The measure goes into effect, Jan. 1, 2017; it affects four schools still using the “R-word.” They will be allowed to phase out materials such as uniforms because of cost concerns.
Articles tagged “Native Americans”
(Reuters) Chief Arvol Looking Horse, spiritual leader of the Great Sioux Nation, said the name is offensive and suggests that Indian religious rituals practiced for centuries in the Black Hills were forms of devil worship.
(RNS) The progressive denomination wants the Washington Redskins to drop its controversial name and mascot.
(RNS) Some of Junipero Serra’s sharpest critics say he was part of an imperial conquest that beat and enslaved Native Americans, raped their women, and destroyed their culture.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Rev. Graylan Hagler, senior minister of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington, has been speaking out for more than 20 years against what he calls the “R word.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) A recently discovered 1494 depiction of Native Americans is consistent with Christopher Columbus’ account of being greeted by naked men who painted themselves black or red and danced for the European explorers.