Tag Archives: Indigenous Peoples

Native Americans are Being Killed by Police at a Higher Rate than Any Other Group in the Country

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION The Police Killings that Nobody is Talking About A special investigation by Stephanie Woodard From “In These Times” Suquamish tribe descendant Jeanetta Riley, a 34-year-old mother of four, lay facedown on a Sandpoint, Idaho, street. One minute earlier, three police officers had arrived, summoned by staff at … Continue reading

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Council FIRE Now Recognized by Sixteen States

We are extremely proud and humbled to report that sixteen state labor councils (AFLCIO) have now passed resolutions in support of Council FIRE (Council for First Inhabitants Rights and Equality). This week, we will be a topic of discussion at … Continue reading

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Washington State Labor Council Convention Passes Resolution in Support of Native American Workers and Council FIRE

The Washington State Labor Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of Council FIRE and Native American Workers. This is a strong step toward a voice for Native issues within the labor movement, and for Council FIRE to achieve full … Continue reading

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Native American Heritage Month

November has been designated as Native American Heritage Month, signed into law by George H.W. Bush in 1990.  Council FIRE encourages each of you to pause and reflect on the many contributions on those who were here first. The list of … Continue reading

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Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Endorse Council FIRE

From Council FIRE Founder and President, Kevin Cummings I bid a good day to each of you, and hope this note finds you well. It is with a very happy heart that I let you know that I received a … Continue reading

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