Tag: Native Americans

Indigenous Peoples Day

President Biden and the White House Officially Mark Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the First Time Ever

The first celebrations of Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the U.S. took place more than 40 years ago, but it wasn’t until 2021 that the White House officially marked the important day. CNN’s Donald Judd reported that ahead of the official designation of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Oct. 11, President Joe…

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Deb Haaland Confirmed as Secretary of Interior, First-Ever Native American Cabinet Member

Cheered on virtually by thousands of Native Americans in her home state of New Mexico as well as across the U.S., Rep. Deb Haaland was confirmed on March 15 as secretary of the Interior Department. In the role, Haaland will lead the management of a vast swath of federal public…

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The Truth You May Not Know About Thanksgiving

On Thursday, Nov. 26, many Native Americans and their allies across the country will observe the 51st National Day of Mourning. While most Americans will sit down to Thanksgiving dinners — albeit (hopefully) smaller ones than in years past due to COVID-19 — this counter-observance is designed as an ongoing…

Creator of #BlackPantherChallenge Puts Pressure on NFL With 'Caucasians' T-Shirt, White People Get Offended

Frederick Joseph, creator of the #BlackPantherChallenge, walked around New York City with a “Caucasians” T-shirt this week to experiment with white people’s hypocrisy. Joseph also intended to increase pressure on the NFL to change the Washington Redskins’ racist name as pre-season begins. “The word ‘Caucasian’ is not a derogatory term…

Comcast: A Commitment to Native American Voices

A contributed piece by Bird Runningwater, Director of the Native American and Indigenous Program at The Sundance Institute. Mr. Runningwater serves on Comcast NBCUniversal’s (No. 29 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) external Joint Diversity Advisory Council. Many people’s perceptions of Native American history and culture are shaped by…