President Donald Trump ignored Native Americans as he issued a proclamation for Columbus Day. The proclamation, issued on Friday, credited Christopher Columbus with the eventual establishment of the United States. It did not mention the tribal nations that were already thriving within its borders, nor the impacts they saw after Europeans arrived to their homelands.
The proclamation states Asheville was built on the homelands and villages of native people who lived here before the Americas were settled. Sage Dunston, and other members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, came for Tuesday night’s vote. Source: Council votes to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Asheville
New research shows how Native American mascots reinforce stereotypes Justin Angle, The University of Montana For years, many have said that sports teams with Native American mascots – the Cleveland Indians, Chicago Blackhawks and Florida State Seminoles, to name a few – perpetuate stereotypes against Native people. Others have argued that these mascots are harmless; […]
By Isaac Windes | Cronkite News Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 WASHINGTON – A House committee gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a Republican bill that would sharply curtail the Antiquities Act, which allows presidents to order the creation of national monuments. The House Natural Resources Committee also rejected, by the same party-line vote, a Democratic measure […]