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Paper examines Indian race relations, civil rights

The Farmington Daily Times continues its five-part series on Indian race relations and civil rights issues in Farmington, New Mexico.

The March 23 installment looks at education in the Central Consolidated School District, a public school district. According to statistics, 90 percent of students in the district are Native American. Most of them are Navajo.

Despite the high representation, Navajo parents say the school district isn't doing enough to teach about Navajo language and culture. They also say the school isn't working to improve achievement levels.

In a recent report, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights recommended the district work with tribal and state leaders in resolving long-standing issues. A meeting is scheduled to take place April 12 in Albuquerque.

Get the Story:
A contentious relationship (The Farmington Daily Times 3/23)

Civil Rights Commission Report:
The Farmington Report: Civil Rights for Native Americans 30 Years Later (November 2005

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