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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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$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


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