California Passes Law Banning Teams From Using 'Redskins' Mascot

On Sunday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law that will officially ban public schools and athletic teams from using the word “Redskins” as a team or mascot name. The move is a lovely gesture, just in time for Columbus Day—a holiday that traditionally celebrates the slaughter of Native Americans—and it shows… »10/12/15 4:50pm10/12/15 4:50pm


8 Cities Have Cancelled Columbus Day in Favor Of Indigenous Peoples' Day

For most of America, Columbus Day is coming up this Monday October 12, except in a handful of cities where the celebration of Christopher Columbus has been replaced by Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Because, you know, one can’t exactly discover a new place if nations of people were already living there for centuries. »10/08/15 5:30pm10/08/15 5:30pm

Here's The Daily Show Showdown That 'Defamed' Racist Redskins Fans

The controversial Daily Show segment that left Washington Redskins fans feeling "defamed" and "in tears" aired on Comedy Central last night. If you've been wondering how on Earth these brave defenders of the offensive Redskins team name and logo could end up feeling so victimized, well, here are your answers. »9/26/14 10:50am9/26/14 10:50am

School Tries to Block Native Student From Wearing Feather at Graduation

Kaden Tiger is a senior at Seminole High School in Oklahoma. Earlier this week, he told a reporter that he planned on wearing an eagle feather on his graduation cap, even though the school had declared that doing so would be against he rules. Ironic, since Seminole's school mascot is a feather-headdress-wearing… »5/23/14 12:50pm5/23/14 12:50pm

Combating the Misrepresentation of Native Americans, Through Photos

Last December, Native American photographer Matika Wilbur embarked upon a journey with a staggeringly ambitious goal — over the next few years, she hopes to photograph members of every single Native American tribe. There were 562 recognized by the federal government when she started (and 566 now), hence the project's… »3/02/14 3:00pm3/02/14 3:00pm

Tanning Salon Employee Has Epic Racist Freakout Over 'Sexy Indian' Ad

Yesterday, we brought you one of the most ill-advised ads for a tanning salon ever (as though tanning could get any more gauche), a tacky, racist mess that featured a white lady in a "Sexy Indian" Halloween costume along with copy that read "The Indians brought more than just 'CORN' to the first Thanksgiving... they… »11/07/13 5:20pm11/07/13 5:20pm

Tanning Salon Is Super Thankful Native Americans 'Brought Sexy Color'

In honor of Thanksgiving, a chain of tanning salons in Alabama and Florida has launched a holiday-themed ad campaign that is both offensively stupid and stupidly offensive. "The Indians brought more than just 'CORN' to the first Thanksgiving," reads the copy, "they brought SEXY 'COLOR'!" Ugh, the unnecessary… »11/06/13 4:50pm11/06/13 4:50pm

‘Native American’ Lone Ranger Designer Isn't Actually Native American

There seems to have been a bit of a miscommunication about the new Lone Ranger fashion collaboration, which supposedly matched the talents of a "prestigious Native American craftsman" named Gabriel GoodBuffalo with the brand Will Leather Goods, all under the aegis of the Disney corporation. You see, GoodBuffalo is … »7/09/13 11:50am7/09/13 11:50am

Tulsa's Olympics Bid Involves Shitty Trail of Tears Gimmick

If you’re like me, you have a dormant streak of patriotism that comes alive once but every four years—on the occasion of the great Summer Olympic games (lol Winter Olympics, naw dude). I become a seething jingoistic nightmare, screaming unpleasantries at the Argentinian table tennis team as my USA track jacket flaps… »7/02/13 6:30pm7/02/13 6:30pm

The Heartbreaking Story of a Native American Adoption Gone Awry

Today, Native Americans are widely recognized as the muse for our underthings as well as the wellspring of our cultural appropriation needs. Oh, but it turns out they also love their families, take pride in their communities, and wish to pass on their cultural traditions to their children. Interestingly enough,… »4/18/13 10:50am4/18/13 10:50am

Horrid Congressman Threatens Tribal Council With Violence at Hearing for Abused Women Services

If you're at all like North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer, you'll know that the best way to comport yourself in a hearing at which a deeply disenfranchised population is attempting to redress the systematic injustices it has endured for centuries — with a focus on the disproportionate rate of murder and sexual… »3/29/13 12:40pm3/29/13 12:40pm

The First Thanksgiving Was an Especially Drunken and Smelly Affair

As we all prepare to endure various forms of emotional bludgeoning and familial gluttony in a few days, it's important to remember that our culture has done its darndest to scrub the Thanksgiving origin story clean, or at least cleaner than the Pilgrims (who eschewed bathing because, long story short, Christianity… »11/18/12 2:30pm11/18/12 2:30pm