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Interior Department Issues Final Determination for Two Federal Acknowledgment Petitioners

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Headlines,Native Americans,Virginia Issues

http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030832.pdf

Press release on federal recognition for the Pamunkey Indian Tribe of Southeastern Virginia.  From the Bureau of Indian Affairs

 

Indian Gaming: Regulation and Oversight by the Federal Government, States, and Tribes

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Native Americans

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/670603.pdf

Reviews how the federal, state, and tribal governments regulate Indian gaming, according to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, and the role of the National Indian Gaming Commission.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Achievement Gap Narrows as High School Graduation Rates for Minority Students Improve Faster than Rest of Nation

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Disability,Education,Income/Poverty,Native Americans,Statistics

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/achievement-gap-narrows-high-school-graduation-rates-minority-students-improve-faster-rest-nation

Discusses state by state results for graduation by race/ethnicity, disability, limited English proficiency, and economic disadvantages.  Also provides link to statistical table.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering 2015

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15311/digest/nsf15311-digest.pdf

Covers enrollment, field of degree, occupation, employment status, and academic employment of women, minorities, and disabled people in science and engineering fields.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence: Ending Violence So Children Can Thrive

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Native Americans

https://edit.justice.gov/sites/default/files/defendingchildhood/pages/attachments/2014/11/18/finalaianreport.pdf

States that American Indian and Alaska Native children experience posttraumatic stress disorder at the same rate as veterans returning from Middle East service; presents recommendations for preventing exposure to violence and mitigating the negative effects of such past exposure.  From the Justice Department

 

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/wmpd/2013/digest/

Covers enrollment, field of degree, employment status, occupation, and academic employment of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering fields. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

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

 

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