Civil Rights Commission to Examine Discrimination Against Native Americans in Border Towns

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Commission on
 Civil Rights has assembled a panel of experts to discuss the relations
 between Native Americans and border town residents and officials,
 specifically, the nature and status of discrimination Native Americans may
 face in communities contiguous with American Indian reservations. 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
     The speakers will include Frank Bibeau, Attorney, Anishinabe Legal
 Services; Alvin Windy Boy, Sr., former Chairman, Chippewa-Cree Tribe, Rocky
 Boy's Reservation; Stephen Pevar, Senior Staff Attorney, American Civil
 Liberties Union, Connecticut; James Runnels, Chief of Police, City of
 Farmington, New Mexico; Barry D. Simpson, Superintendent, Bishop Union
 Elementary School District; and Duane H. Yazzie, President, Shiprock
 Chapter, Navajo Nation.
     What: Meeting of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent,
 bipartisan agency charged with monitoring and protecting civil rights
     When: Friday, November 9, 2007, 9:30 a.m.
     Where: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth Street NW, Room 540
 Washington, D.C.
     The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is an independent, bipartisan
 agency charged with monitoring federal civil rights enforcement. Members
 include Chairman Gerald A. Reynolds, Vice Chairman Abigail Thernstrom, and
 Commissioners Jennifer C. Braceras, Gail Heriot, Peter N. Kirsanow, Arlan
 D. Melendez, Ashley L. Taylor, Jr., and Michael Yaki. Kenneth L. Marcus is
 Staff Director. Commission meetings are open to the media and general

SOURCE U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

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