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Indian Tribe Offers to Pay for Redskins Name Change, But Not in Washington

One American Indian tribe so offended by the name Redskins, they’re willing to pay to have it changed . . . just not the team in Washington.

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Mascot Issue

11/20/2017

article Opinion: Edmonton Eskimos is a racial slur and it’s time to stop using it
(Canada) -- The Edmonton Eskimos had a big football game Sunday and thousands of people in my hometown who hoped their team would make it to the Grey Cup were ultimately...

11/17/2017

article Controversial NYC Statues Should Be Left Alone, Commission Told
(New York) -- The future of controversial city statues went under public scrutiny Friday – with the majority of speakers saying they should be left alone. Several...

11/16/2017

article Students attempt to annihilate Aztec mascot
(California) -- A task force at San Diego State University (SDSU) led by the Native American Student Alliance (NASA) made another attempt last week to suspend the use of...

11/12/2017

article Mascot still in play at schools in Skowhegan
(Maine) -- The continuing debate over the use of Native American images and nicknames for school sports teams is not about a handful of complainers seeking their 15...
article MORON ALERT: Aztecs nickname has gotten a bum rap from the PC police
(California) -- Sez Me … I never have met an Aztec. A real, legitimate Aztec. Because there are no Aztecs anymore. Nor have I met a Trojan. Or Spartan. Or...

11/9/2017

article Native American Group Pushing to Change Keller H.S. Indians Mascot
(Texas) -- People gathered at the Keller ISD school board meeting Thursday night to demand the Keller High School mascot be changed from the Indians. But parents and...
article SDSU Passes Resolution to Retire Aztec Warrior Mascot
(California) -- The San Diego State University (SDSU) Senate passed a resolution to end the use of the Aztec Warrior mascot on Tuesday evening. The two-part resolution...
article Tulare Union slowly transitioning 'Redskins' to 'Tribe' identity
(California) -- It's been more than a year since Tulare Union High School changed its team name. For nearly a century, Tulare Union went by the Redskins. They're...

11/7/2017

article SDSU University Senate approves non-binding resolution to remove Aztec Warrior mascot
(California) -- San Diego State’s University Senate approved a resolution on Tuesday to remove the Aztec Warrior mascot and review the Aztecs nickname.
article University Senate passes resolution to retire use of human Aztec Warrior mascot
(California) -- The University Senate passed a resolution to retire the Aztec Warrior mascot and to form a task force to investigate the appropriateness of the continued...
article EDITORIAL: The only right answer in mascot debate is to stop using Native American logos and names
(Maine) -- Kudos to the Wells Ogunquit Community School District for quickly convening a group to reconsider the district high school’s warrior mascot and Indian...
article Our View: Caricatures of tribes wield tremendous power to hurt
(Maine) -- We don’t think whoever gave the green light to the Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Hunt for the Indian” business promotion meant...

11/4/2017

article Maine school moves forward with review of Native American logo
(Maine) -- A Maine high school that came under fire for its "Warriors" nickname and logo featuring a Native American in a feathered headdress has formed an...

11/3/2017

article Tribal organizations take on Washington NFL team with social media campaign
(Washington D.C.) -- An organization representing more than 50 Northwest tribes has launched a social media campaign meant to shame the Washington NFL team into giving...

10/30/2017

article MORON ALERT: Native American Guardian Association advocates for Chief Illiniwek
(Illinois) -- Saturday’s football game against Wisconsin was preceded by a Native American dance performance to show solidarity with the use of Chief Illiniwek...
article Student gov boycotts homecoming to protest 'cultural appropriation'
(Illinois) -- The University of Illinois Student Government boycotted this weekend’s homecoming parade to protest the inclusion of the Chief Illiniwek mascot and...

10/28/2017

article Here is footage from the protest against the “Chief” at the Homecoming parade
(Illinois) -- Earlier this week, it was announced that the "Chief" would be appearing at the Homecoming Parade tonight, despite the University of Illinois...
article Students protest Native American mascot at homecoming parade
(Illinois) -- Like every year, there's a lot of school spirit during homecoming. But this year, several students in Champaign, Illinois gathered to boycott the...

10/24/2017

article Maine Compass: Incident at Wells football game reveals institutionalized racism
(Maine) -- On Oct. 13 in Wells, a mother watched her son take the field as a quarterback for his high school football team. She probably felt proud of him, nervous for...

10/23/2017

article Wells superintendent defends district after claims of racism at football game
(Maine) -- A Lisbon woman has asked for a public apology from the Wells-Ogunquit Community School District for what she said was racist behavior at a recent Wells High...

10/20/2017

article Board to review Wells mascot and logo in response to complaints that Native Americans were mocked
(Maine) -- School officials may consider changing Wells High’s nickname and logo in the wake of complaints that Native Americans were mocked at a football game.
article School to review Native American logo after racism complaint
(Maine) -- A Maine high school will review its “Warriors” nickname and a logo featuring a Native American in a feathered headdress after a complaint of...
article Miami University unveils new logo honoring its connection with the Miami Tribe in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- The “Miami” in Miami University’s name is a mystery to too many students, say school officials. But the rich, historical connections to...

10/18/2017

article Wells reacts to mascot accusations
(Maine) -- As Wells superintendent of schools investigates a woman's claim students acted racially insensitive towards Native Americans, people living in town are...

