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Chicago Bears: Draft pick proud to be a Northern Cheyenne (05/26)
"The main reason that Native American children look up to Bears rookie Levi Horn has little to do with the fact that the 6-foot-6 offensive tackle towers over them. To the kids, Horn is much more than a pro...

Cherokee and Cheyenne football players drafted to NFL (04/26)
Two American Indian players were drafted by the NFL this year. Sam Bradford, a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, was drafted by the St. Louis Rams. He was the first American Indian to win the Heisman Trophy....

Column: Redskins owner should know better by now (12/07)
"I had a rather enlightening conversation with a friend who is on the board of UNITY, the organization of journalists of color. We spoke of our childhoods and I mentioned that while I was growing up I noticed that youngsters...

Courtland Milloy: A sad symbol of sorry 'Redskins' (10/21)
"Poor Chief Zee. As the "unofficial" mascot for the Washington Redskins during the past 31 years, he has suffered more than enough. His leg was broken. An eye was nearly punched out by a Philadelphia Eagles fan. He lost...

Column: No reason to keep 'Redskins' around (10/01)
"Perhaps Dan Snyder is holding onto the name out of spite or to protect the value of the trademark -- a trademark that is being challenged by a group of Native Americans. Or maybe he simply believes keeping the name...

Column: America has outgrown Redskins name (09/28)
"Here's something I would hesitate to holler in a room filled with Native Americans who are NFL fans: "How 'bout them Redskins!" And yet, there it is - that name. The legal battle has been resumed to force the D.C....

Letters: Readers react to Redskins controversy (09/24)
Arthur Higbee: "Naming teams after American Indians does not dishonor but pays tribute to them and keeps them alive in the national consciousness. In misguided notions of political correctness, we may soon find ourselves erasing Indian names everywhere. We'll have...

Courtland Milloy: It's time to release 'Redskins' (09/23)
"In response to widespread disagreement over the meaning of the name Redskins, I have crafted this interpretive totem pole of words, in lieu of a peace pipe, to help guide at least some Washington football team fans along the path...

The Independent: On the warpath over Redskins (09/21)
"Opposition to President Obama isn't the only subject that has Washington mulling over thorny issues of race and bigotry. As the new American Football season hits its stride, the city's beloved team, The Redskins, is being taken to the Supreme...

Column: 'Redskins' is the equivalent to N-word (09/18)
"On a Saturday night in New York, the sports world vilifies Serena Williams for raining threats upon a line judge. Yet a day later across the river, the same sports world celebrates a team whose nickname is considered a threat...

Column: Activists await last word on 'Redskins' (09/18)
"Court documents the past two decades, filed by lawyers representing the NFL and its franchise in Washington, have classified Suzan Harjo as a "militant." The 64-year-old American Indian writer, lecturer and curator thought hard about the label before she chuckled....

Turtle Talk: Redskins has Supreme Court appeal (09/16)
"Or so says this IP firm’s website, which asserts that there is a trademark-related circuit split: We do not believe that the issues raised in this case are going away. In the first place, there is considerable question as to...

BLT: Supreme Court asked to take on Redskins (09/15)
"The long-running dispute over the appropriateness of the "Redskins" name for the Washington D.C. NFL football franchise reached the Supreme Court today. Philip Mause, partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath in D.C., representing a group of Native Americans offended by...

Blackfeet teen meets Broncos hero John Elway (03/03)
Jake Burns, a 13-year-old member of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana, lost his father before they had a chance to go to a Denver Broncos game. "He was completely heartbroken," Lona Burns, the boy's mother, told The Great Falls...