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Jason Asenap: Confronting colonialism while others celebrate it
National

Jason Asenap: Confronting colonialism while others celebrate it (May 24, 2018)

How do you honor New Mexico’s colorful past without celebrating violent colonialism in racially charged festivities?

Malinda Maynor Lowery: Indigenous people are the original Southerners
Opinion

Malinda Maynor Lowery: Indigenous people are the original Southerners (May 23, 2018)

When people see Southern history in black and white, where are American Indians? A Lumbee citizen asks a key question.

Indian activist known for anti-mascot work pleads guilty to theft
Law | Sports

Indian activist known for anti-mascot work pleads guilty to theft (May 17, 2018)

Apache activist Robert Roche, who appeared in an iconic photo confronting a baseball fan, faces prison time for stealing federal funds.

Few Natives enrolled at university where campus police stopped Native brothers
Education | National

Few Natives enrolled at university where campus police stopped Native brothers (May 14, 2018)

Only 125 Native students, out of 33,400, are enrolled at the university where campus police stopped and questioned two young Mohawk brothers.

'We do not go away': Native community protests racism and aggression
Law | National | Politics

'We do not go away': Native community protests racism and aggression (May 14, 2018)

Native people are continuing to call for justice following a series of incidents they say demonstrate racism and aggression in Nebraska.

Reclaiming Native Truth: Why we cannot support racist mascots and images
Opinion

Reclaiming Native Truth: Why we cannot support racist mascots and images (May 11, 2018)

Exposure to racist mascots affects the self-worth of young Native Americans.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The American dream was built on the bodies of Indian people
Opinion

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The American dream was built on the bodies of Indian people (May 9, 2018)

One of America's continuing problem has always been the omission of the Indian history and experience.

Sports teams in Europe also boast stereotypical 'Indian' imagery
Sports | World

Sports teams in Europe also boast stereotypical 'Indian' imagery (May 7, 2018)

The use of Indians as mascots in sports is on the decline in the United States. An opposite trend is seen in Europe.

University apologizes to Native brothers who were stopped by police
Education | National

University apologizes to Native brothers who were stopped by police (May 7, 2018)

Two young Mohawk brothers who went on a college campus tour in Colorado ended up being stopped by police for being too quiet.

ProPublica: Young Quinault Nation basketball star was killed in disputed hate crime
Law | National

ProPublica: Young Quinault Nation basketball star was killed in disputed hate crime (April 26, 2018)

Jimmy Smith-Kramer, a basketball legend on the Quinault Nation reservation, was 20 when he was mowed down by a white man in a pickup truck.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: An Indian man walks into court and asks a judge to do the right thing
Law | Opinion

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: An Indian man walks into court and asks a judge to do the right thing (April 20, 2018)

It was an astonishing day for Chase Iron Eyes as he went before a white-man judge in North Dakota.

Washington NFL team treated cheerleaders like 'calling for an escort'
National | Sports

Washington NFL team treated cheerleaders like 'calling for an escort' (April 10, 2018)

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.

Graham Lee Brewer: Native Americans go missing from our newsrooms
Opinion

Graham Lee Brewer: Native Americans go missing from our newsrooms (April 10, 2018)

National Geographic addresses inclusion but has further to go on Native representation.

National Baseball Hall of Fame won't use 'Chief Wahoo' any longer
Sports

National Baseball Hall of Fame won't use 'Chief Wahoo' any longer (March 22, 2018)

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.

Statue of Native man at feet of 'early' explorers will be coming down
National

Statue of Native man at feet of 'early' explorers will be coming down (March 9, 2018)

A statue featuring a nearly naked Native man at the feet of a cowboy and a Catholic missionary is coming down in San Francisco, California.

Penobscot Nation man wins $40,000 in racial discrimination lawsuit
Arts & Entertainment | Business | Law | National

Penobscot Nation man wins $40,000 in racial discrimination lawsuit (March 9, 2018)

Jason Brown, a jeweler and citizen of the Penobscot Nation, had to put up with being called 'Big Indian' and even hearing the n-word at work.

Cronkite News: Hate crimes continue to strike minority communities
Law | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Hate crimes continue to strike minority communities (March 6, 2018)

In Arizona, as in much of the United States, the groups most targeted for hate crimes are African-Americans, Muslims, homosexual men and Jews.

Darcy Lindberg: Racism is real with verdict for Native man's death
Canada | Opinion

Darcy Lindberg: Racism is real with verdict for Native man's death (March 5, 2018)

Indigenous people are looking for an acknowledgement that the pain of racism is real, and that racism can influence how Canada determines justice.

Event focuses on symbols of White supremacy in mascots and monuments
National | Politics

Event focuses on symbols of White supremacy in mascots and monuments (March 1, 2018)

American Indians and African Americans have long dealt with the use of racist and stereotypical symbols.

Aide to Secretary Zinke resigns after posting racist statements online
National | Politics

Aide to Secretary Zinke resigns after posting racist statements online (March 1, 2018)

A 'special assistant' to Secretary Ryan Zinke resigned from the Department of the Interior after CNN uncovered her racist and bigoted statements posted online.

Graham Lee Brewer: Native man's death opens old wounds in Canada
Canada | Opinion

Graham Lee Brewer: Native man's death opens old wounds in Canada (February 21, 2018)

Why the shooting of a Canadian Cree man has so many people angry.

The Conversation: Sorry but 'Chief Wahoo' isn't going anywhere soon
Opinion | Sports

The Conversation: Sorry but 'Chief Wahoo' isn't going anywhere soon (February 8, 2018)

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.

Cronkite News: Bill outlaws use of racist logos in Arizona stadiums
National | Sports

Cronkite News: Bill outlaws use of racist logos in Arizona stadiums (January 31, 2018)

Lawmakers in Arizona are trying to limit disparaging professional sports team logos from appearing in publicly funded sports venues.

NFL commissioner won't do anything about team's racist mascot
Sports

NFL commissioner won't do anything about team's racist mascot (January 31, 2018)

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.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe slams GOP bill with 'racist undertones'
Law | National | Politics

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe slams GOP bill with 'racist undertones' (January 30, 2018)

Indian Country isn't a haven for fugitives, the leader of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe said, rebutting claims from Republican lawmakers and law enforcement authorities in South Dakota.

Mark Charles: No congratulations for the racism of 'Chief Wahoo'
Opinion | Sports

Mark Charles: No congratulations for the racism of 'Chief Wahoo' (January 30, 2018)

Native mascots in sports are dehumanizing caricatures rooted in our nation’s racist history, mascots for the lie of white supremacy.

Cleveland baseball team removes 'Chief Wahoo' logo from uniforms
Sports

Cleveland baseball team removes 'Chief Wahoo' logo from uniforms (January 29, 2018)

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.

Cronkite News: Trump immigration and border plan slammed as racist
National | Politics | World

Cronkite News: Trump immigration and border plan slammed as racist (January 29, 2018)

A White House plan to give a path to citizenship for 1.8 million immigrants in exchange for a border wall and tougher immigration policies is being attacked from all sides.

Native Sun News Today: Native 'undesirables' look for a home in Rapid City
National

Native Sun News Today: Native 'undesirables' look for a home in Rapid City (January 24, 2018)

As Rapid City continues to put the clamp down on the homeless and addicted population, many being Native American, dislocation and relocation seems to be the roundabout solution.

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.