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Columns, Sports

Columnist Bailey Knecht suggests teams retire mascots that poorly depict Native Americans, such as the Cleveland Indians' Wahoo. / Photo courtesy Keith Allison, Creative Commons

Column: Retire outdated, racist mascots

Columnist Bailey Knecht suggests teams retire mascots that poorly depict Native Americans, such as the Cleveland Indians’ Wahoo.

by × April 20, 2017 × 2 comments

Featured Content, Photo Galleries

The stars begin to fade at Oceti Sakowin Camp in the early morning of Saturday, Nov. 26. The temperature was around 16 degrees Fahrenheit before the sun rose.

NU students travel to Standing Rock

      Photos by Scotty Schenck

by × November 29, 2016 × 0 comments

Editorials, Opinion

Editorial: Stand with Native Americans on Dakota Access Pipeline

Editorial: Stand with Native Americans on Dakota Access Pipeline

A federal judge temporarily halted construction Tuesday on some, but not all, of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline slated to pass through North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois. The Dakota Access Pipeline has been met with resistance by Native American tribes who say they will be affected by the pipeline’s close proximity to their sacred sites and water supplies. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe took its complaint a step further, suing the federal agency responsible for the construction.

by × September 7, 2016 × 3 comments

Opinion

Column: Goodbye Columbus Day

Column: Goodbye Columbus Day

As many cities around the country observed Columbus Day last Monday, Seattle was celebrating the unanimous decision to instate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in its place.

Anyone who experienced third grade US curriculum can tell you that Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492. It’s the events that followed this that have been falsely represented in American culture, and the renaming of Columbus Day is one of the actions cities are taking to acknowledge the treatment of native people by the famous European explorer.

by × October 23, 2014 × 1 comment