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article In Indian Country, A ‘Maze Of Injustice’ Persists For Women (9/15/2019)
(California) -- In December 2010, Judge Claudette White from the tribal court of the Quechan Tribe in Southern California was trying to file a protection order for a...
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...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Skowhegan business under fire for producing ‘Indians” mascot apparel (9/10/2019)
(Maine) -- A Facebook post from Maine Fire Equipment Co. promoting “Indian Outlaw” T-shirts and hoodies to celebrate the start of high school football this...
article DU Pioneers now at the center of debate about mascots and offensive nicknames (9/2/2019)
(Colorado) -- On college campuses, in the big leagues and at public high schools, offensive mascots have been making headlines for decades. Now, The University of Denver...
article Native American Students Want UNLV To Ditch "Hey Reb!" Statue (8/24/2019)
(Nevada) -- Native American students are asking the University of Nevada Las Vegas to get rid of its “Hey Reb!” statue. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports...
article Indian mascot painted over at Skowhegan Area High School (8/22/2019)
(Maine) -- There will be no familiar mascot when students return to Skowhegan Area High School next week. Over the summer, workers painted over a mural on the gymnasium...
article Native American mascots: Appleton among growing number of school boards to support ban of 'offensive' imagery (8/20/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Appleton has joined a growing number of school boards across Wisconsin that already have – or will consider – supporting a proposal to retire...
article Mothers start petition to change Round Rock elementary school’s logo, mascot (8/9/2019)
(Texas) -- A group of mothers started an online petition to change the logo and the mascot at one of the elementary schools in the Round Rock Independent School District...
article Boise High Braves intend to change their Native American-themed mascot. And soon. (8/3/2019)
(Idaho) -- The Braves mascot has served Boise High School since at least the 1920s. But the school’s leadership wants to change that nickname to one more...
article Boise High Braves intend to change their Native American-themed mascot. And soon. (8/3/2019)
(Idaho) -- The Braves mascot has served Boise High School since at least the 1920s. But the school’s leadership wants to change that nickname to one more respectful of...
article La Crosse area schools face renewed calls to drop Native mascots (8/2/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Coulee Region school districts still clinging to Native American mascots could soon face renewed pressure to drop them. The Wausau and Madison school...
article Controversial Native American name to stay on Cedar City water tank (8/1/2019)
(Utah) -- A painted image of a Native American and the name “Redmen” will remain as a city marker in Cedar City despite a decision to change the high-school...
article Remedying racist symbols on campus (7/28/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Pioneer Father watches over hundreds of students rushing to class on a typical day on the University of Oregon campus. The 13-foot pioneer looks...
article Savages, Indians or Braves: Idaho tribe asks state government to ban all Indian mascots (7/25/2019)
(Idaho) -- Eastern Idaho’s Teton High School has retired its Redskin mascot, and one Idaho tribe is calling for the removal of all Native American high school...
article Offensive or an honor? Idaho town wrestles with its 90-year-old, Native American mascot. (7/9/2019)
(Idaho) -- The controversy over using Native American mascots for sports teams has raged across the country. And this summer, it’s reared its head in Idaho again....
article Chief Controversy far from unsolvable (6/30/2019)
(Illinois) -- Recently, with some disappointment, I heard Loren Tate describe the Chief Illiniwek controversy as “not solvable.” Certainly, Mr. Tate is...
article Native American mascot debate: Racism vs. community and school pride (6/29/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Administrators in some Central Massachusetts school districts with Native American mascots and logos believe they should get rid of them, but others...
article Debate over Native American school mascots gets heated at Idaho Statehouse (6/29/2019)
(Idaho) -- It wasn't a public hearing; there wasn't a chairman of a committee in the Lincoln Auditorium at the Idaho State Capitol on June 27 when a presentation...
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...
18 Total Articles on this Issue

First Nations

article Watch the First Clip From Ellen Page and Ian Daniel's New Documentary About Environmental Racism (9/7/2019)
(Nova Scotia) -- In There’s Something In the Water, a new documentary premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend, co-directors and...
1 Article on this Issue

