Washington’s NFL team on Monday officially dropped its name, a derogatory term for Native Americans that the team has held since 1933.
'A lot of Native American people do not want to be looked at as a sidekick, a caricature or a stereotype,' says Apache artist and activist Douglas Miles.
Is the Washington professional football team name racist? Yes. It’s racist!
We stand as Inuit who are outraged, who are hurt by the use of the word 'Eskimos.' And we too hope for a better tomorrow.
Over the past two months, Suzan Shown Harjo has tested positive not just once, but twice, for the disease caused by the coronavirus.
The tragic fact is that of all ethnic groups this country's Indigenous people have the highest rate of death by cop.
After being punished by the Department of Energy for speaking out against racist mascots, Jody Tallbear has reached a settlement in her case.
At least 19 public high schools across Connecticut use names like 'Indians' and 'Chiefs' and even 'Redmen.'
From freeing Indian activist Leonard Peltier to improving Indian health care, the 2020 candidates for president didn't run from the difficult issues at the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.
Democratic presidential candidates are reaching out to Native voters at a historic forum in one of the most critical states in the 2020 campaign.
Are you ready for the Duluth Eskimos? Because someone in the NFL thinks it's 'cool.'
Stick to the lions, tigers and bears, and leave human beings like Native Americans off your list of mascots for your sports teams.
Clyde Bellecourt is battling stage 4 prostate cancer but remains committed as ever to Indian Country's causes.
There are thousands of examples of white men and women unknowingly literally wearing 'redface' without a whisper of an outcry.
America, it is time to live by the principles, morals, and values you profess to embrace and exemplify.
The Washington NFL team should not be rewarded for racism, according to key Democrats in Congress.
Will the Washington NFL team and its racist mascot be returning to the nation's capital with the help of the Trump administration and Congress?
When early settlers needed extra cash they would say, 'Let’s go out and kill some Redskins and collect the bounty on them.'
Two years after a Native architect took aim at the Cleveland professional baseball team's racist imagery, the team has responded.
The former head of the American Indian Education Center will serve four months in prison for stealing $77,000 in federal funds.
An African American business owner is getting death threats after exposing the hypocrisy of the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.
Many newspapers, including the one in Rapid City, South Dakota, have continued to use the R-word even though they know it is an insult.
A parade of men, white and mostly over 35 years old, wept at the thought of losing their racist mascot.
Apache activist Robert Roche, who appeared in an iconic photo confronting a baseball fan, faces prison time for stealing federal funds.
Exposure to racist mascots affects the self-worth of young Native Americans.
The Washington NFL team treated its cheerleaders like an escort service for paying fans, with one recalling being sent to a home where men were drinking.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will no longer use the 'Chief Wahoo' logo in new inductee plaques, citing a 'shifting societal view' of Native Americans in sports.
American Indians and African Americans have long dealt with the use of racist and stereotypical symbols.
While many scholars are quick to note a Native mascot’s racist and colonial underpinnings, not enough attention is given to the fans and defenders’ attachment to these symbols.
Lawmakers in Arizona are trying to limit disparaging professional sports team logos from appearing in publicly funded sports venues.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell doesn't plan on doing anything about the Washington team's racist mascot even as others in sports take action on the issue.
Native mascots in sports are dehumanizing caricatures rooted in our nation’s racist history, mascots for the lie of white supremacy.
The Cleveland professional baseball team will remove the stereotypical 'Chief Wahoo' logo from its uniforms but won't be getting rid of its race-based name or the logo itself.
As long as we can be treated badly in this very public way, Native Peoples will continue to be persistently mistreated and both our collective and individual rights will be at risk.
Rising Hearts, a women-led coalition of Native activists, set the internet ablaze this week with their viral #GoRedhawks campaign, which had many convinced that the Washington NFL team had eliminated its controversial name and mascot.
When I think of what it requires to be a rotiane in the best sense, Chief Irv Powless exemplified this in every instance of his 88 years and for that I am grateful
A series of fake news articles, claiming the Washington NFL team changed its controversial name to the Washington Redhawks, went viral across Indian Country.
As the director of the National Museum of the American Indian, Kevin Gover gets a lot of questions about Native Americans.
The Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce is apologizing after asking customers to 'Hunt for the Indian' and secure discounts in Skowhegan, Maine.
An organization representing more than 50 Northwest tribes has launched a social media campaign meant to shame the Washington NFL team.
A player on the Washington NFL team is selling t-shirts featuring an 'Indian' head logo.
We are human beings and not mascots for America’s fun and games.
Until we understand and acknowledge the racist and sexist history that our flag stood for, we will not be able to transform it into a reality that all Americans can stand for.
Hail & Hog Kitchen and Tap barely lasted one football season and all of its burgundy-and-gold assets are on the auction block.
The private Green Acres School in Maryland has banned staff and students from wearing gear with the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.
A stereotypical 'war chant' song will no longer be performed at University of Illinois games.
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.
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.
Native Americans struggle with derogatory names and symbols every day, Cleve Davis writes on Indian Country Media Network.
Native advocates vowed to continue their fight against the 'racist' name of the Washington Redskins, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that use of such names is protected by the First Amendment.
Leaders in Indian Country continue to call on the Washington NFL team to eliminate its 'hateful and degrading' name.
A landmark decision from the nation's highest court threatens the long-running case against the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.
Lawmakers in Massachusetts held a public hearing for a bill that outlaws the use of Indian imagery in public schools.
Famed Native architect Douglas Cardinal will be allowed to proceed with a complaint against the racist mascot of the Cleveland professional baseball team.
The citizen of the Couchiching First Nation has been at the forefront of the battles against racist mascots and the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Imagine if you will a scene that took place more than 30 years ago on the campus of the University of Illinois.
The head of Major League Baseball wants to see 'Chief Wahoo' phased out.