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NCAI Applauds Decision by Little League International to Ban Racially Offensive Team Names and Mascots

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Michigan State NALSA Students + Allies Advocate in Favor of Eliminating Indian Mascots from State Schools

Here: Television coverage here.

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New Student Scholarship on Indian Sports Mascots and Nicknames

The BYU Education and Law Journal has published “Between a Tomahawk and a Hard Place: Indian mascots and the NCAA” by Stephanie Jade Bollinger. [pdf] An excerpt:: Thus, a reviewing court should find that agreements between Native American tribes and Universities … Continue reading

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Angela Riley & Kristen Carpenter Publish “Owning Red”

Angela R. Riley and Kristen A. Carpenter have published “Owning Red: A Theory of Indian (Cultural) Appropriation” (PDF) in the Texas Law Review. Here is the abstract: In a number of recent controversies, from sports teams’ use of Indian mascots … Continue reading

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Pa. High School Student Newspaper Editor: “My High School Mascot Is Offensive”

Here. An excerpt: When I raised my hand to vote in a classroom at Neshaminy High School nearly 18 months ago, I was unaware of the battle I was about to ignite as editor-in-chief of The Playwickian, my school’s newspaper. … Continue reading

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Center for American Progress Report on American Indian Mascots

Here is “Missing the Point: The Real Impact of Native Mascots and Team Names on American Indian and Alaska Native Youth:” StegmanAIANmascots-reportv2 An excerpt: Although the debate over the Washington football team may rage on until either the NFL or … Continue reading

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Stephen Pevar against the Washington Football Team Nickname

Here, from the ACLU blog. An excerpt: Think of a vile name that you were called by bullies at school based on your religion, your race, your country of origin, or some other characteristic. How did it make you feel? … Continue reading

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WaPo: D.C. Council Calls Out Washington Football Team Nickname

Here. An excerpt: “Enough is enough — the name must go,” said David Grosso (I-At Large), who first introduced the name-change resolution in May. The version of the “Sense of the Council to Rename the Washington National Football League Team … Continue reading

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Christine Haight Farley on Trademark Law and the Washington Football Team’s Trademarks

Here. An excerpt: The term used by the Washington football team has been demonstrated by overwhelming linguistic and historical evidence to constitute a disparaging epithet insulting to Native Americans.  Many Native American organizations, including the National Congress of American Indians, the … Continue reading

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NCAI Mascot Report

NCAI Releases Report on History and Legacy of Washington’s Harmful “Indian” Sports Mascot Washington, DC – Just days after President Obama joined the growing chorus of those calling for the Washington NFL Team to consider changing its name, the team’s … Continue reading

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