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Dakota Access Pipeline

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...
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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...
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Donald Trump

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...
article Commentary: Donald Trump's 'Pocahontas' playbook (7/1/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- Donald Trump has had some fun lately with Elizabeth Warren’s self-proclaimed Native American ancestry. “Pocahontas is not happy, she...
article Gyasi Ross Goes ‘All In’ With Chris Hayes on Donald Trump (7/1/2016)
(USA) -- Gyasi Ross, ICTMN’s Editor at Large, appeared on All In With Chris Hayes last night to address Donald Trump’s candidacy and, specifically, Trump...
article Add Native Americans to Team Trump’s list (6/30/2016)
(USA) -- It can be challenging to keep track of every American constituency Donald Trump and his campaign have offended with insulting language.
article CNN's Jake Tapper On Howie Carr's Racist "War Whoop": My Native American Friends Would "Punch Me In The Face" For That (6/30/2016)
(USA) -- JAKE TAPPER (HOST): I mean, Kayleigh, this is 2016. What is that? KAYLEIGH MCENANY: He was having fun with the audience. And you know what?
article MORON ALERT: Trump told surrogate not to apologize for imitating Native American “war whoop” to mock “Faux-cahontas,” a.k.a. Senator Elizabeth Warren (6/30/2016)
(USA) -- Howie Carr, a conservative radio host and old friend of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, was told by the candidate not to apologize for whipping the...
article Right-Wing Media Adopt Trump’s “Pocahontas” Attacks On Elizabeth Warren (6/30/2016)
(USA) -- Right-wing media figures are joining presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in using the name “Pocahontas” as an attack against...
article You Can Now Buy a 'Make America Native Again' Hat Thanks to This Navajo Artist (6/30/2016)
(Arizona) -- We've seen a ton of spoofs of Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" hats, but this one is by far the best. Vanessa Bowen, a Navajo...
article Is Trump’s Pocahontas Remark Offensive? (6/21/2016)
(Arizona) -- It was the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare, who pondered what was in a name; after all, he said, a rose by any other would smell as sweet.
article Donald Trump’s Use of ‘Pocahontas’ Has Native Americans Worried (6/17/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- Donald J. Trump is heading west this weekend for rallies in Las Vegas and Phoenix and a fund-raiser at Barry M. Goldwater’s old estate, known...
article Trump falls back on racist ‘Pocahontas’ attack on Warren — after stewing all night (6/10/2016)
(USA) -- It took all night, but presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump slapped back at Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Twitter Friday morning after the Massachusetts...
23 Total Articles 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...
article Sidwell Friends bans Washington Redskins-themed clothing as offensive (6/17/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- The school that has educated children from the families of the last four Democratic presidents or vice presidents has decided to ban Washington...
6 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...
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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...
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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...
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Poker

article Jaclynn Moskow, professional poker player and doctor, exposes rampant sexism and anti-Semitism in the poker world — EXCLUSIVE AUDIO (6/26/2016)
(USA) -- Even for a skilled poker player, it was a big gamble, staring down a circle of sexist and anti-Semitic card sharks and hoping to come out on top.The world of...
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Election 2016

article Congressional Candidate Wants to “Make America White Again” (6/22/2016)
(Tennessee) -- Paraphrasing Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again,” Rick Tyler, an independent candidate in Tennessee’s Third Congressional...
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Other News

