MARY FAILING: Choctaws speak out against Gov. Fallin appearing at this weekend’s Labor Day celebration
Reaction to the announcement that Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin would take part in the Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival
Patent office cancels trademarks for Washington football team
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the trademarks belonging to the Washington NFL team due to their “disparaging” nature.
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board issued its long-awaited ruling on a petition filed by a group of young Native activists. They successfully argued that the team’s six trademarks are offensive to Native people.
Wildfire Sparks Evacuations on Navajo Nation, 11,000 Acres Burned
Two communities have been evacuated on the Navajo Nation as firefighters struggle to get a blaze under control, hampered by “high winds and extreme fire behavior,” according to KOB News out of New Mexico.
Calif. — The whitewashed, one-story office just off California’s Highway 20 doesn’t look like much.
But the building is listed as the address of at least four thriving financial enterprises. They are part of the multibillion-dollar industry of online payday loans: short-term loans of up to $1,000 that are sought by low-income people whose bad credit makes them so desperate for a cash advance they will accept interest rates that can exceed 400 percent.
Supreme Court Sides With Tribe in Surprising Ruling
In 2010, the Bay Mills Indian Community, a tribe in Michigan, opened a casino outside of its reservation in the small rural town of Vanderbilt. It did so without placing the land in question into trust by the federal government, a prerequisite to gaming. The state of Michigan sued the Bay Mills Indian Community, but the tribe held that the Michigan suit didn’t have merit because of its tribal sovereignty immunity. Tribes have immunity from lawsuits unless they otherwise consent. Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community eventually made its way to the Supreme Court, which—to the surprise of many observers—ruled in the tribe’s favor.
Ceremonial PTSD therapies favored by Native American veterans
Native American veterans battling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder find relief and healing through an alternative treatment called the Sweat Lodge ceremony offered at the Spokane Veterans Administration Hospital.
Anti-Redskins Commercial Will Air During NBA Finals
The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, a California Tribe, has bought commercial slots in seven media markets (Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco and Washington) for the purpose of showing a commercial that protests the team name and mascot of Washington’s NFL franchise. The NBA finals are shown on ABC.
- Symbolic Racism, History, and Reality: The Real Problem with Indian Mascots
The stadium lights starburst above the misty football field. The band...
- Anonymous said:I've never met or seen any natives whose skin tone looked red. It's odd to me, because I only see red skinned natives in racist drawings. I'm not red, I'm more golden brown than anything.
Same here. But that’s what stereotypes are. - mod M