren

article Trump: I’ll Keep Calling Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas,’ ‘That Name is Too Good to Give Up’ (11/5/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- During his Monday pre-midterms rally in Cleveland, Ohio, President Donald Trump told the crowd he intends to keep using his racially-charged,...
article Trump repeats racial slur against Elizabeth Warren, calling senator 'Pocahontas' (9/30/2018)
(West Virginia) -- Donald Trump has repeated his use of a racial slur against Elizabeth Warren - labelling the Democrat senator “Pocahontas”. The US...
article Trump again goes after Warren as 'Pocahontas' (9/29/2018)
(West Virginia) -- President Trump repeated his use of a racial slur for native Americans when criticizing Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in West Virginia Saturday...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Video Gaming

article Internet Accuses Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as Racist Due to Fire Attack Reference (11/4/2018)
(Internet) -- While yesterday’s focal point of internet outrage was the botched Diablo Immortal reveal, today another sect of the internet is focusing on something...
1 Article on this Issue

Election 2018

article MORON ALERT: Raiders broadcaster Brent Musburger makes controversial joke about Elizabeth Warren’s heritage (11/3/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- Longtime national sports broadcaster Brent Musburger took to Twitter on Saturday to make a “joke” that predictably divided his audience.
article Trump ratchets up racially divisive messages in a bid to rally support in the midterms (11/1/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump, joined by many Republican candidates, is dramatically escalating his efforts to take advantage of racial divisions and cultural...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Vancouver Gaming

article Drake Accuses Vancouver Casino of Racial Profiling (11/3/2018)
(Vancouver) -- Drake has accused a Vancouver casino of racial profiling. The Toronto native asserts that he was refused service during his Aubrey & the Three Migos...
1 Article on this Issue

Cultural Appropriation

article How Racism Against Native People Is Normalized, From Mascots to Costumes (10/31/2018)
(California) -- I am Dena’ina Athabascan and Unangan (Aleutian), an Alaska Native living in California. As a Native person, there is not a day that passes where I...
article DANIEL: I'm An Indigenous Woman, & This Is What I Think Of Your "PocaHottie" Costume (10/30/2018)
(USA) -- Halloween is coming, and so are the costumes. Like in our dreams, Halloween is the one time a year people can act out their true desires unchallenged by...
article “Native American” costumes harm indigenous communities, activists say (10/30/2018)
(Arizona) -- Lingerie company Yandy made headlines this fall for releasing, and later pulling, a sexy “Handmaid’s Tale”-inspired costume from its...
article Sexy Native American costumes draw protesters to Valley firm (10/27/2018)
(Arizona) -- Amanda Blackhorse, grasping burning sage in one hand and a bullhorn in the other, prepared to protest at a costume company’s Phoenix headquarters....
article “Spunky Squaw” Won’t Change its Racist Name Despite Pleas from Native Americans (10/25/2018)
(Texas) -- The owner of an online boutique says she “took so much time” in deciding to call it “the Spunky Squaw” that she won’t change the...
article Native American and Pocahontas themed costumes called to be removed from online retailer (10/6/2018)
(Arizona) -- Online retailer Yandy.com are experiencing another wave of controversy against an item listed on their website: the Tribal Trouble Native American costume....
article Petition to pull Yandy's 'sexy Native American' Halloween costumes gains steam (10/4/2018)
(Arizona) -- Halloween may be weeks away, but an online petition with over 12,500 signatures is gaining momentum in its cry against Yandy’s “sexy Native...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Donald Trump

article Millard school board member loses union support after 'Pocahontas' Facebook post (10/29/2018)
(Nebraska) -- It's an ad hominem attack popularized by President Donald Trump. "They're going to cover Pocahontas, who was, think of it, she of the great...
article Trump Plays Pocahontas Card Again. . . And Takes the Trick! (10/29/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- It is now well established that Donald Trump uses Twitter to bully anyone he perceives as a political threat. One of his favorite targets is Senator...
article Donald Trump, Jr. Finds His Father’s ‘Pocahontas’ Jokes ‘So Epic’ (10/8/2018)
(USA) -- U.S. President Donald Trump has been using the name of Pocahontas to insult Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren for over two years already, and he shows no sign...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Timbisha Shoshone

article Those 'injuns': Timbisha Shoshone Tribe faces racism in casino bid (10/28/2018)
(California) -- The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe continues to face vehement opposition to a proposed casino in California. The tribe wants to open a casino in the city of...
article MORON ALERT: Anti-casino conspiracy? A closer look (10/5/2018)
(California) -- Prior to the Ridgecrest City Council meeting Wednesday, a racist, slur-filled, profanity-laced email mailing Tuesday alerted casino opponents to the time...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Facebook

article Facebook temporarily bans woman who called out store name with anti-Indigenous slur (10/22/2018)
(Alberta) -- An Alberta woman found herself temporarily banned from Facebook this weekend after she called out a business owner whose company name includes a racial and...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article In Montana, anti-public lands and anti-Native groups converge (10/19/2018)
(Montana) -- When Elaine Willman was a kid, her father worked as a traveling insurance salesman. Her family moved often; in second grade, she switched schools seven...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article Nikki Haley Torches Elizabeth Warren at Alfred E. Smith Dinner with a Joke (10/19/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Outgoing United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley joked Thursday during the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner. She killed it with a...
1 Article on this Issue

Anti-Sovereignty

article RACIST BLOG: Summit Exposes Violations of Indians’ Rights, Fringe Left Freaks (10/18/2018)
(Montana) -- Speaking at the “New Code of the West” conference over the weekend, a pair of activists exposed some of the major problems with federal Indian...
1 Article on this Issue

