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Day after appearance at Native American group, Rauner won't say if Redskins' name should change

A day after meeting with a Chicago Native American group, Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner declined to say whether he thinks the NFL's Washington Redskins should change the team name amid an outcry that it's offensive and derogatory.

The Indigenous Language Challenge

People are posting videos where they take on dramatic challenges and tag others to join in. It's an energetic effort to raise awareness...to use Native American languages. The 2014 Indigenous Language Challenge is on. Comedian Tonia Jo Hall, a Lakota teacher in training, posted a video of her young daughter singing in Lakota. Show More Summary

Corporate dollars could have influence over fate of Redskins name

I’ll be honest: I’m ambivalent on the whole Washington Redskins nickname thing. I can see both sides of it. Although I can’t say I’m immersed in Native American culture, it’s not as if I hear people slinging around the word “redskin” as a weapon. Show More Summary

The FBI sting that tore apart a small town

For generations, the people of the Four Corners region have battled the federal government over the collecting and selling of Native American artifacts.

Basal Eurasians are a Third ANcestral Group to Modern Europeans, Related to Ancestral Native Americans

New studies of ancient DNA are shifting scientists' ideas of how groups of people migrated across the globe and interacted with one another thousands of years ago. By comparing nine ancient genomes to those of modern humans, Howard Hughes...Show More Summary

Without Reservations: Supporting Human Rights for Native Americans

Indigenous peoples in the Americas, American Indians, have been decimated several times over. While a lot of loss came from diseases for which there was no native immunity, it is impossible to overstate the intentional displacement, disrespect, and active destruction of indigenous peoples. Show More Summary

Snyder only will respond to Redskins nickname controversy when corporate dollars go

I’ll be completely honest: I’m a bit ambivalent on the whole Washington Redskins nickname thing. I can see both sides of it. Although I can’t say I’m immersed in Native American culture, it’s not as if I hear people slinging around the...Show More Summary

Here’s How Shane Snow (Founder of Contently) Writes

If you are going to run a company around a slogan like “Tell Great Stories,” or rally your troops by adopting the Native American proverb “Those who tell the stories rule the world,” then it pays to build an environment that fosters great writing. Show More Summary

How a 17th Century Bible is Helping to Revive a Native-American Language

Four hundred years ago, before the Pilgrims washed up on Plymouth in 1620, the Massachusetts coast was home to at least 12,000 Native Americans united by a common language: Wômpanâak. Also known as Wampanoag, Natic, or Pokanoket, Wômpanâak was one of the Massachusett languages that gave the modern state its name. Show More Summary

Tribal Casinos and Labor Law

Native American tribes are trying to use their sovereign status to avoid U.S. labor law in their casinos: After the Saginaw Chippewa fired a housekeeper at the Soaring Eagle casino in 2010, the Michigan tribe found itself at the center of a national legal battle over the reach of U.S. labor law and the sovereign […]

Native American group asks owners to force change on Snyder

Daniel Snyder says he will never change the name of his football team. A group of Native Americans is asking the other 31 owners to take that decision out of Snyder’s hands. The coalition of Native American organizations, called Change the Mascot, has sent a letter to the other 31 owners asking them to use…

Photographs: Native Americans of the early 1900s

4 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

In the early 20th century, ethnologist Edward S. Curtis made 10,000 wax cylinder recordings of Native American language and music and took 40,000 photographs of people from more than 80 tribes, such as these. Read the rest

Urban Outfitters Apologizes For Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt That Looks Blood-Spattered - This is why we can't have nice overpriced things!

4 days agoOdd : Geekosystem

Ahhh—another day, another terrible decision from a big name clothing company about what kind of products to sell. So what was it this time, Urban Outfitters? A terrible misappropriation of Native American designs and imagery? A t-shirt...Show More Summary

13 Urban Outfitters controversies

Over the years, Urban Outfitters, a store aimed at young hipsters and owned by big-time conservative donor Richard Hayne, has managed to offend blacks, Jews, Native Americans, liberals, conservatives, and eating-disorder awareness groups, among others. Show More Summary

Sept. 15: Washington football, Ray Rice and sinkholes

Brooklyn: Haven’t we done enough to degrade Native Americans? Native American tribal governments existed not only before the foundation of the United States, but the 13 colonies as well. Yet they hold minimal power and prestige in the U.S. today. The federal government grants them so-called “sovereignty” to keep everyone happy.

Standing Tall for Native American Day

Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) September 15, 2014 An unprecedented event happened in South Dakota 24 years ago, an event that has not been duplicated by any other state: South Dakota adopted October 12 as a state...Show More Summary

Native American Group to Contact Every NFL Owner, Seeking End to 'Redskins'

In an unprecedented move in the fight to end the use of the Washington Redskins nickname, a Native American group on Tuesday will send a letter to every individual owner of an National Football League team, asking each to renounce the...Show More Summary

Metambesen.

Metambesen is one of those fine old Native American place names; as we read in the American Historical Register for 1896: About 1680 Colonel Peter Schuyler purchased from the Indians a tract of land lying over against Magdalen island, and in 1688 obtained therefor, from Governor Thomas Dongan, a patent, in which the boundaries are […]

Racism Hurts Native Americans Too

"Monday Night Football" is the one place racially divided America comes together, if TV ratings are any indication. As long as we're overcoming our differences, why can't we come together on abolishing the racist name of the Washington...Show More Summary

High school Native American mascots

last weekOdd : TYWKIWDBI

I searched the database and found 2,129 sports teams that reference Braves, Chiefs, Indians, Orangemen, Raiders, Redmen, Reds, Redskins, Savages, Squaws, Tribe and Warriors, as well as tribe names such as Apaches, Arapahoe, Aztecs, Cherokees, Chickasaws, Chinooks, Chippewas, Choctaws, Comanches, Eskimos, Mohawks, Mohicans, Seminoles, Sioux and Utes. Show More Summary

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