10/14/2017

article Indians fan starts GoFundMe to remove 'racist' Chief Wahoo tattoo
(Ohio) -- After a tremendous regular season, the Cleveland Indians were removed from the playoffs early. Now, one of their fans is trying to remove a Chief Wahoo tattoo...

10/1/2017

article Marcola unveils new mascot design
(Oregon) -- The Marcola School District was home to the Mohawk Indians for nearly a century before the school board voted to do away with its longtime controversial...

9/10/2017

article Chicago Blackhawks’ Logo Ranked Last In Writer’s Twitter Post
(Illinois) -- An NHL writer for The Athletic had a little fun ranking the league’s team logos earlier this week, but Chicago Blackhawks fans won’t be pleased...

9/9/2017

article Petition To Change Council Rock North's Mascot Gains Steam
(Pennsylvania) -- An online petition to change Council Rock North's mascot from an Indian is gaining steam. As of Friday afternoon, 565 people have signed the Change.org...

9/5/2017

article Maryland high school bans Native American headdress worn to sports events after complaints that is 'disrespectful'
(Maryland) -- A Maryland high school has banned a headdress worn during athletic events following complaints about it being offensive to Native Americans. Students vote...
article Controversial mascot up for discussion in BOE meeting
(Kansas) -- USD 383 Board of Education will be holding a meeting Wednesday concerning the Manhattan High School Committee recommendations.

9/3/2017

article Young player refuses to wear Blackhawks-like logo, sparks controversy
(Calgary) -- The Chicago Blackhawks’ logo is one of the most iconic in hockey, as an Original Six team. It’s also a point of increasing controversy, as...

9/1/2017

article Dueling petitions over Native American headdress spark controversy at Linganore
(Ohio) -- A headdress worn by the leader of the student section during athletic events at Linganore High School has been banned. Linganore Principal Nancy Doll confirmed...
article Headdress causes controversy at a Frederick County high school
(Maryland) -- A decades old tradition at a Frederick County High School has come to an end after some people complained students were being insensitive to Native...

8/31/2017

article Chief Wahoo protester charged with theft of grant money to help Native Americans
(Ohio) -- A man who has held protests saying the Cleveland Indians’ Chief Wahoo mascot is racist faces federal charges over allegations he stole money from federal...
article Maryland school prohibits students from wearing 'racially demeaning' Redskins apparel
(Maryland) -- A Maryland school is barring students from wearing Washington Redskins gear on campus, calling the team name "insulting and offensive" and the...

8/30/2017

article Olson: Change University of Illinois' nickname now
(Illinois) -- The University of Illinois needs a new nickname for its athletic teams. Actually, it needs a new nickname decades ago. I’ve never made a secret of...
article U of I discontinues War Chant
(Illinois) -- The University of Illinois Athletic Department confirms it has retired the war chant. Thursday night when students started the chant at a soccer game they...

8/29/2017

article UI chancellor: Dropping 'war chant' was my call
(Illinois) -- Following a decision to drop the "war chant" from Illini athletic events, Chancellor Robert Jones reiterated Monday that the campus has no plans...

8/28/2017

article Confusion follows retiring of ‘War Chant’
(Illinois) -- While neither student government members nor Illini Pride officials were included in the discussions, the University has retired the “Fighting Illini...
article Illinois Athletics Director: I Love Our War Chant, But We're Getting Rid Of It For Some Reason
(Illinois) -- The University of Illinois announced today that they would stop their traditional practice of playing “war chant” music at athletic events, a...

8/26/2017

article 'War chant' decision in works for more than a year
(Illinois) -- The “war chant” music, a fixture at Illini games that also drew criticism for stereotyping Native Americans, will no longer be played during...
article COLUMN: Rip off the Band-Aid. Illinois must finally remove all links to Chief Illiniwek
(Illinois) -- Illinois has chipped away at its history of using Native American imagery at sporting events. In 2007, at the insistence of the NCAA, the school banned the...
article Illini end 'war chant' song at sporting events
(Illinois) -- Native American groups applauded the University of Illinois' decision to no longer allow a "war chant" to be played during sporting events,...

8/25/2017

article University bans 'war chant' at games years after retiring Chief Illiniwek mascot
(Illinois) -- The University of Illinois has eliminated a "war chant" song at athletic games, according to news reports. The school's Chief Illiniwek...

8/22/2017

article Shirts featuring offensive term for Indigenous women pulled from Simons in Calgary after complaints
(Calgary) -- Denim shirts embroidered with an offensive word referring to Indigenous women were pulled Monday from the Calgary store of fashion retailer Simons following...

8/21/2017

article Ripon High School’s Indian mascot makes mockery of Native Americans
(California) -- As a Native woman and Social Worker, part of my job includes visiting schools to check in with students.

8/8/2017

article Turners Indian advocate suggests keeping logo with modifications
(Massachusetts) -- At Tuesday night’s Gill-Montague School Committee meeting, Chris Pinardi unveiled a plan to involve Native American tribes and groups in a...

8/3/2017

article OP/ED: Racism, ignorance fuel resistance to drop Indian chief logo
(California) -- I can’t believe we’re still talking about this. Our Winters High School Warrior mascot — an Indian chief in full headdress — is...

7/26/2017

article California Native: Dahkota Brown On Passing Law Banning Racial Mascots
(California) -- In this segment of California Native we meet Dahkota Kicking Bear Brown, a Native American activist and Wilton Miwok youth leader. As a high-school...

