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Matthew McConaughey Defends Washington, D.C., NFL Team Name

Matthew McConaughey Defends Washington, D.C., NFL Team Name

by Aura Bogado on October 21 2014, 3:15PM

The actor says the logo gives him ‘a little fire and some oomph.’

Topics: Arts & Culture, Native Affairs, /NOW

For Some Native Tribes, Federal Recognition Remains Out of Reach

For Some Native Tribes, Federal Recognition Remains Out of Reach

by Aura Bogado on October 15 2014, 7:00AM

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has proposed an overhaul of the broken federal recognition process. Lawmakers in Connecticut are resisting change.

Topics: Native Affairs

Seattle City Council Passes Indigenous Peoples' Day Resolution

Seattle City Council Passes Indigenous Peoples’ Day Resolution

by Aura Bogado on October 7 2014, 3:25PM

Some Italian-Americans decry the decision

Topics: Native Affairs, /NOW

Navajo Kindergartener Told to Cut his Hair, Sent Home on First Day of School

Navajo Kindergartener Told to Cut his Hair, Sent Home on First Day of School

by Aura Bogado on August 27 2014, 4:58PM

Dreadlocks are also prohibited in this West Texas school district

Topics: Native Affairs, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Report: Native American Team Mascots Harm Native American Youth

Report: Native American Team Mascots Harm Native American Youth

by Julianne Hing on July 22 2014, 2:49PM

Mascots directly impact the self-esteem and mental health of Native American youth.

Topics: Native Affairs, /NOW, Sports

Watch Onondaga Turtle Clan's Alfred Jacques Make Lacrosse Sticks

Watch Onondaga Turtle Clan’s Alfred Jacques Make Lacrosse Sticks

by Aura Bogado on July 15 2014, 10:22AM

‘This game was given to our people by the Creator. It’s part of who we are as a people.’

Topics: Native Affairs, /NOW

The Iroquois Nationals Team Shines at the World Lacrosse Championship

The Iroquois Nationals Team Shines at the World Lacrosse Championship

by Aura Bogado on July 14 2014, 2:43PM

After a passport debacle kept Native players out of the tournament in 2010, the team is back with fury this year.

Topics: Native Affairs, /NOW

Supreme Court Sides With Tribe in Surprising Ruling

Supreme Court Sides With Tribe in Surprising Ruling

by Aura Bogado on June 17 2014, 7:00AM

In a shocking decision, the high court upholds an important cornerstone of Indian law.

Topics: Native Affairs

In Minneapolis, Columbus Day Becomes Indigenous People's Day

In Minneapolis, Columbus Day Becomes Indigenous People’s Day

by Julianne Hing on April 25 2014, 3:23PM

Good on Minneapolis.

Topics: Native Affairs, /NOW, Society

Onondaga Nation Says the U.S. Violates Human Rights

Onondaga Nation Says the U.S. Violates Human Rights

by Aura Bogado on April 17 2014, 9:00AM

The Onondaga Nation was historically barred from filing a land claim, and then told it was too late when it did. The next stop is an international commission.

Topics: Native Affairs