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Cherokee baseball player Koda Glover sits out rest of season with shoulder injury
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Cherokee baseball player Koda Glover sits out rest of season with shoulder injury (September 14, 2017)
Cherokee baseball player Koda Glover is out for the rest of the season, only a year after making his debut with the Washington Nationals.

Native architect's case against racist 'Chief Wahoo' name proceeds
Canada | National | Sports
Native architect's case against racist 'Chief Wahoo' name proceeds (June 6, 2017)
Famed Native architect Douglas Cardinal will be allowed to proceed with a complaint against the racist mascot of the Cleveland professional baseball team.

Professional baseball team feels pressure to drop racist mascot
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Professional baseball team feels pressure to drop racist mascot (April 18, 2017)
The head of Major League Baseball wants to see 'Chief Wahoo' phased out.

James Giago Davies: Indian athletes continue to excel in baseball
Sports
James Giago Davies: Indian athletes continue to excel in baseball (April 4, 2017)
There are two sports people associate most with the Indian athlete—basketball and distance running.

Winnebago baseball player seeking to land spot on another team
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Winnebago baseball player seeking to land spot on another team (March 14, 2017)
Joba Chamberlain, 31, has played for four teams since making his Major League Baseball debut in 2007.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Michael Haney fought racist mascot up until to his death
Opinion | Sports
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Michael Haney fought racist mascot up until to his death (November 11, 2016)
The team that got beat was one that activist Michael Haney, a Seminole Indian with a trace of Sioux blood, had been fighting to change their name and logo until the day he died.

Ed Rice: Cleveland baseball team cursed by a real Indian player
Opinion | Sports
Ed Rice: Cleveland baseball team cursed by a real Indian player (November 1, 2016)
'Just a walk around the grounds of Cleveland’s Progressive Field makes very clear how little respect the team has for Louis Sockalexis.'

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.

Native architect in Canada loses complaint against racist mascot
Canada | Law | Sports
Native architect in Canada loses complaint against racist mascot (October 18, 2016)
Attorney: 'You could not call a team the New York Jews. Why is it OK to call a team the Cleveland Indians?'

Native architect in Canada files complaint over U.S. baseball team's racist mascot
Canada | Law | Sports
Native architect in Canada files complaint over U.S. baseball team's racist mascot (October 17, 2016)
Douglas Cardinal has 'had enough' of the offensive Cleveland team's mascot.

Native baseball player Koda Glover continues to impress in the big leagues
National | Sports
Native baseball player Koda Glover continues to impress in the big leagues (September 2, 2016)
Koda Glover, who is Cherokee, pitches for the Washington Nationals.

Cherokee player Koda Glover wins praise in major league debut
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Cherokee player Koda Glover wins praise in major league debut (July 21, 2016)
The 23-year-old Cherokee player made a strong debut right after being called up from the minors.

Joba Chamberlain placed on disabled list after joining new baseball team
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Joba Chamberlain placed on disabled list after joining new baseball team (May 24, 2016)
The 30-year-old member of the Winnebago Tribe just signed with the Cleveland team.

Cronkite News: Sports teams turn to tribes for naming rights deals
Business | National | Sports
Cronkite News: Sports teams turn to tribes for naming rights deals (May 3, 2016)
Phoenix has an advantage over most markets because there are several Native American communities in the surrounding area, all wanting to promote their brands and with thriving casino operations to pay for it.

Lakota Country Times: Ball fields dedicated to Pine Ridge youth
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Lakota Country Times: Ball fields dedicated to Pine Ridge youth (August 4, 2015)
Ted Pedregon Sr. realized that with resources stretched thin across the reservation there wasn’t a park designated for youth use only.

John Guenther: Racist mascots aren't an honor for Native people
Opinion | Sports
John Guenther: Racist mascots aren't an honor for Native people (June 16, 2015)
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.

