All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Native Americans’

Adam Sandler Petition Over Native America Racism Gains Steam

Adam Sandler is known for skewering time-honored traditions. He took on golf in Happy Gilmore, famously lampooning the sport in a way that hadn’t been done since the Caddyshack movies. But maybe Adam Sandler has gone too far this time. Recently a group of Native American actors walked off the set for Adam Sandler’s film The Ridiculous Six. The film …

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Adam Sandler Movies Are Ridiculous, Confirms Netflix

According to Netflix, nobody should be surprised when an Adam Sandler movies turns out to be a bit ridiculous. According to reports, nearly a dozen Native American actors walked off the set of Sandler’s new movie, The Ridiculous Six, in protest of some less-than-sensitive cultural jokes and stereotypes present in the script. According to the Indian Country Today Media Network, …

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Diane Humetewa Becomes First Female Native American Federal Judge

The U.S. Senate this week confirmed the first female Native American federal judge in U.S. history. Diane Humetewa, a former U.S. Attorney, will serve on the Federal District Court of Arizona. According to an Associated Press report, Humetewa was confirmed on Wednesday in a rare unanimous (96-0) vote in the U.S. Senate. She has now been nominated for federal positions …

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Redskins: Obama Thinks Team Should Change Its Name

President Obama’s comments against the Washington Redskins received much approval from Native American leaders led by Ray Halbritter of the Oneida Nation. The tribe leaders used the meeting at White House on Tuesday to express their gratitude for Obama’s stand against the team’s controversial name. Obama’s meeting with the tribal leaders was closed to reporters. The developments in the meeting were …

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Obama Thanked for Stance on Redskins Moniker

On August 3, 1990, President George H. W. Bush made one of the best proclamations of his presidency. On that day, Bush signed a bill into law which would officially make November Native American Heritage Month. As such, federal, state, and local governments are supposed to reserve the month of November to learn about all aspects of Native American culture …

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Redskins Name Change Urged By Congress

Should the Redskins change their name? Some members of Congress certainly think so. The Los Angeles Times reports that 10 members of Congress have sent an open letter to Redskins owner Dan Snyder asking him to change the name of the NFL team. Many view the name as offensive to Native Americans as the term “redskin” could be seen as …

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