tuschkahouma (Mike Ford)

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Banner featuring Shawnee Mission North Indian mascot taken down at Lawrence High School

Which Shawnee tribe, Loyal, Eastern, or Absentee? Once upon a time the Peoria Tribe of Oklahoma had no position on Chief Illiniwek and after they saw how racist and out of control Illinois Champaign Urbana students and alumni were they changed their mind. Non Native people can't control how offensive they are when they don't acknowledge the offense of their actions to begin with.

Ryan Redcorn attended SMN HS and was clowned constantly for his name. I went with him to a SMN HS GAME where he documented the racism and interviewed the kid wearing the outfit. He considered this mascot offensive. He's Osage and has testified in front of the US SENATE in DC about the effects mascots have on young Native children. Mascots have to stop.

February 18, 2017 at 6:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Banner featuring Shawnee Mission North Indian mascot taken down at Lawrence High School

Old West Lawrence was a land float to Wyandotte member Robert Robitaille after the Wyandotte tribe was forced of its KCK lands in 1855.

February 18, 2017 at 5:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Banner featuring Shawnee Mission North Indian mascot taken down at Lawrence High School

Nice to hear from all of the condescending White people who are angry at losing control of their patronizing narrative.

The Methodist faith of which a family member of mine was a minister for was active in the theft and destruction of Indigenous land and culture through assimilation with the Shawnee, Wyandotte, and Kaw tribes in the early to mid 19th century.

Mckinneys were forced to go to Indian boarding schools. Native people don't need some condescending White man to tell them to go learn their history. Haskell Institute was originally ran by the Federal Government and the Methodist Church. It is offending and non Native people are going to have to accept that they don't control this narrative anymore.

Smith is indigenous to Europe probably England or Scotland or Ireland. It's a name of colonizers that indigenous people were forced to take just as African slaves were forced to take . Own your colonialism Bob.

February 18, 2017 at 5:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Banner featuring Shawnee Mission North Indian mascot taken down at Lawrence High School

It's not enjoyable to watch White judgemental immigrants represent the indigenous people whose land they live on without consulting these indigenous people first and of course that wouldn't happen because why would some America First colonizing nationalist care to hear from the indigenous people whose land they erroneously acquired through the Doctrine of Discovery in the US Supreme Court in Johnson V McIntosh case in the 1820's. People like Mr. Smith want to enjoy the fruits of their colonization and they want the colonized to shut up and become Americans right Bob?
Sorry the Boarding schools didn't work either Bob.

February 18, 2017 at 1:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Banner featuring Shawnee Mission North Indian mascot taken down at Lawrence High School

As someone who witnessed this racism firsthand at a SMN HS football game it isn't honoring. The Florida Seminole tribe uses the mascot as advertising for its Florida Hard Rock casinos. The Oklahoma Seminole tribe doesn't support the mascot. Political correctness is a term used by non Native people to justify the good Ole days of White America supremacy through assimilation. Not going to work now.

February 18, 2017 at 9:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Banner featuring Shawnee Mission North Indian mascot taken down at Lawrence High School

Shawnee people forced west after death of Tecumseh at the Battle of Moraviantown in War of 1812. Tenskwataweh died broken and was buried in what is now a KCK neighborhood at 38th and Ruby Street. What was 1.6 million acres of reservation land by an 1825 treaty is now 120 acres. Forced to join the Cherokee Nation in 1868 and didn't have separate federal recognition as Shawnee Tribe until 2000. American paternalism is not honoring. Does honoring involve building highways on burial areas or pipelines?? Just curious.

February 18, 2017 at 9:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Banner featuring Shawnee Mission North Indian mascot taken down at Lawrence High School

Can we decide how non Native conservatives are portrayed Mr. Riner without asking you first?

February 18, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KDOT says additional improvements to Kasold and SLT intersection unlikely following crash

Told you all not to build this road.

November 27, 2016 at 3:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Rural vs. urban

The conservatives deny the obvious and rely on the masochist doctrine that the Republicans make them swallow like a bitter pill. States rights began with Andrew Jackson and became the rallying cry for George Wallace as a way to fight integration in the 1960's that the Republicans from Nixon to Reagan absorbed as part of the Southern Strategy. States rights pushed the Five Civilized Tribes out of the Southeast United States and maintained the Jim Crow Status Quo in spite of the Civil rights amendments of the 1860's. Can't connect the dots of guilt...I'll do it for you. States rights maintains racism. Rural people want states rights. Do I see people of color in many of the regional small towns I lived in? No. I guess the shoe fits. I also lived in former sundown towns. Yeah...what's that about?

November 25, 2016 at 1:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Several hundred protest President-elect Trump in downtown Lawrence

Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover brought four terms of FDR. I wonder how many Democrats will have to clean up this mess?

November 15, 2016 at 8:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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