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Washington Redskins Lose Trademark Rights

In a move that will have white grandfathers in middle America riled up for days, the US Patent and Trademark Office has denied the Redskins federal trademark protections. This decision came after a hearing by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, called for by a group of Native Americans tired of seeing beefy, overpaid athletes and their fans sport uniforms …

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Rooney Mara Casting as Tiger Lily Sparks Controversy

Actress Rooney Mara is no stranger to the dust-up that inevitably occurs after a film adaptation of a novel announces its cast list. Her role as Lisbeth Salander in the American adaptations of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo subjected her to both novel fans’ idealistic expectations and comparisons to Swedish adaptation actress Noomi Rapace. However, her latest casting as …

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Ancient Baby DNA Linked To Native Americans

A new development in the origin of the Native Americans has been unearthed recently in Livingston, Montana. In 1968, the skeletal remains of a male baby was discovered by construction workers in the northeastern part of the area, and numerous artifacts were also found buried along with it. Covered in red ochre, the body was accompanied by more than 100 …

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Redskins Name Change: Owner Writes a Letter to Fans

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder has previously said that he wouldn’t change the name of his team, a stance he upheld in a letter he sent out today. The Redskins owner has been under pressure from numerous groups and individuals, including President Barack Obama, to change the name of the Washington, D.C. team to something less racially offensive. The push …

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Navajo Code Talker George Smith Dies at 90

Flags all around the country are positioned at half mast today to honor a brave and noble American Indian George Smith, who aided in the United States’ defeat against the Japanese forces during World War II by sending encrypted messages in the Native American tongue. George Smith’s involvement with the military started in 1943 when he enlisted as a Navajo …

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Russell Means Dies at 72, Native American Activist

Various active Native American tribes mourn today as a great friend and activist has now departed. Russel Means, an Oglala Sioux activist, and active member of the American Indian Movement (AIM) has died today (Monday, October 22nd, 2012). Means became involved with the American Indian Movement in 1968. At the start of his involvement, Means participated in various protests and …

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Prehistoric Artifact: Native American Pottery Donated to Goodwill

Prehistoric artifact or interesting knick-knack? An anonymous donor dropped off a piece of pottery to Goodwill that some believe is, in fact, an artifact from a Native American tribe that once called Oklahoma their home. The pottery traveled through Goodwill’s internal distribution system — in one piece, no less — before showing up in New York. How do people know …

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