A United Nations human rights expert says the name of the Washington Redskins football team is a “hurtful reminder” of the mistreatment of Native Americans, but stopped short of joining in calls for the team’s owner to change the name.
Maryland is honoring the history and culture of the state’s American Indian community.
Olympic medals from three Native American athletes who competed in the 1912 games in Stockholm, Sweden are in a new exhibit opening at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington.
For the first time in Maryland’s history, two American Indian groups indigenous to the state were formally recognized in executive orders by Gov. Martin O’Malley on Monday.