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More on: mascots

Filed Under: Politics | Sports
Secretary Sally Jewell reaffirms opposition to racist mascot (07/01)
The mayor of D.C. is trying to lure the Washington NFL team back to the nation's capital.

Filed Under: Business | National | Sports
Alaska's largest tribe boycotts FedEx for ties to racist mascot (06/29)
President Richard Peterson of the Tlingit and Haida Tribes called the Washington NFL team's name 'offensive.'

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Vicente Diaz: Legacy of racist Indian mascot lives at university (06/25)
So, while the dust has yet to settle, there is a fifty-fifty chance right now that come this fall, American Indian Studies at UIUC would be reduced to a single faculty member.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Chris Rickert: Wisconsin school made right call on racist images (06/22)
If a shirt featuring, say, Little Black Sambo can be considered a racially harassing 'disruption or distraction' then a shirt with the absurdly smiling face of the Cleveland Indians’ Chief Wahoo seems just as objectionable.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Kevin Blackistone: NFL fans are guilty of cultural appropriation (06/22)
You want to pretend to be Native American? You want to pretend to be black? Then see what it’s like to be at the top of those misery statistics.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Maulian Smith: An ugly war over a racist school mascot in Maine (06/22)
Skowhegan stands alone with 'Indian' as their school mascot.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
John Guenther: Racist mascots aren't an honor for Native people (06/16)
If you are part of a non-Native team that has taken on one of these negative stereotypes then the time to change is now.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Terese Marie Mailhot: I am your mascot and look how it turned out (06/15)
I'm a walking symbol of injustice and colonization, no matter what I try to project as an autonomous, intelligent Native woman.

Filed Under: Education | Law | National
Native students in Michigan upset by return of 'Indian' head logo (06/09)
Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin told the students that the logo represents history and pride.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Tara Houska: School tells Navajo Nation boy to cut his long hair (06/03)
Hair cutting at the behest of an educational institution brings to mind cultural genocide.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Dahkota Kicking Bear Brown: School must eliminate racist mascot (06/02)
I have respect for your school, your students and your alumni but cannot condone the use of any race-based mascots, especially those that are a slur.

Filed Under: Education | Sports
School district in Wisconsin bans clothing with 'Indian' mascots (05/29)
Gabriel Saiz, a member of the Ponca Tribe, spoke out against racist mascots at a school board meeting last month.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Erik Stegman: Native youth subjected to racism and stereotypes (05/28)
In K-12 schools across the country, Native youth still see their tribal cultures and family heritage reduced to a logo, a mascot, or a team name.

Filed Under: Politics | Sports
County board calls on NFL team to eliminate its racist mascot (05/20)
The Arlington County Board in Virginia joins the District of Columbia Council in opposing the use of a racial slur in professional sports.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Frank Black Cloud: Spirit Lake Nation supports 'Fighting Sioux' (05/18)
I, for one, am a proud Dakota Sioux and a very proud Fighting Sioux supporter as are many, many other members of the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe.

Filed Under: Opinion
Gina Sixkiller: Just say no to dehumanization of our peoples (05/18)
I grew up being called a squaw, half-breed, white, redskin and other names—none meant in a good way.

Filed Under: National | Politics | Sports
Paiute Tribe won't reinstate leader ousted for NFL team's gifts (05/14)
Gari Lafferty was removed after accepting a free trip to Washington, D.C., and other items of value from the Original Americans Foundation.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Stanley Heller: Still a ways to go on mascots in Connecticut (05/11)
There’s been some small progress in Connecticut in getting rid of Indian mascots, but not enough.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Opinion: Let's pay tribute to our real warriors with mascots (05/08)
We have a modest proposal to restore harmony to the sacred institution of sports mascotry.

Filed Under: Education
Organizer changes mind on mascot after hearing from tribes (05/06)
The Penobscot. Passamaquoddy, Maliseet and Micmac tribes are united in their opposition to the Skowhegan Indians.

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