Donald Trump

article Trump's use of Pocahontas slur condemned as 'insult for political gain' by America's largest indigenous rights group (8/29/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Donald Trump’s repeated use of the name “Pocahontas” as part of an attack on Democrat Elizabeth Warren has been condemned as...
article National Congress of American Indians formally condemns Trump's use of 'Pocahontas' as slur against Warren (8/28/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Wednesday formally condemned President Trump in a statement for his “continued use of the...
article A Native Ponders The Irony Of 'Go Back Where You Came From' (7/21/2019)
(Montana) -- "It has been a very busy time for me, tending my garden and welcoming summer visitors," Lois Red Elk (Dakota/Lakota) writes from Fort Peck. Lately...
article Shaw: 'Go back to where you came from' is a smear familiar to many local Americans (7/21/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump’s racist tweet that four minority, liberal congresswomen should go back to where they came from was reprehensible and...
article Donald Trump is gambling racism will win for him in 2020 (7/20/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Can we retire the phrases, “double-down” and “triple-down” please? Trump made them meaningless this week as he repeatedly...
article OP/ED: Trump can’t just walk away from ‘send her back’ (7/19/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Last Sunday, President Donald Trump suggested that four Democratic congresswomen of color, three of whom were born in the U.S., “go back...
article OP/ED: Where does Donald Trump want Indians to 'go back' to? (7/19/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- This is for those people who are dedicated to their centuries-old, narrow-minded, “Indian” stereotypes. I am very “Indian”...
article House condemns Trump’s ‘racist’ tweets targeting minority congresswomen (7/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The House on Tuesday approved a resolution to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear...
article Shock video comes back to haunt Donald Trump as he insists he’s not racist (7/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Donald Trump insists his demand that four Democrats “go back” to where they “came from” wasn’t racist and he doesn...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Deb Haaland

article Native American Congresswoman Criticizes Trump’s Attacks on Warren: ‘Unfortunate He Continues to Use Racial Slurs’ (8/18/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM), one of the first native American women elected to Congress, said she was disappointed President Donald Trump continues to...
1 Article on this Issue

Redskins

article Schools in 2 states just retired Native American mascots. The D.C. NFL team should take note. (8/18/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- SINCE 1929, Teton High School in Driggs, Idaho, has fielded a football team called the Redskins. No more. The school board voted recently to retire...
1 Article on this Issue

Elizabeth Warren

article Trump vows to revive 'Pocahontas' attack against Warren (8/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he planned to revive an old attack strategy on Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren,...
article Trump swipes at Warren: 'I have more Indian blood than she does, and I have none' (8/1/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump swiped at Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) at his Cincinnati rally on Thursday night, again calling her "Pocahontas" and...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation, Albuquerque sign deal to combat racism (8/11/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The nation's largest Native American reservation and New Mexico's largest city have signed an agreement aimed at protecting Navajo Nation members...
article After Years of Debate, San Francisco Votes to Cover Up Controversial 1930s Mural Depicting George Washington as a Slaveowner (7/1/2019)
(California) -- For decades, a series of murals illustrating the life of George Washington on the walls of a San Francisco high school has been the subject of heated...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article ‘We Got a Long Way To Go’: Ben Simmons Accuses Australian Casino of Racism (8/8/2019)
(Australia) -- The Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons said he was racially profiled in his home country of Australia, and he later doubled down on that claim.
1 Article on this Issue

California's Genocide

article Gavin Newsom Calls Out California’s Racist First Governor. Who was Peter Hardeman Burnett? (8/3/2019)
(California) -- In his apology for California’s genocidal treatment of Native Americans, Gov. Gavin Newsom focused attention on the state’s nearly forgotten...
1 Article on this Issue

Shoshone-Bannock

article Shoshone-Bannock tribes requests state to ban use of Native American terms as mascots (7/29/2019)
(Idaho) -- The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes have requested state lawmakers to stop Idaho public schools from using Native American mascots, including Preston High School....
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...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Chumash Tribe

article Rounds bill targets 'offensive, racist laws' (7/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A U.S. Senate committee passed a bill Wednesday from Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., that would repeal antiquated laws regarding Native Americans.
1 Article on this Issue

National Indian Gaming Association

article NIGA head says Trump’s remarks ‘conjures up dark images of nation’s past intolerance’ (7/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association took issue Wednesday with racially charged comments President Donald Trump made against four...
press release National Indian Gaming Association Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr., condemns President Donald Trump’s divisive comments (7/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- National Indian Gaming Association Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr., issued the following statement after the passage of House Resolution 489, regarding...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

RESPECT Act

article Sen. Mike Rounds: Showing RESPECT to Native Americans (7/17/2019)
(South Dakota) -- During my time working as your governor and now U.S. senator, I’ve had the privilege of establishing friendships with tribal members from all...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article With Latest Nativist Rhetoric, Trump Takes America Back To Where It Came From (7/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- With his latest round of attacks on four first-year members of Congress who are women of color, President Trump has once again touched the raw nerve...
1 Article on this Issue

Junipero Serra

article Historic mission bell removed from California college (6/25/2019)
(California) -- A university in California removed a bell last week after a Native American group claimed the historic piece was disrespectful to their heritage. The El...
article UC Santa Cruz removes historic bell deemed 'symbol of racism' from campus (6/22/2019)
(California) -- UC Santa Cruz removed a bell from campus Friday since a Native American group deemed it "a symbol of racism and dehumanization of their ancestors....
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Atlantic City Gaming

article ‘Deep-seated racial bias’: Atlantic City officials blast effort to change form of government (6/20/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- City Council President Marty Small Sr. on Thursday called a newly announced effort to change the form of city government “an...
1 Article 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

