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Donald Trump

article Pocahontas: A racial slur that draws a big laugh from the far-right (5/12/2017)
(South Dakota) -- There is an old saying that goes, “One lies and the other swears to it.” Sound familiar? Donald Trump lies and Sean Spicer swears to it....
article NCAI Condemns President Trump’s Derogatory Use of Pocahontas (5/4/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump offered another shake your head moment on April 28 at an NRA rally in Atlanta, where he again referred to Massachusetts Sen....
article Trump accused of racism - again - after branding Democrat rival with native American ancestry 'Pocahontas' (4/29/2017)
(USA) -- President Donald Trump has been slammed for using racist language after calling his Democratic rival - who has native American ancestry - "Pocahontas...
article OP/ED: Attacked by Racists at the Deplora-Ball (1/24/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington D.C. has been one of my favorite cities for as long as I can remember. I used to attend NCAI conferences with my grandma when I was a...
article Video emerges of Donald Trump insulting Native Americans: ‘Why don’t Indians pay taxes, I do!’ (10/30/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- The usually-opinionated Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been notably silent about the recent mass arrests of water protesters in...
article Newsflash: Trump’s a Racist (But in a New Way) (10/7/2016)
(New York) -- Donald Trump has made bigoted, inflammatory comments against just about every group of people you can imagine during his 15 month campaign. Muslims,...
article Why Donald Trump keeps calling Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” (9/12/2016)
(USA) -- Donald Trump had a brief moment of public civility on CNBC Monday morning, saying that he takes "no satisfaction" from Hillary Clinton's recent...
article Why Donald Trump’s ‘Regrets’ Must Be Specific (9/11/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- Donald Trump wants minorities to vote for him. He’s reaching out to different races that he’s described as “living in poverty...
article Why Donald Trump keeps calling Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” (7/25/2016)
(USA) -- "Pocahontas" has apparently become Trump’s favorite new nickname for Elizabeth Warren, who has said that she had Cherokee ancestors.
article Donald Trump, Pocahontas and the Cree woman who stood up and spoke out (7/10/2016)
(Alberta) -- Before a rally in Bismarck, N.D., Donald Trump was speaking to the media. When asked a question about U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who identifies as part...
article Tribal Leaders and CT Casino Owners Speak Out Against Trump’s 'Highly Inappropriate' Remarks (7/9/2016)
(Connecticut) -- Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation members, the owners of Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, spoke out Thursday against remarks made by Donald Trump...
article Raoul Lowery Contreras commentary: Donald Trump knows Pocahontas (7/9/2016)
(California) -- The essence of racism in America is “blood,” a notch below skin color. A 1/16th formula, the infamous “one-drop” rule has...
article Connecticut tribal leaders speak out against Trump's remarks (7/7/2016)
(Connecticut) -- Leaders of the tribe that owns the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut are speaking out over past remarks by Donald Trump that they describe as...
article Foxwoods' tribal owners speak against Trump's past remarks (7/7/2016)
(Connecticut) -- The tribe that owns the giant Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut on Thursday spoke out against past remarks by Donald Trump that they describe as...
article Mashantuckets call out Trump’s ‘bigoted’ campaign (7/7/2016)
(Connecticut) -- Responding to what it regards as Donald Trump’s disrespect for Native Americans and other groups, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe called Thursday...
article Manning: Pushing Back Against Racist War Cry Mockery (7/2/2016)
(USA) -- While many Americans today are boldly leaning into social consciousness, other pockets of American society remain stubbornly swathed in the white supremacist...
article War cry: Trump opening acts raise eyebrows, pump up crowds (7/2/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- Conservative radio host and columnist Howie Carr, opening for Donald Trump at a presidential campaign rally in Maine, brought up Hillary Clinton and...
17 Total Articles on this Issue

