August 15, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL) filed an appeal in federal court on Thursday to challenge a June ruling by the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board of the US Patent and Trademark Office that found the team name "Redskins" is "disparaging of Native Americans." The team ...[read more]
June 19, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The US Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday announced that it will cancel six trademark registrations belonging to National Football League team the Washington Redskins. Administrative trademark judge Karen Kuhlke found that the trademarks, which include the team's name, logo and the name of ...[read more]
June 5, 2014
by Sarah Steers
American history, and the development of American cultural identities, cannot adequately be explained without a thorough discussion of racial discrimination. The following is an overview some notorious, and notable, events. The Naturalization Act of 1798 required that applicants for US ...[read more]
April 12, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, called Friday upon the owners of the Washington Redskins football team to change the team's name. Anaya focused on the hurtful history of the term "redskin" as it relates to Native Americans in the US. In the press ...[read more]
March 26, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On March 26, 1804, the US Congress passed an act containing a provision that offered Native Americans the option of relocating to lands west of the Mississippi River. Section 15 of "An Act erecting Louisiana into two territories, and providing for the temporary government thereof" allowed US ...[read more]
August 22, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples James Anaya on Wednesday called on US officials to consult with Native Americans in North Dakota about the scheduled sale of land in the Black Hills region of the state. Anaya noted that local Dakota, Lakota and Nakota peoples expressed ...[read more]
April 22, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
UN Special Rapporteur on Rights of Indigenous Peoples James Anaya will visit the United States from April 23 to May 4 to launch the UN's first ever investigation into the rights situation of Native Americans. Anaya will be looking into the rights of Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native ...[read more]
April 9, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On April 9, 2010, US District Judge James Robertson granted Congress additional time to reach a decision on a $3.4 billion settlement against the government brought on behalf of Native Americans for mismanagement of trust funds. The settlement would mark the end of a 14-year legal battle and the ...[read more]
June 13, 2011
by Zach Zagger
The US Supreme Court Monday ruled in United States v. Jicarilla Apache Nation that in a trust relationship between the government and a Native American tribe the government does not have to release confidential communications with its attorney under the "fiduciary exception" to attorney-client ...[read more]
August 6, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
The US Senate on Thursday failed to authorize a settlement between the US government and minority farmers for alleged discrimination. The $4.6 billion settlement would be distributed between several hundred thousand minority farmers. Among that group are Native American farmers claiming that the ...[read more]

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