Young member of Tigua Tribe drafted by major league baseball
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Young member of Tigua Tribe drafted by major league baseball (June 11, 2015)
Justin Maese, 18, was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 3rd round of the draft.

Ed Rice: Cleveland team comes up with excuse for racist mascot
Opinion | Sports
Ed Rice: Cleveland team comes up with excuse for racist mascot (April 24, 2015)
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.

Mary Pember: Activists protest opening day for Cleveland team
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Mary Pember: Activists protest opening day for Cleveland team (April 13, 2015)
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.

Baseball team renews contract with disabled Barona Band man
Education | Health | National | Sports
Baseball team renews contract with disabled Barona Band man (April 8, 2015)
The San Diego Padres are keeping a promise to Matt LaChappa so he can maintain his health insurance.

Column: Joba Chamberlain shares his life story through tattoos
Opinion | Sports
Column: Joba Chamberlain shares his life story through tattoos (October 2, 2014)
Joba Chamberlain, a member of the Winnebago Tribe who plays for the Detroit Tigers, explains the meaning of his tattoos.

Ed Rice: Honoring a true Cleveland Indian -- Louis Sockalexis
Opinion | Sports
Ed Rice: Honoring a true Cleveland Indian -- Louis Sockalexis (September 23, 2014)
Ed Rice discusses his talk in honor of Louis Sockalexis, a member of the Penobscot Nation who is considered the first Native American in major league baseball.

KPLU: Spokane Tribe maintains close ties with baseball franchise
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KPLU: Spokane Tribe maintains close ties with baseball franchise (August 29, 2014)
The Spokane Tribe has been working closely with the Spokane Indians baseball team for several years, putting the Salish language on jerseys this season.

Native Sun News: Indian parents to file discrimination complaint
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Native Sun News: Indian parents to file discrimination complaint (August 14, 2014)
Two sets of Native American parents feel that their sons were discriminated against by the Post 22 American Legion baseball team.

White Mountain Apache baseball player aims for major leagues
Sports
White Mountain Apache baseball player aims for major leagues (August 5, 2014)
Sebastian Kessay recently returned home to Arizona to host a baseball camp for youth.

Opinion: Does this 'Caucasians' t-shirt make me look racist?
Opinion
Opinion: Does this 'Caucasians' t-shirt make me look racist? (August 4, 2014)
A popular fashion item pokes fun at racist mascots.

'Caucasians' t-shirt sees boost in popularity thanks to Native DJ
Arts & Entertainment | Canada | Sports
'Caucasians' t-shirt sees boost in popularity thanks to Native DJ (July 29, 2014)
The company also makes a t-shirt that pokes fun of the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.

Andre Crambit: Apologize for mistreatment of Native women
Opinion | Sports
Andre Crambit: Apologize for mistreatment of Native women (July 14, 2014)
Andre Crambit calls on the San Francisco Giants to apologize to the public for the mistreatment of two Native women.

Indian activists in Cleveland to file suit against baseball team
Law | National | Sports
Indian activists in Cleveland to file suit against baseball team (June 24, 2014)
Lawsuit seeks $9 billion, based of team's use of Indian imagery.

Jacoby Ellsbury eager to serve as role model for Native youth
National | Sports
Jacoby Ellsbury eager to serve as role model for Native youth (June 12, 2014)
Baseball star holds camp for Native youth on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Arizona.

Jacoby Ellsbury makes strong debut with New York Yankees
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Jacoby Ellsbury makes strong debut with New York Yankees (April 23, 2014)
Navajo baseball star Jacoby Ellsbury made his debut with the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.

Jacqueline Keeler: Racist name haunts urban Indian community
Opinion
Jacqueline Keeler: Racist name haunts urban Indian community (April 14, 2014)
Jacqueline Keeler shares what it was like growing up with a racist Indian mascot in Cleveland, Illinois.