7/24/2017

article Twenty Years of Fighting Native American Mascots with “In Whose Honor?”
(Illinois) -- wenty years ago, on July 15, 1997, at precisely 8PM Central time, I took my dog out for a walk. I don’t remember that exact detail because of a legal...

7/13/2017

article Among Mass. Natives, Mascot Issue Reveals A Mix Of Pride And Pain
(Massachusetts) -- At the annual powwow of the Wollomonuppoag Inter-Tribal Council in Attleboro, dozens of native people and their guests take time to dance, buy and...

7/12/2017

article Schuette: Schools can’t be fined for Indian logos
(Michigan) -- The state superintendent of schools doesn’t have the authority to withhold state funding from school districts that use Native American mascots or...

7/10/2017

article School boss can’t fine districts for Indian mascot names
(Michigan) -- Although Brian Whiston, state superintendent of public instruction, has a broad range of powers, they don’t stretch far enough to withhold state...

6/28/2017

article Meet the man behind fight to keep Indians logo out of Canada
(Canada) -- The Canadian History Hall will open on Canada Day in the Canadian Museum of History, where the fingerprints of Douglas Cardinal are everywhere. He is the...

6/24/2017

article The Slants win Supreme Court case over disparaging trademarks
(Washington D.C.) -- After being embroiled in a legal battle for almost eight years, Asian-American rock outfit The Slants have emerged victorious, with the US Supreme...
article MI senator aims to ban use of Redskins mascot
(Michigan) -- It’s become a seemingly endless debate: should schools in West Michigan get rid of the Redskins mascot? Belding’s school board voted to drop it...
article OP/ED: Whether or not to err on the side of caution
(Massachusetts) -- By now you’ve probably heard about the bill being debated in the Massachusetts legislature that is proposing a ban on using Native American...

6/23/2017

article Councilor opposes bill banning Native American mascots
(Massachusetts) -- A Quincy city councilor is pushing back against state legislation that would prohibit the use of Native American mascots in public schools.
article State says North Douglas School District is not in compliance with Native American mascot reporting
(Oregon) -- With a July 1 deadline looming, North Douglas School District is among three in Oregon at risk of losing state funds for not complying with state Native...

6/21/2017

article Editorial: Recognize harm of Native American mascots
(Massachusetts) -- It is indeed a very sad moment when Amalia Fourhawks has to school our Legislature and those in our populous who remain unmoved by the mistreatment of...

6/18/2017

article Catholic university picks new nickname, dropping ‘Crusaders’
(Pennsylvania) -- A Roman Catholic university in Pennsylvania has dropped the Crusaders for the Golden Wolves. Alvernia University in Reading announced the name change...
article OP/ED: Letter: Opposes bill to ban Native American mascots
(Massachusetts) -- I write to express my opposition to the state Legislature’s Bill S. 291. I grew up in Connecticut near the Quinebaug River on a 180-acre farm...

6/13/2017

article Saugus School Committee united in opposition to bill that would prohibit Native American mascots/logos in schools
(Massachusetts) -- Wearing matching red T-shirts with the message “Great Day to be a Sachem,” School Committee members presented a unified front in...

6/11/2017

article Involves Tewksbury’s Redmen: Mascot bill heard at State House this week
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing whether to ban the use of Native American mas­cots in public schools — a proposal that drew strong...
article ‘Playing Indian’: Nipmucs offer views on proposed anti-mascot bill
(Massachusetts) -- Walter A. Vickers, also called Natachaman, former chief of the Hassanamisco Nipmucs of Grafton, used to root for the old Boston Braves, whose baseball...

6/10/2017

article Involves Tewksbury’s Redmen: Mascot bill heard at State House this week
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing whether to ban the use of Native American mas­cots in public schools — a proposal that drew strong...
article Little support, long odds seen for anti-mascot bill
(Massachusetts) -- Debate over a ban on Native American mascots in Massachusetts public schools is playing out in a commonwealth with an Indian name, with an Indian on...

6/9/2017

article Massachusetts lawmakers debate bill that would ban Native American mascots in schools
(Massachusetts) -- During a public hearing on Tuesday, Massachusetts lawmakers debated a bill that would ban the use of Native American mascots in public schools. The...
article Rosenberg opposes statewide ban on Native American school mascots
(Massachusetts) -- Senate President Stanley Rosenberg this week staked out a position against a statewide ban against Native American mascots as school mascots, saying...

6/7/2017

article Rosenberg says he is against state mascot ban
(Massachusetts) -- Senate President Stanley Rosenberg on Tuesday staked out a position against a statewide ban on Native American mascots, saying the issue should be...

6/6/2017

article Bill banning use of Native American mascots in public schools subject of Beacon Hill hearing
(Massachusetts) -- A bill that would ban the use of Native American mascots in public schools in Massachusetts is heading to a hearing before the Legislature’s...
article Rosenberg Opposes Statewide Ban On Native American Mascots
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg said he opposes a ban on Native American mascots in public schools. A bill proposed in the legislature...
article State rep calls Native American mascots bill pending in Massachusetts Legislature 'political correctness run amok'
(Massachusetts) -- Around 40 Massachusetts schools use Native American imagery and themes for their mascots and logos, according to a parent seeking to ban the practice.

