Indigenous

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
In what is being reported as the biggest legal blow thus far against the contentious Washington D.C. football enterprise, a federal court on Wednesday ruled that the name "Redskins" is disparaging to Native Americans and thus its trademark registration must be revoked. In the decision (pdf), Judge Gerald Bruce Lee of the Fourth Circuit Court of...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Demanding a clean energy revolution, respect for First Nations communities,...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
In what has been described as an unprecedented grassroots mobilization,...

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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...