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Va. state Sen. Chap Petersen defends ‘Redskins Pride Caucus,’ Redskin name

Last month, a group of Virginia state senators and delegates formed the “Redskins Pride Caucus,” to defend the Ashburn-based team and its name, which has come under attack from some Native American groups. Fairfax State Sen. Chap Petersen (D) led the charge to form the caucus, hold a press conference and declare their support for […]

Brad Pitt Foundation to Build Solar Homes for Native Americans

By Kimberley A. Johnson Native News Online has reported that actor Brad Pitt’s Make It Right non-profit organization and the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes of Fort Peck, Montana have formed a partnership…

The players may change, but the game remains the same: The use of racism to justify the massacre of innocent civilians in Gaza

Israel uses the same tool that has been used for centuries to justify various forms of oppression of an ethnic group, from enslavement of blacks and ethnic cleansing of Native Americans in the United States to apartheid in South Africa:...Show More Summary

California Supreme Court to review opinion in Newhall Ranch dispute

The California Supreme Court has agreed to review a petition filed by environmental and Native American groups opposed to a recent state appellate court opinion in the decades-long dispute over plans to build a community of 60,000 residents about 35 miles north of Los Angeles.

Exclusive Interview with Sarah Shahi for ‘Road to Paloma’

It’s a motorcycle journey towards Paloma. Latino-Review caught up with actress Sarah Shahi in Jason Momoa’s “Road to Paloma.” She plays the sister to Wolf, a Native American who is on the run from FBI agents after brutally murdering a man who raped his mother. Show More Summary

Federal agency erased data to hide mismanagement of Native American remains, says whistleblower

3 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

A former Tribal Historical Preservation Officer's complaint has sparked calls for an investigation into claims that federal officials ignored a law that says human remains and relics must be documented, preserved and ultimately returned to Native American tribes. Read the rest

San Francisco Giants May Ban Native American Dress at Games

The San Francisco Giants are considering a ban on fans wearing certain types of clothing because some fans passed around a Native American headdress at a game, USA Today reports. The Giants are responding to an incident at AT&T Park in which a Caucasian fan wore the headdress at Native American Heritage Night. Show More Summary

Police Pull Gun On Native American Cleaning Car; Thought It Was Robbery

A well-known American Indian artist was cleaning his car after his dog pooped in it, but police thought it was a robbery. Pueblo painter Mateo Romero told The Associated Press that a Santa Fe officer pointed a weapon at him during the bizarre misunderstanding Monday. According to a police report, the officer pulled out a [...]

‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Trailer Features Christian Bale, CGI Plagues and an Oompa Loompa-like Aussie

Ridley Scott is no stranger to period epics, but Gladiator aside, he hasn’t had the best of luck with them at the box office. 1492: Conquest of Paradise disappeared from theaters faster than the Native Americans did from Columbus’ conscience, and Robin Hood resulted in people wishing they were watching the Kevin Costner version. Show More Summary

Redskins trademark plaintiff: Fans shouldn’t wear head dresses and war paint

Amanda Blackhorse, the Native American activist who served as the lead plaintiff in the case that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decided against the Washington Redskins, says she wants to see more than just the team losing its federal trademark protection. Blackhorse also wants fans to reconsider their actions, and think about whether it…

Paint Mines Interpretive Park in Calhan, Colorado

Fantastical sandstone hoodoos, and other weird geological formations made of sand and colorful clay, brought ancient Native Americans to this spot as far back as 9,000 years ago to collect clay for colorful pottery and today the Paint Mines Interpretive Park remains a geological wonder hidden on the eastern plains in El Paso County. Show More Summary

The Problem With Native American Slurs, According To Dan Snyder's Dad

6 days agoSports : Deadspin

Vinny Cerrato phoned a Boston sports-talk station recently and tried to explain why Dan Snyder won't change his football team's now officially derogatory name. "It's not a money thing for Dan," Snyder's former sidekick claimed. Instead, Cerrato dropped some Freud on us. Read more...

Piston Slap: New CV Boots? A Split Decision!

TTAC Commentator Detroit Iron writes: Long time no talk (I sound like a native American an Indian).  (Yeah, not so much. – SM) I have an 09 Outback with ~65k miles.  I had noticed a bit of a burning smell after running it for a while and it was pretty strong after a recent trip.  […]

Obama may be backing Fake Native American Elizabeth Warren for president in snub to former rival Hillary Clinton

Elizabeth Warren is a bigger radical as Obama and just as dishonest. No wonder he likes her so much.   President Barack Obama is said to have begun quietly backing Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren as a potential successor in what...Show More Summary

Amateur Sleuths: We Found Old War Fort

Three amateur sleuths have uncovered what they believe is the remains of an old US Army war fort in South Florida—a find that harks back to the age of Andrew Jackson and the removal of Native Americans to lands beyond the Mississippi River. Shawn Beightol, a Miami-Dade school teacher,...

One U.S. Constitution Just Wasn’t Enough

Northern abolitionists, Southern Confederates, Native Americans, and militia crackpots are just some of the American factions who’ve written their own constitutions.

How Railroad Tourism Created the Craze for Traditional Native American Baskets

last weekOdd : Neatorama

If you find an authentic Native American basket in an antique store, you have a real find with a peculiar history. In fact, they were made for the tourist trade! From the time railroads were able to take tourists out West, about 1890, and the Great Depression of the 1930s, these baskets were extremely popular. Show More Summary

Native Americans had a precolonial baby boom

An analysis of skeletal remains show that up to about the time the Europeans settled, the Native American population was rapidly increasing

Globe Trotting: Mad-Colorful Brazilian Cabin Has All the Coolest Sundries

Photo via Contemporist Some houses get all the good stuff: hanging nest beds, outdoor furnitures wearing Native American war bonnets, horned Sérgio Rodrigues Chifruda chairs, window-framing circular bookshelves (arranged by color no less, which is not a moral failure). This...

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