Harjo, Suzan Shown

Activists have spent many years pressuring skilled sports activities leagues, school packages and excessive faculties to desert Native American names and imagery for his or her groups. The primary domino fell in 1970, when the College of Oklahoma retired its mascot, a Native American named “Little Purple.” Over the following years, Division I faculties like […]

After many years of controversy, it took a critical menace to Dan Snyder’s group’s funds, and people of the remainder of the N.F.L., to get the proprietor of the Washington Redskins to contemplate altering the group’s identify, which Native People (and lots of dictionaries) take into account to be a slur. The ultimate straw? FedEx, […]

Man Jones had been advocating for 21 lengthy years, hoping for the day when Anderson Excessive College, outdoors of Cincinnati, would drop the nickname he discovered vulgar and insulting to his Native American heritage. A member of the Hunkpapa Lakota nation from the Standing Rock reservation in South Dakota, he and three white Anderson college […]


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