Native Americans http://kcur.org en Local American Indians On The Chiefs' Name http://kcur.org/post/local-american-indians-chiefs-name <p>The U.S. Patent Office revoked the Washington Redskins’ trademark, which has some Kansas City sports fans concerned about the fate of the Kansas City Chiefs.</p><p>Last year the National Congress of American Indians released a report that included the Chiefs in a list of sports teams they said profited from harmful stereotypes.</p><p>Richard Lanoue, President of the Indian Council of Many Nations which is based in Kansas City, doesn’t see it that way. Lanoue says the term “redskins” is racially disparaging but "chief" is different.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:19:43 +0000 Christina Lieffring 57907 at http://kcur.org Local American Indians On The Chiefs' Name Kansas Citians: Keep The Chiefs Name, But Ditch The Tomahawk Chop http://kcur.org/post/kansas-citians-keep-chiefs-name-ditch-tomahawk-chop <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>As controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins’ name shines a light on Kansas City’s professional football team, many Kansas Citians are sticking by the Chiefs.</p><p>The Tomahawk Chop, a popular fan ritual at games, is another matter, however.</p><p>When the Redskins lost their trademark because of American Indian claims that the name disparages them, t<a href="http://www.kansas.com/2014/06/26/3527375/woman-behind-fight-against-washingtons.html">he debate tied to the appropriateness of the Chiefs came back to life</a>. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:39:04 +0000 Alyson Raletz 58065 at http://kcur.org Kansas Citians: Keep The Chiefs Name, But Ditch The Tomahawk Chop The Common Objects Among Different Religions http://kcur.org/post/common-objects-among-different-religions <p>It’s no secret that people of different religions often clash over their differences. But when you look closer, the similarities jump out, especially when it comes to significant objects.&nbsp;</p><p>On Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, our Religion Roundtable takes a look at why objects such as stones, crosses, bread, drums and incense have places of prominence in spiritual observance and how their function differs in each religion.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:43:17 +0000 Brian Ellison & Beth Lipoff 53223 at http://kcur.org The Common Objects Among Different Religions The History Of The Native Peoples Of The Kansas City Region http://kcur.org/post/history-native-peoples-kansas-city-region <p>Long before the foundation of Oklahoma Joe's was laid or even the first oxen left Kansas City on the Santa Fe Trail, thousands of distinct people called the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers home. In fact, the history of human settlement goes back over 13,000 years to when mastodons&nbsp;roamed&nbsp;where cows now graze. The Kansas City area was home to Clovis peoples and later many more Native Americans, who either called the area home or were pushed here by white colonists. Sat, 15 Feb 2014 04:55:47 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton 51304 at http://kcur.org The History Of The Native Peoples Of The Kansas City Region Native Land Adjacent To Lawrence, Kan. Under Scrutiny http://kcur.org/post/native-land-adjacent-lawrence-kan-under-scrutiny <p></p><p>Lawrence leaders aim to meet with counterparts in the Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma to learn plans for land that borders the city.</p><p>Mayor Mike Dever says a tribal intermediary never mentioned the word &quot;casino&quot; for the 90 acres recently purchased along I-70 and north of city limits, what Dever calls some of the most fertile farmland in the region.</p><p>Dever had informal talks with an unnamed third party interested in Native American affairs.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:04:14 +0000 Dan Verbeck 45033 at http://kcur.org Revising History: Native American Missions In Kansas http://kcur.org/post/revising-history-native-american-missions-kansas <p>Sitting on the Old Santa Fe Trail, the town of <strong>Shawnee Mission</strong> was originally that: a mission for members of the Shawnee tribe who were transplanted from their native territory.</p><p> Mon, 07 May 2012 19:12:01 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 17239 at http://kcur.org Revising History: Native American Missions In Kansas Real Life On The Rez http://kcur.org/post/real-life-rez <p>The history of Native Americans has been one of conflicting stereotypes. In colonial days the picture was of savage or savior; in the Revolution it was enemy or ally; as the U.S. expanded westward it was guide or militant objector. And when it comes to Indian reservations, it’s surviving poverty or enjoying casino wealth.</p> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 19:30:00 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 13487 at http://kcur.org Real Life On The Rez Native American Perspective On Climate Change http://kcur.org/post/native-american-perspective-climate-change <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d1d9454c17c-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d1d9454c17c-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d1d9454c17c-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-902503.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – While some people still debate the cause and extent of environment changes, Haskell Indian Nations Professor Dan Wildcat writes that the people we should really be listening to are those who have lived in nature for generations.</p> Tue, 18 May 2010 15:38:54 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 6630 at http://kcur.org Native American Perspective On Climate Change