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New York Times editorial board reconsiders stance on racist trademarks
Law | National | Sports
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.

Director of Office of Indian Energy deletes offensive Twitter account

Director of Office of Indian Energy deletes offensive Twitter account (June 23, 2017)
The Trump administration's director of the Office of Indian Energy at the Department of Energy deleted his Twitter account after The Washington Post asked about a series of offensive messages.

Cronkite News: Navajo activist vows fight against racist NFL mascot
Law | National | Sports
Cronkite News: Navajo activist vows fight against racist NFL mascot (June 20, 2017)
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.

Change the Mascot campaign responds to negative Supreme Court decision
Law | National | Sports
Change the Mascot campaign responds to negative Supreme Court decision (June 19, 2017)
Leaders in Indian Country continue to call on the Washington NFL team to eliminate its 'hateful and degrading' name.

Supreme Court ruling poses hurdle for opponents of racist NFL mascot
Law | National | Sports
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.

Bill in Massachusetts outlaws use of 'Indian' mascots in schools
Education
Bill in Massachusetts outlaws use of 'Indian' mascots in schools (June 7, 2017)
Lawmakers in Massachusetts held a public hearing for a bill that outlaws the use of Indian imagery in public schools.

Cronkite News: Confederate monument in Apache land under fire
National
Cronkite News: Confederate monument in Apache land under fire (June 7, 2017)
Civil rights and faith leaders are pushing for the removal of six Confederate memorials in Arizona, calling them symbols of terrorism and bigotry.

Ben Nighthorse Campbell links racism to suicide among youth
Health | National
Ben Nighthorse Campbell links racism to suicide among youth (June 6, 2017)
Native youth suffer from high rates of suicide and Ben Nighthorse Campbell, a former U.S. Senator, believes racism is one of the causes.

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.

Carolina Castoreno: Confederate monuments and invisible Indians
Opinion
Carolina Castoreno: Confederate monuments and invisible Indians (May 30, 2017)
When it comes to the indigenous in the Americas time does not heal all wounds, nor does it right all wrongs, Carolina Castoreno writes on Indian Country Today.

Democrats drop Andrew Jackson from name of event in Arkansas
Politics
Democrats drop Andrew Jackson from name of event in Arkansas (May 25, 2017)
Despite the action, the seventh president is revered and not just by Democrats -- Donald Trump is a big fan.

Human Rights Complaint in Montana: 'We are only letting the white people in'
Education | National | Sports
Human Rights Complaint in Montana: 'We are only letting the white people in' (May 22, 2017)
Four tribal citizens said they were denied entrance to a high school basketball game based on their race.

Steven Newcomb: The racist and toxic roots of federal Indian policy
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: The racist and toxic roots of federal Indian policy (May 19, 2017)
We ought to ask ourselves how well we as Native nations and peoples are making the effort to identify and name the domination and dehumanization imposed on our ancestors.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Donald Trump's racial slur draws laughter from far right
Opinion | Politics
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Donald Trump's racial slur draws laughter from far right (May 12, 2017)
This is probably the first time in the history of the American presidency that lies become meaningless.

Mitch Landrieu: Growing beyond our racist history in New Orleans
Opinion
Mitch Landrieu: Growing beyond our racist history in New Orleans (May 11, 2017)
If we don’t want to be forever held back by our crushing history of institutional racism, it’s time to relegate these monuments to their proper place.

Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court justice became known for 'scalping' Indians
Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court justice became known for 'scalping' Indians (May 9, 2017)
A closer look at Stanley F. Reed’s tongue in cheek phrase ‘generally scalping the Indians’ and the Tee-Hit-Ton decision.

Tim Giago: Charlene Teters stood her ground against racist mascot
Opinion | Sports
Tim Giago: Charlene Teters stood her ground against racist mascot (May 8, 2017)
Imagine if you will a scene that took place more than 30 years ago on the campus of the University of Illinois.

President Trump revives 'Pocahontas' insult in speech to gun group
National | Politics
President Trump revives 'Pocahontas' insult in speech to gun group (May 3, 2017)
The nation's largest tribal advocacy group is condemning President Donald Trump for rehashing an anti-Indian slur.

Mark Charles: A Native perspective on Donald Trump's first 100 days
Opinion | Politics
Mark Charles: A Native perspective on Donald Trump's first 100 days (May 2, 2017)
I encourage President Trump to follow his longing and return to his previous life as a businessman.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Why are we still dealing with racism today?
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Why are we still dealing with racism today? (April 27, 2017)
An education process for Native people to help them to understand racism in America is in order.

