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The Contributions of Selected Diseases to Disparities in Death Rates and Years of Life Lost for Racial/Ethnic Minorities in the United States, 1999-2010

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Native Americans,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2014/14_0138.htm

Based on the theory that differences in risk of death from diseases by racial/ethnic factors contributes to the limited improvement in the state of health in the U.S., this study identifies causes of death that are the largest contributors to health disparities among racial/ethnic groups. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Annual Report on the Federal Work Force Part II: Work Force Statistics, Fiscal Year 2011

http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/reports/fsp2011_2/upload/fsp2011_2.pdf

Provides statistical information about the diversity of the federal work force including race and ethnicity data and pay level.  From the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

 

Jails in Indian Country 2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Native Americans,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/jic13.pdf

Provides information about jails in Native American territories including number of facilities, number of inmates, types of offenses, and average length of stays.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Amanda Blackhorse et al v. Pro-Football Inc

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Athletics/Exercise,Copyright/Patents,Headlines,Native Americans

http://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/v?pno=92046185&pty=CAN&eno=199

Text of the decision to cancel the Washington professional football team’s trademarks, because they were disparaging to Native Americans when they were registered.  The decision covers only the right to register and not the right to use the trademarks in question.  From the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

 

Tribal Jurisdiction Over Nonmembers: A Legal Overview

Categories: Crime/Justice,Laws/Regulations,Native Americans

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43324.pdf

Describes the intricacies of the law relating to when Indian tribal law might have jurisdiction over non-member Indians and non-Indians. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Recognition of Virginia Indian Tribes

Categories: Native Americans,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD742014/$file/RD74.pdf

Proposes a new method for the state of Virginia to recognize Indian tribes which involves the creation of a Joint Commission on Virginia Indian Recognition.  From the Secretary of Natural Resources

 

An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska (Final Report)

Categories: Environment,Geology/Mining,Headlines,Native Americans

http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/bristolbay/recordisplay.cfm?deid=253500

Long-awaited final environmental assessment on the impact of large-scale mining operations on the native culture and fishing resources of the Bristol Bay Alaska area.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes in the United States and Puerto Rico: 2010

Categories: Native Americans,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2010/cph-t/cph-t-6.html

This set of 66 statistical tables shows the numeric distribution of the American Indian and Alaska Native population by tribe from the 2010 Census.  Includes tables for the nation, regions, divisions, states, and Puerto Rico.  From the Census Bureau

 

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