6/5/2017

article Bill banning Native American mascot names at public schools to be discussed
(Massachusetts) -- The proposed bill banning the use of Native American mascots in public schools will be heard during a hearing Tuesday at the Statehouse. The bill,...

6/3/2017

article Massachusetts bill would ban Native American school mascots
(Massachusetts) -- A bill that would ban the use of Native American mascots in public schools in Massachusetts is heading to a public hearing.
article State legislature to discuss Native American mascots ban
(Massachusetts) -- The state legislature is about to tackle the sensitive issue of banning Native American mascots at Massachusetts public schools. The bill defines a...
article Residents react to Native American mascot debate
(Massachusetts) -- It’s been an on-going debate across the country – whether sports teams should use Native American mascots. Lawmakers will have the final...

5/23/2017

article Stand against offensive team name in Kalamazoo
(Michigan) -- Kalamazoo Schools may be the first in the state to leave out the name of an offensive team mascot when making field announcements over the P.A. system at a...
article Couple calls on Ontario government to ban Indigenous logos, mascots in schools
(Ontario) -- Lynne Courchene remembers the time she and her family were in an Ottawa-area toy store when members of the Copper Cliff minor hockey team walked in. "...

5/22/2017

article 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' continues its takedown of the Washington Redskins name
(Washington) -- Last year, the second season of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock's "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" ended with a very specific cliffhanger: a plan to...
article Native American professor calls out student for Chicago Blackhawks sweatshirt
(Minnesota) -- Instructor Jacobs, a Native American, and adjunct professor Tricia Fenrick were having their students watch the movie "Dakota 38," which tells...

5/21/2017

article OP/ED: Baker: Native American warriors, my people are not your mascot
(Michigan) -- My northern Michigan high school still has the image of a Native American warrior as their school mascot. I am a young Native American woman, member of the...

5/16/2017

article Student apologizes for Blackhawks sweatshirt in class
(Illinois) -- On April 25, student Cody Albrecht issued a public apology for wearing a Blackhawks sweatshirt a week prior in class Social Perspectives, Human Worth and...

5/15/2017

article Montague residents considering question to save “Indians” nickname
(Massachusetts) -- Many Montague residents were upset when The Gill Montague Regional School Committee removed the Turners Falls High School Indians mascot. They...

5/10/2017

article Fate of Napa High Indian debated at school board hearing
(California) -- The fate of the Napa High School Indian continued its emotional course Tuesday night as the school board held its second special meeting so people could...

5/9/2017

article Erving residents vote to keep, but alter “Indians” logo
(Massachusetts) -- The Gill-Montague Regional School Committee decided in February to remove the Indians mascot for Turners Falls High School. But Montague residents can...

4/19/2017

article SDSU student council rejects resolution to retire Aztecs mascot
(California) -- In a four-hour meeting Wednesday night, the SDSU Associated Students Council rejected a resolution to retire the Aztec mascot and the school's Aztecs...
article The San Diego State Aztecs mascot debate is over — for now
(California) -- It’s official: You don’t need to change your SDSU Aztecs tattoos. Student representatives at San Diego State University narrowly voted...

4/18/2017

article Vote to be held Wednesday to get rid of Aztec mascot
(California) -- Students at San Diego State are making a new push to get the university to retire its Aztec mascot. They say it's a "racialized stereotype of...

4/17/2017

article Native American Students Push San Diego State to Retire Controversial Aztec Mascot
(California) -- In 2001, San Diego State University dropped Monty Montezuma – a culturally insensitive cartoon figure that served as the school’s mascot...
article Tribe Working To Make Sure Money Isn't Obstacle In School Mascot Debate
(Michigan) -- Many schools in Michigan have grappled with whether they should dump Native American mascots and nicknames. Plenty of things can stand in the way: history...

4/7/2017

article Debate rages at Napa High as school is poised to retire 'Indian' mascot
(California) -- An emotional meeting in Napa Thursday night, debated the future of a school mascot, more than one hundred years old. Napa High School is poised to retire...

4/6/2017

article State superintendent aims to fine districts which maintain Native American mascots, logos
(Michigan) -- Oh, where the Braves are massed together we’ll ever sing this melody: red, white – fight, fight! The lyrics of the Tawas Area Schools (TAS)...

3/28/2017

article Group to mull mascot change
(Kansas) -- A Manhattan High School mascot committee will have a fifth item to consider when it begins meeting: whether the school board should remove the Indian mascot.

3/23/2017

article Downriver high school teams with offensive Native American logos could face penalty
(Michigan) -- Local teams that refuse to remove Native American mascots and logos could soon face a penalty, but the key word is “offensive.”

3/22/2017

article Community Voices: Native American students challenge use of harmful mascots in film ‘You’re Honoring Who?’
(Minnesota) -- “I think in sports teams especially, that we would take something that brings people together and cause a cultural group of people in our country so...

3/20/2017

article Paw Paw keeps racist mascot, state ups ante
(Michigan) -- It almost causes me physical pain to say this, but the high school football team in Paw Paw, Mich., should be allowed to keep its racist mascot.

3/17/2017

article District considering next moves after tribe rescinds permission for use of Indian mascot, but no timetable in place
(Oklahoma) -- Shawnee Mission School District Superintendent Jim Hinson on Thursday said there are “groups” in the district talking about how to proceed in...

