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Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum
Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum (August 21, 2019)

From freeing Indian activist Leonard Peltier to improving Indian health care, the 2020 candidates for president didn't run from the difficult issues at the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.


Presidential candidates focus on Native issues at historic forum
Presidential candidates focus on Native issues at historic forum (August 20, 2019)

Democratic presidential candidates are reaching out to Native voters at a historic forum in one of the most critical states in the 2020 campaign.


Elizabeth Warren vows sweeping improvements in Indian policy as president
Elizabeth Warren vows sweeping improvements in Indian policy as president (August 16, 2019)

With a prominent Indian Country figure as a supporter, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is promising major changes in the federal-tribal relationship.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Where does Donald Trump want Indians to 'go back' to?
Ivan Star Comes Out: Where does Donald Trump want Indians to 'go back' to? (July 19, 2019)

I endured a war on their behalf and acquired diseases as a result, yet I am still a 'damn Indian.'


Native lawmakers divided over rebuke of President Trump's 'racist' tweets
Native lawmakers divided over rebuke of President Trump's 'racist' tweets (July 16, 2019)

'Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body!' the president asserted as lawmakers voted along party lines to condemn comments directed at minority women of Congress.


The Conversation: A long overdue for Cherokee actor Wes Studi
The Conversation: A long overdue for Cherokee actor Wes Studi (July 10, 2019)

Wes Studi will make Oscar history by receiving an Academy of Motion Pictures honorary award in October 2019.


'We were born for this': Native women overcome obstacles in the legal field
'We were born for this': Native women overcome obstacles in the legal field (May 3, 2019)

Opportunities for advancement within the legal profession are often rare for female Native attorneys but many are breaking new ground.


Tim Giago: A brief history of the fight against 'Indian' mascots
Tim Giago: A brief history of the fight against 'Indian' mascots (March 11, 2019)

Stick to the lions, tigers and bears, and leave human beings like Native Americans off your list of mascots for your sports teams.


Tim Giago: There is no difference between Blackface and Redface
Tim Giago: There is no difference between Blackface and Redface (February 11, 2019)

There are thousands of examples of white men and women unknowingly literally wearing 'redface' without a whisper of an outcry.


Native Sun News Today: Native elder seeks dialog with #MAGA youth
Native Sun News Today: Native elder seeks dialog with #MAGA youth (February 5, 2019)

Feeling mocked by Catholic students during the historic Indigenous Peoples March, a Native elder offered to defuse tense fallout by holding a dialog in their hometown.


Ian Zabarte: Media bias and racism are still killing Indians
Ian Zabarte: Media bias and racism are still killing Indians (January 29, 2019)

An editorial cartoonist is taking aim at a new target of the right, along with a more familiar one.


Deb Haaland stands by Sen. Elizabeth Warren amid DNA doubts
Deb Haaland stands by Sen. Elizabeth Warren amid DNA doubts (December 6, 2018)

Some in Indian Country have questioned Sen. Elizabeth Warren's decision to go public with a DNA analysis.


Cronkite News: Native women call for end to sales of 'hottie' costumes
Cronkite News: Native women call for end to sales of 'hottie' costumes (October 29, 2018)

More than 24,000 people across the country have signed an online petition calling for Yandy.com of Phoenix to stop selling more than 40 'Native' costumes.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: America's use of language is tied to racism
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: America's use of language is tied to racism (September 20, 2018)

This nation’s use of language toward Indians has been inextricably tied to its history of racism on which it was founded by white, male, Christian colonizers.


'Chief Wahoo' logo disappears as baseball team plays in Canada
'Chief Wahoo' logo disappears as baseball team plays in Canada (September 7, 2018)

Two years after a Native architect took aim at the Cleveland professional baseball team's racist imagery, the team has responded.


Indian activist known for anti-mascot work sentenced for theft
Indian activist known for anti-mascot work sentenced for theft (August 30, 2018)

The former head of the American Indian Education Center will serve four months in prison for stealing $77,000 in federal funds.


