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Mascot Issue

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...
4 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...
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...
article Congresswomen Deb Haaland, Sharice Davids condemn treatment of Nathan Phillips (1/20/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- After a viral video of Native American Vietnam-era veteran, Nathan Phillips hit social media and an article was posted to Indian Country Today...
article Covington Catholic student from incident at the Indigenous Peoples March issues statement with his side of the story (1/20/2019)
(Kentucky) -- The Covington Catholic student seen facing off with a Native American protestor in viral videos spread across the Internet issued a statement to The...
article The mother of one of the boys who mocked a Native American activist blamed 'black Muslims' for the incident (1/20/2019)
(Kentucky) -- The mother of one of the students accused of harassing a Native American man on Friday in Washington, DC, blamed "black Muslims" for the incident...
article Young man in D.C. march video denounces 'outright lies' about him (1/20/2019)
(Kentucky) -- The young man at the center of what has been described as a hostile confrontation with an Omaha tribal elder last week denounced what he called "...
article Oklahoma senator blames hateful rhetoric for teens harassing Native American (1/20/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The actions of a group of teenage Trump supporters who harassed a Native American veteran in Washington over the weekend are the result of an uptick...
article At Lincoln Memorial, students mock Native American (1/19/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- If history is any guide, these school students mocking a Native American elder on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial will be identified and claim...
article Boys in ‘Make America Great Again’ Hats Mob Native Elder at Indigenous Peoples March (1/19/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- They were Catholic high school students who came to Washington on a field trip to rally at the March for Life. He was a Native American veteran of...
article Kentucky diocese apologizes after videos show students in ‘MAGA’ hats mocking Native Americans (1/19/2019)
(Kentucky) -- A diocese in Kentucky apologized Saturday after videos emerged showing students from a Catholic boys' high school mocking Native Americans outside the...
article McFeely: Former N.D. House candidate, DAPL protester Iron Eyes says incident was 'ugly' (1/19/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Chase Iron Eyes believes the ugly incident near the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday involving a gang of Catholic school boys and a Native American...
article Native American elder confronted by teens in MAGA hats speaks out (1/19/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Nathan Phillips, the Omaha elder who was confronted and harassed by teenagers in Make America Great Again hats spoke out Saturday, saying "it...
article Outrage as non-Native youth wearing #MAGA hats taunt and disrespect Native elder (1/19/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Native Twitter has gone ablaze as a Native American elder singing the AIM Song in Washington DC during the Indigenous Peoples March was ridiculed,...
article ‘It was getting ugly’: Native American drummer speaks on the MAGA-hat-wearing teens who surrounded him (1/19/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The images in videos that went viral on social media Saturday showed a tense scene near the Lincoln Memorial. In them, a Native American man...
article ‘Opposed to the dignity of the human person’: Kentucky Catholic diocese condemns teens who taunted vet at March for Life (1/19/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A viral video of a group of Kentucky teens in “Make America Great Again” hats taunting a Native American veteran on Friday has heaped...
25 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...
article The Horror of Trump’s Wounded Knee Tweet (1/19/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- On Sunday, President Donald Trump took aim at one of his favorite targets: Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is hoping to unseat him in 2020. Responding...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Elizabeth Warren

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)...
article No Laughing Matter (1/18/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Two area American Indian tribes have expressed anger over President Donald Trump’s remarks seen as making light of the Wounded Knee Massacre and...
article Yankton Sioux Tribe Shocked and Appalled by Trump Tweet – Urge Trump to Address Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (1/17/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Donald Trump’s January 13 tweet regarding Senator Elizabeth Warren sent shockwaves through Indian Country, and the Yankton Sioux Tribe was no...
article The Horror of Trump’s Wounded Knee Tweet (1/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- On Sunday, President Donald Trump took aim at one of his favorite targets: Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is hoping to unseat him in 2020. Responding...
article Trump bruised by Wounded Knee mention (1/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump evoked the Wounded Knee massacre in a recent tweet reacting to an Instagram video Sen. Elizabeth Warren posted on New Year’s...
article Native American leader asks when US will come to its ‘senses’ after Trump’s ‘racist’ attack against Warren (1/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A leader of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe on Wednesday denounced President Trump for citing the Wounded Knee Massacre and the Battle of Little...
8 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...
1 Article on this Issue

