More Native Americans Articles

  • Oh good: Hillary weighs in on Washington Redskins controversy

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decided this week to weigh in on the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins' supposedly "offensive" team name, the Hill reported.

  • Some Native Americans wary about health reform

    Denise Mesteth signed up for new health insurance through the federal Affordable Care Act, despite concerns that it may not be worth the money for her and other Native Americans who otherwise rely on free government coverage.

  • Government involvement in un-naming the Redskins is 'patently' dangerous

    Now that the federal government via the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is officially -- and not just verbally -- inserting itself into the ongoing debate about the Washington Redskins' chosen mascot name and emblems, a decent respect for the opinions of sports fans, moral busybodies, and...

  • The Redskins brouhaha has nothing to do with Native Americans

    Do you think leftists are the slightest bit troubled by the public's overwhelming opposition to their crusade to force the Washington Redskins to change their name? That was rhetorical; I give you more credit.

  • Redskins defy trademark ruling, say they'll defend name

    In a defiant statement issued Wednesday, the Washington Redskins said the team would appeal the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's decision to revoke the trademark to the team's name and logo on the grounds that they are offensive to Native Americans. The professional football team added that...

  • Patent Office declares 'Redskins' offensive, revokes team's trademarks

    More than 80 years after Washington's professional football team first adopted the name, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has declared the term "Redskins" offensive and revoked the trademark. "[W]e decide, based on the evidence properly before us, that these registrations must be cancelled...

  • Redskins lose trademark, Harry Reid says team will be 'forced' to change name

    In what some see as the first step to forcing the Washington Redskins football team to change their name, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday cancelled six federal trademarks of the team name because it's “disparaging” to Native Americans. “Petitioners have shown by a...

  • Harry Reid: Redskins have to change name now

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., praised the U.S. Patent Office for canceling the Redskins trademark and said team owner Daniel Snyder will have little choice now but to drop the name.

  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rejects Redskins tickets, calls name 'a racial slur'

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told Washington Redskins President Bruce Allen he is “promoting a racial slur,” by retaining the team name. Reid sent a letter to Allen to reject his invitation to attend a Redskins game. Reid, whose state includes 27 Native American tribes, said he...



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