Bears Ears

article EDITORIAL: Hatch continues to belittle Native Americans in Bears Ears dispute (5/9/2017)
(Utah) -- No, Sen. Hatch, we won't just take your word for it. Utah's senior senator put his foot very firmly into his mouth Monday by attacking the intelligence...
article Reviving debate over Bears Ears National Monument also revives racial tension in a remote corner of Utah (5/9/2017)
(Utah) -- The debate over the best use of these vast canyonlands is not just about states’ rights or who should control public land. Nor is it only about...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Native Voices

article Tim Giago: Charlene Teters stood her ground against racist mascot (5/8/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Charlene Teters is a Spokane Indian from Washington State. She is also considerate, kind and courageous. In other words, she is a wonderful woman.
article JAWORT: A Rightwing Radio Jock’s Last Stand In Indian Country Ends at Segregation (3/14/2017)
(Minnesota) -- A popular local and regional country music radio “Breakfast Flakes” co-host in my hometown of Billings, Montana recently made national news...
article Ivan Star Comes Out: Racism is still alive and well in South Dakota (2/10/2017)
(South Dakota) -- All my life, I have heard the old “Get a job,” and “Get over it” retort, especially from a specific Euro-American crowd that...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Elizabeth Warren

article Trump revives ‘Pocahontas’ insult of Elizabeth Warren (4/29/2017)
(Georgia) -- President Donald Trump revived one of his favorite — and most provocative — taunts against Elizabeth Warren on Friday, derisively calling the...
1 Article on this Issue

Cultural Appropriation

article Tanya Tagaq pushes U.S. band Eskimeaux to change its name (4/18/2017)
(Canada) -- Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq has convinced Brooklyn indie band Eskimeaux to swap out its name for one deemed more culturally sensitive. The Polaris Prize-...
1 Article on this Issue

Mashantucket Pequot

article Pequot Museum Opens Thought-Provoking Interactive Exhibit, Understanding Implicit Bias (4/10/2017)
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center announced it will open a new exhibit, Understanding Implicit Bias, on April 12.
1 Article on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Racist City of Fargo Employee Advocates for Water Protectors to be Shot & Drowned (2/26/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The City of Fargo administration and applicable department staff are conducting an investigation into a city employee’s social media posting that...
article Beyond the pipeline: America’s indigenous people are still fighting a centuries-old racist ideology (12/12/2016)
(USA) -- The US Army recently issued an official announcement that it will not approve the proposed route of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a highly controversial project...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Complaint about Mississauga Indigenous team names comes to Human Rights Tribunal today (11/21/2016)
(Ontario) -- The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario is set to hear a case today of a man who alleges indigenous names and symbols used by some Mississauga, Ont., hockey...
article Get rid of 'insulting' Indigenous team names, logos, man tells human rights tribunal (11/21/2016)
(Ontario) -- An Indigenous man who filed a complaint about the use of Aboriginal team names and logos in Mississauga testified Monday in front of the Human Rights...
article Jays broadcaster Howarth hasn’t used Indians nickname in over 25 years (10/12/2016)
(Toronto) -- Blue Jays broadcaster Jerry Howarth won't be using the word "Indians" when he calls the American League Championship Series between Toronto...
article Teacher lobbying for Ontario schools to eliminate racist team names, mascots (8/16/2016)
(Ontario) -- Brampton teacher Debbie White is appealing to fellow teachers meeting in Toronto this week to join her fight to get rid of logos, mascots and sports team...
article Skowhegan schools keep ‘Indians’ mascot and stand for what they should oppose (7/20/2016)
(Maine) -- No one would deny that our education system is responsible for protecting environments that promote learning and development for all students. Yet this noble...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Penobscot Tribe

article Former Penobscot Nation chief reports racially charged calls (11/11/2016)
(Maine) -- A Solon man who is the former chief of the Penobscot Nation reportedly was harassed by phone days after Donald Trump’s election as president, a report...
1 Article on this Issue

