Civil Rights panel to discuss racism in border towns
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will host a panel this Friday on racism in border towns.

The panel takes place in Washington, D.C. Speakers include Alvin Windy Boy Sr. of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana and Duane H. Yazzie, the president of the Shiprock Chapter of the Navajo Nation.

"The Commission will examine the extent of discrimination faced by Native Americans in border towns today; whether the situation currently faced by Native Americans is different from that which they faced in previous years; and the efforts Native Americans and other border town residents and officials have taken to improve relations and reduce incidents of discrimination," a media advisory states.

The panel will be held at 9:30am in Room 540 of the Commission on Civil Rights at 624 Ninth Street NW.

The commission has previously examined border town relations in New Mexico and has looked into the treatment of Indians in the justice system in South Dakota.

Get the Story:
Locals to talk discrimination, solutions in trip to Washington (The Farmington Daily Times 11/8)
Press Release: Civil Rights Commission to Examine Discrimination Against Native Americans in Border Towns (USCCR 11/6)

Relevant Links:
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