I commonly work with racial equity issues in my role as Indigenous Researcher & Policy Analyst for First Alaskans Institute. With Halloween approaching, I’d like to share my perspective why wearing Native American “costumes” is a bad idea.
Beneath the debate over the name of the Washington NFL football team is an underlying truth: the vast majority of Americans have a limited—and often mistaken—understanding of Native American history.
On October 4, Duane Champagne published on this website, “What is Indigenous Self-Determination and When Does it Apply?” If one were to rephrase Champ
After a very long trip, we've finally made it to your shores, we bring with us greed, corruption and disease by the spores.
We'll conceive Manifest Destiny for ourselves so strategically, it doesn't have a place for you though, and will end for you tragically.
Well, at least the Boston Herald had the decency to apologize for a blatantly racist cartoon involving
Over the past two years, we have studied images of Native Americans as represented in a major form of American public art: stamps issued by the United States Post Office.
Whether it’s a pop star wearing a headdress in a music video or a sports team fighting to keep a racial slur for its name, cultural misappropriation seems to be a national past-time.
The effort to relegate "redskins" to the wastebasket of historical racism stirs up a backlash from so-called "fans" of the epithet. One backlash aims at the group EONM—Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry.
The season premiere of South Park, which aired September 24, struck a chord familiar to many viewers and is sure to set the Washington football team scrambling to recover lost yardage.
Brad Gallant has added a great new tool to the campaign to combat mascot racism: a 6-minute YouTube video, titled "Redskins No More." The title expands the Twitter hashtag, #redskinsnomore.
The New York Daily News decision to "sack the name" of the Washington Redskins sets an example for all other news outlets.
They say a "watched pot never boils." But that's not entirely true. Of course a watched pot boils, it's just that intently watching a pot of water reach 212 degrees Fahrenheit is not an incredibly exciting way to spend your time.
Many of us are familiar with people of color trying to “pass” as white people perhaps to indulge in some White Privilege that they have heard so much about or maybe because being a person of color was a death sentence.
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on August 20 is something for members of state-recognized tribes to celebrate.