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Restaurant based on NFL team's racist mascot goes out of business in Virginia
Business | Sports
Restaurant based on NFL team's racist mascot goes out of business in Virginia (September 8, 2017)
Hail & Hog Kitchen and Tap barely lasted one football season and all of its burgundy-and-gold assets are on the auction block.

Private school outlaws Washington NFL team's racist gear for staff and students
Education | Sports
Private school outlaws Washington NFL team's racist gear for staff and students (August 30, 2017)
The private Green Acres School in Maryland has banned staff and students from wearing gear with the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.

Seneca Nation citizen maintains five-year protest against NFL team's racist legacy
Sports
Seneca Nation citizen maintains five-year protest against NFL team's racist legacy (August 15, 2017)
Stephen Rivera, a citizen of the Seneca Nation, has staged a one-man protest against the Washington NFL team at the team's training camp in Richmond, Virginia.

Ezra Rosser: NFL team's racist trademarks sanctioned by our highest court
Opinion | Sports
Ezra Rosser: NFL team's racist trademarks sanctioned by our highest court (July 31, 2017)
A fan's choice to sport the Washington NFL team's logo shows either indifference or racism and in many cases is a combination of both, Ezra Rosser writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Editorial: No victory for Washington NFL team's racist trademarks
Opinion | Sports
Editorial: No victory for Washington NFL team's racist trademarks (July 5, 2017)
The Washington Post 's editorial board again calls on Washington NFL team owner Dan Snyder to change the name.

Native activists concede loss in dispute over NFL team's racist trademarks
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Native activists concede loss in dispute over NFL team's racist trademarks (June 30, 2017)
A group of young Native activists, led by Navajo citizen Amanda Blackhorse, agree their landmark case is over.

Trump administration gives up in NFL team's racist trademark dispute
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Trump administration gives up in NFL team's racist trademark dispute (June 29, 2017)
The legal battle over the Washington NFL team's racist trademarks is essentially over.

New York Times editorial board reconsiders stance on racist trademarks
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New York Times editorial board reconsiders stance on racist trademarks (June 23, 2017)
In June 2014, the editorial board of The New York Times stood with Native activists in their challenge to the racist trademarks of the Washington NFL team.

Supreme Court ruling poses hurdle for opponents of racist NFL mascot
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Supreme Court ruling poses hurdle for opponents of racist NFL mascot (June 19, 2017)
A landmark decision from the nation's highest court threatens the long-running case against the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.

Original Americans Foundation sends fewer contributions to tribes
National | Sports
Original Americans Foundation sends fewer contributions to tribes (April 17, 2017)
The foundation donated nearly $1.6 million in its second year of operation, far less than the $3.7 million in the prior year.

Speculation about Donald Trump welcoming NFL team -- and its racist mascot -- back to DC
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Speculation about Donald Trump welcoming NFL team -- and its racist mascot -- back to DC (November 11, 2016)
Will the new Republican president change everything, except the racist mascot?

Tim Giago: No one feels honored by racist and offensive mascots
Opinion | Sports
Tim Giago: No one feels honored by racist and offensive mascots (October 24, 2016)
Watch the World Series this week and let the image of the hideous, racist logo of the Cleveland Indians dance before your eyes.

Washington NFL team requests delay in racist trademark dispute
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Washington NFL team requests delay in racist trademark dispute (October 4, 2016)
After making an unusual and urgent plea to the nation's highest court, the team is now seeking to delay the proceedings.

Supreme Court accepts case linked to NFL team's racist mascot
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Supreme Court accepts case linked to NFL team's racist mascot (September 29, 2016)
A lower court has yet to rule on the team's trademark fight against Native youth activists.

Supreme Court weighs petition in case tied to racist NFL mascot
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Supreme Court weighs petition in case tied to racist NFL mascot (September 20, 2016)
The Washington team is hoping to secure a victory even before Native youth activists get a chance to make their case.

