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Suzan Shown Harjo: Offensive mascots belong in museums and history books
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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.

Ezra Rosser: NFL team's racist trademarks sanctioned by our highest court
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Ezra Rosser: NFL team's racist trademarks sanctioned by our highest court (July 31, 2017)
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.

Editorial: No victory for Washington NFL team's racist trademarks
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Editorial: No victory for Washington NFL team's racist trademarks (July 5, 2017)
The Washington Post 's editorial board again calls on Washington NFL team owner Dan Snyder to change the name.

Native activists concede loss in dispute over NFL team's racist trademarks
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Native activists concede loss in dispute over NFL team's racist trademarks (June 30, 2017)
A group of young Native activists, led by Navajo citizen Amanda Blackhorse, agree their landmark case is over.

Trump administration gives up in NFL team's racist trademark dispute
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Trump administration gives up in NFL team's racist trademark dispute (June 29, 2017)
The legal battle over the Washington NFL team's racist trademarks is essentially over.

Oneida Nation challenges Oneida Nation over use of 'Oneida' trademarks
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Oneida Nation challenges Oneida Nation over use of 'Oneida' trademarks (June 28, 2017)
The Oneidas in Wisconsin are hoping to use trademarks that have been registered to their relatives in New York.

New York Times editorial board reconsiders stance on racist trademarks
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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.

Cronkite News: Navajo activist vows fight against racist NFL mascot
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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
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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
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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.

Navajo Nation settles dispute over sale of unauthorized 'Navajo' products
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Navajo Nation settles dispute over sale of unauthorized 'Navajo' products (November 17, 2016)
The tribe will enter into a license and supply agreement with Urban Outfitters and will collaborate on a line of 'authentic' jewelry.

Speculation about Donald Trump welcoming NFL team -- and its racist mascot -- back to DC
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Speculation about Donald Trump welcoming NFL team -- and its racist mascot -- back to DC (November 11, 2016)
Will the new Republican president change everything, except the racist mascot?

Pro-Donald Trump group debuts ad about NFL team's racist mascot
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Pro-Donald Trump group debuts ad about NFL team's racist mascot (November 7, 2016)
The ad features an all-White, all-male group of football fans who are portrayed as having game day ruined by Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Washington NFL team requests delay in racist trademark dispute
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Washington NFL team requests delay in racist trademark dispute (October 4, 2016)
After making an unusual and urgent plea to the nation's highest court, the team is now seeking to delay the proceedings.

Supreme Court accepts case linked to NFL team's racist mascot
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Supreme Court accepts case linked to NFL team's racist mascot (September 29, 2016)
A lower court has yet to rule on the team's trademark fight against Native youth activists.

Supreme Court weighs petition in case tied to racist NFL mascot
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Supreme Court weighs petition in case tied to racist NFL mascot (September 20, 2016)
The Washington team is hoping to secure a victory even before Native youth activists get a chance to make their case.

Delphine Red Shirt: Outside entities assert control of our names
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Delphine Red Shirt: Outside entities assert control of our names (July 18, 2016)
Let’s register these names now and stop the pandering by outside entities taking liberties with even our most sacred tribal names.

Lumbee Tribe settles lawsuit over unauthorized use of trademarks
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Lumbee Tribe settles lawsuit over unauthorized use of trademarks (July 1, 2016)
A beer distributor has agreed to contribute to education and youth programs after using the tribe's name, logo and slogan without consent.

Lumbee Tribe sues after name and logo used by beer distributor
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Lumbee Tribe sues after name and logo used by beer distributor (June 20, 2016)
Even the tribe's slogan appeared on ads that were displayed at convenience stores in Lumbee territory.

Navajo Nation wins another decision in trademark fashion dispute
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Navajo Nation wins another decision in trademark fashion dispute (June 3, 2016)
The tribe has won the right to seek millions of dollars in damages from three fashion retailers that sold "Navajo' items without authorization.

Room for Debate: Trademarks for racist and disparaging names
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Room for Debate: Trademarks for racist and disparaging names (May 4, 2016)
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.

Amanda Blackhorse to deliver Haskell University commencement keynote
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Amanda Blackhorse to deliver Haskell University commencement keynote (April 27, 2016)
The Navajo Nation citizen is well known for her fight against racist mascots in sports.

Washington team asks Supreme Court to hear trademark appeal
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Washington team asks Supreme Court to hear trademark appeal (April 26, 2016)
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.

Navajo Nation can seek damages for sales of unauthorized goods
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Navajo Nation can seek damages for sales of unauthorized goods (April 4, 2016)
Judge Bruce Black cleared the way for the tribe to seek millions of dollars from fashion retailer Urban Outfitters.