Arlana Bennett: Picking cans with my father became our tradition
Canada | Opinion
Arlana Bennett: Picking cans with my father became our tradition (April 24, 2017)
An education on racism, Indigenous identity and the quiet dignity of collecting cans by the side of the road.

Confederate monuments start coming down as Andrew Jackson stays put
National
Confederate monuments start coming down as Andrew Jackson stays put (April 24, 2017)
The city of New Orleans, Louisiana, has begun removing four monuments to racist and controversial figures but one remains standing.

Simon Moya-Smith: Media continues to peddle in Indian stereotypes
Opinion
Simon Moya-Smith: Media continues to peddle in Indian stereotypes (April 21, 2017)
'This is Indian country. This is enemy country,' a Fox News pundit said comparing Native Americans to the terrorist organization.

Professional baseball team feels pressure to drop racist mascot
Sports
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.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Looking at racism through some new eyes
Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Looking at racism through some new eyes (April 18, 2017)
So, we are concerned about racism in Rapid City, South Dakota?

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.

Peter d'Errico: Flawed book takes on racist premise of Indian law
Law | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Flawed book takes on racist premise of Indian law (April 17, 2017)
‘Like a Loaded Weapon’ misses the critical target and exposes Indian rights when it comes to federal Indian law.

Terese Mailhot: Politician still pushing assimilation on our people
Canada | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Politician still pushing assimilation on our people (April 12, 2017)
Lynn Beyak wants us to change our perception and assimilate by adopting white ideologies and perspectives on history.

Tim Giago: Playing the race and gender game in American politics
Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: Playing the race and gender game in American politics (April 10, 2017)
Most of us have surmised by now that the 2016 Presidential Election was more about race and gender than about who would make the better president.

Tim Giago: Deaths of Indian homeless in Rapid City still unresolved
Opinion
Tim Giago: Deaths of Indian homeless in Rapid City still unresolved (April 3, 2017)
It started in May of 1998. Bodies began to show up in or near Rapid City Creek.

William Hensley: An Inupiaq perspective on the history of Alaska
Opinion | World
William Hensley: An Inupiaq perspective on the history of Alaska (March 30, 2017)
In a way, there are two histories of how Alaska came to be American – and two perspectives.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Native people are still searching for equality
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Native people are still searching for equality (March 30, 2017)
Amongst Native populations, South Dakota has a common practice of sending young Indians to prison even for minor offenses.

Editorial: Federal recognition for tribes in Virginia is long overdue
Opinion | Federal Recognition
Editorial: Federal recognition for tribes in Virginia is long overdue (March 24, 2017)
The recognition is overdue — in the extreme.

Ivan Star Comes Out: America loses its self-respect and humanity
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: America loses its self-respect and humanity (March 23, 2017)
I actually believed life had a bright future for me, even with my highly observable indigenous traits.

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights takes up racism in South Dakota
National
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights takes up racism in South Dakota (March 14, 2017)
The South Dakota Advisory Committee will be discussing the 'subtle effects of racism' on March 24 in Aberdeen.

Adrian Jawort: Rightwing radio host called for Indian segregation
Opinion | Sports
Adrian Jawort: Rightwing radio host called for Indian segregation (March 13, 2017)
Montana radio show duo suspended following segregation of Native Americans blog goes nationwide.

Alison Black: Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes wrong on racist mascot
Education | Opinion
Alison Black: Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes wrong on racist mascot (March 6, 2017)
Endorsing the El Reno Indian Spirit Charter Indian mascot sends the wrong message.

Radio show host in Montana calls Indian basketball fans 'unruly'
Education | National | Sports
Radio show host in Montana calls Indian basketball fans 'unruly' (February 23, 2017)
Paul Mushaben of KCTR 102.9 called Indian basketball fans 'unruly' in a short post that was deleted from his station's website.

André Cramblit: Sorry but Indian Country just got 'Trumped' again
Opinion
André Cramblit: Sorry but Indian Country just got 'Trumped' again (February 20, 2017)
Just as we Natives were making headway in an historically unfair system, we've been Trumped.

Ivan Star Comes Out: 'Civilization' aims to alienate Native America
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: 'Civilization' aims to alienate Native America (February 20, 2017)
My Native ancestry was nearly removed from my consciousness by the Euro-American’s blasphemous need to make me into their image

Native Sun News Today Editorial: History will always repeat itself
Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: History will always repeat itself (February 10, 2017)
The struggles for racial justice and equality for Black, Mexican and Indian minorities is still ongoing.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Racism is still alive and well in South Dakota
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Racism is still alive and well in South Dakota (February 10, 2017)
All my life, I have heard the old 'Get a job,' and 'Get over it' retort, especially from a specific Euro-American crowd that appear to hold a great amount of disdain for 'Indians.'

