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Filed Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: A message to all young Native Americans (05/22)
Young Native people, it's unfortunate how much you deal with on a day-to-day basis: navigating the world, developing your own beliefs, having to listen to your parents.

Filed Under: Opinion
James Davies: The new tactic is to pretend racism doesn't exist (05/22)
Racism was in your face, if you grew up breed iyeska in Rapid City, South Dakota. Racist teachers, racist cops, racist clergy, racist businessmen, racist neighbors.

Filed Under: Opinion
Ivan Star: I'm finding it hard to stand for 'Star Spangled Banner' (05/21)
There was a time in my life when I actually felt relieved as I cheered for the cavalry riding in, bugle blaring, to save the settlers and their wagon trains.

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: Opinion
Mark Rogers: Some truths of the ethnic experience in America (05/20)
No single ethnic community in America has a monopoly on unequal treatment, injustice and bigotry.

Filed Under: Opinion
Mary Pember: Memories of racism come back in a police stop (05/19)
The public debate over police violence against unarmed black men has reminded me of the same police treatment of Native men and the palpable lack of public concern.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Rep. Sanchez apologizes for insensitive remarks and gesture (05/18)
The Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate suffers another stumble in her newly-announced campaign.

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: Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Retired officer accuses candidate of racism (05/18)
Few Indians make it into the ranks of the Rapid City Police Force. When one does, the Indian community holds these individuals in high esteem because they understand the obstacles one must overcome.

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: Law | National | Politics | Trust
House subcommittee hearing on land-into-trust turns heated (05/14)
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) lashed out against the National Congress of American Indians and a Democratic colleague after the motivation for the hearing was questioned.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Mayoral hopeful denies being racist at debate in Rapid City (05/11)
Steve Allender, the former police chief, admitted that he made inappropriate comments on the job.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Column: Stereotypes of Native people can't pass as humor (05/11)
Adam Sandler himself is proudly Jewish. Would he find it funny for a Jewish woman with an obscene name to urinate while lighting a menorah?

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 | Opinion
Robert Cook: Racism remains a problem for Native students (05/07)
Native people aren't alone in being victims of racial slurs. Many people suffer the perils of racism and bigotry.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
History: Burt Reynolds portrays 'Navajo Joe' in film from 1966 (05/07)
Native actors are having trouble finding jobs in Hollywood today, a situation that has virtually remain unchanged for decades.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Retired police officer speaks out on racism (05/07)
Glen Yellow Robe was subjected to daily onslaughts of racial slurs, ethnic jokes and many times outright racial bigotry as a police officer in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Filed Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: But some of my best friends are White (05/07)
I know some great white people, but it is you bad apples who ruin it for your ethnicity.

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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