Indigenous

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
As Minneapolis and Seattle mark their cities' first-ever Indigenous Peoples' Day, activists are calling for a nationwide revocation of Columbus Day in favor of a holiday that honors the more complicated past of this land's original inhabitants. In an interview with Democracy Now! , Seattle city councilmember Kshama Sawant, one of the sponsors of...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Siding with the local indigenous community, Chile's high court has halted a...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A decision issued by a federal judge Tuesday is being cheered by conservation...

Further

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...