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 Fort McMurray hockey team forfeits season after backlash over 'disrespectful' video (2/15/2019)
(Alberta) -- An uproar in Fort McMurray, Alta., over a viral video that some considered racist has led to a minor hockey team forfeiting the remainder of its season...
article Mediation circle says making amends, avoiding Facebook will make woman who wrote racist posts 'better person' (2/14/2019)
(Manitoba) -- A First Nations mediation circle says a Manitoba woman should spend the next year learning about Indigenous cultures and history, and practising acts of...
article Restorative actions for non-Indigenous woman 'won't be easy,' says Southern Chiefs justice director (2/14/2019)
(Manitoba) -- The director of justice for the Southern Chiefs' Organization is praising a Flin Flon woman for choosing restorative justice to make amends for...
article Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs calls out 'racist and sexist' treatment of Wilson-Raybould (2/12/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs is calling on the prime minister to quash what they view as "racist and sexist innuendo" targeting...
article Video shows tourists mocking Native American street performer (2/2/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Caught on video, a group of tourists appears to be mocking a Native American street performer on the Santa Fe Plaza. The video has gotten thousands of...
article Support grows for anti-discrimination legislation in Arizona (1/31/2019)
(Arizona) -- Arizona is one of many states that does not protect employees from being fired, denied housing or refused service because of their sexual orientation or...
article OP/ED: What Tom Brokaw Got Wrong About Assimilation (1/29/2019)
(New York) -- During a recent appearance on Meet the Press, Tom Brokaw, the renowned television journalist, offered a number of observations about immigration that have...
article Tomahawk shirt causes controversy for Chiefs Kingdom (1/22/2019)
(Missouri) -- There is a shirt that is creating a big stir on social media. It's based off a chant we hear during Chiefs football games but now people are saying...
article Peter Pan Is the Boy Who Never Stopped Being Racist (1/18/2019)
(Hollywood) -- At this point, watching any mainstream kid’s media that was made in the 20th century is a minefield. From drug references in Pinocchio to the sexism...
article 'History in the making' as women who made racist posts face Indigenous mediation circle (1/17/2019)
(Manitoba) -- A mediation circle involving two non-Indigenous women who were charged after posting racist comments on Facebook is being called a precedent-setting and...
article Announcer apologizes for ‘disgusting’ remark toward Native American lacrosse player (1/14/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- A public address announcer for a professional lacrosse team in Philadelphia is apologizing for suggesting that the hair of an opposing Native American...
article Georgia Swarm star in spotlight after saying Philly fans yelled to 'scalp' him during game (1/14/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- A public announcer is facing criticism after making an "insensitive remark" about Georgia Swarm player Lyle Thompson — the team's...
article Philadelphia lacrosse team apologizes after announcer's racist comment about Native American player (1/14/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Philadelphia’s professional lacrosse team has apologized after an announcer made a racist comment about a player on an opposing team during their...
article Education Department looks into native students' complaints (1/5/2019)
(Montana) -- The Education Department's Office for Civil Rights will investigate allegations that a public school system in Montana discriminated against Native...
article MPI vice-president said ASIMIL8 licence plate should never have been issued: court documents (1/4/2019)
(Manitoba) -- A senior executive with Manitoba Public Insurance says a licence plate bearing the message ASIMIL8 should never have been issued to a Star Trek fan. Nick...
article ‘We do not like your kind’: Indigenous family who received racist letter sees wave of support (1/3/2019)
(Edmonton) -- The last thing Mishel Assiniboine wanted her 5-year-old son to find at the front door of their Leduc home was a racist letter accusing the family of...
article Indigenous family in Leduc shocked by racist letter (1/3/2019)
(Alberta) -- A long-time resident of the city of Leduc says she's shocked and confused after receiving a racist letter Tuesday night at her home.
article Indigenous family in Leduc shocked by racist letter (1/2/2019)
(Alberta) -- A long-time resident of the city of Leduc says she's shocked and confused after receiving a racist letter Tuesday night at her home. Mishel Assiniboine...
article Racist letter tells Leduc family ‘we do not like your kind’ (1/2/2019)
(Edmonton) -- An Indigenous family living in a community south of Edmonton received a startling anonymous letter on New Year’s Day. While the typed out and printed...
article Little to no proof police carding has effect on crime or arrests: Ontario report (1/1/2019)
(Toronto) -- Police street checks widely known as carding have little to no value as a law enforcement tool and should be significantly limited across Ontario, a judge...

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