What’s in a name? Native American activists have successfully challenged some institutions to rebrand and replace old stereotypical names. Columbus Day has become “Indigenous Peoples Day.” Schools mascots like the Indians, Squaws, and Red Men are now the Hawks, Huskies, and Mustangs. We explore contemporary Native American issues and the evolution of pop-culture.


  • Suzan Shown Harjo Executive Director, Morning Star Institute
  • James Loewen Author, "Teaching What Really Happened: How to Avoid the Author, "Tyranny of Textbooks and Get Students Excited About Doing History" (Teachers College Press), and "Lies My Teacher Told Me" (Touchstone)

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