3/16/2017

article Native American Mascots Could Bring Financial Penalties
(Indiana) -- State Superintendent Brian Whiston is waiting for word from the attorney general’s office on whether he can cut funding for school districts with...

3/10/2017

article NOBEL: Should the state adopt legislation banning the use of Native American symbols for mascots?
(Massachusetts) -- It is time for Massachusetts to face the issue of public schools using offensive race-based symbols for their athletic team mascots. When teams employ...

3/5/2017

article School Committee Stands by Foxborough Warrior Name, Logo
(Massachusetts) -- Despite the filing of a bill in the state Senate that would outlaw the use of Native American names and logos for schools, officials in Foxborough say...

3/4/2017

article OP/ED: Don't reduce a people to a mascot
(California) -- The time has surely come to stop using a beleaguered race for sporting mascots. After all, Native Americans –“Indians” as we often call...
article OP/ED: Dear Gov. Hamilton, How Can You Publicly Endorse Indian Mascot?
(Oklahoma) -- My name is Alison Black and I am a tribal member living in Northern Oklahoma. My mother is the late Freda Ann Roman Nose (Primeaux), a full blood Cheyenne...

3/1/2017

article Bill proposed to ban Mass. high schools from using Native American mascots
(Massachusetts) -- Two local state representatives are backing a bill that would ban high schools from using Native American team names, mascots, or logos. It came to a...
article After LHS student raises concerns, tribal chief wants to rescind Shawnee Mission North’s use of Indian mascot
(Oklahoma) -- The chief of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma says she is recommending the tribe’s business committee rescind permission given to Shawnee...
article Proposal to drop Napa High Indian mascot draws protests
(California) -- Napa High School announced Wednesday morning that it may drop its Indian mascot name after a school district committee recommended it be changed....

2/28/2017

article After LHS student raises concerns, tribal chief wants to rescind Shawnee Mission North’s use of Indian mascot
(Kansas) -- The chief of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma says she is recommending the tribe’s business committee rescind permission given to Shawnee Mission...

2/27/2017

article San Diego State U. Native American group wants school’s ‘Aztec’ mascot eliminated
(California) -- The Native American Student Alliance at San Diego State University held an event on February 15 to “discuss” ditching the college’s...

2/22/2017

article Bill Aims To Ban High Schools' Native American Team Names, Logos, Mascots
(Massachusetts) -- An evergreen source of controversy and debate is the use of Native-American- themed sports team names. It may be bubbling up again in Massachusetts....
article MORON ALERT: Nick in the AM: Chief Illiniwek recalls the 'Last Dance'
(Illinois) -- It's been 10 years since Chief Illiniwek performed for the final official time at the University of Illinois. As far as the final official portrayer of...

2/15/2017

article After Months Of Debate Over ‘Indians,’ New Mascot Coming To Turners Falls
(Massachusetts) -- Turners Falls High school will be getting a new mascot, now that the Gill-Montague School Committee — following months of contentiousness...

2/14/2017

article Native American tribes give blessing for El Reno High School’s mascot
(Oklahoma) -- Members from the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes met with the El Reno Board of Education Monday night to sign a spirit charter, which was created to support...
article Gill-Montague school board votes to remove Turners Indian mascot
(Massachusetts) -- The Gill-Montague Regional School Committee has voted to change the Turners Falls High School mascot from the “Indians” in a 6-3 vote on...

2/13/2017

article Mohawk High School in Marcola drops Indians as mascot name
(Oregon) -- Mohawk High School teams have been known as the Indians since the Oregon school was established in the late 1920s. That's about to change.
article 'Indian Head' at Luna Stage takes on offensive mascots, with mixed success
(New Jersey) -- Nikkole Salter's world-premiere "Indian Head," commissioned by West Orange's Luna Stage Company, is a play with an important message...

2/11/2017

article Nikkole Salter's 'Indian Head' Premieres Play at Luna Stage
(New Jersey) -- Bloomfield playwright Nikkole Salter’s “Indian Head” – which focuses on the misuse of the word Indian and Native American images...
article Letters to the editor: Conrad mascot change unfair
(Delaware) -- I am a 1956 graduate of Conrad High School. Since it has been noted that the school has had to change its Redskins mascot, does that mean that Washington...
article Mohawk High School to drop Indian mascot
(Oregon) -- The Marcola School District will be looking for a new mascot to represent its high school and officially do away with its longtime controversial mascot, the...

1/25/2017

article Bill filed in state Senate would ban use of Native American mascots
(Massachusetts) -- A bill that would ban the use of Native American mascots and imagery in Massachusetts high schools has been filed in the state Senate. The bill,...
article Bill takes aim at Native American-themed mascots
(Massachusetts) -- Efforts to ban the use of Native American-themed school mascots have divided Massachusetts communities. Now, a measure introduced in the state...
article Tewksbury Resident Wants Native American Logos Banned At Public Schools
(Massachusetts) -- A Tewksbury resident wants state lawmakers to ban the use of Native American symbols and logos at public schools. After losing a battle to change...

1/21/2017

article NAPABA disagrees with band in trademark case
(Washington D.C.) -- The United States Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments on two cases — Lee v. Tam and Ziglar v. Abbasi — that will have a...
article Offensive image, quick backlash bring swift end to Mankato commemorative rifle
(Minnesota) -- A few weeks ago, as I sat down with my morning coffee to read the news of the day in the Free Press, a glossy advertisement dropped from the folded...