Other News

article 'What's done is done': Ball, Innu Nation on same page after Trimper voicemail comments (9/17/2019)
(Newfoundland) -- The province and Innu Nation say they're on the same page after inking a joint one-page statement addressing institutional racism within the...
article The Native Americans Who Assisted the Underground Railroad (9/15/2019)
(USA) -- In an interview conducted in 2002, the late Helen Hornbeck Tanner, an influential historian of the Native American experience in the Midwest best known for her...
article MORON ALERT: Minister resigns from N.L. cabinet after 'hurt' caused by comments that shocked Innu Nation (9/13/2019)
(Canada) -- Newfoundland and Labrador's municipal affairs and environment minister has resigned from cabinet over remarks that Perry Trimper had inadvertently left...
article AZ high school basketball record holder BJ Burries turns hate into hope on San Carlos reservation (9/10/2019)
(Arizona) -- Just four days after he began his journey at Mesa Community College, B.J. Burries made the two-hour drive back home to the San Carlos Apache Indian...
article Indigenous Women in Canada Are Still Being Sterilized Without Their Consent (9/9/2019)
(Canada) -- S.A.T.* wanted her daughter in the room. It was the second time she'd ever spoken about her experience with anybody outside her family, friends and...
article House Dems urge Phoenix hotel to remove ‘slur’ from its name (9/9/2019)
(Arizona) -- Nearly 20 Arizona House Democrats penned a letter last month urging the new owner of the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix to change its offensive...
article Data shows most American terrorists are angry White men (9/5/2019)
(USA) -- “Invasion.” President Trump has used that very word about immigration at the southern border 19 times at rallies since he took office, according to...
article UNR police investigate swastika painted at new casino dorm (9/4/2019)
(Nevada) -- University of Nevada, Reno, police are investigating an act of vandalism in which a swastika was painted in the stairwell of the school’s new dorm at...
article OP/ED: America’s obsession with killing indians hasn’t died (9/3/2019)
(Indian Country) -- When I was a toddler, I watched my mother fixate on her typewriter as she hammered out her first work of nonfiction, The Lasting of the Mohegans, a...
article Cowichan’s Maynard Johnny confronts racists during U.S. mall visit (9/2/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Just when he thought he’d heard it all, Maynard Johnny was hit with a new racist theme. The renowned Coast Salish artist was at the Bellis...
article State investigating racist graffiti found on Wampanoag Tribal Land in Freetown (8/30/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- State officials are investigating racist graffiti found on Wampanoag Tribal Land located in the Freetown-Fall River State Forest, according to the...
article Watuppa Pond Reservation Vandalized (8/30/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Local members of the Wampanoag Tribe are reporting that racist graffiti was found Thursday at the Watuppa Pond Reservation. Swastikas, the letters...
article Racist graffiti discovered at Watuppa Pond Reservation in Fall River (8/29/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Local members of the Wampanoag Tribe are reporting that racist graffiti was found Thursday at the Watuppa Pond Reservation. Swastikas, the letters...
article Brazil In Black And White: Update (8/28/2019)
(Brazil) -- In 2017, we released the first ever Rough Translation episode, about what happened when Brazil, a country that's always prided itself on its multiple...
article Far-right extremists appropriate Indigenous struggles for violent ends (8/27/2019)
(USA) -- Just minutes before a massacre at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart earlier this month left 22 people dead, a hate-filled anti-immigrant manifesto appeared online. In...
article George Washington owned slaves and ordered Indians killed. Will a mural of that history be hidden? (8/25/2019)
(California) -- Victor Arnautoff didn’t just paint George Washington onto the walls of the San Francisco high school named after the first president in 1936. He...
article Joe Arpaio running for Maricopa County sheriff in 2020 (8/25/2019)
(Arizona) -- Joe Arpaio announced on social media Sunday that he will seek another term as sheriff of Maricopa County in 2020. Arpaio previously served as the county...
article Little House, Big Fans: These People Really, Really Love Laura Ingalls Wilder (8/23/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Midway through the three-hour-long Avengers: Endgame, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) meets his dead father, Howard (John Slattery). Their encounter,...
article BLOG: New York Times Editor Demoted After ‘Offensive’ Tweets Mocking Jews, Indians Resurface (8/23/2019)
(New York) -- New York Times editor Tom Wright-Piersanti was demoted for 10-year-old tweets mocking Jews and Indians resurfaced Thursday.
article The George Washington murals were meant to make viewers uncomfortable (8/22/2019)
(Washington) -- At the height of the Great Depression, a Russian artist was paid by the US government to paint a series of murals in a San Francisco high school. The 1,...

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