Ivan Star Comes Out: Equality still seems to be a problem in America
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Equality still seems to be a problem in America (February 3, 2017)
Inherent rights are bestowed upon us by the Creator who placed us on Turtle Island or Unci Maka (Grandmother Earth) and provided us with instructions on how to live.

Simon Moya-Smith: Donald Trump brings America back to early days
Opinion | Politics
Simon Moya-Smith: Donald Trump brings America back to early days (February 1, 2017)
A discriminatory database, forced evictions, a wall to divide, Trump is a throwback to what the U.S. has already done to Native Americans.

Eryn Wise: People of color cannot feel safe anywhere in America
Opinion
Eryn Wise: People of color cannot feel safe anywhere in America (January 25, 2017)
'Washington D.C. has been one of my favorite cities for as long as I can remember.'

Tim Giago: Rapid City mayor points the finger at Native community
Opinion
Tim Giago: Rapid City mayor points the finger at Native community (January 23, 2017)
It seems that we have more than one politician blaming his problems on the media.

Terese Mailhot: Native women care what happens to all our sisters
Canada | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Native women care what happens to all our sisters (January 19, 2017)
'Collectively, we need to defend ourselves from people like you, who degrade our identities, politics, theories and criticisms.'

Tiffany Midge: A new round in America's racist tirade competition
Opinion
Tiffany Midge: A new round in America's racist tirade competition (January 10, 2017)
Scoring the recent outburst at a Louisville JCPenney.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Oceti Sakowin suffer at Indian Health Service
Health | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Oceti Sakowin suffer at Indian Health Service (January 6, 2017)
We will continue to endure government abuse, racial intolerance, injustice, and poor health.

Tommy Devers: Confronting localism and racism on my homelands
Opinion
Tommy Devers: Confronting localism and racism on my homelands (January 4, 2017)
'The urge to tell my story lingers on my lips, waiting for its departure to their salt-crusted ears.'

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Too many Native Americans are ending up behind bars
Law | Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Too many Native Americans are ending up behind bars (December 22, 2016)
This year’s Lakota Nation Invitational indicates that there has been a large improvement in race relations in Rapid City, but as most Lakota will tell you, we still have a way to go.

Peter d'Errico: 'Mashpee Nine' documents Wampanoag struggle
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: 'Mashpee Nine' documents Wampanoag struggle (December 12, 2016)
Mashpee Nine tells the story of a modern epidemic of anti-Native racism on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and the survival—and triumph—of Native people practicing traditional ways in their own lands.

Tim Giago: Lakota people will never forget the Wounded Knee Massacre
Opinion
Tim Giago: Lakota people will never forget the Wounded Knee Massacre (December 12, 2016)
Americans may have forgotten Wounded Knee and pushed it to the back pages of history, a bad memory to some, but the Lakota people have not nor will they ever forget this terrible day.

Mike Myers: What Donald Trump's election means for indigenous nations
Opinion | Politics
Mike Myers: What Donald Trump's election means for indigenous nations (December 9, 2016)
For at least the next two years he and his Republican allies will have a virtually unfettered opportunity to attack our sovereignty, our rights, our resources, and our lands.

Daniel Brown: Ho-Chunk Nation celebrates a new day in Wisconsin
Opinion
Daniel Brown: Ho-Chunk Nation celebrates a new day in Wisconsin (December 1, 2016)
It still bears repeating that Ho-Chunk people have suffered greatly through federal government policies that have essentially sought to rid the country of our very existence.

James Giago Davies: Mixed-race Indians forced to choose identity
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Mixed-race Indians forced to choose identity (November 30, 2016)
I have lived a Lakota life because I was forced to by circumstance.

Steve Russell: Resisting apartheid and genocide in the Donald Trump era
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Resisting apartheid and genocide in the Donald Trump era (November 30, 2016)
'I can’t deny that Muslims believe some silly stuff. So do Christians and Jews.'

Lakota Country Times: Native youth finish 1400-mile run to Standing Rock
National | Sports
Lakota Country Times: Native youth finish 1400-mile run to Standing Rock (November 29, 2016)
'We’re doing this for the future to come,' runner Ricky Gray Grass said.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Law enforcement panel ignores our tribal histories and treaties
Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Law enforcement panel ignores our tribal histories and treaties (November 29, 2016)
We have treaties and a huge history. Why say it doesn’t matter?

Alex Jacobs: Racist campaign propels Donald Trump into White House
Opinion
Alex Jacobs: Racist campaign propels Donald Trump into White House (November 29, 2016)
'America’s constitutional democracy is at stake, as is this nation’s moral standing and leadership in the world.'

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