Indigenous

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The EPA on Wednesday said it was planning both an internal and independent probe into the spill to determine how its workers could have caused the accident.
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye makes an announcement on Aug. 8, 2015 about the Navajo Nation response to the release of mine waste into the Animas River which has impacted the Navajo Nation water supply. (Photo: Rick Abasta/Navajo Nation)
The Navajo community is fearing for its land and livelihood as 3 million...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
This latest disclosure solidifies Canada's reputation as 'a true petrostate,' said 350.org founder Bill McKibben. (Photo: Peter Blancard/cc/flickr)
Solidifying the country's reputation as a "true petrostate," the government of...

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In a landmark ruling on a case filed by a group of Native Americans, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has cancelled six trademark registrations for the name "Washington Redskins" because the name is “disparaging to Native Americans” and thus in violation of federal laws banning offensive language. Team officials have long fought a change to the name, which refers to a colonial-era bounty on Native-American heads, from 50 pounds for adult male scalps to 20 for kids'. The team says any change...