Navajo Nation seeking millions of dollars for unauthorized products
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Navajo Nation seeking millions of dollars for unauthorized products (February 2, 2016)
The Urban Outfitters retail company sold products labeled as 'Navajo' without the tribe's permission.

Washington NFL team plans to appeal decision in trademark case
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Washington NFL team plans to appeal decision in trademark case (July 9, 2015)
The long-running dispute isn't over as the team vows to win by taking the case to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Judge backs Native youth in battle over NFL team's racist mascot
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Judge backs Native youth in battle over NFL team's racist mascot (July 8, 2015)
A federal judge rejected a slew of challenges raised by the Washington professional football organization.

Law Article: Navajo Nation wages battle over 'Navajo' products
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Law Article: Navajo Nation wages battle over 'Navajo' products (May 22, 2015)
Battles continue to wage over use of the 'Navajo' and 'Navaho' marks in New Mexico federal court.

Phil Gover: NFL team undermines and corrupts Indian Country
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Phil Gover: NFL team undermines and corrupts Indian Country (April 7, 2015)
Watching the Chairwoman’s slow-motion implosion, interacting with her supporters and detractors, and reflecting on my own strong feelings over what she did has left me feeling angry, divided and a little less hopeful. I can tell her supporters feel the same.

Original Americans Foundation claims work with over 50 tribes
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Original Americans Foundation claims work with over 50 tribes (April 3, 2015)
The Washington NFL team announced the organization more than a year ago but its financial activities remain a secret.

Paiute Tribe removes chairwoman for accepting NFL team's gifts
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Paiute Tribe removes chairwoman for accepting NFL team's gifts (April 2, 2015)
Gari Lafferty accepted a trip to Washington, D.C., and other items of value in violation of ethics rules.

Paiute Tribe moves to oust leader for accepting NFL team's gifts
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Paiute Tribe moves to oust leader for accepting NFL team's gifts (April 1, 2015)
Chairwoman Gari Lafferty accepted a free trip to Washington, D.C., and is feeling the fallout.

Simon Moya-Smith: NFL team must eliminate racist mascot too
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Simon Moya-Smith: NFL team must eliminate racist mascot too (March 24, 2015)
I'll protect children first before I protect anyone's right to harm them.

Amanda Blackhorse: Dehumanization of our people continues
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Amanda Blackhorse: Dehumanization of our people continues (March 23, 2015)
What people don’t realize is there are real Natives out there who have been truly affected and psychologically damaged by sports mascots.

Steve Russell: Free speech protects jerks like NFL team owner
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Steve Russell: Free speech protects jerks like NFL team owner (March 18, 2015)
'Redskins' is certainly immoral, and it’s scandalous that public disparaging of Native peoples is still practiced in 21st century.

Navajo Nation case against Urban Outfitters goes to higher court
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Navajo Nation case against Urban Outfitters goes to higher court (March 12, 2015)
The company sold products with the 'Navajo' name without the tribe's permission. The goods weren't Indian-produced either.

Amanda Blackhorse: Navajo leader defends racist NFL mascot
Opinion | Sports
Amanda Blackhorse: Navajo leader defends racist NFL mascot (January 28, 2015)
When I attended the 20th Annual Arizona Legislative Day at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona, I did not expect to run into Ben Shelly.

DOJ backs Native activists in battle over racist NFL trademarks
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DOJ backs Native activists in battle over racist NFL trademarks (January 9, 2015)
The Obama administration will defend a federal law that bars the registration of offensive trademarks.

Amanda Blackhorse: Supporters of racist mascot resort to racism
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Amanda Blackhorse: Supporters of racist mascot resort to racism (December 4, 2014)
This billion-dollar industry of Native mascotry profits off of the degradation of a race, an ethnicity, a culture and religions.

Judge allows NFL team lawsuit against young Native activists
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Judge allows NFL team lawsuit against young Native activists (November 26, 2014)
The team is suing the six young activists in federal court in Virginia.

Activists ask judge to dismiss  Washington NFL team's lawsuit
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Activists ask judge to dismiss Washington NFL team's lawsuit (September 23, 2014)
The activists say the team's complaints lie with the federal agency that canceled six offensive trademarks.

Column: Kansas City NFL team reaches out to Indian community
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Column: Kansas City NFL team reaches out to Indian community (August 7, 2014)
The Chiefs are hoping to avoid a negative battle over the team's use of Indian imagery.

Young Navajo woman leads petition against racist trademarks
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Young Navajo woman leads petition against racist trademarks (July 3, 2014)
Navajo lawmaker says more young people are fighting the mascot.

