DaShanne Stokes

Congressional authority over Native nations has always been held to rest on the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution....

9/8/14
DaShanne Stokes

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on August 20 is something for members of state-recognized tribes to celebrate....

9/2/14
DaShanne Stokes

Every so often I hear complaints about how tired people are about being politically correct. It’s something that gets thrown around a lot these days, especially with the debate about ethnic team names and mascots. And it’s revealing of something more insidious than many people realize....

7/17/14
DaShanne Stokes

Hate speech is any speech or form of expression that offends, threatens, or insults a group based on their race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, and other traits....

5/5/14
DaShanne Stokes

On March 24, Dan Snyder issued a letter to the devout fans of his beloved Washington Red*kins announcing the creation of the “Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation.” The announcement served as a rallying cry for all those who support the Red*kins and other ethnic team names and mascot...

4/27/14
DaShanne Stokes

The Red*kins team name has managed to retain strong public support, even despite outcry against team owner, Dan Snyder, announcing this week the creation of the “Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation.” But strong public support and apathy, even from many within the Native community, d...

4/21/14
DaShanne Stokes

No issue better illustrates the lengths to which racist Americans will go to hold tight to the reins of power and ignorance than a statement recently issued by the Washington Red*kins....

3/16/14
Halie Geller

Native Americans have been using eagle feathers and other parts in their religious and ceremonial practices since “time immemorial.” However, as the federal government passed laws and regulations and entered into treaties to protect the eagle and migratory bird populations, Native Americans have...

7/13/13
DaShanne Stokes

The recent arrest of Wayland Gray, a Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizen, has set off a firestorm of criticism against the Poarch Band of Creek Indians....

3/26/13