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Indian Lawmakers: Denounce bigotry, even when it comes from Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics

Indian Lawmakers: Denounce bigotry, even when it comes from Donald Trump (July 11, 2018)

When Indians—especially Indian women—are used as props for a political agenda, call it out.

Tristan Ahtone: Share your stories and reclaim your Native truth
Opinion

Tristan Ahtone: Share your stories and reclaim your Native truth (July 2, 2018)

Ours is a story of resilience, strength and pride. It’s also a story that rarely appears in American narratives.

Graham Lee Brewer: Hit show 'Westworld' falls back on Native stereotypes
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion

Graham Lee Brewer: Hit show 'Westworld' falls back on Native stereotypes (June 27, 2018)

The hit HBO series Westworld both relies on and pushes against stereotypes of the mythological West.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates are bringing change to the airwaves
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Native candidates are bringing change to the airwaves (May 31, 2018)

Stereotypes are shattered every time a campaign commercial is produced and aired on television or distributed online.

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.

Graham Lee Brewer: Marvel Comics brings an Indigenous superhero to life
Arts & Entertainment | National

Graham Lee Brewer: Marvel Comics brings an Indigenous superhero to life (May 14, 2018)

Will Marvel’s Snowguard, an Inuk teen, break stereotypes?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kevin Gover: Dispelling five myths about Native American history and culture
Opinion

Kevin Gover: Dispelling five myths about Native American history and culture (November 22, 2017)

As the director of the National Museum of the American Indian, Kevin Gover gets a lot of questions about Native Americans.

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.

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.

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.

Charles Kader: 'Wind River' film trafficks in marginalized death in Indian Country
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion

Charles Kader: 'Wind River' film trafficks in marginalized death in Indian Country (August 17, 2017)

‘Wind River' is a film about marginalized death on Native lands, passing for entertainment for middle-class voyeurs often amazed that any Natives are still alive, Charles Kader writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Cleve Davis: Racist and colonizing language deeply embedded in America
Opinion

Cleve Davis: Racist and colonizing language deeply embedded in America (July 25, 2017)

Native Americans struggle with derogatory names and symbols every day, Cleve Davis writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Ruth Hopkins: There would be no America without the first Americans
Opinion

Ruth Hopkins: There would be no America without the first Americans (July 5, 2017)

European immigrants would not have survived long enough to form the 13 colonies but for the assistance of Natives, Ruth Hopkins writes on Indian Country Media Network.

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.

Terese Mailhot: I cringe at what passes as Native 'art' these days
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion

Terese Mailhot: I cringe at what passes as Native 'art' these days (June 9, 2017)

Are Native artists and media failing to produce substantive works? Terese Marie Mailhot asks some tough questions on Indian Country Media Network.

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.

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.

Diana Lee King: Education system keeps Indian history under wraps
Education | Opinion

Diana Lee King: Education system keeps Indian history under wraps (May 4, 2017)

‘90 percent of what 90 percent of the people know about Indians they learned from the movies’ (including Indians)

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.

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.

Vicente Diaz: Disney trafficks in indigenous heritage once again
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion

Vicente Diaz: Disney trafficks in indigenous heritage once again (November 14, 2016)

'Colonial predators like Disney will do what it must to take what it wants.'

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Michael Haney fought racist mascot up until to his death
Opinion | Sports

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Michael Haney fought racist mascot up until to his death (November 11, 2016)

The team that got beat was one that activist Michael Haney, a Seminole Indian with a trace of Sioux blood, had been fighting to change their name and logo until the day he died.

André Cramblit: An 'annoying' trilogy of holidays for Native people
Opinion

André Cramblit: An 'annoying' trilogy of holidays for Native people (November 7, 2016)

'All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey… actually the foliage is awash with color but it is time for the annoying trilogy of holidaze that vex us as Natives.'

Cronkite News: Native Spirit group dispels stereotypes with culture
National

Cronkite News: Native Spirit group dispels stereotypes with culture (November 1, 2016)

Native Spirit leverages comedy instead of lectures, defying caricatures and telling the audience the meanings behind each drum beat, dance step and musical note.

Tiffany Midge: Some alternatives for 'Pocahottie' this Halloween
Opinion

Tiffany Midge: Some alternatives for 'Pocahottie' this Halloween (October 31, 2016)

'Have you been thinking about dressing up as Pocahontas, your favorite Disney princess, but feel like it wouldn’t be socially acceptable?'

Anne Keala Kelly: Disney marginalizes indigenous people again
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion

Anne Keala Kelly: Disney marginalizes indigenous people again (October 28, 2016)

'Being culturally poached and misrepresented isn’t flattering, it’s a threat.'

