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Filed Under: Education
Miami Nation stays out of public school mascot debate in Indiana (07/28)
The North Side High School features a 'Redskins' mascot and an Indian head logo.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Native Sun News Editorial: No honor in being called 'Redskin' (07/23)
In 1982, a column in the Lakota Times by Editor Tim Giago first addressed the issue of using American Indians as mascots for America’s fun and games.

Filed Under: Politics | Sports
Virginia governor seems less interested in hosting NFL team (07/22)
Officials in Virginia and Washington, D.C., are trying to lure the team with the racist mascot away from its current home in Maryland.

Filed Under: Opinion
Dan Walters: California lawmakers go too far on Indian issues (07/15)
The 2015 legislative session may – or may not – be otherwise memorable, but certainly will be known for symbolic gestures that drift into censorship.

Filed Under: Law | National | Sports
Washington NFL team plans to appeal decision in trademark case (07/09)
The long-running dispute isn't over as the team vows to win by taking the case to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Filed Under: Law | National | Sports
Judge backs Native youth in battle over NFL team's racist mascot (07/08)
A federal judge rejected a slew of challenges raised by the Washington professional football organization.

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: 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 | 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 | Sports
John Guenther: Racist mascots aren't an honor for Native people (06/16)
If you are part of a non-Native team that has taken on one of these negative stereotypes then the time to change is now.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Terese Marie Mailhot: I am your mascot and look how it turned out (06/15)
I'm a walking symbol of injustice and colonization, no matter what I try to project as an autonomous, intelligent Native woman.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Dahkota Kicking Bear Brown: School must eliminate racist mascot (06/02)
I have respect for your school, your students and your alumni but cannot condone the use of any race-based mascots, especially those that are a slur.

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
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: National | Politics | Sports
Paiute Tribe won't reinstate leader ousted for NFL team's gifts (05/14)
Gari Lafferty was removed after accepting a free trip to Washington, D.C., and other items of value from the Original Americans Foundation.

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 | Politics
California Racial Mascots Act passes Assembly with 60-9 vote (05/05)
The bill applies to four schools that still use the racist 'Redskins' mascot.

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 | 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
Dennis Chappabitty: How I survived a racist attack in Oklahoma (03/31)
I engaged in a pitched, life-and-death, brutal, bloody battle with four racist young white men on a lonely dark rural road in Creek County, Oklahoma in 1971.

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