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Native Americans

  1. education
    New York Schools Ordered to Ditch Native American Team Names, MascotsThe State Education Department says schools need to remove the terms and imagery by the end of the school year, unless a recognized tribe signs off.
  2. biden cabinet
    Deb Haaland Confirmed As First Native American Interior SecretaryThe first Indigenous American to serve in a presidential Cabinet, Haaland will oversee the department which implements policy for tribal lands.
  3. covid-19
    The Coronavirus Makes Trump’s Cruelty Toward Indian Country Even More DeadlyTrump’s enmity for Native Americans dates from his casino days. During the pandemic, it has deadly consequences.
  4. protests
    South Dakota Gears Up to Crack Down on Keystone XL Protesters in 2020Governor Kristi Noem and the Republican legislature are trying again to pass a new “riot-boosting” law, which is a term they made up.
  5. vision 2020
    Warren Unveils Plan to Help Native AmericansEven as Trump revives his racist “Pocahontas” taunts, Warren focuses on making things right with Native Americans.
  6. native americans
    Trump’s Policies for Native Americans Are Worse Than His Elizabeth Warren JabsTrump accelerated his racist attacks on Elizabeth Warren this weekend. But his policies affecting Native Americans are far worse than his words.
  7. native americans
    The Washington Redskins’ Interest in Colin Kaepernick Went Nowhere. Good.Racism is the Redskins organization’s calling card. Kaepernick’s racial-justice protest is incompatible with its values.
  8. race
    Elizabeth Warren’s Native American Ancestry Was Never Really the PointThe senator and presidential hopeful probably didn’t convince Trump or her critics — but she did validate damaging conservative narratives about race.
  9. 2018 midterms
    GOP Official: Native American House Candidate Headed ‘Back to the Reservation’A manic insult message from a local Republican official in Kansas won’t keep Sharice Davids from a probable win.
  10. Warren Fights Back Against Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ SlurWarren defends her own Native heritage and then goes after Trump for disrespecting Natives in word and deed.
  11. Did the ‘Kodiak Kickback’ Buy Lisa Murkowski’s Vote for Trumpcare?No state has gotten more special treatment from the Senate (and the administration) than Murkowski’s Alaska. If it’s not enough, Trumpcare’s dead.
  12. Self-Described ‘Real Indian’ Offers Abrasive Challenge to Elizabeth WarrenRepublicans who dislike Warren have a new champion in Shiva Ayyadurai, a Trump fan whose attacks on Warren as a “fake Indian” are relentless.
  13. Native American Canonized As Catholic Saint, First From North AmericaBlessed Kateri Tekakwitha is finally getting her due, 331 years after her death.
  14. smoke break
    Native American Tribes Win Temporary Reprieve From Paterson’s Proposed Cigarette TaxPaterson’s plan: collect $4.35 in sales tax for every pack sold to non-Indian customers.
  15. Unkechaug Chief: Mayor’s Figures on Untaxed Cigarettes are ‘Made Up’The Long Island tribal leader rails against the lawsuit and the mayor himself, for being ‘fanatical about being God.’
  16. ethnography
    A Fannypackahontas Bought Her Outfit for $24 in Trinkets Species: The Fannypackahontas. Etymology: A Fannypackahontas takes her fashion cues from a tribe that is clearly not her own (unless of course she’s actually one-sixteenth something or other); she steals her look and style from Native Americans, making her a latter-day Peter Minuit. (Haven’t these people suffered enough?) Distinguishing characteristics: Fannypackahontases wear, well, fanny packs, a trend that should never have been resurrected. Unlike your grandmother’s nylon sack, however, this one is all leather and sterling silver, even with studs, baby. The unfortunate placement of the fringe is intentional: Fannypacks worship one other idol, and that is Samantha from Sex and the City. The blonde hair, the come hither stance, the completely sheer top (and that is a top, not a dress), the exposed nips — this girl knows what she wants and, damn it, she wants it now. We should note that these women do have one thing going for them: great shoes. Known locales: Kokopelli, loading up on more bangles; Rodeo bar. Diet: Dakota bison burgers, anything with cactus in it, peyote. How to approach: “So, what’s in your pack?” Of course, you probably don’t want to know. Endangerment status: At risk. Remember what happened to the Lenape? —Amina Akhtar
  17. the morning line
    We’re All Going to Die, B-Movie Style • A man carrying a rare, lethal, and contagious form of tuberculosis was thrown into an “isolation unit” at Bellevue after jetting to Paris, Prague, and Montreal despite a CDC order not to travel. [NYDN] • Rudy Giuliani celebrated his 63rd birthday the way presidential candidates do — with a bunch of fund-raisers (in Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island, and Brooklyn but, oddly, not Manhattan). September 11 victims’ families jeered him at two of the events. [NYP] • After Reuters fetched $17 billion, rumors swirl that Mayor Mike may be putting Bloomberg LP on the block. Of course, that would fit well with the presidential- ambitions theory. A tiny side note: Fox News confuses “eponymous” with “euphonious.” [Fox News] • We’re familiar with the outrage that Martha Stewart’s attempt to trademark “Katonah” caused in the eponymous (watch and learn, Fox News) village, but what about the people the village is named for, Native Americans? Surprise: They’re pissed off, too. [NYT] • And, forget that Park Slope brownstone — what you should have invested in ten years ago was a taxi medallion. The price of the thing tripled in the last six years, hitting $600,000 and likely heading for the $1 million mark. [Metro NY]
  18. party lines
    Are the Navajo the Next Soccer Moms?So much for soccer moms and Nascar dads — Navajo leaders might be a key demographic presidential candidates should target. “A lot of us leave it up to the Navajo nation to make the decision for us,” Native American actor Adam Beach told us last week at the premiere party for HBO’s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, in which he stars. He’s a Canadian, but he told us Native Americans in the United States tend to vote as a bloc, and they all look to the Navajo for guidance. “The Navajo nation is a very powerful nation when it comes to tradition, when it comes to language, when it comes to maintaining their identity,” he said during the party at the Museum of Natural History on the Upper West Side. “And as a people they’re very well connected with each other. So when they elect, it’s as a whole nation. No other nation is as collectively put together, so we’re very much with their decision.” But Hillary, Obama, and Rudy shouldn’t get worried they’ve missed their chance. In fact, they’ve got plenty of time to lock up this vote, Beach said. “It comes around to the actual week, you know?” —Bennett Marcus