Harlan McKosato: Just what are Indians supposed to look like?
Opinion

Harlan McKosato: Just what are Indians supposed to look like? (October 25, 2016)

'Native people come in all shapes and sizes; and these days all skin tones.'

Tim Giago: No one feels honored by racist and offensive mascots
Opinion | Sports

Tim Giago: No one feels honored by racist and offensive mascots (October 24, 2016)

Watch the World Series this week and let the image of the hideous, racist logo of the Cleveland Indians dance before your eyes.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Republicans in South Dakota embrace Monster Trump
Opinion | Politics

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Republicans in South Dakota embrace Monster Trump (October 19, 2016)

Donald Trump has brought the Republican Party to its lowest common denominator.

Native architect in Canada loses complaint against racist mascot
Canada | Law | Sports

Native architect in Canada loses complaint against racist mascot (October 18, 2016)

Attorney: 'You could not call a team the New York Jews. Why is it OK to call a team the Cleveland Indians?'

Tiffany Midge: 'Pocahottie' costumes are still OK this Halloween
Opinion

Tiffany Midge: 'Pocahottie' costumes are still OK this Halloween (October 18, 2016)

'Why are scary clowns more threatening than say, well, I don’t know, RACISM?'

Native architect in Canada files complaint over U.S. baseball team's racist mascot
Canada | Law | Sports

Native architect in Canada files complaint over U.S. baseball team's racist mascot (October 17, 2016)

Douglas Cardinal has 'had enough' of the offensive Cleveland team's mascot.

Native students condemn 'racist' images used in official program at Yale University
Education | National | Sports

Native students condemn 'racist' images used in official program at Yale University (October 12, 2016)

Officials at the Ivy League institution apologized for the use of the stereotypical imagery.

Stephanie Land: 'There are no kid-friendly terms for genocide'
Opinion

Stephanie Land: 'There are no kid-friendly terms for genocide' (October 11, 2016)

'I told my daughter she can’t dress up as a Native American for Halloween. Here’s why.'

Opinion: The media ignores another 'off the reservation' comment
Opinion | Politics

Opinion: The media ignores another 'off the reservation' comment (August 15, 2016)

Did anybody notice when Mark Cuban said he could not support Donald Trump because the Republican candidate 'went off the reservation?'

Indian Country again shares stage on final night of Democratic National Convention
National | Politics

Indian Country again shares stage on final night of Democratic National Convention (July 29, 2016)

A tribal leader helped deliver the invocation and a Native lawmaker took the stage on a historic night for presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Terese Mailhot: Learning about beautiful and mysterious people
Opinion

Terese Mailhot: Learning about beautiful and mysterious people (July 18, 2016)

I had only seen white people on TV and in movies, so I was familiar with their ways.

Qristina Cummings: A 'Big Fat' and very offensive wedding show
Opinion

Qristina Cummings: A 'Big Fat' and very offensive wedding show (July 14, 2016)

I wasn’t surprised that 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' crossed this particular line and featured 'Native-inspired' headdresses and clothing.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation slams Donald Trump for 'bigoted' attacks
National | Politics

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation slams Donald Trump for 'bigoted' attacks (July 7, 2016)

The real estate mogul's incendiary comments are extremely personal to members of the Connecticut tribe, whose ancestors survived wars, massacres and slavery.

Terese Mailhot: Native writers forced to deal with ethnic frauds
Opinion

Terese Mailhot: Native writers forced to deal with ethnic frauds (June 20, 2016)

I resent people with dubious stories, who benefit from white privilege and refuse to be accountable to hardworking Natives who have to struggle against oppression and stigma every day.

Navajo Republicans divided on Donald Trump's 'Pocahontas' slur
National | Politics

Navajo Republicans divided on Donald Trump's 'Pocahontas' slur (June 17, 2016)

Carlyle Begaye wished the presidential candidate would use a different term while Shawn Redd was all for the attacks.

Native voters in California face unique choices in Senate election
Law | Politics | Trust

Native voters in California face unique choices in Senate election (June 8, 2016)

One candidate fought tribes on land-into-trust issue while the other had to apologize for making offensive remarks.

William Ledford: Native support for racist mascot is news to me
Opinion | Sports

William Ledford: Native support for racist mascot is news to me (June 2, 2016)

Mostly I’m baffled by the sheer ignorance expressed by supporters of the R word.

Courtland Milloy: Let's celebrate NFL team's truly offensive past
Opinion | Sports

Courtland Milloy: Let's celebrate NFL team's truly offensive past (June 1, 2016)

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.

Marco Alvarez: Voices of indigenous people usually go unheard
Opinion

Marco Alvarez: Voices of indigenous people usually go unheard (May 24, 2016)

Native Americans are constantly mocked by media and shunned by the government.