Indian Lawmakers: Denounce bigotry, even when it comes from Donald Trump
Indian Lawmakers: Denounce bigotry, even when it comes from Donald Trump (July 11, 2018)

When Indians—especially Indian women—are used as props for a political agenda, call it out.


Tristan Ahtone: Share your stories and reclaim your Native truth
Tristan Ahtone: Share your stories and reclaim your Native truth (July 2, 2018)

Ours is a story of resilience, strength and pride. It’s also a story that rarely appears in American narratives.


Graham Lee Brewer: Hit show 'Westworld' falls back on Native stereotypes
Graham Lee Brewer: Hit show 'Westworld' falls back on Native stereotypes (June 27, 2018)

The hit HBO series Westworld both relies on and pushes against stereotypes of the mythological West.


Mark Trahant: Native candidates are bringing change to the airwaves
Mark Trahant: Native candidates are bringing change to the airwaves (May 31, 2018)

Stereotypes are shattered every time a campaign commercial is produced and aired on television or distributed online.


Indian activist known for anti-mascot work pleads guilty to theft
Indian activist known for anti-mascot work pleads guilty to theft (May 17, 2018)

Apache activist Robert Roche, who appeared in an iconic photo confronting a baseball fan, faces prison time for stealing federal funds.


Few Natives enrolled at university where campus police stopped Native brothers
Few Natives enrolled at university where campus police stopped Native brothers (May 14, 2018)

Only 125 Native students, out of 33,400, are enrolled at the university where campus police stopped and questioned two young Mohawk brothers.


Graham Lee Brewer: Marvel Comics brings an Indigenous superhero to life
Graham Lee Brewer: Marvel Comics brings an Indigenous superhero to life (May 14, 2018)

Will Marvel’s Snowguard, an Inuk teen, break stereotypes?


Reclaiming Native Truth: Why we cannot support racist mascots and images
Reclaiming Native Truth: Why we cannot support racist mascots and images (May 11, 2018)

Exposure to racist mascots affects the self-worth of young Native Americans.


Sports teams in Europe also boast stereotypical 'Indian' imagery
Sports teams in Europe also boast stereotypical 'Indian' imagery (May 7, 2018)

The use of Indians as mascots in sports is on the decline in the United States. An opposite trend is seen in Europe.


Washington NFL team treated cheerleaders like 'calling for an escort'
Washington NFL team treated cheerleaders like 'calling for an escort' (April 10, 2018)

The Washington NFL team treated its cheerleaders like an escort service for paying fans, with one recalling being sent to a home where men were drinking.


Graham Lee Brewer: Native Americans go missing from our newsrooms
Graham Lee Brewer: Native Americans go missing from our newsrooms (April 10, 2018)

National Geographic addresses inclusion but has further to go on Native representation.


National Baseball Hall of Fame won't use 'Chief Wahoo' any longer
National Baseball Hall of Fame won't use 'Chief Wahoo' any longer (March 22, 2018)

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will no longer use the 'Chief Wahoo' logo in new inductee plaques, citing a 'shifting societal view' of Native Americans in sports.


Event focuses on symbols of White supremacy in mascots and monuments
Event focuses on symbols of White supremacy in mascots and monuments (March 1, 2018)

American Indians and African Americans have long dealt with the use of racist and stereotypical symbols.


The Conversation: Sorry but 'Chief Wahoo' isn't going anywhere soon
The Conversation: Sorry but 'Chief Wahoo' isn't going anywhere soon (February 8, 2018)

While many scholars are quick to note a Native mascot’s racist and colonial underpinnings, not enough attention is given to the fans and defenders’ attachment to these symbols.


Mark Charles: No congratulations for the racism of 'Chief Wahoo'
Mark Charles: No congratulations for the racism of 'Chief Wahoo' (January 30, 2018)

Native mascots in sports are dehumanizing caricatures rooted in our nation’s racist history, mascots for the lie of white supremacy.


