Native Issues

Small Poll of Native Americans Says Washington NFL Team's Name Isn't Offensive, Activists Disagree

Change The Mascot campaign: “Here’s what’s objective fact: Every major tribal organization in America, over 100, have come out and supported changing the name.”

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

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

Pharrell's Native Blood Doesn't Excuse That Headdress

Indian Country makes its case.

The Moment a Clueless Cleveland Baseball Fan Met a Native Man

It was awkward.

How Children's Books Fuel Mascot Stereotypes

Are good children’s books about Natives really that hard to find?

Native American Groups Are Not Impressed by Dan Snyder's Latest Move

NFL owner Dan Snyder has started a new foundation to help the tribes that his team mocks.

Suicide Crisis Continues Among Native Youth on Reservations

Native youth are more than three times more likely to commit suicide than any other group.

A Small Victory for Native Women

Native women face one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the U.S. A new pilot project that allows tribes to prosecute non-Natives for the crime could be a game-changer.

Five Things to Celebrate About Indian Country

By investing in everything from language revitalization to humor, Native communities are thriving. You just need to know where to look.

Native Tribes Already Feeling the Effects of Government Shutdown

Transportation and elder home care have already been suspended for Montana’s Crow Tribe, which saw half of its employed members furloughed due to the government shutdown.