T.J. Oshie
If you know the names Brian Trottier, Reggie Leach, and Theo Fleury, you are a hockey fan.

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Native athletes are well-represented on the wrestling mat at the high school and college levels.

Thoreau Hawks and Zuni Thunderbirds
Native athletes, along with their parents and loved ones, are gearing up for important basketball match-ups and tournaments.

Snow Snake: Traditional Winter Game of the Haudenosaunee
Traditional Native winter games are seeing a surge in popularity thanks to culture and language revitalization efforts.

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It’s a big week for Indigenous landmarks in sports.

Not Your Mascot
“For 90 years, the Washington Football Team perpetuated discriminatory and racist behavior both through their use of a dictionary-defined racial slur as a team name and a false and offensive caricature of Native culture as a mascot,” said Crystal Echo Hawk.

Native American Basketball Invitational
The least favorite person on the Rezball court is usually the referee.

'We are not your mascot'
Leaders of a U.S. Congressional committee will host a roundtable to examine what they are calling the “toxic workplace culture” within the Washington professional football team.

Diné College
Rodeo events have long been a part of culture on the Navajo Nation. The COVID-19 pandemic upended the tradition.

Pure Grit
The documentary film “Pure Grit” follows a young champion as she competes in the exhilarating and dangerous sport of Indian horse relay racing.

Alaskan Nets
The documentary film ‘Alaskan Nets’ follows the quest of a pair of athletes from the Metlakatla Reservation.

Wildcat Den
“It’s like the heart of the Navajo Nation here,” coach Francine McCurtain says of basketball on the largest reservation in the United States.

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A bipartisan bill to enable the Seminole Tribe to exercise greater control over its lands has finally become law.

Pure Grit
The documentary film “Pure Grit” follows a young champion as she competes in the exhilarating and dangerous sport of Indian horse relay racing.

Atlanta Braves 'Tomahawk Team'
As Atlanta and Houston battle at the World Series, Native America Calling revisits the ongoing efforts by sports teams to hang onto names and images that denigrate Native people and culture.

Glenn King and Cuyler Frank
History was made as two citizens of the Navajo Nation broadcast a college football game in the Dine language for the first time.

Phoenix Rising - Indigenous Peoples Day
Depicting history, culture and community all within one jersey couldn’t be more unique.

Alaskan Nets
The documentary film Alaskan Nets follows the quest by a pair of athletes from Alaska’s only reservation.

Sports Betting in Arizona
With early morning fanfare, a brand new day dawned in Arizona sports history with the first full day of legalized sports betting.

FanDuel Sportsbook
Although legalized sports gambling is set to begin this week in Arizona, not everyone is happy.

Chuck Hoskin Jr
The federal government has never fully met its trust responsibility to ensure that all citizens of tribal nations have quality health care.

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Forty-six years ago, one of the greatest athletes and a true Indigenous icon, made the transition from a star on earth to a star in the sky.

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Native America Calling will get some perspectives on maintaining balance to avoid serious injuries, major health problems and work burnout.

Eric Descheenie
For opponents of Native mascots, 2021 has been a banner year. Except in Arizona.

Jade Ecoffey
Track and field champion Jade Ecoffey and Indian law legend Mario Gonzales were among those honored for their contributions to the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Indian Relay Race
A highlight of the annual Crow Native Days were the Indian relay races, a sport gaining immense popularity, thrilling audiences across the nation.

Fawn Sharp
NCAI will not rest until all offensive Native-themed mascots and associated imagery are removed from popular culture.

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The unlikely journey for Teton Saltes, the New York Jets’ latest recruit, started as an afterthought.

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Native Women Running restores an Indigenous perspective to running and gives Indigenous women a platform to showcase their cultures and their passion for this ancient celebration of life.

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“Looking ahead, tribal gaming will continue to evolve,” Chairman Damon Clarke of the Hualapai Tribe said at the signing of new Class III gaming compact.

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Native runners were once the dominant force in South Dakota distance running. That is no longer the case.

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Outside of the Narragansett Tribe and Boston Marathon historians, “Tarzan” Brown has fallen into obscurity and rarely appears on anyone’s radar, including among much of Indian Country.

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An increasing number of Natives, including Keyshawn Whitehorse and Cody Jesus from the Navajo Nation, are participating in bull riding and making an impact.

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Sports are an important part of life for Native athletes and their parents. How is COVID-19 affecting them?

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For the first time in three decades, the Winnebago Lady Indians have made it to the basketball playoffs in Nebraska.

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It’s a short week with a lot of important news for Indian Country.

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The sight can be jarring: As a runner’s graceful stride brings her closer, her face comes into focus.

Exeter Chiefs
A prominent rugby club is perpetuating a long, dark history of racism against Native Americans.

Native American Basketball Invitational
After a one-year absence because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Native American Basketball Invitational will return in July 2021.

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Voters are casting and dropping off ballots at sites throughout the nation, including Gila River Arena in Arizona’s largest city.