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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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AFL-CIO Constituency Groups Stand with Native Americans to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

Council FIRE is pleased to report that all AFL-CIO Constituency groups have taken a stand to support Native Rights and to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Council FIRE has been working with these constituency groups to bring Native issues into mainstream … Continue reading

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Oregon State Labor Council Adopts Council-FIRE Proclamation

The Oregon State Labor Council, has voted unanimously to endorse the proclamation in support of indigenous peoples of the Americas.  Thanks to Tom Chamberlain (pres.) and Barbara Byrd (sec-treas) for their leadership on this.

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Indian Health Services (IHS) Fact Sheet

American Indians and Alaska Natives die at higher rates than other Americans from tuberculosis (500% higher), alcoholism (514% higher), diabetes (177% higher), unintentional injuries (140% higher), homicide (92% higher) and suicide (82% higher). read more

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