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1960-1970s: Many sports teams, such as the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Redskins, have names that refer to Indians, and many sports teams have Indian mascots. Few people question whether this is appropriate.

Today: Many sports teams throughout the nation have dropped names and nicknames that refer to Native Americans. The decade-long movement to abolish "Chief Illiniwek," the Indian mascot of the University of Illinois, continues to gather momentum.

1968: The Navajo Community College is founded; it is the first tribally-controlled college in the United States. During the 1970s, eighteen Indian-controlled colleges are founded as part of the movement toward Indian self-determination.

Today: With campuses at Tsaile, Arizona, and Shiprock, New Mexico, Diné College (formerly Navajo Community College) has an enrollment of more than 4,500 students. There are now thirty-two Indian colleges; a 2001 report by the American Indian Higher Education Consortium and the Institute for Higher Education...

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