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The Washington Football Team Needs to Take More Than A Knee

Amanda Blackhorse – September 27, 2017 As an Indigenous (Native American) person, I take issue with the Washington team owner Dan Snyder supporting the Take A Knee movement because of everything his franchise represents. On Sunday evening, Washington team owner Dan Snyder locked arms with his players, joining the movement and attempting to show solidarity. The Washington team also issued …

Why are Native Mascots harmful?

Native mascots and Native themed mascots and nicknames are harmful because they dehumanize Native people. Native people are alive and represent nations and tribes within the colonized boundaries of the United States, in Canada, and Mexico. As Indigenous people we’ve been historically mis-represented through media, Hollywood, and popular culture because we were not supposed to survive genocide. Native people are …

Blackhorse: A Single Poll Will Not Shut Us Up

Originally posted at: www.indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/native-news/blackhorse-a-single-poll-will-not-shut-us-up/ Amanda Blackhorse • June 1, 2016 On Friday, I was a part of a telephone press conference to make it clear to the public, to the Washington NFL team, and The Washington Post that our fight to eliminate the R-word is far from over. We took a stand to demonstrate that a single poll conducted by …