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Tribal Leaders Thank Obama for Redskins Comments

Native American leaders used a meeting at the White House on Tuesday to thank President Barack Obama for wading into the controversy over the Washington Redskins team name and voicing his concern that the nickname was offensive.

11/12/2013

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: Washington Redskins helmets lay on the ground during their game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on September 29, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Activists to Protest Redskins Name Before Vikings Game

American Indian activists and others plan to demonstrate against the Washington Redskins’ nickname ahead of the team’s game against the Minnesota Vikings Thursday night.

11/07/2013

Members of the Washington Redskins honor guard carry US flags during pre-game ceremonies to honor the dead and missing of the 11 September terrorist attcks prior to the Redskins and Kansas City Chiefs National Football League game 30 September 2001 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.  AFP PHOTO/Mike THEILER (Credit: MIKE THEILER/AFP/Getty Images)

Redskins Name Change Would Benefit Snyder’s Wallet the Most

The controversy over the name of our area’s NFL team has been a hot topic this year. Seemingly everyone has weighed in on the topic in recent months.

06/24/2013

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III took to Twitter on Tuesday to complain about the “tyranny of political correctness” he believes is holding American culture “hostage.” (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

RGIII: Americans ‘Held Hostage By The Tyranny Of Political Correctness’

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III took to Twitter on Tuesday to complain about the “tyranny of political correctness” he believes is holding American culture “hostage.”

05/01/2013

Elizabeth Warren testifies before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services, and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2011. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Warren’s Disputed Claim Shines Light On What Makes Someone American Indian

What, exactly, makes someone American Indian? Even Indians themselves don’t agree as they debate the case of Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, whose disputed claim of Native American identity is shining a rare spotlight on the malleable nature of Indian heritage and the long history of murky claims to such ancestry.

05/26/2012

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