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Filed Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Get your Disney princesses out of Indian Country (07/06)
I want everything that intrudes on Indian’s right to live without racism or romanticism to die along with the old racists who invented them.

Filed Under: Opinion
Gregory Smithers: Cherokee Nation gave up symbol of Confederacy (07/06)
American Indians provide us with a clear example of how to move past the moribund imagery of the Confederacy.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
Pamunkey Tribe wins final federal recognition decision from BIA (07/02)
The tribe is the first in Virginia to complete the federal acknowledgment process.

Filed Under: Law | National | Recognition
Virginia tribes hindered by racist policies created by one man (07/01)
Walter Ashby Plecker spent 34 years systematically erasing the Indian identity of thousands of tribal members as head of the Bureau of Vital Statistics.

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: Opinion
Harlan McKosato: Indian people survive despite mistreatment (07/01)
Do you ever get tired of hearing about how pitiful it is to be Native American from our own Native writers, the mainstream American press, and international media outlets?

Filed Under: Opinion
Sarah Sunshine Manning: Even toys carry harmful messages (06/30)
It is exhausting explaining why Indian mascots or the Confederate flag are degrading and harmful to our children.

Filed Under: Opinion
Alex Jacobs: Fake Indians damage the real Indian community (06/30)
Native Americans and Skins in general know all about people passing and posing as Indians, there’s a long history of the characters appropriating their way into our cultures.

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: Opinion
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Race frauds are not new in Indian Country (06/29)
The American obsession with black authenticity is related to Indian authenticity, and it is tied to 'blood' purity.

Filed Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Let Native people speak our own voices (06/29)
There’s a long history of people who come into our communities to save us.

Filed Under: Education | National
University to cover murals that depict lynching of Indian man (06/26)
One mural shows a shirtless Indian man, with his back turned, kneeling by a noose. Two White stand next to him with guns.

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: Opinion
Brit Bennett: Terrorism's roots reach deep into White America (06/22)
In America’s contemporary imagination, terrorism is foreign and brown. Those terrorists do not have complex motivations.

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: Opinion
James Giago Davies: True Indian heroes protect our community (06/22)
Much of my life has been an underachieving waste, but where I succeeded—I have a family, three boys I love, and I tell them I love them every single day.

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: National
Native Sun News: Rapid City proclaims 'Year of Reconciliation' (06/18)
In the year 2015, the issue of racism is still front and center, although reconciliation was declared 25 years ago by Governor George Mickelson.

Filed Under: Business | Opinion
Amy Hornby Uribe: Hobby Lobby trafficks in racist stereotypes (06/18)
As a major retail chain that serves clientele in Indian Country, Hobby Lobby needs to ask what it can do to care for local endangered traditions, not what it can do to exploit negative stereotypes.

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