Kiowa player Kendal Thompson lands spot on Washington NFL team's practice squad
Sports
Kiowa player Kendal Thompson lands spot on Washington NFL team's practice squad (September 5, 2016)
Kendal Thompson isn't officially on the roster but can be signed at any point from the practice squad.

White House official hires attorney as powwow fight story heats up
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White House official hires attorney as powwow fight story heats up (August 19, 2016)
A nearly year-old incident is causing headaches for William Mendoza, the executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education.

White House official got into fight at powwow over offensive jersey
Education | National | Politics | Sports
White House official got into fight at powwow over offensive jersey (August 10, 2016)
William Mendoza became upset when he saw someone wearing a Washington NFL jersey with some unusual words written on the back.

Football player from Kiowa Tribe not bothered by NFL team's name
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Football player from Kiowa Tribe not bothered by NFL team's name (August 9, 2016)
Kendal Thompson just signed with the Washington NFL team and is hoping to land a spot on the roster for the upcoming season.

Unofficial NFL team mascot 'Chief Zee' passes away at age 75
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Unofficial NFL team mascot 'Chief Zee' passes away at age 75 (July 20, 2016)
Zema Williams was an unapologetic fan of the Washington team and its racist imagery.

Editorial: Washington school bans NFL team's apparel on campus
Education | Opinion | Sports
Editorial: Washington school bans NFL team's apparel on campus (June 22, 2016)
Washington team owner Daniel Snyder should take note of the fact he is losing the battle with America’s next generation.

William Ledford: Native support for racist mascot is news to me
Opinion | Sports
William Ledford: Native support for racist mascot is news to me (June 2, 2016)
Mostly I’m baffled by the sheer ignorance expressed by supporters of the R word.

Amanda Blackhorse: Mascot opponents won't stop despite poll
Opinion | Sports
Amanda Blackhorse: Mascot opponents won't stop despite poll (June 2, 2016)
The Washington Post will not shut us up, make us back down, nor does it make any difference in our fight.

Courtland Milloy: Let's celebrate NFL team's truly offensive past
Opinion | Sports
Courtland Milloy: Let's celebrate NFL team's truly offensive past (June 1, 2016)
Many people have forgotten that one of the reasons the team and its fans no longer wear faux Indian outfits or sing broken-English warpath songs is because Native Americans have been protesting from the start.

Peter d'Errico: Mascot poll reflects realities of historical genocide
Opinion | Sports
Peter d'Errico: Mascot poll reflects realities of historical genocide (June 1, 2016)
When the dust settles around the Washington Post poll and the social media uproar about 'redskin,' there will still be talk about—and some living—what it means to be Indigenous in the face of a corporate-state world.

Raymond Foxworth: Tribal opposition to racist names still matters
Opinion | Sports
Raymond Foxworth: Tribal opposition to racist names still matters (May 31, 2016)
The reality is that unlike other racial and minority groups in the U.S, Indian people are citizens of nations.

Jacqueline Keeler: Shameful and skewed poll on racist NFL name
Opinion | Sports
Jacqueline Keeler: Shameful and skewed poll on racist NFL name (May 26, 2016)
Given that I have 50 first cousins who are enrolled in the Navajo and Yankton Dakota Sioux Nations, none of whom likes the team name, I found the results to be curious.

Billy Mills: Flawed poll can't justify use of team's racist mascot
Opinion | Sports
Billy Mills: Flawed poll can't justify use of team's racist mascot (May 24, 2016)
Flawed polls cannot erase the overwhelming outcry from Native American communities.

Richard King: Mascot poll reflects pervasive anti-Indian racism
Opinion | Sports
Richard King: Mascot poll reflects pervasive anti-Indian racism (May 24, 2016)
The recent survey by the Washington Post is a big deal. It affirms the pervasiveness of anti-Indian racism today.