1/20/2017

article GTA school boards to review Indigenous team names, mascots and logos
(Toronto) -- Ontario’s deputy minister of education is asking schools to take a hard look at their use of indigenous symbols, according to a memo to the directors...

1/15/2017

article Supreme Court to hear free speech clash over offensive trademarks
(New York) -- The Slants aren’t exactly a household name when it comes to music, but the Asian-American rock band has certainly made its mark in the legal world. The...

1/4/2017

article Money being made available for schools looking to change mascots
(Michigan) -- More than a half million dollars in grant money is being made available to schools and local organizations to improve awareness and educate people on...

1/3/2017

article Casino revenue to fund mascot changes, infrastructure
(Michigan) -- Revenue from FireKeepers Casino Hotel will be used for projects related to promoting Native American history, including doing away with potentially...
article New state-tribe agreement may help schools nix Native American mascots
(Michigan) -- Schools with Native American mascots could get resources to change those under a new agreement between the state and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the...

12/23/2016

article Here’s why Native American mascots are inappropriate
(Washington) -- The question today is “Should the use of Native American mascots be banned?” Yes, it should be banned. Some believe that it shouldn’t...

12/22/2016

article A Town Called Whiteland Fights For Its Native American School Mascot
(Indiana) -- It's just perfect that a town called Whiteland is losing its mind over the possibility of its local school kiboshing a Native American mascot. Actually...

12/20/2016

article Controversy brewing over Whiteland Warrior school mascot
(Indiana) -- There is controversy brewing in one local town over the school mascot. People want to know if the Whiteland Warriors will be getting a new logo or not....

12/19/2016

article Belding school board unanimously votes to remove “Redskins” mascot
(Michigan) -- The Belding Area Schools Board of Education unanimously voted Monday night to drop their controversial ‘Redskins’ mascot. The meeting was...

12/16/2016

article Kalma’s Charlie Chinook Getting a Tribe Approved Makeover
(Washington) -- The Kalama High School mascot, long considered to be a racist representation of Native Americans, is finally getting a culturally accurate update....

12/14/2016

article BCSD to remove controversial mascots
(California) -- The Bakersfield City School District will remove controversial Native American mascots from two local schools. Wayside and Frank West Elementary...

12/13/2016

article Native American speakers focus on impact of mascot, call for education during Turners Falls forum
(Massachusetts) -- Two local Native American speakers called for more education during their presentation at the third community event in the ongoing review of the...

12/11/2016

article Let’s grasp this rare opportunity: Native culture can unite mascot adversaries
(Kansas) -- Now that the dust has started to settle in the matter of the Indian mascot at Manhattan High School, we’d like to propose a way forward. We think there...

12/6/2016

article Douglas County schools contend with state's Native American mascot ruling
(Oregon) -- Two Douglas County school districts have made provisions to drop their Native American mascots following a decision made by the Oregon Board of Education.

12/5/2016

article G-M school district denounces use of Tomahawk chop, headdress at football game
(Massachusetts) -- School Superintendent Michael Sullivan has denounced the display of the “Tomahawk Chop” and a Native American headdress at the...

12/2/2016

article Schools speak regarding Native American mascots
(Illinois) -- A harmful Native American mascots discussion was hosted on Illinois Valley Community College's campus earlier in the month. Amanda Cook-Fesperman,...

11/21/2016

article Complaint about Mississauga Indigenous team names comes to Human Rights Tribunal today
(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
(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...

11/20/2016

article Chiefs Working With American Indian Group on Team Traditions
(Missouri) -- The Kansas City Chiefs are collaborating with the American Indian Community Working Group to address concerns that some of their traditions are considered...

11/14/2016

article Chowchilla High changes Redskins mascot to Tribe
(California) -- Bowing to the new state ban on their Redskins mascot, the Chowchilla Union High School District board of trustees has voted to change their nickname to...

11/8/2016

article Chowchilla High changes Redskins mascot to Tribe
(California) -- Bowing to the new state ban on their Redskins mascot, the Chowchilla Union High School District board of trustees has voted to change their nickname to...

11/7/2016

article UND officials 'disgusted' by offensive T-shirt spotted at NDSU football game
(North Dakota) -- UND officials said they are “disgusted” by a vulgar T-shirt depicting a Native American and the university’s new Fighting Hawks logo...

10/28/2016

article Cheerleaders Display "Trail Of Tears" Banner Before Game Against Team With Indian Mascot
(Ohio) -- Tonight’s Ohio high school football game between the Greenfield-McClain Tigers and Hillsboro Indians featured this embarrassing banner presented by the...

10/27/2016

article Manhattan mascot may be replaced, but at high cost to school district
(Kansas) -- Manhattan High School’s 48-0 football win over Emporia High School Oct. 14 might have been the last homecoming with the current mascot. MHS, whose...

10/21/2016

article Yale criticized for use of Dartmouth Indian images
(Connecticut) -- On Oct. 8, Yale University’s program covers for the 100th Yale-Dartmouth football game featured Native American imagery that immediately drew...

