Native ‘Swastika’ Raises Eyebrows — And Awareness — at Flea Market in Utah

Written by at September 4, 2017

Native ‘Swastika’ Raises Eyebrows — And Awareness — at Flea Market in Utah

Following protest, Swirling logs, not the Nazi symbol of hate, was permitted to stay on sale at the Salt Lake City flea market.

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Chief Wahoo Protester, Robert Roche, Faces Federal Theft Charges

Written by at September 3, 2017

Robert Roche, as a lead voice of opposition to the Cleveland Indians’ name and mascot, is facing federal charges of conspiracy to steal federal funds.

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School in Maryland Bans ‘Deeply Insulting and Offensive’ Washington NFL Team Gear

Written by at September 3, 2017

A school just outside of Washington, D.C., has banned its students from wearing Washington NFL team gear, saying it’s “insulting and offensive.”

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School in Maryland Bans ‘Deeply Insulting and Offensive’ Washington NFL Team Gear

Written by at September 3, 2017

A school just outside of Washington, D.C., has banned its students from wearing Washington NFL team gear, saying it’s “insulting and offensive.”

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Tostitos Put Washington NFL Team Logo on Bag, Setting Off Debate on Social Media

Written by at August 29, 2017

Bags of Tostitos chips with the Washington NFL team name and logo are on shelves throughout Washington, D.C., prompting controversy.

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Water Protector, Tara Houska, Bestowed Good Housekeeping’s Awesome Women of 2017 Award

Written by at August 28, 2017

Tara Houska, a tribal rights attorney and former Native advisor to Bernie Sanders, was named one of Good Housekeeping’s Awesome Women of 2017.

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Activists Smash 200-year-old Statue to Christopher Columbus

Written by at August 22, 2017

A group of activists in Baltimore, Maryland, smashed a monument to Christopher Columbus saying he “initiated a centuries-old wave of terrorism.”

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Roderick Plentyhawk Named as Suspect in Crow Nation Triple Murder

Written by at August 8, 2017

Roderick Plentyhawk, 32, was named as a suspect in the shooting deaths of three people in a memo sent to Montana authorities following a BOLO alert.

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You Still Can’t Pretend to Fire a Bow and Arrow, NFL Warns Washington NFL Team’s Josh Norman

Written by at August 8, 2017

The Washington NFL team’s Josh Norman feels his bow-and-arrow celebration performance is not as violent as the New England Patriots’ firing of muskets.

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After Three People Are Killed in Meth-Related Incident, Crow Nation Set Curfew

Written by at August 7, 2017

Three people are dead and two are injured after a meth-related shooting on August 4 on the Crow Nation in Montana, prompting reservation-wide curfew.

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Hot List: Events and Celebrations

Written by at August 5, 2017

Hot List: Events and Celebrations

When Natives gather they create an immersive experience that entertains and informs all who attend. WIth pow wow season in full swing, it’s time to make plans for inspirational events for the rest of the year.

Victory Days

Back in the 1970s, the federal government sought to build a dam on Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation land in Arizona, but the nation fought hard to keep it from happening— and won.

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Walmart in Canada Pulls ‘Racist’ Onesie From Shelves

Written by at July 24, 2017

Walmart pulled a “disgusting” onesie from its shelves in Canada after broad objection online to its imagery and message, according to reports.

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Here’s Why the Assiniboine, Sioux Tribes Have Called on Feds to Investigate Discrimination of Native Kids

Written by at July 18, 2017

Tribal Executive Board of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana filed a complaint demanding the feds investigate discrimination against Natives kids.

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Attorney General: Superintendent Can’t Withhold Funding From Schools With Native American Mascots

Written by at July 15, 2017

Michigan residents in favor of keeping Native American mascots in schools say they honor Native Americans, while Natives say they do the opposite.

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ING Bank Says It Will Not Finance Four Major Pipelines; 98-Year-Old Peace Activist Arrested Protesting Kinder Morgan Pipeline

Written by at July 2, 2017

Dutch bank ING says it won’t invest in four major Canadian pipelines. Meanwhile, a 98-year-old activist was arrested protesting the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

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Republican Lawmaker in Michigan Wants to Ban Redskins Nickname

Written by at June 30, 2017

State Senator Wayne Schmidt filed a bill in Michigan to ban the use of the word ‘redskins’ at public schools after consulting with five tribes.

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival to Address Lack of Natives in Mainstream News

Written by at June 28, 2017

A panel of minority journalists, including ICMN’s Simon Moya-Smith, will discuss people of color and news media at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

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Oregon School District Partners With Tribe to Keep Controversial Indian Mascots

Written by at June 27, 2017

The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians in Oregon has agreed to work with local schools so they can keep their Indian mascots.

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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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