Colorado’s geographic renaming board begins process of scrubbing Native American slur from 28 sites
The flurry of approvals marked a rare moment of rapid decision making. The state board had officially recommended changing just two features since it began meeting in the fall of 2020
A Native-inclusive safe campsite has opened in Denver. But some lament loss of community.
Indigenous people account for an outsized percentage of homeless people in Denver. Sweeping their camps repeats the historical harms of forced displacement, advocates say.
Interior secretary orders removal of racist terms, aims to change place names
U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday formally declared “squaw” a derogatory term
SunLit Excerpt: In “Mariano’s Woman,” a mother seeks her dead daughter’s spirit-being
Author David M. Jessup introduces a native woman whose quest to reconnect with her child winds through cultural clashes and enduring spiritual questions
After years of calls to correct its whitewashed history, Fort Lewis College is owning up to its Indian boarding school past
The origin of Fort Lewis College in Durango is a dark stain on American education and the state of Colorado. The school’s own leaders have said as much.
A new Colorado law granting Native Americans in-state college tuition is already attracting students
The goal of Senate Bill 29 is to increase the number of Native American students who attend – and are successful – in college
New Colorado law banning most American Indian mascots forces schools to confront cultural shifts
Critics resisting the new rule cite tradition, state overreach and the high cost to change team names like Redskins, Savages, Indians and Warriors. Some plan to sue to keep the mascots.
Grand Junction high school prepares to retire Warrior mascot as Polis signs prohibition into law
Schools have until June 2022 to retire mascots that use Native American images or names. If they don't, they can be fined $25,000 a month.
25 Colorado schools still had Native American mascots. This week one finally decided to make a change.
Cheyenne Mountain High School’s decision didn't come without controversy. But Black Lives Matter protests and Senate Bill 116 pushed the effort forward.
Opinion: 156 years later, we still have much to learn from the Sand Creek Massacre
Two northern Colorado schools retire their Native American mascots
The Thompson School District Board of Education voted unanimously last week to retire the Loveland High School Indian mascot and the Bill Reed Middle School Warrior mascot
Opinion: William Perry Pendley is unfit to manage my Indigenous homelands
Cash or card? Coronavirus further shifted society away from currency, toward digital payments
Consumers already favored electronic transactions before the pandemic, but online commerce during the stay-at-home order and early fears of virus transmission accelerated the move
Shifting cultural winds amplify calls to rename Colorado’s peaks, valleys and creeks
Mount Evans, Squaw Mountain and Chinaman Gulch are among the geographic landmarks that are being eyed for renaming
It’s not just Colorado’s mountains: Outdoor industry brands, climbing routes also targeted for name changes
Golden's Yeti Cycles may drop the word "tribe" to describe annual gatherings, and climbing route names are changing as people grow weary of appropriated words and offensive terms used to label events and places.
A cartoonish Native American towering over Durango has divided the city. Should “the chief” stay or go?
The fate of the sign should be determined by “enlightened dialogue and not through mob rule,” says Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who wrote federal law protecting some monuments.
To understand the future of the Colorado River, look to a frowny, eel-faced fish: the humpback chub
Talks to revise water-use agreements are set to begin later this year as Colorado River flows shrink. The fate of the humpback chub helps explain the challenge.
4 out of 5 Native American women are survivors of domestic or sexual violence. A Colorado Springs garden is helping them recover.
A vacant lot has been converted into the Haseya Indigenous Healing Garden, where Native women who have experienced violence can come together, garden, connect with others and use traditional ways of healing to make a life change
To right historic wrongs, Colorado museums embraced spirit of a law that repatriated Native American artifacts and remains — largely by listening
Leaders like History Colorado’s recently retired Sheila Goff have fostered trust and helped repair generations of damage and disrespect