article Racism and discrimination “rampant” throughout ranks and elements of Canadian Armed Forces says report (1/22/2017)
(Canada) -- A report by the Defence Aboriginal Advisory Group says racism and discrimination “is a systemic issue” within Canadian Armed Forces that is...
article Manitoba premier criticized for indigenous night hunting 'race war' comments (1/20/2017)
(Manitoba) -- Manitoba’s premier is being criticized for saying indigenous people shouldn’t be night hunting and that the practice is creating a “race...
article Manitoba premier says indigenous night hunting is starting a 'race war' (1/20/2017)
(Manitoba) -- Manitoba's premier says indigenous people shouldn't be night hunting and the practice is creating what he calls a "race war." Brian...
article Study: Rutgers University Built on Racism (1/19/2017)
(New Jersey) -- Rutgers University, chartered by the Dutch Reformed Church in 1766, was founded on principles of racism, inequality and subjugation, an internal study...
article YWCA honors Grahn, Schulte for racial justice work (1/15/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Billy Bob Grahn and Karen Schulte confronted the ugliness of racism early in life. Grahn was a second-grader when his family moved from the Bad River...
article Hold offenders accountable for discrimination: human rights lawyer (1/9/2017)
(Canada) -- A CBC story about a controversial Kijiji ad has prompted a lawyer to encourage Indigenous people who have been discriminated against to file human rights...
article PODCAST: What Does Colten Boushie Say About Us? (1/7/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- In August 2016, a 22-year-old Indigenous man named Colten Boushie was shot and killed on a farm in rural Saskatchewan. Farmer Gerald Stanley has been...
article PODCAST: Is the Colten Boushie case a tipping point for race relations in Canada? (1/7/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- For Connie Walker, the Colten Boushie story shows how we need to expose the true relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada....
article Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, province asked to deal with controversial ice hut ad (1/5/2017)
(Sudbury) -- First Nations leaders in Ontario want action taken against an ice fishing hut rental company after it posted a controversial Kijiji ad that said status card...
article State, tribal leaders join voices against hate (1/4/2017)
(Montana) -- Montana public officials have come together in unified opposition of the recent intimidations made against the Jewish community in Whitefish. Together in a...
article Cheerleaders Behind Controversial ‘Trail of Tears’ Sign Unaware of Historical Significance (1/4/2017)
(Ohio) -- To prepare for a basketball game against their local rivals just before the holiday break, the cheerleaders at Brookfield High School in Ohio took to the...
article Ex-military members claim systemic racism in lawsuit (12/24/2016)
(Ottawa) -- Three former members of the Canadian Forces have filed a proposed class action lawsuit claiming "systemic racial discrimination and harassment"...
article First Nations women relieved by public commission announcement in Quebec (12/23/2016)
(Quebec) -- After weeks of public pressure, the Quebec government announced Wednesday they were launching a provincial inquiry into allegations of systemic racism...
article First Nation chief hopes new hockey tournament scores against racism (12/23/2016)
(Thunder Bay) -- Chief Peter Collins says inclusivity is the aim of a new hockey tournament and series of basketball games announced at Fort William First Nation in...
article Indigenous prisoners face discrimination, violence, say frontline workers (12/19/2016)
(Montreal) -- Armand MacKenzie spent 15 years representing Indigenous offenders before he quit the practice. MacKenzie, an Innu lawyer, said when an offender showed up...
article Indigenous military members endure 'systemic' racism, report claims (12/13/2016)
(Ottawa) -- Indigenous members of the Canadian military face "systemic racism," according to a draft report obtained by CBC News that calls for an external...
article Indigenous Val-d'Or residents face racial profiling, systemic discrimination, study suggests (12/9/2016)
(Quebec) -- A report released today suggests that police in Val-d'Or are racially profiling Indigenous people. Researchers Céline Bellot from l'Université de...
article Expert on systemic racism testifies at Craig McDougall inquest (12/9/2016)
(Manitoba) -- An expert on the interaction between Indigenous people and the justice system took the stand at the Craig McDougall inquest in Winnipeg Wednesday.
article Ottawa officer demoted for racist comments about Annie Pootoogook (12/9/2016)
(Ottawa) -- Ottawa police Sgt. Chris Hrnchiar will be demoted to constable for three months and will undergo sensitivity training for making racist online comments about...
article Sgt. Chris Hrnchiar to learn penalty for racist comments (12/7/2016)
(Ottawa) -- Ottawa police Sgt. Chris Hrnchiar is expected to find out his penalty Wednesday afternoon for making racist online comments about the death of Inuk artist...

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