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Filed Under: Education | Sports
Historians join movement to eliminate NFL team's racist mascot (05/01)
An author and sociologist detailed the negative history of the term and its continued impacts on Native Americans.

Filed Under: Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Still proud to serve as that 'angry Indian' woman (05/01)
My mother was a founding member of the Red Power movement and grew up during the cultural resurgence of sobriety and ceremony.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Brian Young: This Navajo filmmaker won't be walking off Netflix (04/30)
Netflix is a company. It’s not a person with which can be reasoned. It will not understand a conversation on how degrading and damaging ‘injun’ stereotypes can be.

Filed Under: Education | Politics
Republican lawmakers kill Indian mascot measure in Colorado (04/30)
Indian students and parents testified in support of the bill but it was stopped by a party-line vote.

Filed Under: Opinion
Mark Charles: Our common memory from our traumatized past (04/28)
Today, not only are we dealing with the historical trauma of African Americans and Native peoples, but we also have a deeply traumatized white America.

Filed Under: Education
Interview with Maya Goodblanket about cultural appropriation (04/28)
'There’s nothing wrong with appreciating someone else’s culture as long as it’s done in a respectful way.'

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Choctaw Nation citizens slam Vanilla Ice's shaky ancestry claim (04/27)
The actor and rapper is defending his participation in The Ridiculous Six by bringing up his alleged Indian heritage.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Ed Rice: Cleveland team comes up with excuse for racist mascot (04/24)
The Cleveland team states its nickname and its logo acknowledge and pay tribute to Penobscot Indian Louis Sockalexis of Maine and the history of the team.

Filed Under: Opinion
Donna Loring: Being Native in Maine means living with racism (04/21)
When other minorities rally and complain they get attention and usually manage to change things. Not so in Maine.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: The broken myths of race and racial supremacy (04/21)
Race used to be a big part of the mainstream scientific narrative about how human existence was ordered.

Filed Under: Opinion
Column: Telling the truth about the Ramapough Lunaape Nation (04/20)
On a low-lying bank of the Ramapo River are the tribal ceremonial grounds and long house of Ramapough Lunaape people.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Dolph Hatfield: A conversation about NFL team's racist mascot (04/20)
Joseph Bennett, an African American gentleman in his early 60’s, was sitting in his usual seat, wearing his customary Indian headdress and burgundy Washington team jacket with its 'Redskin' emblems.

Filed Under: Opinion | Recognition
Editorial: Virginia's tribes need federal recognition from Congress (04/17)
It’s been a long, hard slog for the Monacan Indian Nation and the Chickahominy, Eastern Chickahominy, Upper Mattaponi, Rappahannock and Nansemond tribes during the past decades in their quest to gain federal recognition.

Filed Under: Opinion
Editorial: End discrimination against Native Americans in Michigan (04/17)
A study of Isabella County residents has revealed that racism and discrimination against Native Americans needs to be addressed.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Shocking students with the truth about US history (04/17)
The horrors of President Jackson’s Removal and the widespread and sometimes violent resistance to allotment of our reservations that created Oklahoma were threats to our immediate ancestors we learned about at home or did not learn.

Filed Under: Education | National | Politics
Colorado House approves bill to restrict use of Indian mascots (04/16)
The bill faces an uncertain future in the Republican-controlled Senate.

Filed Under: Education | Politics
Vote delayed on bill to restrict use of Indian mascots in Colorado (04/14)
One Democrat was going to vote no, which would have left the bill one vote short of what it needed for passage in the Colorado House.

Filed Under: Opinion
Jordan Russell: Cultural appropriation continues at music fests (04/14)
Let’s be honest: if you can afford to drop $375 on a ticket to Coachella, you can afford to buy your Native-inspired jewelry and other goods from artisans whose profits help them to feed their family.

Filed Under: National | Sports
Mary Pember: Activists protest opening day for Cleveland team (04/13)
Although it's been one hundred years since the inception of the Cleveland Indians’ name, it is a year like any other for Cleveland resident Marjorie Villafane of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

Filed Under: Opinion | Recognition
Editorial: Pamunkey Tribe deserves federal status despite past (04/08)
The Pamunkeys dispute the idea that the tribe discriminated against African-Americans and say some tribe members have black spouses.

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