'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.
After being punished by the Department of Energy for speaking out against racist mascots, Jody Tallbear has reached a settlement in her case.
There are thousands of examples of white men and women unknowingly literally wearing 'redface' without a whisper of an outcry.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
A series of fake news articles, claiming the Washington NFL team changed its controversial name to the Washington Redhawks, went viral across Indian Country.
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.
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.
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.
The Washington Post 's editorial board again calls on Washington NFL team owner Dan Snyder to change the name.
A group of young Native activists, led by Navajo citizen Amanda Blackhorse, agree their landmark case is over.
The legal battle over the Washington NFL team's racist trademarks is essentially over.
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.
A landmark decision from the nation's highest court threatens the long-running case against the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.
The foundation donated nearly $1.6 million in its second year of operation, far less than the $3.7 million in the prior year.
Will the new Republican president change everything, except the racist mascot?
Watch the World Series this week and let the image of the hideous, racist logo of the Cleveland Indians dance before your eyes.
After making an unusual and urgent plea to the nation's highest court, the team is now seeking to delay the proceedings.
A lower court has yet to rule on the team's trademark fight against Native youth activists.
The Washington team is hoping to secure a victory even before Native youth activists get a chance to make their case.
Kendal Thompson isn't officially on the roster but can be signed at any point from the practice squad.
A nearly year-old incident is causing headaches for William Mendoza, the executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education.
William Mendoza became upset when he saw someone wearing a Washington NFL jersey with some unusual words written on the back.
Kendal Thompson just signed with the Washington NFL team and is hoping to land a spot on the roster for the upcoming season.
Zema Williams was an unapologetic fan of the Washington team and its racist imagery.
Washington team owner Daniel Snyder should take note of the fact he is losing the battle with America’s next generation.
Mostly I’m baffled by the sheer ignorance expressed by supporters of the R word.
The Washington Post will not shut us up, make us back down, nor does it make any difference in our fight.
Many people have forgotten that one of the reasons the team and its fans no longer wear faux Indian outfits or sing broken-English warpath songs is because Native Americans have been protesting from the start.
When the dust settles around the Washington Post poll and the social media uproar about 'redskin,' there will still be talk about—and some living—what it means to be Indigenous in the face of a corporate-state world.
The reality is that unlike other racial and minority groups in the U.S, Indian people are citizens of nations.
Given that I have 50 first cousins who are enrolled in the Navajo and Yankton Dakota Sioux Nations, none of whom likes the team name, I found the results to be curious.
Flawed polls cannot erase the overwhelming outcry from Native American communities.
The recent survey by the Washington Post is a big deal. It affirms the pervasiveness of anti-Indian racism today.
In my career of approximately 12 years as a journalist, book author, speaker, author and now as Arts and Entertainment, Sports and Pow Wow’s editor for Indian Country Today Media Network, I am constantly hearing the voices in Indian Country.
Just when you think you’ve finally made progress, that society might be finally grasping an indigenous issue, along comes a well-funded attempt to knock you back into place.
The poll reached 504 self-identified Native Americans, 44 percent of whom said they were enrolled in a tribe.
The New York Times asked a group of scholars and commentators to weigh in on an issue that could be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
You see the distortion first hand, minds so propaganda duped they cannot see that calling a team the Washington Redskins is overtly racist.
The Washington team is hoping to capitalize on a victory won by a band from Oregon known as The Slants, a name that's disparaging to Asian people.
The Tulare Union High School is one of four schools required to phase out racist mascots, symbols and imagery by January 1, 2017.
The only school with a ''Redskins' mascot happens to be located on the Spokane Reservation.
The Washington NFL team is disclosing the foundation's finances to the Internal Revenue Service.
Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) wants to lure the team back to the nation's capital despite its controversial symbol.
If the team today had the name 'darky,' a word that Eleanor Roosevelt used in formal writing in the 1930s — in the same decade “Redskins” became a football franchise — there’s no chance the team would keep the name, no chance fans would sing a song with that name
To use the word today evokes a history of racial violence and dehumanization to intimidate, humiliate and harm contemporary American Indians.
For Native children, the R-word and its associated mascots are demeaning and disparaging, eroding their self-confidence and self-image.
'If you’re living in a society that devalues your culture, or perpetuates stereotypes, you may be devaluing yourself,' the president said at the White House Tribal Nations Conference.
Terry Rambler took responsibility for dressing up in blackface and for posting a photo of his offensive costume on Facebook.