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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.

Ho-Chunk Nation reaches out to urban citizens and community
National
Ho-Chunk Nation reaches out to urban citizens and community (June 6, 2017)
The Ho-Chunk Nation is making its presence known in Chicago, Illinois.

Pokagon Band set to reclaim ancestors from museum in Illinois
Environment
Pokagon Band set to reclaim ancestors from museum in Illinois (September 13, 2016)
The Lake County Discovery Museum is following the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe seeks halt to construction of pipeline
Environment | Law | National
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe seeks halt to construction of pipeline (May 12, 2016)
Work on the Iowa portion of the 1,100-mile Dakota Access Pipeline is due to start next week.

Iowa Tribe joins fight against oil pipeline on aboriginal territory
Environment
Iowa Tribe joins fight against oil pipeline on aboriginal territory (March 24, 2016)
The Iowa Utilities Board granted a permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline without consulting the tribe, according to a new letter.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continue to rack up more wins
National | Politics
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continue to rack up more wins (March 16, 2016)
Republican real estate mogul Donald Trump won three more states as a rival dropped out. Democrat Hillary Clinton won at least four of five states.

Native Sun News: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe battles pipeline plan
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe battles pipeline plan (March 14, 2016)
As the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe mobilizes to prevent construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Iowa Utilities Board is holding a webcast public hearing March 9-10 of its latest deliberations about the hazardous liquid project application.

Ousted Indian studies professor settles for $600K and fees
Education | Law | World
Ousted Indian studies professor settles for $600K and fees (November 13, 2015)
The saga will end up costing the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, home of a retired controversial Indian mascot, more than $2 million.

Youth from Absentee Shawnee Tribe visit ancestral Illinois land
Education | Environment
Youth from Absentee Shawnee Tribe visit ancestral Illinois land (July 14, 2015)
Nearly a dozen young tribal members visited sites in and around the Shawnee National Forest.

Kim TallBear: Anti-Indian atmosphere thrives in university town
Education | Opinion
Kim TallBear: Anti-Indian atmosphere thrives in university town (July 14, 2015)
We know now that Illinois is a place that is very difficult to do work on behalf of indigenous peoples.

Save Oak Flat caravan leaves Arizona for journey to nation's capital
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Save Oak Flat caravan leaves Arizona for journey to nation's capital (July 7, 2015)
The Apache Stronghold group will be crossing several states as they make their way to Washington, D.C., for events on July 21 and July 22.

Native Sun News: Tribes fight another pipeline through Great Plains
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Tribes fight another pipeline through Great Plains (July 7, 2015)
Anticipated destruction of natural resources, sacred sites, and family farm economy is triggering tribal governments, their enrollees, Native American non-profits, their allies, and rural people to defy the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline.

Bobcat wearing necklace found at Native burial mound in Illinois
Environment
Bobcat wearing necklace found at Native burial mound in Illinois (July 6, 2015)
The bobcat was deliberately placed with the remains of 22 ancestors at a 2,000-year-old site.

Vicente Diaz: Legacy of racist Indian mascot lives at university
Education | Opinion
Vicente Diaz: Legacy of racist Indian mascot lives at university (June 25, 2015)
So, while the dust has yet to settle, there is a fifty-fifty chance right now that come this fall, American Indian Studies at UIUC would be reduced to a single faculty member.

Mary Annette Pember: Shawnee tribes question 'hobby' Indians
National | Federal Recognition
Mary Annette Pember: Shawnee tribes question 'hobby' Indians (June 19, 2015)
'Playing Indian' is so common that most Native peoples have grown inured to the cringe-inducing spectacle of white folks doing ungainly dances at hobby powwows all over the world.

Opinion: Dennis Hastert failed to respond to Abramoff scandal
Abramoff Scandal | Opinion | Politics
Opinion: Dennis Hastert failed to respond to Abramoff scandal (June 10, 2015)
Congress today has among the lowest approval ratings that it’s ever had—down there with cockroaches and root canals.

Republican former congressman Dennis Hastert hit with charges
Abramoff Scandal | Law | Politics
Republican former congressman Dennis Hastert hit with charges (May 29, 2015)
Dennis Hastert, the former Speaker of the House, was tied to the Jack Abramoff scandal and opposed tribes seeking to re-establish ties in his home state of Illinois.

Ed Rice: Cleveland team comes up with excuse for racist mascot
Opinion | Sports
Ed Rice: Cleveland team comes up with excuse for racist mascot (April 24, 2015)
The Cleveland team states its nickname and its logo acknowledge and pay tribute to Penobscot Indian Louis Sockalexis of Maine and the history of the team.

Meskwaki Tribe opposes oil pipeline through aboriginal territory
Environment | National
Meskwaki Tribe opposes oil pipeline through aboriginal territory (March 17, 2015)
The pipeline would cross 18 counties in Iowa, effectively cutting the state in half.

Former judge for Menominee Nation pleads guilty for child porn
Law
Former judge for Menominee Nation pleads guilty for child porn (March 13, 2015)
Joseph H. Martin, a tribal member, is an attorney who has been active in Indian law circles.

Beer company drops name of 'Heyoka' product after complaints
Business
Beer company drops name of 'Heyoka' product after complaints (January 6, 2015)
American Indian Movement activists raised concerns about the use of the Lakota word in an alcoholic beverage.

