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Native tribes cataloged in photos 31.7.2014 CNN: Top Stories
In 2012, photographer Matika Wilbur sold everything in her Seattle apartment and hit the road on a cross-country journey.
American Indian Tribe Fights For Removal Of 'Halfbreed' From Montana Place Names 31.7.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Leaders of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians say the time has come to remove the words "halfbreed" and "breed" from the names of creeks, lakes and other places around the state.

Nicholas Vrooman, who works with the tribe, presented a bill draft to that effect during a recent meeting with the State-Tribal Relations Committee. He says the words are racist terms that demean American Indians. The bill would require state and other agencies to identify places with the terms and remove them from maps and signs when age or vandalism calls for an update. It would also create an advisory group to determine replacement names.

Vrooman says 17 places in Montana have the word "halfbreed" or "breed" in the name, including the Halfbreed Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

The bill comes as the Washington Redskins continue to face a barrage of criticism for having a name that is seen as offensive to Native Americans.
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Tribe: Remove 'halfbreed' from Montana place names 31.7.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Leaders of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians say the time has come to remove the words "halfbreed" and "breed" from the names of creeks, lakes and other places around the state.
Redskins name gets even harder for Daniel Snyder to defend 29.7.2014 Washington Post: Editorials
Redskins name gets even harder for Daniel Snyder to defend
At Washington's Training Camp, Fans Are Split On Name Change 26.7.2014 NPR: Morning Edition
Weeks after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office deemed the Washington Redskins' name offensive to Native Americans, some football fans continue to support the team's name.
The government decided that ‘Redskins’ bothers you 28.6.2014 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Amanda Blackhorse , a Navajo who successfully moved a federal agency to withdraw trademark protections from the Washington Redskins because it considers the team’s name derogatory, lives on a reservation where Navajos root for the Red Mesa High School Redskins . She opposes this name; the Native Americans who picked and retain it evidently do ...
Waxman: The U.S. military’s ongoing slur of Native Americans 27.6.2014 Washington Post
Resistance to the Washington Redskins team name has ebbed and flowed over the years, but thanks in part to letters from 50 senators to the team’s owner, Dan Snyder, and last week’s decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to rescind the team’s trademark registration , the campaign to get rid of it has renewed ...
Native American group says it will sue Cleveland Indians 27.6.2014 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A Native American group called People Not Mascots is planning to file a federal lawsuit in late July against the Cleveland Indians for $9 billion in ...
Native American group says it will sue Cleveland Indians 26.6.2014 LA Times: Opinion
A Native American group called People Not Mascots is planning to file a federal lawsuit in late July against the Cleveland Indians for $9 billion in damages.
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Why ‘The Fighting Sioux’ Isn’t Offensive 26.6.2014 Yahoo: Politics

Why ‘The Fighting Sioux’ Isn’t OffensiveThe University of North Dakota was forced by the NCAA to change its nickname, but unlike the Washington Redskins today, a tribe wanted to keep it.


Canada Top Court to Rule on Aboriginal Property Rights 26.6.2014 Wall St. Journal: World
Canada's top court is expected to rule Thursday in a lengthy dispute over aboriginal land rights, a decision that could boost property rights for Canada's native people and have an impact on resource companies operating in the country.
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The Woman Who Took on the Redskins 25.6.2014 Yahoo: Politics

The Woman Who Took on the RedskinsThe lead plaintiff in the suit against the team talks about being harassed at NFL games, how she feels about the Washington Redskins owner, and more.


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Snyder's insulting Redskins logic 22.6.2014 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Fear not for the future of free speech after the Washington Redskins' trademark fight. The legal dividend could be more free speech, not ...
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Page: Snyder's insulting Redskins logic 21.6.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Fear not for the future of free speech after the Washington Redskins' trademark fight. The legal dividend could be more free speech, not ...
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Editorial: NFL owners must speak up about the Redskins name 21.6.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
NFL owners should be leading the fight to ditch the name of the Washington Redskins. This is not some arcane legal battle.
McCollum urges Wilf to reject Redskins name 20.6.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
"The time for debate has ended -- the name of the Washington franchise is clearly an offensive racial slur," Rep. Betty McCollum wrote in a letter to Vikings owner Zygi Wilf . "I urge you, as an NFL team owner, to not remain silent on this matter any longer."
Catherine Rampell: The Redskins’ trademark loss is a marketer’s dream 20.6.2014 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Dan, I know you’re upset. But if you play it right, Wednesday’s trademark cancellation could be a blessing in disguise. For decades, Native Americans, former NFL players , fans, U.S. senators and even President Obama have tried to urge, coax and shame the Washington Redskins into shedding their name. “Redskin,” after all, is an ethnic slur, comparable to unprintable epithets for Jews, Hispanics and blacks. And despite team owner Daniel Snyder’s laughable protestations that the term is “a badge of honor,” even Merriam-Webster flags it as “usually ...
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McCollum urges Vikings owner to condemn Redskins nickname 20.6.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
Democratic U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum is calling on the owner of the Minnesota Vikings to take a decisive stand against the nickname of the NFL’s Washington Redskins.
Is end near for Redskins? 19.6.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Wednesday's decision by the U.S. Patent Office to repeal six federal trademarks of the Washington Redskins on the grounds that the name is "disparaging to Native Americans" is, of course, a victory for the Native American community and our allies.
Meet the Navajo Activist Who Got the Washington Redskins' Trademark Revoked: Amanda Blackhorse 19.6.2014 Democracy Now!
The growing movement to change the name of the Washington Redskins football team has scored a surprising victory. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the team's trademark registration after concluding its name and logo are disparaging to Native Americans. The decision does not force the team to change its name, but it could make it more difficult to legally guard the name and logo from use by third parties. The team can reportedly keep the trademark while they appeal. But Native Americans and other critics of the Redskins' brand have hailed the ruling as the latest sign team owner Dan Snyder will inevitably be forced to drop it. We are joined by two guests: Amanda Blackhorse, a Navajo activist and plaintiff in the case, and sportswriter Dave Zirin.
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