Sports

May 28, 2016
By:
Harlan McKosato

The Washington Post poll that came out last week showing that nine out of 10 Native Americans surveyed did not find the term Redsk*ns offensive drew outrage from Indians all over the internet, and from tribal leaders and scholars who have been leading the charge for changing the team nic

May 27, 2016
By:
Raymond Foxworth

Indian Country is abuzz over the Washington Post poll that pu

May 24, 2016
By:
C. Richard King

For many, the key take away of the recent survey conducted by the Washington Post is that the vast majority of American Indians do not take offense at the name of the local professional football team.

April 23, 2016
By:
Mike Myers

Been an interesting couple of weeks, but two things jumped out and caught my attention. At first they might seem kind of unrelated but a closer look reveals two sides of the same coin. And the coin is called racism.

December 24, 2015
By:
Ruth Hopkins

The 2015 Lakota Nation Invitational was this past weekend, so basketball is on everyone’s minds; but for those of us who were born and raised on the Rez, it’s always been a part of our lives.

November 18, 2015
By:
Peter d'Errico

The latest example of the name and mascot wars is at Amherst College in Massachusetts.

September 11, 2015
By:
Harlan McKosato

The NFL kicks off their first full slate of games on Sunday and the Washington R**skins will host their season opener against the Miami Dolphins.

June 21, 2015
By:
Maulian Smith

I am writing to you as a concerned citizen of the state of Maine. As you may be aware there has been an ongoing discussion and series of events regarding the Skowhegan High School’s use of the mascot “Indians” for their sports teams.

June 16, 2015
By:
John Guenther

This is a call to athletes to step up and tell sports owners what your personal beliefs are, and refuse to continue to support a racist name. You know who you are and you need to take this very seriously.

June 14, 2015
By:
Terese Marie Mailhot

I should get paid for how much grief Dan Snyder has caused me. Natives are on everything from butter to sports memorabilia, from Jeep Cherokees to motorcycles, and from tobacco to jerky. We are everywhere and not seeing enough of the jerky.

May 17, 2015
By:
Gina Sixkiller

I am a woman of mixed races. I grew up being called a squaw, half-breed, white, redskin and other names—none meant in a good way. I grew up wondering exactly where I fit in. Then I went to an all-Indian technical school.

April 24, 2015
By:
Ed Rice

Our campaign to end the use of Native American nicknames and mascots by Maine’s public schools has reached the last community, Skowhegan, still clinging to the tenets protected by acceptable institutional racism.

April 18, 2015
By:
Dolph L. Hatfield

It was a cool, late autumn Sunday and the Washington football team was playing a home game.

March 16, 2015
By:
Steve Russell

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in the federal court appeal of the U.S.

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