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Washington Redskins lose trademarks after appeal board finds team name ‘disparaging’

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled the Washington Redskins’ trademark registration because the NFL team’s name is “disparaging to Native Americans.” The case, the second of its kind, was filed on behalf of five Native Americans. A 1992 suit had been thrown out on a technicality because some of…

Discovering ‘Naia’: 12,000-year-old teen’s skeleton offers clues into first Native Americans

A teenage girl who fell into a hole more than 12,000 years ago in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is offering new clues about the origins of the first Native Americans, researchers said Thursday. Named “Naia” by scientists, her skeleton is among the oldest known and best preserved in the Americas. Her…

DNA from 12,000-year-old skeleton help prove first Americans did not come from Asia or Europe

The remains of a small, delicate teenage girl who fell to her death in an underground cave system in Mexico 12,000 years ago have thrown fresh light on the origins of the first Americans. Cave divers chanced upon the girl’s skeleton, along with the bones of sabre-tooth cats, giant ground…

Univ. of North Dakota students mock Native Americans with ‘Siouxper Drunk’ T-shirts

A group of students at the University of North Dakota are being criticized after they created and wore T-shirts that seemed to make light of alcoholism in the Native American community. The website Last Real Indians pointed out the controversy after photos of students in the T-shirt began to spread…

Native Americans prepare a ‘last stand’ against Keystone XL

The only reason the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline wasn’t approved years ago is that activists, deeming it a vital proxy in the larger battle to keep the dirtiest fossil fuels in the ground, have applied relentless pressure on the Obama……

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