Category Archives: American Indians

500 Tribes, 100 Questions: A Guide to Native America

Indian mascots, teaching moments

In July, the National Football League’s Washington, D.C., team said it would retire its mascot name, the Redskins. A new name will be announced at a later date. This week, Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team made a similar announcement about … Continue reading

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Native American Heritage Day is today

Today, the day after Thanksgiving, is often associated with bargain hunting and creative recipes for leftover turkey, but it is so much more than that. This day-after-the-holiday holiday was created in 2009 to complete the story of the first Thanksgivings. … Continue reading

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Maria Tallchief Google doodle worth a look

Google has a doodle out for Native American Heritage Month that is worth a look. The doodle features Maria Tallchief (1924-2013), one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century. A member of Oklahoma’s Osage tribe, she was America’s first … Continue reading

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CBS, CNN expanding race coverage

CNN this week announced it will expand and advance its coverage of race in America. In a memo to staff on Monday, CNN president Jeff Zucker wrote, “There are structural changes and investments we can and will make to better … Continue reading

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Americans value diversity, disagree on how to achieve it

A Pew Research Center study out this month reports that, while most Americans think the nations increasing diversity is a good thing, they do not agree on how to achieve it. Pew reports, “Most say it’s a good thing that … Continue reading

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Associated Press changes style on race, gender

Related: AP changes style to capitalize Black and Indigenous AP explains why it will not capitalize white The Associated Press stylebook sets the tone and conventions for news media across the United States and around the world. New editions typically … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Rachele Kanigel, associate professor of journalism at San Francisco State University, for the launch of a new diversity style guide for journalists. The guide is filled with contemporary definitions and is well organized, listing terms alphabetically and by … Continue reading

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Fall reading list includes Bias Busters series

Diverse reading list for fall includes Bias Busters, book about Bill Cosby and one by Charles Blow. Continue reading

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Ted Nugent’s race remarks cost him concerts

Rocker Ted Nugent has had a controversial concert tour, having venues canceled or protested coast to coast over his remarks about Hispanics, Asians, American Indians and Trayvon Martin. * The City of Longview, Texas, paid Nugent to not perform at … Continue reading

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Redskins name ruled ‘disparaging,’ loses trademark

The latest twist in the debate over the use of the name “Redskins” by Washington D.C.’s professional football team took an unusual turn today. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled the use of Redskins is “disparaging to Native Americans” … Continue reading

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