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Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Amanda Blackhorse: Fake chiefs and fake headdresses must go (12/17)
The way in which professional sports, Hollywood and the media has created and promoted their idea of a 'chief is a bamboozled version of our freedom fighters.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Mark Trahant: NCAI launches new campaign against racist mascot (12/17)
Nearly a year ago the National Congress of American Indians posted on YouTube the ad that could not afford to run.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Column: Owner is the real 'obstacle' with Washington NFL team (12/15)
The true obstacle here is ownership, and when ownership is an immovable object, the fans are doomed.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Opinion: Cleveland baseball team does not honor Native people (12/10)
Anyone who puts forth that Native American mascots, in their current form, are a purely honorific representation is wrong.

Filed Under: Opinion
Amanda Blackhorse: Supporters of racist mascot resort to racism (12/04)
This billion-dollar industry of Native mascotry profits off of the degradation of a race, an ethnicity, a culture and religions.

Filed Under: National | Sports
Cherokee Nation upset by link to Washington team's foundation (12/02)
Chief Bill John Baker said the tribe would not have sponsored the event had he known of the involvement of the Original Americans Foundation.

Filed Under: Law | National | Sports
Judge allows NFL team lawsuit against young Native activists (11/26)
The team is suing the six young activists in federal court in Virginia.

Filed Under: National
Suzan Shown Harjo to receive Medal of Freedom at White House (11/24)
The ceremony will be webcast at 2:15pm Eastern time.

Filed Under: National | Sports
Survey shows most Americans wouldn't use R-word in person (11/20)
Four in five said they would be uncomfortable calling a Native person by the term.

Filed Under: National | Sports
Mascot fight reaches back generations at Little Earth complex (11/14)
Activism is part of the culture at the housing complex for urban Indians in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Filed Under: National
Suzan Shown Harjo to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom (11/11)
The activist has been at the forefront of major pieces of Indian legislation and is well known for her fight against racist mascots.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | Sports
Column: Fashion designers often steal from Native culture too (11/04)
Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan explores the appropriation of Native culture in the fashion industry.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Minnesota Tribes: United in campaign against racist NFL mascot (11/03)
Leaders of eight tribes explain why they oppose the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.

Filed Under: Opinion
Kevin Gover: Mascot fight exposes myths about Native people (10/30)
The director of the National Museum of the American Indian connects racist mascots with the limited knowledge most people have of Native people.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion | Sports
Erma Vizenor: Join tribes for protest at NFL game in Minnesota (10/28)
As an American Indian woman, as a tribal leader, and perhaps most importantly, as a mother and grandmother, I find the term and the team name 'Redskins' deeply offensive in any context.

Filed Under: Opinion
Gregg Deal: People don't want the truth about being indigenous (10/27)
Artist from the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe explains why he fights against racist mascots.

Filed Under: Sports
Washington player says tattoo represents Cherokee heritage (10/23)
Santana Moss said his Cherokee ancestry comes from his mother's side of the family.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Opinion: Listen to Native Americans who oppose racist mascots (10/17)
Writer wonders why local high school hasn't gotten rid of its racist mascot.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Column: Language police want FCC to bar R-word on airwaves (10/16)
Writer questions petition that asks the Federal Communications Commission to outlaw the R-word on public airwaves.

Filed Under: Business | Sports
Navajo arts and crafts to be sold at Washington team stadium (10/14)
President Ben Shelly and his wife attended the team's game in Arizona on Sunday.

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