On the surface it seems like quite an honor to have a town named after you. Take the case of what is officially known as the Borough of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania.
I have watched with interest as the brouhaha over the Washingon Redskins team name as it spilled over from our nation’s capital to the deepest backwaters of Red and Blue America. And I admit to being puzzled.
Each December the tribal nations of the Great Plains are united by the children of our communities. Together we show the world that, despite our circumstances, we are people with hope.
In Germany, students in grades K-12 receive mandatory instruction about the Holocaust. In South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission bore witness to the injustices of Apartheid.
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.
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.
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.
As my plane winged its way to Cleveland last week, to give a library talk in praise of Maine Penobscot Indian Louis Sockalexis and against the Cleveland Indians’ continuing use of Chief Wahoo, I began imagining myself as being something like the Jimmy Stewart character in “Mr.
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.
Cherokee Nation citizens had a set plan for our Cherokee National Holiday weekend.
Wow, we have been getting lots of requests for membership in EONM (Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry) as a result of our increased visibility through Social Media and as a coordinated effort to do just what our name says, e
Susan Shown Harjo's June 23 article in Politico, “The R-Word Is Even Worse Than You Think,” regarding the issue of the Washington, D.C. NFL team, was excellent.
The chorus of calls for changing the name of Washington's professional football team continues to grow. The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the National Coalition of Civil Rights, half of the U.S. Senate, and the President have each voiced their support for a name change.