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Amanda Blackhorse: Navajo leader defends racist NFL mascot (01/28)
When I attended the 20th Annual Arizona Legislative Day at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona, I did not expect to run into Ben Shelly.

Filed Under: National | Sports
Civil rights group calls for elimination of NFL team's racist name (01/19)
A testy meeting that included Gary Edwards, a Cherokee man who runs the Original Americans Foundation, proved to be the last straw.

Filed Under: Law | National | Sports
DOJ backs Native activists in battle over racist NFL trademarks (01/09)
The Obama administration will defend a federal law that bars the registration of offensive trademarks.

Filed Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Racism is racism no matter how you chant it or chop it (01/06)
The Seminole Indians of Florida have allowed the white football fans of the FSU Seminoles to take their time-honored name and cut it in half so it comes out as NOLES.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Kina Swayney: Eastern Cherokees don't support racist NFL name (01/05)
Veteran discusses opposition to the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.

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Doug George-Kanentiio: Don't blame Oneidas for tribe's actions (12/31)
Given that the Oneida Nation has been an advocate for the removal of offensive mascots, the decision to call its proposed casino after Frank L. Baum is as shocking and it is contradictory.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Opinion: A solution for the Washington NFL team's racist mascot (12/22)
Few people have a greater sense of racial sensitivity than a man who once threatened a lawsuit against a local weekly, saying that a cover photograph of him bedecked with graffiti-like scribblings of a devil’s horns and a moustache and beard was an anti-semitic slur.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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