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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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#IWillLive

Published on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 On the United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) website The voices of Native youth were heard loud and clear this past year when the National UNITY Council passed the National Suicide Prevention Initiative resolution, … Continue reading

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It is odd to think that a city named after a Native Chief would be holding their sixtieth SeaFair festival, and had never invited natives to participate in a position of honor. Well, times have changed and the 2015 version … Continue reading

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IRS Rules that Council FIRE is a Tax Exempt Public Charity

Council FIRE is pleased to announce that the long process of dealing with the IRS is finally over, and we have been declared a tax exempt organization, under IRS section 501(c)(3).  We have further been designated a public charity under … Continue reading

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Medical school minority applicants on the rise in 2012

Minority enrollment into medical school is increasing, says a report from the Association of American Medical Colleges. While the study indicates Native Americans and Alaska Natives had the greatest increase in numbers, Hispanics and non-Hispanic blacks also enrolled in record … Continue reading

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