10/12/2016

article Jays broadcaster Howarth hasn’t used Indians nickname in over 25 years
(Toronto) -- Blue Jays broadcaster Jerry Howarth won't be using the word "Indians" when he calls the American League Championship Series between Toronto...
article Keyport School District votes to keep Native American ‘Red Raiders’ mascot
(New Jersey) -- Keyport school officials have voted to keep a controversial Native American mascot, the Red Raider. The issue regarding the Indian Chief logo was raised...
article Yale apologizes for offensive Native American retro program imagery on Saturday's program cover
(Connecticut) -- Yale has apologized for its choice of past program covers for a historic program collage on the cover of its program for Saturday’s game vs....

10/11/2016

article Mascot debate continues at Belding Schools
(Michigan) -- Should Belding Area Schools keep the Redskins as their mascot? It's a debate that's been going on in the district for months, and the conversation...

10/10/2016

article Yale Apologizes For "Dehumanizing Images Of Redface" In Football Program
(Connecticut) -- Yale and Dartmouth played their 100th football game against each other this weekend. Yale won, 21-13, for their first win of the season, but the...

10/5/2016

article Native American mascots popular in Kansas high schools
(Kansas) -- Native American mascots are popular among Kansas high schools even as a national debate brews over whether they should be eliminated. The Manhattan Mercury...

9/22/2016

article California Today: The Debate Over Indian Mascots and Imagery
(California) -- Insults are just part of life in California, according to many Native Americans in the state. Last year, for example, there was the Senate candidate...
article Editorial: Mascot debate promises to be fair, open
(Massachusetts) -- The Gill-Montague Regional School Committee is trying hard to give everyone plenty of time and space to consider the Turners Falls High School “...

9/20/2016

article Competing calls to ditch, keep Turners Falls High School Indian mascot
(Massachusetts) -- A division has emerged this fall over whether Turners Falls High School should ditch its Indians mascot, with community members circulating dueling...

9/19/2016

article Belding school board discusses changing controversial mascot
(Michigan) -- Embrace a controversial mascot, or get rid of it? That's the question parents and school district leaders are trying to tackle in Belding. The district...

9/16/2016

article 'Scalp the Indians' homecoming float disassembled; Coweta Public Schools issues apology
(Oklahoma) -- Coweta Public Schools has apologized for a homecoming float that many parents and residents found offensive. Photos of the float depicting a dead Native...

9/9/2016

article Rally will push for abolition of "chieftain" mascot by Paw Paw schools
(Michigan) -- A rally and march are planned Saturday during the annual Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival to request the abolition of the "chieftain" mascot by...

8/24/2016

article The real history of Native American team names
(Washington D.C.) -- Native American team names mean honor and respect. That’s what executives of pro sports clubs often say. History tells a different story....

8/16/2016

article Teacher lobbying for Ontario schools to eliminate racist team names, mascots
(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...

8/14/2016

article U of Illinois Can’t Shake Its “Hostile and Abusive” Chief Illiniwek Mascot. Is a Crackdown Coming?
(Illinois) -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign banned its mascot, Chief Illiniwek, in 2007 after the NCAA deemed it portrayal of a Native American as...

8/8/2016

article A message for Exeter Chiefs rugby club from a member of the Crow Creek Dakota Sioux tribe
(UK) -- After the recent claims the Exeter Chiefs use of American Indian imagery is offensive to Native Americans, we asked Devon-based expert Dr Stephanie Pratt for her...

8/4/2016

article Exeter Chiefs urged to change 'offensive' name by Native American expert
(UK) -- Exeter Chiefs rugby club has been urged to change its name and stop "playing Indian" by an expert in Native American history. Dr Rachel Herrmann from...

8/3/2016

article Boise High logo covered up, district says it is 'disrespectful'
(Idaho) -- What was once a symbol of Boise High School is now a blank space. The school district decided to paint over the mural on their old gym a few weeks ago - a...

7/21/2016

article MORON ALERT: Baldwin High School keeps Native American mascot
(California) -- Keelie Johnson and Sidney Bryan are senior band members at Baldwin High School. Johnson said she bleeds black and red. “I love the band,”said...

7/20/2016

article Skowhegan schools keep ‘Indians’ mascot and stand for what they should oppose
(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...

7/18/2016

article School district in Castlewood, SD, ditches Native American logo
(South Dakota) -- Another school district in South Dakota has decided to stop displaying Native American imagery in its school logo. The Castlewood School Board honored...

7/17/2016

article Castlewood School District ditches Native American logo
(South Dakota) -- Another school district in South Dakota has decided to stop displaying Native American imagery in its school logo. The Castlewood School Board honored...

6/27/2016

article Communication, Partnership Are Key To Strasburg's Decision To Keep 'Indians' Mascot
(Colorado) -- American Indian mascots draw controversy. They're most visible as the logos of sports teams… and some in Colorado call some of the symbols...

6/19/2016

article Longtime Cleveland American Indian Leader Explains the History of Cleveland logo to Longest Walk
(South Carolina) -- Robert Roche (Chiricahua Apache) is currently at the Longest Walk 5 based at the Waccamaw tribal grounds in Aynor, South Carolina, headed by Dennis...

6/17/2016

article Connections: The Shift Away From Native American Themes In Sports Mascots
(USA) -- The owners of the Cleveland Indians acknowledged recently that they pulling back from using "Chief Wahoo" as the team's main logo. That change is...

6/15/2016

article Curse of Chief Illiniwek?
(Illinois) -- February 21, 2007. A day in University of Illinois history that all true blue and orange fans know, and wish never happened: The Last Dance. Chief...