Chief Wahoo

article MLB Commish Says Chief Wahoo Could Go, Casting Hope for Native American Movement (10/28/2016)
(Ohio) -- The Cleveland Indians could win the World Series and then lose its logo. Chief Wahoo, the Indians’ controversial mascot who is featured in the team's...
article Why Chief Wahoo Is Still Grinning (10/28/2016)
(Ohio) -- Outside the northeast gate of Cleveland’s Progressive Field, a handful of longtime Chief Wahoo protesters assembled Tuesday evening to assume the same...
article Chief Wahoo’s last stand? MLB Commissioner Manfred to meet with Indians ownership over racially insensitive logo (10/27/2016)
(Ohio) -- The Cleveland Indians might have split the first two games of the World Series, but it appears Chief Wahoo is about to get swept away. “I’ve talked...
article Commissioner, Indians to discuss Chief Wahoo (10/27/2016)
(Ohio) -- Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred plans to meet with Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan after the World Series to discuss the Chief Wahoo logo the franchise...
article Local hospital to staff: ‘Avoid wearing Indian’s most notable logo when showing team spirit’ (10/27/2016)
(Ohio) -- Tribe fever is taking over Northeast Ohio as the Cleveland Indians march toward winning a World Series title. But one local hospital is asking its employees to...
article Rob Manfred Hints At Meeting With Indians Ownership To Discuss Racist Logo [Update] (10/26/2016)
(USA) -- MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred made an appearance on ESPN’s Mike & Mike yesterday to shoot the shit about the World Series. Manfred said he feels good...
article Why the World Series Is Tainted by Racism (10/26/2016)
(Ohio) -- It’s that time of year: The leaves are changing and the World Series is on. This year, the Cleveland baseball team is playing for its first championship...
article Why didn't the Blue Jays say something about Chief Wahoo? (10/21/2016)
(Toronto) -- Plenty of people have weighed in on Chief Wahoo. Fans, pundits, activists, and broadcasters have shared their views about the political and cultural...
article Cleveland's Chief Wahoo: Why the most offensive image in sports survives (8/9/2016)
(Ohio) -- Mr. Chief Wahoo walked through the concourse behind center field on a July night, unrecognized. No hugs or high fives from beer-sipping fans. No requests for...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Redskins

article Why Redskins is a dirty word, on weekend Washington come to London (10/28/2016)
(UK) -- The Washington Redskins are in London this weekend for the third NFL UK game of the season. As ever, the team’s name is the subject of some scrutiny, with...
article OP/ED: The destructive dynamic of dehumanizing Native Americans (9/21/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- As the country focuses its attention on Native Americans’ protests in North Dakota, we should be inspired by those who are exercising their...
article Native Activist: Washington Football Team Mascot Rooted In Ugly US History (9/16/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- There was little controversy this week when the Washington, D.C., football team kicked off its season. The team has been the focal point of...
article Native Americans protest Bartlesville Indian festival; say funds used are 'dirty' (9/16/2016)
(Oklahoma) -- Native Americans gathered in Bartlesville to protest a festival they said is funded with "dirty money." Some Native Americans said the "...
article Sorry, Redskins fans: Native American mascots increase racial bias (9/15/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- For years, many have said that sports teams with Native American mascots — the Cleveland Indians, Chicago Blackhawks and Florida State...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Fighting Sioux

article MORON ALERT: NDSU president calls for end of 'hateful' Sioux chant at Bison football games (10/17/2016)
(North Dakota) -- Leaders at North Dakota State University are pleading with students to stop cheering at Bison football games with a traditional—but derogatory...
1 Article on this Issue

Prairie Island

article Prairie Island leaders say anti-casino literature ‘racist’ (10/17/2016)
(Minnesota) -- The Pioneer Press reports today that people in the Lake Elmo – Lakeland Township area are upset that the Prairie Island tribal community will build...
1 Article on this Issue

