Sarah Lazare, staff writer
"We have a responsibility to future generations to assert our sovereignty," said Amanda Lickers, who hails from the Seneca-Haudenosaunee community. (Photo courtesy of submedia)
"This is Kanien’ke, this is Mohawk Land, and we are tired of occupation."
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Caroline Ward-Holland (center), Kagen Holland (right), and supporters near Mission San Rafael, where a parking lot and building now covers an Indian burial ground. (Photo:
Caroline Ward-Holland and her son, Kagen Holland, wanted to address the...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Cree First Nation singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie, 74, is the 2015 winner...


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...