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Gyasi Ross: Everyone mad about Trump should have listened to Native people
Opinion | Politics
Gyasi Ross: Everyone mad about Trump should have listened to Native people (January 16, 2018)
Donald Trump has repeatedly said untrue disgusting lies about Native for decades hoping to harm Native communities.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people are no stranger to Trump's ethnic slurs
Opinion | Politics
Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people are no stranger to Trump's ethnic slurs (January 16, 2018)
No national media outlet has contacted indigenous leaders or commentators to inquire as to their thoughts about immigration and the use of blatantly racist remarks by Donald Trump.

Tim Giago: Indian Country in danger as long as Donald Trump remains in office
Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: Indian Country in danger as long as Donald Trump remains in office (January 15, 2018)
Donald J. Trump just unleashed the word 'shit' into the national and international lexicon as a part of the everyday usage by American politicians.

Lornet Turnbull: President Trump again plays to his base with racist comments
Opinion | Politics
Lornet Turnbull: President Trump again plays to his base with racist comments (January 15, 2018)
Perhaps President Trump will grind his base down to the smallest nubbin of a demographic. Polls show his numbers are dropping.

Osage Nation's 'Reign of Terror' gains renewed attention with book and film
Arts & Entertainment | Law | National | Trust
Osage Nation's 'Reign of Terror' gains renewed attention with book and film (January 11, 2018)
Jim Gray won’t forget. His parents made sure of that, naming him for a great-grandfather who fell victim to greed and racism, along with so many Osage people.

Shooter at school near reservation frequented pro-Trump White supremacist sites
Education | National
Shooter at school near reservation frequented pro-Trump White supremacist sites (December 15, 2017)
The 21-year-old New Mexico man who killed two students at a school near the Navajo Nation frequented pro-Donald Trump White supremacist websites and praised school shooters, The Daily Beast reports.

Suzan Shown Harjo: Offensive mascots belong in museums and history books
Opinion | Sports
Suzan Shown Harjo: Offensive mascots belong in museums and history books (December 15, 2017)
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 activists claim victory with viral #GoRedhawks mascot campaign
National | Sports
Rising Hearts activists claim victory with viral #GoRedhawks mascot campaign (December 15, 2017)
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.

Native activists go viral with 'Redhawks' campaign aimed at NFL team's racist mascot
National | Sports | Technology
Native activists go viral with 'Redhawks' campaign aimed at NFL team's racist mascot (December 13, 2017)
A series of fake news articles, claiming the Washington NFL team changed its controversial name to the Washington Redhawks, went viral across Indian Country.

YES! Magazine: 'Redneck Revolt' aims to dismantle systems of White supremacy
National
YES! Magazine: 'Redneck Revolt' aims to dismantle systems of White supremacy (November 30, 2017)
Addressing our systems of White supremacy cannot be dismissed as 'identity politics.'

Sarah Sunshine Manning: How about we just stop calling people 'Pocahontas'
Opinion
Sarah Sunshine Manning: How about we just stop calling people 'Pocahontas' (November 29, 2017)
Donald Trump is the stuff of cold-blooded Columbus and arrogant Custer—complete with armies of white apologists trailing behind him.

Harold Frazier: President Trump owes apology to Navajo war heroes for 'Pocahontas' slur
Opinion
Harold Frazier: President Trump owes apology to Navajo war heroes for 'Pocahontas' slur (November 29, 2017)
I am deeply ashamed of the way the President of the United States has treated Native veterans during an honoring ceremony at the White House.

GOP lawmakers side with Indian Country amid President Trump's 'Pocahontas' controversy
National | Politics
GOP lawmakers side with Indian Country amid President Trump's 'Pocahontas' controversy (November 28, 2017)
Key Republican lawmakers are siding with Indian Country as controversy over President Donald Trump and his 'Pocahontas' comment continues to generate headlines.

Mark Charles: The honor of the Navajo Code Talkers and the shame of a president
Opinion
Mark Charles: The honor of the Navajo Code Talkers and the shame of a president (November 28, 2017)
I am not primarily angry, nor am I foremost disappointed, for both of those emotions would require me to have higher expectations of President Trump.