Missing Women Crisis

article Inuit women's groups ask for apology after senator accuses them of racism (9/27/2016)
(Nunavut) -- Two women's groups in Nunavut are calling for an apology from the territory's senator, after he suggested they may have racist motivations in their...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Human Rights Complaint in Montana: 'We are only letting the white people in' (5/22/2017)
(Montana) -- Four tribal citizens are accusing a public school district in Montana of discrimination. Brandy GoesAhead, Elsworth GoesAhead, Emerine Whiteplume and...
article ‘Indian’ Themed Taiwanese Restaurant in L.A. Is Asian Racism at Its Worst (5/18/2017)
(California) -- If you think you haven’t been confused about anything for a while, head over to Uncle Yu’s Indian Theme Restaurant. This eatery, located in...
article Rep. David Eastman Censured By Peers Over ‘Abortion Vacation’ Remark (5/12/2017)
(Alaska) -- In a 25 to 14 vote, members of the Alaska House of Representatives voted yesterday to censure one of their own, Rep. David Eastman (R. Wasilla), for comments...
article ‘Racism is alive and well’ (5/11/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Racial profiling is not something new in this railroad town with a population of over 23,000. The Public Forum on Racial Profiling was held at the...
article Salish Supporters Rally After Racist Graffiti In Tribal Classroom (5/9/2017)
(Washington) -- Well over 100 people gathered Saturday to show support after vandals broke into the Salish School of Spokane and scrawled racial slurs targeting Native...
article Former Wells Fargo workers say they targeted immigrants and Native Americans (5/7/2017)
(California) -- The latest allegations of unethical practices at Wells Fargo are so disturbing that even the bank has called them “offensive.” Former bank...
article Precious Ones: Families allege racism and incompetence in Indigenous women closed cases (5/6/2017)
(Manitoba) -- APTN Investigates travelled to Sydney, Nova Scotia and Leaf Rapids, Manitoba to look into the sudden death cases of three Indigenous women over 15 years....
article Indigenous people say racial profiling most often felt in stores: Human Rights Commission report (5/5/2017)
(Ontario) -- The constant and unwarranted scrutiny of store clerks, police and public servants leaves many racialized and Indigenous people in Ontario feeling...
article Racial profiling is daily reality for many Ontarians: Ont. Human Rights Commission report (5/5/2017)
(Ontario) -- A new report by the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) suggests that racial profiling is a daily experience for many racialized and Indigenous people in...
article Rapid City group address race issues with community conversations (4/29/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A Rapid City group dedicated to addressing race issues in the state held its 2nd Annual Community Innovative Summit. Dozens of people gathered at the...
article FSIN signs agreement with Elbow, Sask., pledging to eliminate racism in area (4/26/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- The mayor of Elbow, Sask. says he hopes an agreement signed with the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations will have a domino effect, prompting...
article 'Native?' Winnipeg man won't call landlord racist but is speaking out to raise awareness (4/22/2017)
(Manitoba) -- A Winnipeg man who was asked if he was "Native" when he inquired about renting a house says the question was discriminatory and inappropriate,...
article 'I felt like I can't touch anything — he's watching me': Stories of racial discrimination in Saskatchewan (4/21/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- For both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, a powwow is a great way to explore Indigenous culture and tradition. Dancers are decked out in their...
article 'You're different from them': Stories of racial discrimination in Saskatchewan (4/21/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- Hockey in Saskatchewan is like snow in winter: Everyone sees it regardless if they like it or not. Small town teams load up equipment in trucks, vans,...
article 'Culture shock when I first came here': Stories of racial discrimination in Saskatchewan (4/20/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- A U.S. transplant from a Saskatchewan First Nation said discrimination is such a common occurrence here, many people don't even notice it.
article 'I want to understand': Ottawa police sergeant openly apologizes for racist comments (4/20/2017)
(Ottawa) -- When the body of renowned Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook was found last September on the banks of Ottawa's Rideau River, it made national and international...
article 'Culture shock when I first came here': Stories of racial discrimination in Saskatchewan (4/18/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- A U.S. transplant from a Saskatchewan First Nation said discrimination is such a common occurrence here, many people don't even notice it. "It...
article Wounded after Vimy, Kahnawake veteran found white privilege still ruled back home (4/17/2017)
(Montreal) -- In 1918, Private Angus Paul Goodleaf returned home to the Mohawk reserve at Kahnawake, Que., to recover from gunshot wounds to his chest, abdomen and knee...
article This First Nations Chief Confronted A Man After He Called Her A Slur (4/12/2017)
(Manitoba) -- This is Sheila North Wilson, the grand chief of the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak, which represents 30 First Nations in the province.
article Manitoba 'the most racist provincial government in Canada': Grand Chief Sheila North Wilson (4/11/2017)
(Manitoba) -- Manitoba's top Indigenous leader told Saskatoon conference delegates Tuesday her province has "the most racist provincial government in Canada....

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