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  • Newspeak Alert: The Word “Eskimo” Is Now Racist

    04/26/2016 8:13:16 AM PDT · by massmike · 51 replies ^ | 04/26/2016 | Dave Blount
    Control language and you control thought. That is why progressives have been erasing our language one word at a time, boxing us into an ever smaller corner of what they decide should be permissible. The latest word to be banished is “Eskimo.” The taxpayer-funded thought police at NPR explain that although the word comes from the Ojibwe language, it has a “controversial history.” That is, it could be tainted with Western culture: -People in many parts of the Arctic consider Eskimo a derogatory term because it was widely used by racist, non-native colonizers.- Anything used by the colonizers who brought...
  • Tribe: Remove ‘halfbreed’ from Montana place names

    07/30/2014 8:09:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2014 7:19 PM EDT | Lisa Baumann
    The time has come to remove the words “halfbreed” and “breed” from the names of creeks, lakes and other places around Montana, according to leaders of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Nicholas Vrooman, who works with the tribe, presented a bill draft to that effect during a recent meeting with the State-Tribal Relations Legislative Committee. The words are racist terms that demean American Indians, he said. […] The bill would require state and other agencies to identify places with the terms and remove them from maps, signs and markers when age or vandalism calls for an update. It...
  • E-mails detail Abramoff requests, contacts

    06/24/2006 4:07:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 642+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/24/06 | John Solomon - ap
    WASHINGTON - Wanted: Face time with President Bush or top adviser Karl Rove. Suggested donation: $100,000. The middleman: lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Blunt e-mails that connect money and access in Washington show that prominent Republican activist Grover Norquist facilitated some administration contacts for Abramoff's clients while the lobbyist simultaneously solicited those clients for large donations to Norquist's tax-exempt group. Those who were solicited or landed administration introductions included foreign figures and American Indian tribes, according to e-mails gathered by Senate investigators and federal prosecutors or obtained independently by The Associated Press. "Can the tribes contribute $100,000 for the effort to bring...
  • E-Mails Show Abramoff's Donation Leverage

    04/11/2006 5:49:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 539+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/11/06 | John Solomon and Sharon Theimer - ap
    WASHINGTON - A Republican Party official and Jack Abramoff's lobbying team bluntly discussed using large political donations as a way to pressure lawmakers into securing federal money for a tribal client, according to e-mails gathered by prosecutors. The e-mails detail how Abramoff's team worked to leverage assistance from the White House, Congress and the GOP to get a reluctant federal agency and a single Republican congressional aide to stop blocking school construction money for the Saginaw Chippewa tribe. The e-mails were obtained by The Associated Press. Abramoff's team ultimately prevailed when the congressional aide was overruled, several lawmakers pressured an...
  • NCAA nixes nicknames (Central Michigan and Saginaw Chippewas balk)

    08/05/2005 10:34:48 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 43 replies · 2,944+ views
    NCAA nixes nicknames Use of Native American mascots, logos banned in postseason play By MATTHEW B. MOWERY Sun Sports Writer In response to yet another outside body trying to influence whether or not Central Michigan University and other schools should employ Native American nicknames, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe issued a sharply-worded rebuke: Stay out of our business. Advertisement After the NCAA announced Friday afternoon that it would prohibit its member institutions from displaying mascots, nicknames or imagery during any of its 88 postseason championship tournaments, the Tribe issued a joint press release with CMU. The rich relationship that the...