Lalo Alcaraz: 2002 cartoon foretold 'Chief Wahoo' confrontation
Opinion | Sports
Lalo Alcaraz: 2002 cartoon foretold 'Chief Wahoo' confrontation (April 9, 2014)
Cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz notes eerie similarities between his 2002 cartoon and a 2014 protest against the Chief Wahoo mascot.

Opinion: New movement takes 'Chief Wahoo' out of team's gear
Opinion | Sports
Opinion: New movement takes 'Chief Wahoo' out of team's gear (April 3, 2014)
Columnist discusses new movement among some fans of the Cleveland baseball team to remove the offensive Chief Wahoo mascot from jerseys and caps.

Activists to rally against 'Chief Wahoo' mascot at opening game
National | Sports
Activists to rally against 'Chief Wahoo' mascot at opening game (April 2, 2014)
Native American activists and their supporters will demonstrate against the Chief Wahoo mascot at the Cleveland Indians home opener on Friday.

Sycuan Band extends partnership with baseball team until 2018
Business | Sports
Sycuan Band extends partnership with baseball team until 2018 (April 1, 2014)
The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation extended its relationship with the San Diego Padres.

Cynthia Connolly: Time to banish Chief Wahoo and other mascots
Opinion | Sports
Cynthia Connolly: Time to banish Chief Wahoo and other mascots (March 31, 2014)
Cynthia Connolly, a member of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, calls for the elimination of the Cleveland Indians mascot.

WBUR: Baseball team taps into tradition to boost Navajo youth
National | Sports
WBUR: Baseball team taps into tradition to boost Navajo youth (March 24, 2014)
WBUR travels to the Navajo Nation to learn more about Naat’aanii, a baseball team that promotes leadership in youth.

Minor league baseball team features Salish word on uniform
Education | Sports
Minor league baseball team features Salish word on uniform (March 17, 2014)
The Spokane Tribe of Washington is continuing its collaboration with the Spokane Indians baseball team.

Opinion: What will you do after Cleveland 'Indian' mascot dies?
Opinion | Sports
Opinion: What will you do after Cleveland 'Indian' mascot dies? (March 10, 2014)
Writer claims opponents of the stereotypical "Chief Wahoo" mascot don't really care about Native Americans:

Editorial: Cleveland baseball team should retire 'Chief' mascot
Opinion | Sports
Editorial: Cleveland baseball team should retire 'Chief' mascot (February 28, 2014)
Newspaper calls on Cleveland professional football team to retire its stereotypical Chief Wahoo mascot.

Native Sun News: Offensive mascots may be in jeopardy
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Native Sun News: Offensive mascots may be in jeopardy (January 22, 2014)
For a number of years, efforts have been made to change offensive mascots in the professional sports world, but two recent developments may signal that these efforts are finally bearing fruit.

Opinion: Renounce Cleveland team until they drop name
Opinion | Sports
Opinion: Renounce Cleveland team until they drop name (January 17, 2014)
A former fan of the Cleveland professional baseball team renounces his support until a new name comes along.

Ed Rice: Cleveland team owes debt to Penobscot Nation
Opinion | Sports
Ed Rice: Cleveland team owes debt to Penobscot Nation (January 14, 2014)
Ed Rice, the author of Baseball’s First Indian, discusses the debt the Cleveland baseball team owes to the Penobscot Nation of Maine.

Joba Chamberlain, Winnebago baseball player, in $2.5M deal
Sports
Joba Chamberlain, Winnebago baseball player, in $2.5M deal (December 13, 2013)
Joba Chamberlain, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska who wowed crowds with his pitching skills, is set to join the Detroit Tigers.

Jacoby Ellsbury, Navajo baseball standout, lines up $153M deal
Sports
Jacoby Ellsbury, Navajo baseball standout, lines up $153M deal (December 4, 2013)
Jacoby Ellsbury has landed a $153 million deal with the New York Yankees.