Cleveland baseball team removes 'Chief Wahoo' logo from uniforms
Cleveland baseball team removes 'Chief Wahoo' logo from uniforms (January 29, 2018)

The Cleveland professional baseball team will remove the stereotypical 'Chief Wahoo' logo from its uniforms but won't be getting rid of its race-based name or the logo itself.


Suzan Shown Harjo: Offensive mascots belong in museums and history books
Suzan Shown Harjo: Offensive mascots belong in museums and history books (December 15, 2017)

As long as we can be treated badly in this very public way, Native Peoples will continue to be persistently mistreated and both our collective and individual rights will be at risk.


Native activists go viral with 'Redhawks' campaign aimed at NFL team's racist mascot
Native activists go viral with 'Redhawks' campaign aimed at NFL team's racist mascot (December 13, 2017)

A series of fake news articles, claiming the Washington NFL team changed its controversial name to the Washington Redhawks, went viral across Indian Country.


Sarah Sunshine Manning: How about we just stop calling people 'Pocahontas'
Sarah Sunshine Manning: How about we just stop calling people 'Pocahontas' (November 29, 2017)

Donald Trump is the stuff of cold-blooded Columbus and arrogant Custer—complete with armies of white apologists trailing behind him.


Kevin Gover: Dispelling five myths about Native American history and culture
Kevin Gover: Dispelling five myths about Native American history and culture (November 22, 2017)

As the director of the National Museum of the American Indian, Kevin Gover gets a lot of questions about Native Americans.


Washington NFL player thinks it's 'cool' to sell t-shirts with logo of Indian head
Washington NFL player thinks it's 'cool' to sell t-shirts with logo of Indian head (November 2, 2017)

A player on the Washington NFL team is selling t-shirts featuring an 'Indian' head logo.


Mark Charles: Moving towards truth and reconciliation of our shameful history
Mark Charles: Moving towards truth and reconciliation of our shameful history (October 3, 2017)

Until we understand and acknowledge the racist and sexist history that our flag stood for, we will not be able to transform it into a reality that all Americans can stand for.


Village changes seal of Indian being pushed to ground with Indian standing
Village changes seal of Indian being pushed to ground with Indian standing (September 28, 2017)

The village of Whitesboro in New York has changed its seal after facing criticism for depicting Indian people in a negative light.


University bans 'war chant' at games years after retiring Chief Illiniwek mascot
University bans 'war chant' at games years after retiring Chief Illiniwek mascot (August 25, 2017)

A stereotypical 'war chant' song will no longer be performed at University of Illinois games.


Charles Kader: 'Wind River' film trafficks in marginalized death in Indian Country
Charles Kader: 'Wind River' film trafficks in marginalized death in Indian Country (August 17, 2017)

‘Wind River' is a film about marginalized death on Native lands, passing for entertainment for middle-class voyeurs often amazed that any Natives are still alive, Charles Kader writes on Indian Country Media Network.


Cleve Davis: Racist and colonizing language deeply embedded in America
Cleve Davis: Racist and colonizing language deeply embedded in America (July 25, 2017)

Native Americans struggle with derogatory names and symbols every day, Cleve Davis writes on Indian Country Media Network.


Ruth Hopkins: There would be no America without the first Americans
Ruth Hopkins: There would be no America without the first Americans (July 5, 2017)

European immigrants would not have survived long enough to form the 13 colonies but for the assistance of Natives, Ruth Hopkins writes on Indian Country Media Network.


Director of Office of Indian Energy deletes offensive Twitter account
Director of Office of Indian Energy deletes offensive Twitter account (June 23, 2017)

The Trump administration's director of the Office of Indian Energy at the Department of Energy deleted his Twitter account after The Washington Post asked about a series of offensive messages.


