Roundup time: There’s been a lot going on!

In link roundup, mascots, PACT act, reel injun, UND sioux by Adrienne K.2 Comments

Apologies for the lack of posts in the last week or so, I’m taking a statistics class that likes to take over my life every time we have an assignment due. But a lot has happened in the last few days, so I thought I’d do a little round-up! In the news:   University of North Dakota retires “Fighting Sioux” …

U of I "Unofficial" St. Patrick’s Day Shirt: Mascot is far from dead…He is just passed the f**k out

In Chief Illiniwek, mascots, U of Illinois, unofficial st. patricks day by Adrienne K.1 Comment

(image via–Click the picture for bigger version One of my friends pointed me to this shirt produced by students at the university of Illinois for their “unofficial st. patricks day” that is currently being sold through Facebook.  The t-shirt text reads: (front) Unofficial St. Patricks Day 2010 (back) Chief Illiniwek: U of I’s Unofficial mascot is far from dead…he …

Dartmouth Native Vigilantes?

In activism, American Indian, dartmouth, mascots, vigilantes by Adrienne K.1 Comment

(image via Last night several of these anonymous signs were posted around the campus of Dartmouth College on the lawns of greek organizations and in front of administration buildings. The text on the sign above, posted at the Psi Upsilon house, reads: Dear Brothers of Psi U, You have been charged with representing your brotherhood to Dartmouth as racist …

Robin Lopez wore a Stanford Indian shirt, and 15,000 people saw

In mascots, random appropriation, robin lopez, stanford indian by Adrienne K.3 Comments

  (image via “Official Twitter feed for Phoenix Suns forward Jared Dudley” link here) This is Phoenix Suns player and Stanford alum Robin Lopez…wearing a Stanford Indians shirt. For those of you unfamiliar with the Stanford mascot history, in 1972, as a direct result of Stanford Native student activism, the university finally banned the use of that stereotypical image you …

You too can own your very own Tommy Tomahawk!

In American Indian, cherokee, mascots, racism by Adrienne K.1 Comment

 For the low price of $699.99 (It’s on sale!). The description: This Indian Brave Mascot Costume gives a boost to your school spirit.  Shindigz is your place to find the fiercest and most affordable mascot costumes. Fierce AND affordable. (Thanks Scott!)

Tommy Tomahawk Update: School Board votes 3-2 to keep mascot

In American Indian, cherokee, mascots by Adrienne K.1 Comment

Stilwell Public Schools’ board votes to keep Tommy Tomahawk Looks like Stilwell High School will keep it’s new mascot, after the school board hosted a special meeting in the school gym to hear “both sides” of the argument. The board heard from speakers from each side of the issue, and ultimately voted 3-2 in favor of the mascot.A disheartening and …

Stilwell High School’s New Mascot

In American Indian, cherokee, mascots, racism by Adrienne K.Leave a Comment

(image via I receive the Cherokee Phoenix (the Cherokee Nation newspaper) weekly by email, and today opened my inbox to this article about Stilwell HS (located in Stilwell, OK) and their new mascot, Tommy Tomahawk. Stilwell High School’s student population is 70% Native, the vast majority of whom are Cherokee. The Phoenix article is addressing the controversy surrounding Tommy’s …