Vincent Schilling: Mascot poll doesn't reflect true Indian voices
Opinion | Sports
Vincent Schilling: Mascot poll doesn't reflect true Indian voices (May 23, 2016)
In my career of approximately 12 years as a journalist, book author, speaker, author and now as Arts and Entertainment, Sports and Pow Wow’s editor for Indian Country Today Media Network, I am constantly hearing the voices in Indian Country.

Tara Houska: Mascots hurt Native youth despite results of poll
Opinion | Sports
Tara Houska: Mascots hurt Native youth despite results of poll (May 23, 2016)
Just when you think you’ve finally made progress, that society might be finally grasping an indigenous issue, along comes a well-funded attempt to knock you back into place.

Washington Post conducts poll on Native views of racist mascot
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Washington Post conducts poll on Native views of racist mascot (May 20, 2016)
The poll reached 504 self-identified Native Americans, 44 percent of whom said they were enrolled in a tribe.

Room for Debate: Trademarks for racist and disparaging names
Law | Opinion | Sports
Room for Debate: Trademarks for racist and disparaging names (May 4, 2016)
The New York Times asked a group of scholars and commentators to weigh in on an issue that could be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

James Giago Davies: Propaganda machine protects racist NFL mascot
Opinion | Sports
James Giago Davies: Propaganda machine protects racist NFL mascot (May 3, 2016)
You see the distortion first hand, minds so propaganda duped they cannot see that calling a team the Washington Redskins is overtly racist.

Washington team asks Supreme Court to hear trademark appeal
Law | National | Sports
Washington team asks Supreme Court to hear trademark appeal (April 26, 2016)
The Washington team is hoping to capitalize on a victory won by a band from Oregon known as The Slants, a name that's disparaging to Asian people.

Public high school gives up racist mascot in response to new law
Education
Public high school gives up racist mascot in response to new law (February 11, 2016)
The Tulare Union High School is one of four schools required to phase out racist mascots, symbols and imagery by January 1, 2017.

Bill in Washington outlaws use of racist mascot in public schools
Education | Politics
Bill in Washington outlaws use of racist mascot in public schools (January 21, 2016)
The only school with a ''Redskins' mascot happens to be located on the Spokane Reservation.

Original Americans Foundation discloses $3.7M in gifts to tribes
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Original Americans Foundation discloses $3.7M in gifts to tribes (January 15, 2016)
The Washington NFL team is disclosing the foundation's finances to the Internal Revenue Service.

Washington mayor courts NFL team but won't use racist name
Politics | Sports
Washington mayor courts NFL team but won't use racist name (January 14, 2016)
Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) wants to lure the team back to the nation's capital despite its controversial symbol.

Gregg Easterbrook: Fans shout racial slur on national television
Opinion | Sports
Gregg Easterbrook: Fans shout racial slur on national television (December 8, 2015)
If the team today had the name 'darky,' a word that Eleanor Roosevelt used in formal writing in the 1930s — in the same decade “Redskins” became a football franchise — there’s no chance the team would keep the name, no chance fans would sing a song with that name

Carla Fredericks: Racial slur tied to Sand Creek Massacre
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Carla Fredericks: Racial slur tied to Sand Creek Massacre (November 16, 2015)
To use the word today evokes a history of racial violence and dehumanization to intimidate, humiliate and harm contemporary American Indians.

Judith LeBlanc: Racial slurs have no place in our society
Education | Opinion | Sports
Judith LeBlanc: Racial slurs have no place in our society (November 13, 2015)
For Native children, the R-word and its associated mascots are demeaning and disparaging, eroding their self-confidence and self-image.

Obama takes aim at racist mascots and harmful stereotypes
Education | National | Politics
Obama takes aim at racist mascots and harmful stereotypes (November 6, 2015)
'If you’re living in a society that devalues your culture, or perpetuates stereotypes, you may be devaluing yourself,' the president said at the White House Tribal Nations Conference.

Leader of San Carlos Apache Tribe apologizes for costume
National
Leader of San Carlos Apache Tribe apologizes for costume (November 6, 2015)
Terry Rambler took responsibility for dressing up in blackface and for posting a photo of his offensive costume on Facebook.

