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UN Expert Weighs In On Redskins Controversy; Navajo Nation Council Opposes Team Name

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.

04/11/2014

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Senate President: Leave Name Change Up To Redskins

Maryland’s Senate president says the state government shouldn’t push the Washington Redskins to change their name.

03/12/2014

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Smithsonian Examines History Of Post Office Murals

Hundreds of murals commissioned as public art for U.S. post offices in the New Deal era are the focus of a new online project created by the Smithsonian.

01/10/2014

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Maryland Marks American Indian Heritage Day

Maryland is honoring the history and culture of the state’s American Indian community.

11/29/2013

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Many Native Americans Back Push To Change Redskins Name

November is Native American Heritage Month. This weekend, hundreds celebrate with a powwow at Towson University.

11/09/2013

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Redskins: Va. Newspaper Won’t Print It, D.C. Schools Want To Ban Jerseys

The controversy over the name of Washington, D.C.’s football team is growing. Now a newspaper in Virginia says it will not print the name Redskins. And several schools in D.C. want to ban team jerseys from their classrooms.

10/18/2013

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Olympic Medals From Native Americans Go On Display

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.

05/25/2012