Terese Mailhot: I cringe at what passes as Native 'art' these days
Terese Mailhot: I cringe at what passes as Native 'art' these days (June 9, 2017)

Are Native artists and media failing to produce substantive works? Terese Marie Mailhot asks some tough questions on Indian Country Media Network.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Donald Trump's racial slur draws laughter from far right
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Donald Trump's racial slur draws laughter from far right (May 12, 2017)

This is probably the first time in the history of the American presidency that lies become meaningless.


Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court justice became known for 'scalping' Indians
Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court justice became known for 'scalping' Indians (May 9, 2017)

A closer look at Stanley F. Reed’s tongue in cheek phrase ‘generally scalping the Indians’ and the Tee-Hit-Ton decision.


Diana Lee King: Education system keeps Indian history under wraps
Diana Lee King: Education system keeps Indian history under wraps (May 4, 2017)

‘90 percent of what 90 percent of the people know about Indians they learned from the movies’ (including Indians)


President Trump revives 'Pocahontas' insult in speech to gun group
President Trump revives 'Pocahontas' insult in speech to gun group (May 3, 2017)

The nation's largest tribal advocacy group is condemning President Donald Trump for rehashing an anti-Indian slur.


Mark Charles: A Native perspective on Donald Trump's first 100 days
Mark Charles: A Native perspective on Donald Trump's first 100 days (May 2, 2017)

I encourage President Trump to follow his longing and return to his previous life as a businessman.


Simon Moya-Smith: Media continues to peddle in Indian stereotypes
Simon Moya-Smith: Media continues to peddle in Indian stereotypes (April 21, 2017)

'This is Indian country. This is enemy country,' a Fox News pundit said comparing Native Americans to the terrorist organization.


Vicente Diaz: Disney trafficks in indigenous heritage once again
Vicente Diaz: Disney trafficks in indigenous heritage once again (November 14, 2016)

'Colonial predators like Disney will do what it must to take what it wants.'


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Michael Haney fought racist mascot up until to his death
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Michael Haney fought racist mascot up until to his death (November 11, 2016)

The team that got beat was one that activist Michael Haney, a Seminole Indian with a trace of Sioux blood, had been fighting to change their name and logo until the day he died.


André Cramblit: An 'annoying' trilogy of holidays for Native people
André Cramblit: An 'annoying' trilogy of holidays for Native people (November 7, 2016)

'All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey… actually the foliage is awash with color but it is time for the annoying trilogy of holidaze that vex us as Natives.'


Cronkite News: Native Spirit group dispels stereotypes with culture
Cronkite News: Native Spirit group dispels stereotypes with culture (November 1, 2016)

Native Spirit leverages comedy instead of lectures, defying caricatures and telling the audience the meanings behind each drum beat, dance step and musical note.


Tiffany Midge: Some alternatives for 'Pocahottie' this Halloween
Tiffany Midge: Some alternatives for 'Pocahottie' this Halloween (October 31, 2016)

'Have you been thinking about dressing up as Pocahontas, your favorite Disney princess, but feel like it wouldn’t be socially acceptable?'


Anne Keala Kelly: Disney marginalizes indigenous people again
Anne Keala Kelly: Disney marginalizes indigenous people again (October 28, 2016)

'Being culturally poached and misrepresented isn’t flattering, it’s a threat.'


Harlan McKosato: Just what are Indians supposed to look like?
Harlan McKosato: Just what are Indians supposed to look like? (October 25, 2016)

'Native people come in all shapes and sizes; and these days all skin tones.'


Tim Giago: No one feels honored by racist and offensive mascots
Tim Giago: No one feels honored by racist and offensive mascots (October 24, 2016)

Watch the World Series this week and let the image of the hideous, racist logo of the Cleveland Indians dance before your eyes.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Republicans in South Dakota embrace Monster Trump
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Republicans in South Dakota embrace Monster Trump (October 19, 2016)

Donald Trump has brought the Republican Party to its lowest common denominator.