Jacoby Ellsbury, Navajo baseball standout, in line for deal
Sports
Jacoby Ellsbury, Navajo baseball standout, in line for deal (November 12, 2013)
Jacoby Ellsbury could land a Major League Baseball deal worth at least $120 million

Cleveland baseball team asking for opinions on 'Chief Wahoo'
Sports
Cleveland baseball team asking for opinions on 'Chief Wahoo' (October 24, 2013)
The Cleveland professional football team is asking fans about its stereotypical Chief Wahoo logo.

Atlanta mayor claims Indian 'friends' haven't opposed mascot
National | Sports
Atlanta mayor claims Indian 'friends' haven't opposed mascot (October 11, 2013)
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says he hasn't heard of any of his Indian friends complain about the Atlanta Braves mascot.

Opinion: No excuse for racist fans in redface at  baseball game
Opinion | Sports
Opinion: No excuse for racist fans in redface at baseball game (October 4, 2013)
Writer says continued use of Indian mascot by professional baseball team perpetuates acts of racism.

Column: Stop  use of 'bigoted'   mascots in professional sports
Opinion | Sports
Column: Stop use of 'bigoted' mascots in professional sports (August 21, 2013)
Columnist calls for end to 'bigoted' and 'racist' Indian mascots in professional football and baseball:

Blog: New York Mets follow tradition by shafting Native people
Sports
Blog: New York Mets follow tradition by shafting Native people (July 12, 2013)
The New York Mets mishandle a Native American Heritage Day event.

Navajo Code Talker in contest for trip to MLB all-star game
National | Sports
Navajo Code Talker in contest for trip to MLB all-star game (June 11, 2013)
Native News Network is encouraging people to vote to send David E. Patterson Sr., a Navajo Code Talker, to the Major League Baseball all-star game. Paterson is one of...

Atlanta  Braves won't use 'screaming Indian' for training   cap
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Atlanta Braves won't use 'screaming Indian' for training cap (February 12, 2013)
Original design included "screaming Indian." Image from UniWatch The Atlanta Braves won't use a "screaming Indian" logo on its spring training caps. An image of the cap drew criticism...

Tigua Tribe looking to buy stadium from city for baseball team
Business | Sports
Tigua Tribe looking to buy stadium from city for baseball team (August 8, 2012)
The Tigua Tribe of Texas is looking to buy a stadium from the city of El Paso in order to keep its minor league baseball team in town. The El...

Joba Chamberlain, Winnebago, taking his role as father seriously
National | Sports
Joba Chamberlain, Winnebago, taking his role as father seriously (July 2, 2012)
Joba Chamberlain, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska who plays for the New York Yankees, is sidelined due to an injury but he isn't shirking from his role...

Column: San Manuel Band a 'perfect' fit with baseball team
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Column: San Manuel Band a 'perfect' fit with baseball team (March 29, 2012)
"Twenty-five years ago, someone had the kooky idea that if you put a minor league baseball team, with no major league affiliation, in outdated Fiscalini Field, people would actually come...

San Manuel Band  to announce  naming rights deal for park
Business | Sports
San Manuel Band to announce naming rights deal for park (March 20, 2012)
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has secured the naming rights to a minor league baseball stadium, The San Bernardino County Sun reports. An announcement for the "San Manuel...

Opinion: Jacoby Ellsbury, Navajo, deserves MVP baseball title
Opinion | Sports
Opinion: Jacoby Ellsbury, Navajo, deserves MVP baseball title (October 10, 2011)
"Jacoby MaCabe Ellsbury, the first Native American of Navajo descent to reach the Major Leagues and member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, is one of those rare athletes who...

Nancy Tuthill: Jacoby Ellsbury, Navajo, is true poetry in motion
Opinion | Sports
Nancy Tuthill: Jacoby Ellsbury, Navajo, is true poetry in motion (August 22, 2011)
When I watch Jacoby Ellsbury play major league baseball, I clearly see what "poetry in motion" is. His Gazelle-like leaping with elegance and ease to catch a high ball near...

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