Ed Rice: Honoring a true Cleveland Indian -- Louis Sockalexis
Opinion | Sports
Ed Rice: Honoring a true Cleveland Indian -- Louis Sockalexis (September 23, 2014)
Ed Rice discusses his talk in honor of Louis Sockalexis, a member of the Penobscot Nation who is considered the first Native American in major league baseball.

Indian studies professor denied position over remarks about Israel
Education | National | World
Indian studies professor denied position over remarks about Israel (September 2, 2014)
Faculty in the Indian studies program say they weren't consulted by university leadership and have cast a vote of no confidence in the chancellor.

Column: It's getting harder to discover tribal artifacts in Illinois
Opinion
Column: It's getting harder to discover tribal artifacts in Illinois (July 10, 2014)
An Illinois main explains how he used to find Indian artifacts but laments that few seem to be around these days.

Indian activists in Cleveland to file suit against baseball team
Law | National | Sports
Indian activists in Cleveland to file suit against baseball team (June 24, 2014)
Lawsuit seeks $9 billion, based of team's use of Indian imagery.

Jacqueline Keeler: Racist name haunts urban Indian community
Opinion
Jacqueline Keeler: Racist name haunts urban Indian community (April 14, 2014)
Jacqueline Keeler shares what it was like growing up with a racist Indian mascot in Cleveland, Illinois.

Lalo Alcaraz: 2002 cartoon foretold 'Chief Wahoo' confrontation
Opinion | Sports
Lalo Alcaraz: 2002 cartoon foretold 'Chief Wahoo' confrontation (April 9, 2014)
Cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz notes eerie similarities between his 2002 cartoon and a 2014 protest against the Chief Wahoo mascot.

Opinion: New movement takes 'Chief Wahoo' out of team's gear
Opinion | Sports
Opinion: New movement takes 'Chief Wahoo' out of team's gear (April 3, 2014)
Columnist discusses new movement among some fans of the Cleveland baseball team to remove the offensive Chief Wahoo mascot from jerseys and caps.

Activists to rally against 'Chief Wahoo' mascot at opening game
National | Sports
Activists to rally against 'Chief Wahoo' mascot at opening game (April 2, 2014)
Native American activists and their supporters will demonstrate against the Chief Wahoo mascot at the Cleveland Indians home opener on Friday.

Cynthia Connolly: Time to banish Chief Wahoo and other mascots
Opinion | Sports
Cynthia Connolly: Time to banish Chief Wahoo and other mascots (March 31, 2014)
Cynthia Connolly, a member of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, calls for the elimination of the Cleveland Indians mascot.

Medill Reports: BIA budget ignores urban Indian organizations
National
Medill Reports: BIA budget ignores urban Indian organizations (March 13, 2014)
Urban Indian organizations wonder why they aren't seeing any federal funds in the Bureau of Indian Affairs budget.

Opinion: What will you do after Cleveland 'Indian' mascot dies?
Opinion | Sports
Opinion: What will you do after Cleveland 'Indian' mascot dies? (March 10, 2014)
Writer claims opponents of the stereotypical "Chief Wahoo" mascot don't really care about Native Americans:

Editorial: Cleveland baseball team should retire 'Chief' mascot
Opinion | Sports
Editorial: Cleveland baseball team should retire 'Chief' mascot (February 28, 2014)
Newspaper calls on Cleveland professional football team to retire its stereotypical Chief Wahoo mascot.

Opinion: 'Chief Illiniwek' mascot doesn't respect Native people
Education | Opinion
Opinion: 'Chief Illiniwek' mascot doesn't respect Native people (November 5, 2013)
Student at University of Illinois discusses the continued use of the Chief Illiniwek mascot.

Chicago mayor eliminates all funding for urban Indian center
National
Chicago mayor eliminates all funding for urban Indian center (August 14, 2012)
The once-thriving American Indian Center of Chicago has lost all of its city funding. The center received $45,000 last year. But Mayor Rahm Emanuel eliminated all funds this year for...

City official criticized for 'peace pipe' comments during meeting
National
City official criticized for 'peace pipe' comments during meeting (June 6, 2012)
A city alderman in Chicago, Illinois, is coming under fire for comments he made about a 'peace pipe' during a public meeting.

History: 'Indian Kate' survived  the Blackhawk War of 1832
Opinion
History: 'Indian Kate' survived the Blackhawk War of 1832 (May 20, 2011)
"As you enter East Dubuque cemetery, quite near the entrance you will find the gravesite of "Indian Kate" Eberle. That had often been the name that she was known by...

Cheyenne River Youth Project welcomes    Illinois volunteers
Education | National
Cheyenne River Youth Project welcomes Illinois volunteers (May 4, 2011)
The Cheyenne River Youth Project in South Dakota recently hosted a group of young volunteers from Illinois. Ten teens from the Youth Crossroads spent seven days on the reservation. They...

Column:  Urban Indians in Chicago discuss issues at conference
National
Column: Urban Indians in Chicago discuss issues at conference (March 28, 2011)
"Susan Power grew up in a three-room house on a South Dakota reservation, a stone's throw from where Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull was believed to be buried. "Whenever we...

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