Pocahontas

article Trump using ‘Pocahontas’ as a slur is part of her sad, 400-year history as a pawn (10/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The tug of war over Pocahontas — the Indian chief’s daughter who was born on the James River and died on the Thames River — has...
1 Article on this Issue

Chief Wahoo

article OPINION: 90 years of racism doesn't go away overnight (10/14/2018)
(Ohio) -- It took the Cleveland baseball franchise 90 years, but their infamous Chief Wahoo mascot is now off the teams’ uniforms. In its place will be the block...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article U of M Indigenous leader resigns, says administration frustrated anti-racism efforts (12/7/2018)
(Manitoba) -- The vice-provost of Indigenous engagement at the University of Manitoba has resigned, after she says her efforts to fight systemic racism at the school...
article OP/ED: Racism to blame for missing and murdered Native people (12/7/2018)
(Kentucky) -- A young Navajo woman, 26 year-old Amanda Dakota Webster was slain December 1, at a hotel in Florence, Kentucky. A suspect, Jesse A. James, has been...
article APS superintendent apologizes for Cibola racial incident (12/5/2018)
(New Mexico) -- Amidst an apology from the district and comments from many others blasting a Cibola High School teacher accused in a racist incident, some parents have...
article A teacher called a Native American teen a 'bloody Indian' and cut another's braid, students say (12/4/2018)
(New Mexico) -- When McKenzie Johnson walked into her Advanced Placement English class on Halloween, her teacher, Mary Eastin, was already in costume as the "Voodoo...
article Peewee hockey game in Neepawa turns ugly as fans hurl racist taunts at First Nations team (12/1/2018)
(Manitoba) -- A Manitoba hockey mom says things turned ugly at a peewee hockey game in Neepawa last weekend. Tanis Brandon was watching from the stands when she says she...
article Peewee hockey game in Neepawa turns ugly as fans hurl racist taunts at First Nations team (11/30/2018)
(Manitoba) -- A Manitoba hockey mom says things turned ugly at a peewee hockey game in Neepawa last weekend. Tanis Brandon was watching from the stands when she says she...
article Peewee hockey game in Neepawa turns ugly as fans hurl racist taunts at First Nations team (11/29/2018)
(Manitoba) -- A Manitoba hockey mom says things turned ugly at a peewee hockey game in Neepawa last weekend. Tanis Brandon was watching from the stands when she says she...
article ACLU puts pressure on APS to address racism after Cibola High incident (11/28/2018)
(New Mexico) -- KRQE News 13 is learning more about the racist remark and inappropriate actions by an Albuquerque Public Schools teacher over Halloween, as the ACLU...
article Comedian Kevin Hart defends 'disgusting, offensive' theme for son's first birthday party (11/28/2018)
(USA) -- Comedian Kevin Hart has defended his decision to throw a 'Cowboys and Indians' themed birthday party for his son after it was labeled "offensive...
article Kevin Hart Calls Son’s “Cowboys and Indians” Party Backlash “Dumb” (11/28/2018)
(USA) -- Recently, multiple social media users blasted Kevin Hart and his wife, Eniko Hart, over the theme of their son Kenzo Hart’s birthday party: cowboys and...
article Kevin Hart Responds To The Backlash Over His Son’s ‘Cowboys & Indians’ Themed Birthday Party (11/28/2018)
(USA) -- Earlier this week we reported about the backlash Kevin Hart and Eniko Hart faced for throwing their son a Cowboys and Indians themed party for his first...
article Tim Giago: Apology owed for racist treatment of Native youth (11/27/2018)
(South Dakota) -- The lead sentence in the local daily newspaper this week goes, “The Rushmore Plaza Civic Center has agreed to pay the Rapid City Rush $73,500 to...
article 2017 PBR World Champion Jess Lockwood fined, apologizes for 'inappropriate,' 'insensitive' tweet (11/16/2018)
(Montana) -- Jess Lockwood, the 2017 Professional Bull Riders World Champion, issued an apology Friday via Facebook for using a word in a tweet earlier this week that he...
article Bull rider apologizes following social media comments about Native Americans (11/16/2018)
(North Dakota) -- A bull rider competing at an event on an Indian Reservation in North Dakota this weekend has issued a mea culpa, after catching heat for using a...
article MORON ALERT: Montana PBR champion Jess Lockwood, brother blasted for insensitive tweets toward Native Americans (11/15/2018)
(Montana) -- Montana bull riding world champion Jess Lockwood and his brother Jake are facing criticism after insensitive messages from their Twitter accounts were...
article Anti-Indian hate crimes rose dramatically in first year of Trump presidency (11/14/2018)
(USA) -- Hate crimes against Native Americans increased a whopping 63 percent in the first year of Donald Trump's presidency, according to new data released by the...
article McKinley statue in California likely will move (11/9/2018)
(California) -- Voters in Arcata, California, rejected a proposal to block plans to remove a statue of President McKinley from the city’s central plaza. President...
article Kwanlin Dun citizen alleges cinema manager discriminated against her (11/7/2018)
(North Canada) -- Rachel Sutherland says she bought a 10-movie gift card at Yukon Cinema so her three children could head to the movies when they wanted and maybe save a...
article 'We shouldn't be forced to move to certain areas of the classroom': U of M Indigenous students (11/7/2018)
(Manitoba) -- An Indigenous student from Texas says he never thought he'd experience racism on his first day of class at the University of Manitoba. Jack Theis, a 26...
article WATCH: Driver boots racist woman off bus over vicious attack on pregnant indigenous woman (11/3/2018)
(Edmonton) -- Two indigenous women were racially berated on a city bus — until other passengers and the bus driver intervened to protect the two from an unhinged...

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