Opinion: Federal agency decides what is offensive to Americans
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Opinion: Federal agency decides what is offensive to Americans (June 30, 2014)
Writer criticizes federal agency that handles trademarks for issuing a decision about trademarks.

Native Sun News: Washington team's mascot hits another bump
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Native Sun News: Washington team's mascot hits another bump (June 27, 2014)
The United States Patent Office has sided with 5 Native American plaintiffs in a ruling last week that deemed the Washington Redskin trademark to be 'disparaging' to Native Americans.

Opinion: Reagans - A perfect name for a perfectly bad NFL team
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Opinion: Reagans - A perfect name for a perfectly bad NFL team (June 26, 2014)
Writer says Washington Reagans would be an appropriate name for the embattled NFL team.

Suzan Shown Harjo: Fight against racist mascots just beginning
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Suzan Shown Harjo: Fight against racist mascots just beginning (June 24, 2014)
Activist Suzan Shown Harjo says the decision in Blackhorse v. Pro Football Inc is just one more victory in the fight against racist mascots.

Kevin Gover: Stereotypes should not be celebrated in America
Opinion
Kevin Gover: Stereotypes should not be celebrated in America (June 20, 2014)
Over twenty years ago, when the team trademark was first formally challenged, the National Museum of the American Indian was in its infancy.

Mike Wise: No winning in fight to save NFL team's racist mascot
Opinion | Sports
Mike Wise: No winning in fight to save NFL team's racist mascot (June 20, 2014)
Columnist Mike Wise urges the NFL and owner Dan Snyder to stop defending the Washington team's racist mascot.

Ray Cook: Decision sends warning for NFL team's racist mascot
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Ray Cook: Decision sends warning for NFL team's racist mascot (June 20, 2014)
Ray Cook welcomes the decision in Blackhorse v. Pro Football Inc.

Washington NFL team remains defiant after losing trademarks
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Washington NFL team remains defiant after losing trademarks (June 19, 2014)
Another court battle awaits young Native activists who proved the team's marks are disparaging.

Editorial: Racial slurs don't deserve trademark protection in US
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Editorial: Racial slurs don't deserve trademark protection in US (June 19, 2014)
The New York Times calls on the Washington NFL to stop using a racial slur against Native people.

Patent office cancels trademarks for Washington football team
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Patent office cancels trademarks for Washington football team (June 18, 2014)
Six young Native activists showed that the trademarks were disparaging.

Peter d'Errico: Challenge to racist trademarks shows potential
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Peter d'Errico: Challenge to racist trademarks shows potential (May 12, 2014)
Peter d'Errico discusses the potential for Blackhorse v. Pro Football Inc trademark challenge to address the Washington professional football team's racist mascot.

Jeffrey Ian Ross: Dropping team name makes economic sense
Opinion | Sports
Jeffrey Ian Ross: Dropping team name makes economic sense (May 12, 2014)
Jeffrey Ian Ross says eliminating the Washington professional football team's racist mascot makes economic sense.

Navajo Nation  fails to reach settlement with Urban Outfitters
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Navajo Nation fails to reach settlement with Urban Outfitters (August 5, 2013)
The Navajo Nation failed to reach a settlement with retailer Urban Outfitters over the sale of 'Navajo' items.

Navajo Nation looking to resolve case over 'Navajo' products
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Navajo Nation looking to resolve case over 'Navajo' products (May 31, 2013)
The Navajo Nation is in talks to settle a lawsuit over the unauthorized sale of "Navajo" products. The tribe sued the company for a line or products that were labeled...

Navajo Nation battles in court over sale of 'Navajo' products
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Navajo Nation battles in court over sale of 'Navajo' products (April 2, 2013)
The Navajo Nation is continuing its lawsuit against retailer Urban Outfitters over the sale of "Navajo" items. The tribe asked Urban Outfitters back in June 2011 to stop selling items...

Judge won't dismiss Navajo Nation case over 'Navajo' items
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Judge won't dismiss Navajo Nation case over 'Navajo' items (March 28, 2013)
A federal judge is allowing the Navajo Nation to proceed with almost all of its claims against fashion retailer Urban Outfitters. The tribe asked the Urban Outfitters to stop labeling,...

Judge won't move Navajo Nation case over 'Navajo' products
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Judge won't move Navajo Nation case over 'Navajo' products (January 25, 2013)
The Navajo Nation will continue to fight its lawsuit against Urban Outfitters in federal court in New Mexico. The tribe sued the company for using the "Navajo" name on a...

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