Supreme Court: Yes, You Can Trademark Disparaging Racial Slurs Like R-Word

Written by at June 19, 2017

Native Twitter was ablaze with frustration June 19 following the release of the Supreme Court’s decision that a federal law prohibiting the trademark of disparaging racial slurs is unconstitutional.

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Newt Gingrich Says FBI Investigation Into Possible Russian Meddling is Like ‘Indian Hunting Party … Out Looking For Scalps’

Written by at June 17, 2017

Newt Gingrich compared the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s possible interference with the 2016 presidential race to ‘an Indian hunting party.’

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‘We Have Many Questions’ Says Family of Zachary Bearheels, Mentally-Ill Native Man Killed by Police

Written by at June 12, 2017

Zachary Bearheels, a Native man who suffered from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, was killed by police, and now his family is demanding answers.

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Marijuana Grower Who Damaged Native American Site Sentenced

Written by at June 9, 2017

Carlos Piedra-Murillo, 30, and a group of men cultivated an estimated 8,000 marijuana plants on a Native American site in California.

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Shooter Pleads Guilty to Killing Native American Father of Five

Written by at June 8, 2017

Shooter Pleads Guilty to Killing Native American Father of Five

A man who fatally shot Native American father of five, Marcus L. Roberts, pleaded guilty to second-degree unintentional murder.

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Bill to Ban Native American Mascots in Massachusetts Heads to Statehouse

Written by at June 6, 2017

Psychologists say Native American mascots harm the mental health of youths; proponents say mascots are meant to honor.

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Affects Natives Most, Study Finds

Written by at May 30, 2017

Researchers theorize genetics including social factors are possible reasons why Native babies are most likely to die from sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS.

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Tarahumara Woman Wins Ultramarathon—Wearing Sandals!

Written by at May 26, 2017

María Lorena Ramírez, 22, and a Tarahumara runner – a people who are renowned for their abilities to run long distances either barefoot or in sandals.

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Woman Says Redface at Parade Was Just Theater, Not Racism — Natives, ACLU Beg to Differ

Written by at May 25, 2017

Is redface during parade racist or just theater? While one woman says it was a performance, others say it was blatantly racist.

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Families Join Native Inmates at Jail Pow Wow in South Dakota

Written by at May 16, 2017

An estimated 400 people participated in a pow wow hosted by Native inmates at a jail in South Dakota over Mother’s Day weekend.

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Vandals Deface Salish School for Kids With Racial Slurs

Written by at May 9, 2017

Vandals wrote racist slurs on the walls of a classroom at an indigenous language immersion school in Spokane, Washington.

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‘We Are Deeply Apologizing to Our Guests’: Sonic Drive-In Pulls ‘Extremely Insensitive’ Commercial

Written by at May 2, 2017

Sonic Drive-In pulled its ‘General Custard’ commercial after Native Americans excoriated it ad, calling it ‘gross’ and ‘not funny.’

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In Poor Taste: Sonic Drive-In Faces Backlash For ‘Custer’ Commercial

Written by at April 27, 2017

Eight years prior to the famed Battle of the Greasy Grass, George Armstrong Custer and his men murdered 103 Cheyenne

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Police Shoot, Kill Native Vet Ivan Wilson-Dragswolf in Mandan, North Dakota

Written by at April 26, 2017

Ivan Wilson-Dragswolf, 24, was killed by police in Mandan, North Dakota, on April 14. Police say Dragswolf, a U.S. Marine, approached them with a knife.

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Liquor Licenses Denied for Whiteclay Beer Stores Near Pine Ridge Reservation

Written by at April 20, 2017

The unanimous decision against renewing liquor licenses for beer stores in Whiteclay, Nebraska, is seen as the beginning of a ‘healing.’

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Republican Congressman to Constituents: ‘Bull Crap’ That You Pay My Salary

Written by at April 17, 2017

Rep. Markwayne Mullin responded to a constituent in the town of Jay by saying, “You said you pay for me to do this. Bull crap. I pay for myself.”

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Oregon Schools Fight to Keep Controversial Native American Mascots

Written by at March 28, 2017

The Rogue River School District in Oregon hopes working with a local tribe will allow its high school to keep its Native American mascot.

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Suncor Oil Refinery Belches Toxic Gases Over Denver For Second Time

Written by at March 24, 2017

A Suncor oil refinery near Denver, Colorado, belched toxic gases into the air for the second time in five months, according to reports.

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Navajo Man Charged With Murder in Shooting Death of Navajo Police Officer

Written by at March 22, 2017

Kirby Cleveland, 32, was formally charged with the murder of Navajo Police Officer Houston James Largo following a March 11 incident.

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Navajo Police Officer Shot, Killed; Funeral Service Scheduled

Written by at March 15, 2017

Funeral services have been scheduled for a Navajo police officer shot and killed in the line of duty on the Navajo Nation early on March 12. The post Navajo Police Officer Shot, Killed; Funeral Service Scheduled appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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Trump to Lay Wreath on Andrew Jackson’s Grave

Written by at March 14, 2017

President Donald J. Trump is slated to lay a wreath on the gravesite of Andrew Jackson in honor of the late president’s birthday. The post Trump to Lay Wreath on Andrew Jackson’s Grave appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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Study Says This Is the Best Approach For Preventing Youth Alcohol Abuse in Indian Country

Written by at March 7, 2017

The study is one of the largest alcohol abuse prevention trials with Native Americans, the report reads. The post Study Says This Is the Best Approach For Preventing Youth Alcohol Abuse in Indian Country appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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Bill In Massachusetts Seeks to Ban Native American Mascots

Written by at March 2, 2017

The legislation would end the use of Native American mascots and Native-themed logos at public schools throughout the state. The post Bill In Massachusetts Seeks to Ban Native American Mascots appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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Cops in North Dakota to Host Sensitivity Training After Arrest at Sweat Lodge

Written by at February 27, 2017

Police in North Dakota have been dropped charges against a Native American male who was just trying to pray.

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Radio Host Who Called For Segregation of Native American Students Suspended Indefinitely

Written by at February 26, 2017

KTCR-AM in Montana suspended morning host Paul Mushaben on February 23 for his racist comments about Native Americans

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