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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.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Opinion: Washington team's logo dehumanizes Indian people (10/13)
Writers trace the Washington NFL team's logo to stereotypical images of Indian people.

Filed Under: National
Town in Maine approves new name for road after controversy (10/08)
The road will be known as Micmac Drive, a name supported by the Aroostook Band of Micmacs.

Filed Under: Sports
Deadspin: Questionable heritage of Washington NFL team's fan (10/07)
Deadspin tries to find out whether a Washington NFL fan who calls himself Mark One Wolf is actually Native American.

Filed Under: Education | Politics | Sports
Minneapolis examines whether it can outlaw R-word at stadium (10/07)
The Washington team is playing at the University of Minnesota stadium on November 2.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Peter d'Errico: Washington NFL team name rooted in colonialism (10/06)
Exploring the campaign against the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
DaShanne Stokes: Anti-Indian racism is everywhere in America (10/06)
The Washington NFL team's mascot is just one example of anti-Indian racism in America today.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Opinion: FCC can't block broadcast of R-word on public airwaves (10/03)
Law professor argues that the Federal Communications Commission can't outlaw the use of racist terms on public airwaves regardless of the issues raised in a petition against the R-word.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Gyasi Ross: Why African Americans should care about mascots (10/02)
African Americans and Native Americans share a common goal -- the elimination of the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.

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