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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Jails in Indian Country, 2015

Categories: Crime/Justice,Native Americans,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/jic15.pdf

Presents trends in Indian country jails including inmate characteristics, offense type, midyear-peak-and average daily population, admissions, and average length of stay.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Strengthening Cultural Resources Stewardship in the National Park Service

Categories: Environment,Govt/Business Scandals,History,Native Americans

https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/foia/upload/EFMOAfterActionReview_AsReleased_August2016.pdf

An “after action” review of scandalous conditions at a National Park Service monument in Iowa results in sharp criticism of the management of the agency for lack of understanding and concern about the preservation of cultural resources. From the National Park Service

 

Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Groups 2016

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Education,Education-Higher,Hispanics,Native Americans,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016007.pdf

Presents a selection of indicators that examine differences in educational participation and attainment of students in the racial/ethnic groups of White, Black, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, and two or more races.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

15 Facts About Our National Mammal: The American Bison

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Laws/Regulations,Native Americans

https://www.doi.gov/blog/15-facts-about-our-national-mammal-american-bison

The American bison became the national mammal of the U.S. on 5/9/2016 when President Obama signed into law the National Bison Legacy Act.  Here are 15 facts about bisons including their size, eyesight, lifespan, importance to Native Americans, and why you should be cautious if their tail is sticking straight up.  Includes some great photos.  From the Department of the Interior.

 

2015 Report on the Status of Virginia Tribes

Categories: Native Americans,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD1212016/$file/RD121.pdf

Brief review of 2015 developments including the federal recognition of the Pamunkey Tribe, announced on July 2, and the challenge raised by a California-based anti-gambling group on October 2.  From the Secretary of the Commonwealth

 

Number of Minority- and Women-Owned Firms Each Increase by More than 2 Million Nationally

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Business/Economics,Hispanics,Native Americans,Statistics,Women

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-209.html

Los Angeles County led the nation in the number of Hispanic-, Asian-, and American Indian and Alaska Native-owned firms in 2012 and ranked second in the number of African American-owned firms. Shows an overall rise of minority-owned firms from 5.8 million in 2007 to 8.0 million in 2012. From the Census Bureau

 

Jails in Indian Country, 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Native Americans,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/jic14.pdf

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

 

Census Bureau Reports at least 350 Languages Spoken in U.S. Homes

Categories: Language,Native Americans,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-185.html

Press release with links to tables that show variety of languages spoken in U.S. homes. Previously only 39 languages were covered by the American Community Survey. Also covers 150 different Native American languages. From the Census Bureau

 

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