Doug George-Kanentiio: President Trump is living up to his Mohawk title of 'town destroyer'
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: President Trump is living up to his Mohawk title of 'town destroyer' (November 28, 2017)
That Donald Trump lacks any empathy towards Natives is not surprising given his condemnation of indigenous economic initiatives.

Kirk Francis to President Trump: 'You can choose to do better. You must do better'
Opinion
Kirk Francis to President Trump: 'You can choose to do better. You must do better' (November 28, 2017)
It is time for Native Americans to finally receive the honor and respect we rightfully deserve in our own lands.

Amber Kanazbah Crotty: President Trump's careless comment damages indigenous peoples
Opinion
Amber Kanazbah Crotty: President Trump's careless comment damages indigenous peoples (November 28, 2017)
The careless comment from President Trump is the latest example of systemic,deep-seated ignorance of Native Americans and our intrinsic right to exist and practice our ways of life.

Cronkite News: President Trump overshadows Code Talkers with 'Pocahontas' jab
National | Politics
Cronkite News: President Trump overshadows Code Talkers with 'Pocahontas' jab (November 28, 2017)
Tribal groups reacted swiftly after President Donald Trump used an event honoring Native American Code Talkers to call a Democratic senator 'Pocahontas,' what critics called a slur that marred an otherwise positive event.

Mark Trahant: Mainstream media comes up short as 'Pocahontas' story goes viral
Opinion
Mark Trahant: Mainstream media comes up short as 'Pocahontas' story goes viral (November 28, 2017)
How does the national press cover Indian Country? That’s often an easy question to answer because it’s so rare for the media to weigh in on events that matter.

President Trump stuns Indian Country with 'Pocahontas' slur in front of Navajo war heroes
National | Politics
President Trump stuns Indian Country with 'Pocahontas' slur in front of Navajo war heroes (November 27, 2017)
President Donald Trump sparked widespread outrage in Indian Country after marring an event featuring Navajo war heroes with a derogatory slur.

Business group in Maine apologizes for 'Hunt for the Indian' holiday promotion
Business | National
Business group in Maine apologizes for 'Hunt for the Indian' holiday promotion (November 8, 2017)
The Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce is apologizing after asking customers to 'Hunt for the Indian' and secure discounts in Skowhegan, Maine.

Tribal organizations take on Washington NFL team with social media campaign
National | Sports
Tribal organizations take on Washington NFL team with social media campaign (November 3, 2017)
An organization representing more than 50 Northwest tribes has launched a social media campaign meant to shame the Washington NFL team.

Native Sun News Today: County once again seeks compensation for Indian trust lands
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: County once again seeks compensation for Indian trust lands (November 3, 2017)
Back in July the Bennett County Commission in South Dakota passed a resolution calling for more 'federal impact aid funding in lieu of property taxes on Indian trust lands.'

Washington NFL player thinks it's 'cool' to sell t-shirts with logo of Indian head
Sports
Washington NFL player thinks it's 'cool' to sell t-shirts with logo of Indian head (November 2, 2017)
A player on the Washington NFL team is selling t-shirts featuring an 'Indian' head logo.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Two steps back on racial prejudice in South Dakota

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Two steps back on racial prejudice in South Dakota (October 24, 2017)
It would be nonsense to blame an entire community for the actions of a few but some Lakota residents of Sturgis, South Dakota, saw very little remorse in the wake of a racist incident.

James Giago Davies: School fumbles historic opportunity after incident of racism
Education | Opinion
James Giago Davies: School fumbles historic opportunity after incident of racism (October 19, 2017)
Sturgis is not an especially racist community for this part of South Dakota, but given this part of South Dakota is especially racist, that may not be saying much.

Native Sun News Today: Student speaks out about racism in South Dakota school
Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Student speaks out about racism in South Dakota school (October 19, 2017)
The racism and hate at Sturgis-Brown High School in South Dakota caused one Native American student to change schools.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Sports teams continue to denigrate Indian people
Opinion | Sports
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Sports teams continue to denigrate Indian people (October 13, 2017)
We are human beings and not mascots for America’s fun and games.

Republican candidate questions mural for depicting Indian people as too 'dark'
Politics
Republican candidate questions mural for depicting Indian people as too 'dark' (October 13, 2017)
A Republican candidate in New York is being dropped by her own party after questioning a mural of Indian people.