James Giago Davies: Why the R-word controversy won't die
Opinion | Sports
James Giago Davies: Why the R-word controversy won't die (November 4, 2015)
There is one issue in Indian Country guaranteed to inflame passions that bridges the gap between sports and social activism.

Wenona Singel: Racist mascot found at schools in many states
Education | Opinion
Wenona Singel: Racist mascot found at schools in many states (October 16, 2015)
California and Oregon aside, there remain 21 states representing 58 high schools in the U.S. that use Redskins as a team name or mascot.

New book provides insight into owner of Washington NFL team
Arts & Entertainment | Sports
New book provides insight into owner of Washington NFL team (October 15, 2015)
Dan Snyder views the racist mascot as part of his 'identity,' writer Mike Freeman asserts.

Tara Houska: A symbol of racism lives on in our nation's capital
Opinion | Sports
Tara Houska: A symbol of racism lives on in our nation's capital (October 13, 2015)
I will be reminded of the place of indigenous peoples in America’s narrative, that the well-being of our children somehow matters less than others.

Editorial: Another loss for Washington NFL team's racist mascot
Education | Opinion | Sports
Editorial: Another loss for Washington NFL team's racist mascot (October 13, 2015)
Change in tradition can be hard, and sports fans are as devoted to tradition as anyone.

California governor signs bill to outlaw racist mascot in schools
Education | Politics
California governor signs bill to outlaw racist mascot in schools (October 12, 2015)
The California Racial Mascots Act only applies to four schools but it carries a major symbolic impact.

Donald Trump doesn't think NFL team's racist mascot should go
Politics | Sports
Donald Trump doesn't think NFL team's racist mascot should go (October 6, 2015)
The outspoken Republican candidate claims some Native Americans are 'extremely proud' of the name.

Republican Jeb Bush defends racist name of Washington NFL team
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Republican Jeb Bush defends racist name of Washington NFL team (October 1, 2015)
The former Florida governor claimed tribes do not find the mascot offensive.

James Giago Davies: Now where did my Lakota mind end up?
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Now where did my Lakota mind end up? (September 18, 2015)
All your life you deal with the crazy ideas White people have about Indians.

Harlan McKosato: Another season to fight team's racist mascot
Opinion | Sports
Harlan McKosato: Another season to fight team's racist mascot (September 14, 2015)
There’s nothing racist about hunting down people different than you (including women and children) for a bounty, right?

Eastern Cherokees disavow any ties to Washington NFL team
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Eastern Cherokees disavow any ties to Washington NFL team (September 11, 2015)
Tribal leaders and members were upset to see Chief Michell Hicks, who is leaving office, appear in a video in support of the team and its racist mascot.

DC council member doesn't want racist name tied to stadium deal
Politics | Sports
DC council member doesn't want racist name tied to stadium deal (August 26, 2015)
Officially, the District of Columbia Council has called on the Washington NFL team to get rid of a mascot considered to be 'racist and derogatory.'

NFL team won't give up racist name in exchange for stadium
Sports
NFL team won't give up racist name in exchange for stadium (August 18, 2015)
Preliminary talks are underway for potential sites in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., but the team's president said the racist mascot isn't on the table.

TV show set in future comes up with new name for NFL team
Arts & Entertainment | Sports
TV show set in future comes up with new name for NFL team (August 7, 2015)
The Washington Red Clouds takes inspiration from a prominent Oglala Lakota leader from the 1800s.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe rejects $25K check from NFL team
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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe rejects $25K check from NFL team (August 5, 2015)
The council also ordered Chairman Harold Frazier to stop communicating with the team.

Public school board in Indiana votes to eliminate 'Indian' mascot
Education
Public school board in Indiana votes to eliminate 'Indian' mascot (July 29, 2015)
Officials in Goshen got rid of the mascot after hearing about the offensive nature of the 'Redskins' name.

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