6/14/2016

article MORON ALERT: Removing Onteora mascot an injustice to Native Americans
(New York) -- Dear Editor: Those who chose to remove the Indian as the Onteora school district mascot have done the Native American community an injustice. By removing...

6/8/2016

article New Springfield AHL team won't be named Indians; name to be released next week
(Massachusetts) -- Ownership group member Paul Picknelly could not disclose what the name of Springfield's new AHL team would be, but he could eliminate a few...

5/20/2016

article Pentucket mulls using original Sachem symbol
(Connecticut) -- A change to the Pentucket Regional School District’s mascot could mean a return to the way things used to be. At a recent meeting, a majority of...

5/16/2016

article Offensive nickname? Just choose another word
(Illinois) -- Marist Principal Larry Tucker, while polite enough to return my call, was certain he couldn't help me. "I haven't thought about it in years,...
article Two Toronto-area schools pull sports teams’ indigenous imagery
(Toronto) -- Two Toronto-area high schools will be removing native imagery and names from their sports teams by the fall – part of a wider movement among educators...

5/14/2016

article Belding Area Schools and community review use of longtime mascot
(Michigan) -- A national debate has hit home for residents of Belding. The usage of Native American-derived mascots for sports teams has been debated for years, but a...

5/9/2016

article Symbol of pride or racism? Pentucket mascot debated
(Massachusetts) -- Despite which side of the debate they were on, most of the 40 or so people who attended a recent public hearing on whether to change the Pentucket...
article Bernstein: Illinois Considering Tougher Stand Against The Chief
(Illinois) -- Some powerful people at the University of Illinois are tired of their school being known more for scandal and divisive symbolism than academic excellence.
article Illini will come up with worthy mascot
(Illinois) -- When St. John’s University was forced to abandon its native American nickname, Redmen, several years ago, it not only came up with a new moniker, Red...

5/6/2016

article 2 Peel high schools to change Aboriginal sports team name, logos
(Toronto) -- One high school in Peel region is going to change the name of its sports teams, and another is going to change its team logos, because they are seen as...

5/5/2016

article Contest aims to replace Indian mascot in Onteora
(New York) -- The Onteora High School Student Government is conducting a contest to find a school mascot and team name that doesn’t involve a race of people. The...
article Time for Illinois to move on in mascot debate
(Illinois) -- At an Illinois basketball game this winter, I spent halftime with a student and his support team who decorated him in war paint and adorned him with a...

5/4/2016

article Illinois seeks new mascot 9 years after Chief Illiniwek's removal
(Illinois) -- Nine years after it retired Chief Illiniwek under pressure from the NCAA, the University of Illinois will begin the search for a new mascot, interim...

5/3/2016

article Native Americans, Del. high school alums debate appropriateness of 'Redskins' nickname
(Delaware) -- The nickname for the Conrad Schools of Science (Wilmington, Del.) may not be the Redskins for much longer. Following a contentious vote Monday night, a...
article Redskins name divides Conrad community
(Delaware) -- Conrad was one of hundreds of high schools across the country that called its sports teams the "Redskins" when it opened in 1935. At that point,...

5/2/2016

article Illinois to select new mascot; Chief Illiniwek backers 'not going to stop'
(Illinois) -- Having banned Chief Illiniwek in 2007 amid protests and in response to an NCAA edict, Illinois will select a new mascot for the university, interim...

5/1/2016

article Schools seek path forward on Native American names, symbols
(Colorado) -- Everybody wants to be a Cheyenne Mountain Indian, says student and tennis player Grace Cossin. As Grace points out, the 1,255-pupil school, on the west...

4/30/2016

article Schools seek path forward on Native American names, symbols
(Colorado) -- Everybody wants to be a Cheyenne Mountain Indian, says student and tennis player Grace Cossin. As Grace points out, the 1,255-pupil school, on the west...

4/25/2016

article Tribune opinion: Native American mascot issue not going away any time soon
(Colorado) -- Twice the Colorado legislature has tried to address Native American mascots in Colorado’s public schools. Twice it has failed. But make no mistake,...

4/24/2016

article Betty Heath: Respect and honor
(Colorado) -- This morning I was reading about the public school mascot debate that began several months ago.
article MISSOULIAN EDITORIAL: Time to talk about Montana's school mascots
(Montana) -- Stereotype: a simplified and standardized conception or image invested with special meaning and held in common by members of a group. – Dictionary.com
article Springs-area schools seek path forward on Native American names, symbols
(Colorado) -- Everybody wants to be a Cheyenne Mountain Indian, says student and tennis player Grace Cossin.

4/21/2016

article A Word With The Exec Of The Colorado Commission Of Indian Affairs On The School Mascots Report
(Colorado) -- A Colorado commission studying American Indian representations in public schools released a report that recommends that schools not use American Indian...
article Q & A: Engaging Schools in Native American Mascots and Imagery
(Colorado) -- The Governor's commission studying American Indian representations in public schools released its report this week. The group recommends that public...
article Tulare Union High trustees mull mascot options
(California) -- The Tulare Joint Union High School District board on Thursday took up the issue of choosing a new mascot for the school but is far from making a decision...

4/20/2016

article Colorado panel urges schools to drop Native American mascots
(Colorado) -- Colorado officials and tribal leaders are urging public schools to eliminate Native American mascots unless they partner with tribes, calling it a unique...

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