Harold Frazier: Another incident of racism targets Native youth in South Dakota
Opinion
Harold Frazier: Another incident of racism targets Native youth in South Dakota (October 12, 2017)
Today we all stand witness to racism leaking through the veil of privilege that once again stares at my people.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: To stand or to kneel for the National Anthem
Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: To stand or to kneel for the National Anthem (October 6, 2017)
We should ask ourselves why it is necessary to play or sing the National Anthem at any sporting event.

Cronkite News: How racism may contribute to higher rates of infant mortality
Health | National
Cronkite News: How racism may contribute to higher rates of infant mortality (October 5, 2017)
Across the United States, African-American women are more likely than any other race to give birth to premature babies, which is the leading cause of infant death for that population

Mark Charles: Moving towards truth and reconciliation of our shameful history
Opinion
Mark Charles: Moving towards truth and reconciliation of our shameful history (October 3, 2017)
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.

Village changes seal of Indian being pushed to ground with Indian standing
National
Village changes seal of Indian being pushed to ground with Indian standing (September 28, 2017)
The village of Whitesboro in New York has changed its seal after facing criticism for depicting Indian people in a negative light.

YES! Magazine: Pueblo activists challenge annual depiction of Spanish 'conquest'
National
YES! Magazine: Pueblo activists challenge annual depiction of Spanish 'conquest' (September 18, 2017)
In Santa Fe, New Mexico, the move to decolonize a celebration of the 'conquest' of Pueblo tribes shows how complex identity and culture are, Michael Dax writes for YES! Magazine.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Yet another incident of racism at a restaurant in Rapid City
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Yet another incident of racism at a restaurant in Rapid City (September 14, 2017)
Based on our past encounters with racist activity and knowing we will face the potency of the Rapid City government, we now quietly take our money elsewhere.

Columbus statue in New York City vandalized amid review of 'symbols of hate'
National
Columbus statue in New York City vandalized amid review of 'symbols of hate' (September 13, 2017)
A statue of Christopher Columbus, widely reviled as a symbol of genocide of indigenous peoples, was vandalized in New York City.

Tribes stage protest at Yellowstone to target place names of genocidal figures
Environment | National
Tribes stage protest at Yellowstone to target place names of genocidal figures (September 13, 2017)
Tribes in the United States and First Nations in Canada are calling for place name changes at Yellowstone National Park.

Northwestern Band wants city to stop fake 'battle' with residents dressed as 'Indians'
National
Northwestern Band wants city to stop fake 'battle' with residents dressed as 'Indians' (September 12, 2017)
The Northwest Band of the Shoshone Nation is calling on a city in Utah to stop a fake event in which residents dress up as 'Indians' and attack settlers.

Gyasi Ross: Donald Trump threatens our indigenous relatives with new form of termination
Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Donald Trump threatens our indigenous relatives with new form of termination (September 12, 2017)
Writing for The Huffington Post, Gyasi Ross offers an indigenous perspective on the end of the Dreamers program for children of immigrants.

Restaurant based on NFL team's racist mascot goes out of business in Virginia
Business | Sports
Restaurant based on NFL team's racist mascot goes out of business in Virginia (September 8, 2017)
Hail & Hog Kitchen and Tap barely lasted one football season and all of its burgundy-and-gold assets are on the auction block.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's never too early to talk about the Lakota Nation Invitational
Opinion | Sports
Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's never too early to talk about the Lakota Nation Invitational (September 6, 2017)
We know it is still a little early to talk about the Lakota Nation Invitational, a tournament that even made the pages of Sports Illustrated Magazine.

James Giago Davies: Cultural symbols reinforce our ugly mentalities in America
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Cultural symbols reinforce our ugly mentalities in America (September 6, 2017)
What exactly is the South gonna do again, Charlie? Enslave Black people? Impose a hundred years of racist Jim Crow?

Adrian Jawort: Donald Trump is more like a scheming tribal chairman than a president
Opinion | Politics
Adrian Jawort: Donald Trump is more like a scheming tribal chairman than a president (August 30, 2017)
Donald Trump does care about Indian country, just not in the way we would hope, Adrian Jawort writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Private school outlaws Washington NFL team's racist gear for staff and students
Education | Sports
Private school outlaws Washington NFL team's racist gear for staff and students (August 30, 2017)
The private Green Acres School in Maryland has banned staff and students from wearing gear with the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Donald Trump unleashes racism in America
Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Donald Trump unleashes racism in America (August 29, 2017)
Racism has never left America. It has always been there lurking in the shadows.

Steve Russell: All the Oklahoma tribes came with their own Trail of Tears stories
Opinion
Steve Russell: All the Oklahoma tribes came with their own Trail of Tears stories (August 29, 2017)
All the Oklahoma Indians had their Trail of Tears stories, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Steve Russell: President Trump throws brown people under the bus with pardon of ex-sheriff
Law | Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: President Trump throws brown people under the bus with pardon of ex-sheriff (August 28, 2017)
By pardoning Joe Arpaio, our law and order president has endorsed treating brown people differently than white people, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Jenni Monet: Indigenous rights activists respond to White supremacist rhetoric
National | Politics
Jenni Monet: Indigenous rights activists respond to White supremacist rhetoric (August 28, 2017)
Indigenous and Latino rights advocates stood together to protest racial inequality in Arizona’s justice system as President Donald Trump returned to their state for the first time since the election.

University bans 'war chant' at games years after retiring Chief Illiniwek mascot
Education | Sports
University bans 'war chant' at games years after retiring Chief Illiniwek mascot (August 25, 2017)
A stereotypical 'war chant' song will no longer be performed at University of Illinois games.

Harlan McKosato: That time some White racists tried to corner me in Oklahoma
Opinion
Harlan McKosato: That time some White racists tried to corner me in Oklahoma (August 25, 2017)
Whether you’re Native or Black or Hispanic or any minority, there will always be white people who think they have conquered this continent and that they have a right to be the dominant race, Harlan McKosato writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian people can spend our money elsewhere in the face of racism
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian people can spend our money elsewhere in the face of racism (August 24, 2017)
When local and national media outlets are incessantly spewing news items promoting the 'master race' fallacy, how does one deal with the resulting ethnic intolerance and hatred?

Steve Russell: Racial fantasies and the Superman occupying the White House
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Racial fantasies and the Superman occupying the White House (August 22, 2017)
Where did the Superman in the White House come from? Steve Russell takes a closer look on Indian Country Media Network.

Mark Charles: Bigotry sent Donald Trump to the White House and it's keeping him there
Opinion | Politics
Mark Charles: Bigotry sent Donald Trump to the White House and it's keeping him there (August 21, 2017)
Even in terms of the Trump Presidency, last week was a doozy, Mark Charles writes.

President Trump doubles down with defense of 'beautiful' Confederate monuments
National | Politics
President Trump doubles down with defense of 'beautiful' Confederate monuments (August 17, 2017)
A controversy that once derailed Indian Country's funding bill is rearing its head again thanks to President Donald Trump, whose handling of racial violence continues to dominate the nation's agenda.

Secretary Zinke condemns White supremacists but vows full 'support' for President Trump
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke condemns White supremacists but vows full 'support' for President Trump (August 17, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior continues to stand by President Donald Trump amid controversy over racial violence in Virginia.

President Trump defends groups 'innocently' protesting removal of Confederate statue in Virginia
National | Politics
President Trump defends groups 'innocently' protesting removal of Confederate statue in Virginia (August 16, 2017)
President Donald Trump is again facing widespread condemnation for his response to racial violence in Virginia but there's little evidence that he will face consequences within his own Republican party.

Mark Trahant: Learning from history to see why the Donald Trump presidency is over
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Learning from history to see why the Donald Trump presidency is over (August 16, 2017)
The question now is how fast will the Trump administration crumble? When will people resign in good conscience?

Harold Monteau: Donald Trump depends on White supremacists to stay in office
Opinion
Harold Monteau: Donald Trump depends on White supremacists to stay in office (August 16, 2017)
The United States is reaping the results of the Republican Party’s strategy of 'fear and exclusion' in America, Harold Monteau writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Seneca Nation citizen maintains five-year protest against NFL team's racist legacy
Sports
Seneca Nation citizen maintains five-year protest against NFL team's racist legacy (August 15, 2017)
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.

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